Featured Articles and Journals: Karmapa

May 3, 2015
The charge of "depraved heart murder" was filed against one of the Baltimore police officers accused in connection with the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. That's an odd term for most of us: "Depraved heart."
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April 17, 2015
On his three-month tour of the U.S., His Holiness the 17th Karmapa has often used the environment -- and the threats it faces from human misuse -- as an avenue for Buddhist teachings.
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April 7, 2015
We're entering heavy sports season here in the U.S., with the month-long college basketball championships wrapping up -- March Madness that now extends into April -- and playoffs looming for professional basketball and hockey, even as baseball...
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March 27, 2015
  The 17th Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, arrived on the West Coast last week to begin his tour of the United States. He's scheduled to give many public talks as well as teachings throughout the country over the next few weeks.  But he...
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March 8, 2014
Though they have no objective reality, gender constructs affect our place in society. They influence how much pay we receive for the jobs we do and the roles we play at home in the family. They affect which aspects of our personality we feel...
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September 11, 2013
Two recent items of note in which Buddhists come together across lineages to address worldly issues: -- A large group of Buddhist/mindfulness/yoga signed and posted online a petition to President Obama asking him to stop the Keystone Pipeline.
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August 19, 2013
I feel that my love does not have to remain within the limitations of my own life or body. I imagine that if I am no longer in the world, my love could still be present. I want to place my love on the moon and let the moon hold my love. Let the moon...
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May 4, 2013
The April 24 building collapse in Bangladesh is now the deadliest garment-factory accident in world history. The death toll as of Friday was 547, the New York Times reports, and was expected to climb. By contrast, New York's Triangle Shirtwaist...
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April 22, 2013
"Preserving the biodiversity and the ecosystems of our region should be like the effortless practice of dharma for us. Our basic motivation to protect the environment should come from the pure desire to benefit all sentient beings on earth since...
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April 15, 2013
  "Sometimes I think I'm a real Buddhist follower or a real Buddhist student, because I was born in a Buddhist family and raised in a Buddhist environment, in a monastery. ... But if you really think carefully about it and discover, 'Oh, maybe...
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November 3, 2012
The Chöd practice, which seeks to feed rather than fight what appears to be the 'enemy,' offers a much needed new paradigm for today's world that promotes compassion and integration instead of polarization.” Lama Tsultrim Allione
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April 23, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow Kim on Twitter)
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April 2, 2012
by Kimberly Brown (follow Kim on Twitter)     Human beings have arrived at a time when we really need to think deeply. We have all kinds of ease and assets in our environment, creating the right kind of conditions to practice dharma....
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December 3, 2011
Since March, at least 11 Tibetan nuns and monks have set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese repression  
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October 10, 2011
Buddhists often refer to "lineage";  the line of people through the ages to whom the Buddhist teachings have passed, beginning with the historical Buddha.  For example, the Tibetan Kagyu sect, in which I study,...
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August 22, 2011
  This spring, Kelsang Wangmo, a German nun, became the first woman to earn a Geshe degree in Tibetan Buddhism. The Geshe title is conferred on nuns and monks who have completed an advanced course of study, which takes 16-20...
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June 7, 2011
  The Ecuadorian rainforest contains massive oil reserves which are worth at least $7 billion, but Ecuadorians would prefer to preserve their land and environment for future generations rather than have it destroyed by a multinational...
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May 4, 2011
You should hear my internal monologue. It's pretty embarrassing, but it's entertaining, and it's all about me. Me, me, me. It's interesting how my opinions are the right ones, and how everyone else's choices are wrong. I...
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October 19, 2010
Take a 2,600-year-old spiritual tradition from Asia and drop it into the blender of postmodern American consumer culture. Add science and multiculturalism to taste, and mix at Internet speed. This is 21st-Century Buddhism -- a weekly blog for the...
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October 13, 2010
I'm reading Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. It's a pretty compelling and personal look from a highly successful young novelist at the ethical choices he makes with regards to non-human sentient beings. Lisa Simpson, by the way,...
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