Category Archives: Buddhism

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Is Hinduism Rational? (Part I)

I am well accustomed to being the only religious person in the room. My social circle is fairly diverse, but the friends that I have known the longest and with…

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The Spiritual Warrior and the Dharma Way

According to the Bhagavad Gita, it is on the battlefield that Krishna (Lord of the Universe) teaches the eternal truth (Sanatana Dharma), and reveals his omnipotent form, to his disciple Arjuna….

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Dharma Prosperity: an interview with P’arang Geri Larkin

Are you fitting your spiritual practice around your work? If so, you might be interested to discover how you can build a business, turn your interests into your career, and…

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Was the Buddha a Hindu?

Orientalists have started treating Buddhism as a separate religion because they discovered it outside India, without any conspicuous link with India, where Buddhism was not in evidence. At first, they…

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Violence and the sacred: finding inner peace in times of outer conflict

A few weeks ago I happened to be reading Vali Nasr’s The Shia Revival on the way back from a martial arts session. I’d received a pretty firm kick in…

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The making of a True Warrior: an interview with Mark Eisenhart

Mark Eisenhart is a Sponsored Athlete / Ambassador for Warrior Force, an Actor, Transformational Speaker, Model,  and Brand Ambassador for Gaiam TV. He’s appeared on over ninety programs including The…

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Buddhists, Occultists and Secret Societies in Early Bolshevik Russia: an interview with Andrei Znamenski

Andrei Znamenski is the author of Red Shambhala: Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia, published by Quest Books. Shambhala, a mythical, heaven-type land in Tibetan Buddhism, was…

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Proving Reincarnation

Michiel Hegener is a Dutch journalist who has kept his personal memories of reincarnation to himself for many years. He immediately sensed , and is now in a position to…

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Why Obama is right to visit Southeast Asia

The stereotype of the ill-informed American tourist afflicts presidents, too, it seems, with the media all too keen to pick up on the “gaffes” of the US head of state…