Jeff Bridges Is Cowriting a Book About Zen Buddhism

Although Jeff Bridges isn't actually his character The Dude from The Big Lebowski, there sure are a lot of similarities. One of them is that Bridges, like his character, is pretty chill. So chill, in fact, that he's cowriting a book about Zen. The book, The Dude and the Zen Master, will be cowritten with Bernie Glassman and published by Penguin's Blue Rider Press imprint. It reportedly hits stores in November. In the meantime, feel free to tide yourself over with Cathleen Falsani's book The Dude … [Read more...]

Buddha Makes an Appearance on ‘Saturday Night Live’

What if the Buddha had actually been a secret jerk? That was the premise in a sketch last night on SNL, where Andy Samberg played a version of the Enlightened One who made fun of his followers and ogled their boobs and said things like "I think my little Buddha just reached full consciousness." Oh, and evening host Lindsay Lohan was in there somewhere too. … [Read more...]

Hey, Did You Know Miranda Kerr Is Buddhist?

The Victoria's Secret annual fashion show aired on Tuesday night. The star of the show was Australian model Miranda Kerr, who wore the $2.5M jewel-encrusted bra that traditionally appears in the show. In honor of this occasion, New York magazine followed Kerr around for a day as she prepped for the show. In the midst of fittings and finery, there are some casual references to Kerr's spiritual beliefs: She and [her husband, actor Orlando] Bloom are practicing Nichiren Buddhists, but she doesn’t w … [Read more...]