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.

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.

Global Politics

Buddhism and Islam in America

Heated rhetoric swirls around the proposal to build an Islamic community center a few blocks from the World Trade Center site. Scott Kurashige sees a parallel to efforts to block Japanese immigrants from building Buddhist temples around World War II.

Conflict & Justice

Burmese monk in exile

Marco Werman speaks with U Gawsita, one of the monks who took part in last year's uprising against the government of Myanmar. 12 months later, he's living in a boarding house in Utica, New York as a political refugee.

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.

Global Politics

Tibetan exile summit

Tibetans in exile are gathering at the home of the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India this week. They're meeting to talk about failed negotiations with China to gain genuine autonomy for Tibetans.

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.