Buddhism

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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.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kandy in Sri Lanka. Buddhists in this city are celebrating Perahara. It's a 10-day affair with elephant parades and fire-dancing all rolled into one.

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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Kandy in Sri Lanka. Buddhists in this city are celebrating Perahara. It's a 10-day affair with elephant parades and fire-dancing all rolled into one.