|A monk's meditations on the pursuit of happiness by By Kyle Jarrard International Herald Tribune-June 30, 2006|
|Matthieu Ricard is a happy man and he says so emphatically in "Happiness," comparing that certainty to knowing how to read or when you are in good health: It is simply a fact.
Getting there has been a 35-year trek that began when he left a budding career in cellular genetics at the Institut Pasteur in Paris to study Buddhism in the Himalayas. But he did not retire from the world; rather, he went straight into it - mastering Tibetan, becoming the Dalai Lama's French translator, directing scores of humanitarian projects in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, and writing best-selling books on the meditative life. |
|For Beijing, a little religion goes a long way by Philip Bowring, International Herald Tribune MAY 28, 2006|
|HONG KONG For China's Communist Party, religion may still be, in Marx's words, "the opiate of the people." But far from being the adversary of atheistic materialism, the Beijing leadership is recognizing that the opiate can come in handy in helping sustain the party's hold on power and furthering China's national interests. Indeed, Beijing may be more successful in using the soft power of religion than are the Christians influencing policy in Washington. |
|Buddhism Gains Adherents in West by Miranda Haines,Monday, June 26, 1995, International Herald Tribune|
|Buddhism is staking out new ground. More and more Westerners are looking to the East for spiritual solace. In addition, many Asians who have ended up living in the West are going public as they attend to their religious roots. |
|New looks at the types, and effects, of meditation by Carey Goldberg The Boston Globe,WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005|
|Meditation seems to energize the sleep-deprived. It seems to help with concentration. It even seems to bolster the structure of the brain as we age. Neuroscientists presenting their latest research at a convention of 34,000 colleagues last week had so much praise for meditation that it was starting to sound like a mantra. Their work fits into a growing body of data that tries to bring science to bear on age-old methods to quiet the mind. |
|A Little Meditation on the Bottom Line by Mary Blume International Herald Tribune,Saturday, July 8, 1995|
|Transcendental Meditation, he claims, can combat inflation and unemployment and in 1993 he announced that the efforts of 4,000 meditators cut crime in a particularly nasty part of Washington by 23.6 percent. Local police demurred, stating that the homicide rate had remained steady. |
|The Many Faces of Buddha by Katherine Knorr International Herald Tribune, Saturday, October 24, 1998|
|At a time when East and West are watching each other particularly nervously, a small but captivating exhibition here looks at the way religious art and learning traveled from one civilization to another, and back and forth again, during the first millennium in Asia. |
|From Ruins to Ruined by Richard C. Paddock, Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2006|
|Myanmar's regime is obliterating a cultural treasure as it `rebuilds' ancient temples to bring in tourists. Experts are aghast -- and uninvited.
BAGAN, Myanmar -- The bricklayers are paid $1.35 a day to rebuild the ancient ruin: a small, 13th century temple reduced by time to little more than its foundation. |
|Loving monk by MAJORIE CHIEW, The Star, September 6, 2006|
|Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Death is no cause for sorrow, but it would be sorrow if one dies without having done something for oneself and for the world. – Chief Reverend Venerable Dr K. Sri Dhammananda, Food for The Thinking Mind
|Dhamma Teacher Dr. Thynn Thynn Gets UN Buddhism Award by Khin Soe Win, Washington, 08 April 2005|
|The United Nations marked International Women's Day by presenting award of "Outstanding Woman in Buddhism" to 20 women around the world for honoring their efforts in promoting Buddhism.
|Building on tradition by Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff | August 31, 2006, www.boston.com|
|Monks plan to erect a temple on their 47 acres in Raynham |