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Skulls & Bones


I've always been intrigued by the rationale for using horse or bovine skulls in some "Western" style decoration. Is it related at all to a frontier aesthetic, where life was juggled in one's hands, the ubiquity of impermanence etched everywhere in the landscape? Is it revealing of a far darker and p ...>

World’s biggest collection of Buddhist shrines to be brought to Moscow - Interfax-Religion


World’s biggest collection of Buddhist shrines to be brought to MoscowInterfax-Religion, Russia - 2 hours ago‘Normally, relics like that cannot be seen as they are kept secure in Buddhist temples and monasteries. It is almost impossible that we have brought such a ...Tibetan monks get ...>

BUDDHIST SITES - Press Information Bureau (press release)


BUDDHIST SITESPress Information Bureau (press release), India - 35 minutes agoMinistry of Tourism has launched Information and Promotion campaigns for promoting Tourism in respect of Buddhist Sites. The overseas offices of the ... ...>

A Visit With Sir Salman Rushdie


NOTE: My apologies dear readers, but between finishing my tenure portfolio, starting classes, writing papers, having plenty of meetings, attending to family, and all in all trying to manage the onslaught of the beginning of the academic year (not to mention the events described below), it has been ...>

Courage in Burma - Washington Post


Courage in BurmaWashington Post, United States - 1 hour ago19, hundreds of men and women, students and Buddhist monks, have peaceably taken to the streets across Burma to protest economic mismanagement and political ... ...>

Nice Ovoos!


Our little botany excursion in the last post was fun, no? The detective work (finding cool sites like this one) seems to hit similar pleasure zones for me as birding. Except, of course, the plants generally sit still. But, as an unreformed language geek, the most entertaining part was reading the L ...>

Buddhist confab to be held in Taiwan - China Post


Buddhist confab to be held in TaiwanChina Post, Taiwan - 23 minutes agoNearly 100 delegates from around the world will attend the conference at the Buddhist Hongshi College in Kuanyin township. These delegates are coming from ... ...>

The vote is in, Buddhist's given a year to worship in their home - WAVY-TV


The vote is in, Buddhist's given a year to worship in their homeWAVY-TV, VA - 12 minutes agoBuddhist monks go before Virginia Beach City Council for permission to worship in their own home. However the monks' Pungo neighbors say their property is ... ...>

Sacred Buddhist relics display is a shrine to the heart - Cowichan Valley News Leader


Sacred Buddhist relics display is a shrine to the heartCowichan Valley News Leader, Canada - 1 hour agoThe relics, which are pearl-like crystals, were found among the ashes of Buddhist masters and holy beings and are both an embodiment and a symbol of ... ...>

Burmese Protests Spread, Leading Activist Flees to Safety - Radio Free Asia


BBC NewsBurmese Protests Spread, Leading Activist Flees to SafetyRadio Free Asia, DC - 18 hours agoAFP WASHINGTON—Anti-government protests in Burma are spreading outside the former capital Rangoon, with hundreds of Buddhist monks taking to the streets in ...Myanmar fuel protests spread ...>

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