In an illustrated biography, Tenzin Geyche Tethong looks at Dalai Lama's perilous journey from Tibet to India
The 352-page-book titled His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama: An Illustrated Biography has been in the making for nearly five years and is written by Tenzin Geyche Tethong, one of the Dalai Lama's closest aid and trusted advisor of over 40 years. It includes nearly 400 photographs and documents, many of which have never been seen before or published.
TM Krishna's The Edict Project is a stunning endeavour that doesn't fully transcend its technical challenges
In the stunning Edict Project, TM Krishna has sung the lines that Ashoka engraved in rock and pillar millennia ago.
The edicts are sung in the original Magadhi Prakrit by TM Krishna, in ragas drawn from the Carnatic music tradition.
From Radical Dharma to All About Love, a look at queer Black Buddhist perspectives on spiritual practice in contemporary texts
Several queer Black Buddhist authors have showed me how spiritual practice can be a liberating force in the face of challenges as huge as racism, sexism and queerphobia.
In Lopburi, tourists and pilgrims have long enjoyed feeding monkeys. Now, as COVID-19 reduces visitors, they're getting hungry, and aggressive.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Lessons from the philosopher Epictetus, to cope with lockdown-induced helplessness
Greek Stoic philosopher Epictetus seems to have known that when things are bad – such as the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown we're living through – we are forced to prioritise. We focus on what we can do, rather than on what we can’t.
Mindfulness is the ability to stay aware of your surroundings and thoughts and accepting them as they are.
Mindfulness apps are part of a massive and lucrative industry valued at roughly US$130 million.
Team of tourism ministry officials, led by minister Prahlad Patel, to visit J&K, Ladakh next month to finalise plans to boost tourism
Patel said in Ladakh, focus would be on tourists from countries practising Buddhism, while in Kashmir, the planning is to revive Sufi tradition
Beijing's white paper aimed at preventing revival of Tibet issue, keeping human rights violations by China under wraps
Beijing's latest self-congratulatory document, Democratic Reform in Tibet — 60 Years On, is an attempt to arrest not just the revival of global interest on Tibet issue but also dismiss Dalai Lama's latest assertions that the next Buddha reincarnation may be found in India
When you have chronic palpitations from anxiety, you’re forced to know that your heart is beating — which makes anxiety, in a sense, a sign of life.
60 years ago the Dalai Lama escaped China-ruled Tibet: Dressed as a Chinese soldier, he walked for two days to cross over to India
On 31 March the Dalai Lama walked across the border into the Indian state of Assam. "The Dalai Lama entered India on 31 March in the evening," Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced on 3 April
Fear of uncertainty is very human. But the ability to stand on shifting sands – and our sanity – depend on how flexible our perception of ourselves can be
Not all of the murals in Tibet can be seen or studied, and many of them are disappearing. Thomas Laird's photographs could be the last evidence that these murals ever existed
Sri Lanka rejects Independence Day reprieve for firebrand Buddhist monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara, keeps him behind bars
Galagodaatte Gnanasara has long been accused of instigating hate crimes against minority Muslims in Buddhist-majority Sri Lanka. Since December, 2018 he has been serving concurrent jail sentences over disruptive behaviour in court and intimidating a woman litigant
Is metaphorising – some might even say romanticising – mental illness a privilege of those who have access to private psychiatry, medication, therapists and readings? Or does it belong just as much to those who travel from all over Karnataka and beyond, wait hours in the NIMHANS out-patient department and then stand for 90 minutes in the three-pronged pharmacy queue?
BR Ambedkar's 62nd Death Anniversary: For the Dalit leader, accepting Buddhism was rediscovering his roots
Ambedkar saw conversion to Buddhism as the means to break age-old caste barriers, repudiate oppressive Hindu dogmas and reignite self-esteem among the untouchables in India.
Mythology for the Millennial: Why Ganesha, remover of obstacles, enjoys an enduring popularity among devotees
There's a Ganesha — the potbellied, elephant-headed, rat-riding Indian god — almost everywhere you look, and his stories are always popular with children.
Buddhist monk accused of sexually abusing 15 children in Bihar's Bodh Gaya sent to jail; SIT to probe case
Bhante Sanghpriya Sujoy, a Bangladeshi national, who ran a Buddhist school-cum-meditation centre in Bodh Gaya, was produced before a court which remanded him to 14 days in judicial custody, Superintendent of Police (City), Gaya, Anil Kumar said.