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100 Questions and Answers About U.S. Buddhists

Bodhi day will enlighten you

It is not your imagination. The end of the Gregorian calendar that predominates in the United States really is crowded with religious holidays. There is one December holiday, Bodhi Day, which consistently falls on Dec. 8 and might have escaped … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones and Buddhism: Surprising connections

When the Michigan State University J-School creates Bias Busters guides, we try to be on top of the news, answering questions people have at the time. When college campuses erupted in protests about the treatment of African Americans, we were … Continue reading

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A Muslim and a Buddhist on death row: 2 fates

Ethicists, lawyers and people across the political spectrum are troubled by this pair of decisions. On Feb. 7, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a stay for a Muslim man on death row who was not allowed to have a spiritual … Continue reading

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TIME’s Dalai Lama profile answers some big questions

TIME’s March 18 cover story on the Dalai Lama answers a lot of questions. Given all the streams of Buddhism, how did he become the face of this religion, which numbers some 500 million people? How did he become the … Continue reading

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