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The Future of Faith: Eastern Religions

What happens when Eastern religions engage Western culture, traditions, and norms? In this special series, Buddhists, Daoists, Jains, Sikhs, and Hindus consider the future of Eastern religious traditions in the American context. 

American Buddhist Perspective

The Dalai Lama clarifies his response to the Paris attacks: I believe in praying, but we need non-violence, humanistic values, and harmony

In an interview with the German media outlet DW yesterday, the Dalai Lama clarified his earlier comments on violence and the Paris attacks.  When asked about those attacks, he suggested that the violence we see today is a spillover of the violent 20th century, but: If we emphasize more on non-violence and harmony, we can [Read More...]

My Journey of Conscience

Three Reasons the Climate Movement Needs Ordained Religious People

When I started my Journey of Conscience over a year ago, how to respond to the climate crisis was an open question for me. Activism? A radically altered lifestyle? Starting a Buddhist climate movement? All of the above? It may sound strange that I have decided to respond to the climate crisis by devoting myself [Read More...]

Monkey Mind

A Prayer of Thanksgiving

First, that prayer. “For the woman who came to my office with duct-taped slippers, clutching a bag that she said was once filled with gold, who then wrote out a check for Glide for one million dollars, saying that it’s the least she can do for the place that feeds her. Lord, in your mercy.” [Read More...]

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Faithfully Religionless: Timber Hawkeye at TEDxHonolulu 2012