Antony Osler - from ‘Mzansi Zen’.
A new book on Buddhism in South Africa is more than a beautiful coffee table book. If Zen ever finds a foothold in Africa, the truths the book reveals could be seen as monumental.
Digital literacy remains relatively low in Indonesia.
Messages on social media reportedly fuelled the burning of Buddhist temples in Indonesia last month. Laws against hate speech are widely ignored and weakly policed.
Magical movements (trul khor) Lukhang mural detail, Tibet, 17th century.
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The Wellcome's show looks into complexity of the ideas behind the do-it-yourself of the mindfulness movement.
Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Dylann Roof be forgiven — and should they? Forgiveness is not an isolated, one-time act but a longer commitment to acceptance back into a community.
Meditation fire by Shutterstock
The mindfulness technique is being blindly sold and we are buying it hook line and sinker.
The Dalai Lama has been coy about his successor.
An elaborate and lengthy selection process is in danger of being co-opted by the Chinese government.
An Iraqi man prays at the Al-Noori Al-Kabeer mosque – now draped with the Islamic State flag – in Mosul, northern Iraq.
Islam has a history of violence. Muslims can be violent. Denying this is not at all different to denying that Islam is peaceful and that all Muslims are pacifists. The dichotomy is simply false. The Qur’an…
Is religion a relic of the past?
All sorts of claims about religious decline are flying around at the moment, from George Carey’s comment that the Church of England is “one generation away from extinction” to Richard Dawkins’ comments…