Buddhism

Global Politics

Buddhism and Modern Life in Bhutan

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is rapidly modernizing. But it's also actively trying to retain its Buddhist spiritual base. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the second piece in her two-part series on balancing Buddhism with the modern world.

Conflict & Justice

Tibet's uncharted future

Tibetan exiles worldwide long to see a free Tibet. The Dalai Lama has led their struggle for decades. Now he's thinking about retirement. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the latest on the Dalai Lama, and Tibet's uncharted future.

Health & Medicine

Mr Happy - Geo Answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthieu Ricard, a French molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist monk...and possibly "the happiest man in the world." Neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin say Mr. Ricard had the most impressive emotional balance ever recorded on a brain scan. And the answer to today's Geo Quiz is happy as well...that's the town of Happy, Texas.

Health & Medicine

Mr Happy - Geo Answer

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthieu Ricard, a French molecular-biologist-turned-Buddhist monk...and possibly "the happiest man in the world." Neuroscientists at the University of Wisconsin say Mr. Ricard had the most impressive emotional balance ever recorded on a brain scan. And the answer to today's Geo Quiz is happy as well...that's the town of Happy, Texas.

Lifestyle & Belief

Monks protest in Tibet

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Jigme Ngapo (NF), director of the Tibetan Service of the US-funded Radio Free Asia, about the protests in Tibet this week; Buddhist monks there have reportedly demonstrated for two days, demanding independence from China.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a rocky Scottish island with an 18th century lighthouse that looks over the Firth of Clyde. The answer is Little Cumbrae Island, and it may one day become a yoga retreat. The BBC's Catrin Nye has the story.