Buddhism

Tibetan Monk Loses Life's Work On Tube After Posing For Boris Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A Tibetan monk, distracted by a selfie with Boris Johnson on the tube, lost his life's work by leaving behind his laptop containing his near-finished...

British Tourist Deported From Sri Lanka Over Buddha Tattoo Says Authorities 'Haven't Shown Much Compassion'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK

A British tourist who will be deported back to London for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm has complained the Sri Lankan authorities have not “show...

British Tourist To Be Deported From Sri Lanka Over Buddha Tattoo

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A British tourist has been detained in Sri Lanka for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm and will be deported. According to a police statement, the ...

Sh*t Happens

Matt D Ryan | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

I love to do my practice but I've managed to break free of that 'must do' mentality as it was driving me round the bloody bend. It was turning good stuff into bad stuff and what was practised to alleviate/manage the suffering actually became a part of the suffering. So some weeks, I'm a six day kind of guy and on others maybe one or two as I've got to do what's appropriate there and then.

PICTURES: Cheeky Naked Buddha Stunt Backfires

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The food at this Chinese restaurant is so damn good it even tempted Buddha himself to scale the walls for a bite. Well that’s apparently how two...

Could Buddhism Help Your Business?

Beth Burgess | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Beth Burgess

The goal of Buddhism is ultimately to achieve enlightenment, but along the pathway to awakening, there are many useful lessons about how to operate ethically and effectively in the world.

The Dalai Lama Deserves Criticism, Not Adulation

James Snell | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
James Snell

It is a great insult to the collective intelligence and goodwill of humanity that a man who claims to be the fourteenth reincarnation of a virtually prehistoric Nepalese princeling is granted the attention that he is...

Hey, Teacher! Leave Those Kids Alone

Matt D Ryan | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Matt D Ryan

Talking of spiritual paths, I was reading a blog post by another teacher the other day who was basically saying that doing yoga for mental or physical well-being was akin to putting square pegs in round holes. I was like, 'Eh? Really?' I was thinking that's exactly why I started Yoga - to sort out my mind.

Brahmacharya, China, and Me

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

I am currently cycling through China and this kerfuffle over a shopping bag has got me thinking about what brahmacharya means to me, and also how a lack of brahmacharya has dramatically affected China.

The Dalai Lama Has Been Talking About Marijuana (While Wearing A Giant Mexican Hat)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The Dalai Lama has revealed he supports the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. He made his comments during a somewhat timely visit to Mexico...

British Buddhist Monk 'Assassinated' In China

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

A Tibetan- British monk, who set up one of the first Buddhist monasteries in Britain has reportedly been "assassinated" in China. Police in Chengdu...

Can Technology and Meditation Be Friends?

Marc Jacquemin | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Jacquemin

Our world evolves at an unimaginable speed. We have become so impatient and demanding, that we even expect that after a few meditation sessions we will be as zen as the Dalai Lama, but the reality is far from there, even if positive changes happen after a few sessions, it takes weeks, before we start to really notice the benefits.

15 Indian Inventions and Discoveries That Shaped the Modern World - Part 3:

Abhaey Singh | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Abhaey Singh

In the first two parts of this India Independence Day series, I explained how India shaped our philosophy, gave us modern numerals and instituted pre-Athenian democracy...this instalment will cover five further notable Indian contributions that were well ahead of their time.

Are We Getting the Most From Meditation?

Jessica Brown | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Brown

Meditation has caught the attention of Westerners in recent years, becoming a daily routine for those in search of calmer, healthier, more productive lives. We're told it will calm us down, make us more productive, and improve our memory. It's even been said to make music sound better.

Why I Am No Longer a Christian: There Is No Free Will

Steven Colborne | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Steven Colborne

The first thing to make clear is that I have every respect for Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and people of all faiths and no faith. Our beliefs, ...

You Don't Need to Look East to Find Wholeness

Paolo Gambi | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paolo Gambi

Many scholars, marked by the schism between Christianity and postmodernity, respond by exploring other spiritualities. Would it not be easier to simply return to Christian spirituality? This is, after all, the spirituality that shaped the West. All westerners still carry it inside, even if in a hibernated version.

Wars of Words Are Violent, Too

His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK
His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje

The so-called war of words involving North Korea, South Korea and the United States, raises an important question for our time: how do we define violence? Many people have pointed to the threat of violent conflict, but I believe that it has already taken place. In Buddhism, violence is thought of not just as physical action, but in terms of our thoughts and words as well.

LOOK 'Which Religion Cares Most About The Homeless?': Man Divides Begging Bowls By Faith

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK

This homeless man may well have the most ingenius ploy of collecting small change we've ever seen. Holding a sign which asks "Which religion cares...

Us & Them: Some Lessons From the Ancient Greeks

Llewelyn Morgan | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Llewelyn Morgan

What are we? English? Welsh? British? Are we bothered? Most of the time our "identity", national, religious or whatever, probably isn't at the top of our list of concerns. But sometimes circumstances come along which make us less secure in ourselves, less able to take our place in the world quite so much for granted.

From Fashion To Buddhism, Could You Give Up Everything That Defines You For The Sake Of Enlightenment?

Daniel Warner | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

This week a friend of mine will walk away from his rapidly growing clothing line. He will switch off his iPhone, turn off his Mac, and drop out from Facebook, Twitter and every other social media. This week my friend will be ordained as a Buddhist monk.

Who Owns 'Humanism'?

Ian Linden | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK
Ian Linden

What would happen if the different faiths began automatically adding 'humanism' to their names, Islamic humanism, Buddhist, Judaic, Hindu, Christian humanism, for example - then explored what each meant. We'd probably end up with a rich dialogue based on a celebration of two great realities: our shared humanity and the richness of our different religious traditions.

It Destroys Our Happiness and Undermines Our Prosperity - What to do About Envy?

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

Envy is not jealousy. The latter normally involves affairs of the heart, and specifically relates to what one has. In contrast to jealousy, envy is resentment generated by what others have, accompanied often by a feeling of ill will toward those who have it.

Breivik, Afghanistan and What Academics Are For

Llewelyn Morgan | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Llewelyn Morgan

My book was about the Buddhas of Bamiyan, two gigantic statues carved from a cliff face in central Afghanistan, demolished by the Taliban in 2001. I was reading Breivik, among other reasons, because he's very interested in the Hindu Kush, the band of mountains that sweeps across Afghanistan from the North-East to the West: Bamiyan sits in a valley in the heart of those mountains.

British Monk Self-Immolates In French Monastery

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK

A British man has become the first Western Buddhist monk to die through self-immolation after setting fire to himself in the secluded Nalanda monestry...

PHOTOS: Lamps Lit Around Globe To Celebrate Diwali

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Diwali, also known as the "festival of lights", is being celebrated across the world by Sikhs, Hindus and Jains. Lamps are lit to symbolise the tri...