interfaith

On “Neo-Perennialism” and religious unity

It seems that some people are beginning to claim that Islam has a certain precedence over the other religions because it is “more universalist” than they are. But isn’t this…

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Tibetan Buddhist dies as anti-occupation protests continue

A Buddhist monk named Tashi, 21, died of severe burns to his body after he self-immolated at an anti-Chinese occupation protest on 13 August 2012 in Ngaba County, Tibet. Tashi…

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Being or Nothingness

Why is there something rather than nothing? This is a question that has been asked by several famous philosophers; Wittgenstein being one of them. I have to admit that the…

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The Black Belt Way of Life

Richard Andrew King is the founder of the Karate Institute of America and the author of more than ten books, including The Black Belt Book of Life: Secrets of a…

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Sufis and Coptic Christians unite against religious intolerance

Sufi Muslims have been the frequent targets of Jihadist attacks. In Afghanistan, Libya, and elsewhere, Sufi shrine have been destroyed at the hands of Islamists as the hardliners have ascended…

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Olympics draws out issue of women’s rights

Seeing the Olympics as an opportunity to highlight their cause, human rights groups have been protesting institutional abuses and discrimination against women in “Islamic states.” Some claim that they should…

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Olympians seeks strength through Buddhist meditation

Most Ven Bogoda Seelawimala Thera is in charge of the Buddhist shrine at the London Olympics. He provides spiritual guidance to the 500 Buddhist athletes that are competing in 2012,…

masculinity

Men reject current depiction of “masculinity” in advertising: research

Men respond negatively to portrayals of the masculine sex in advertising, says Cele Otnes, professor of advertising and of business administration at the College of Business, Illinois, in the USA….

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Mishima: the aesthetics of action

It has been more than four decades since Yukio Mishima — Japanese playwright, modern samurai, nationalist, bodybuilder, and all round enigma — sent a shock wave through Japan by committing…