The Problem With Sex According to Buddhism

March 09, 2015

Those who join the Buddhist monastic order submit to an ethical code that aims to drive out lust, ill will and infatuation. According to the Vinaya Pitaka, the Buddha laid down the first rule for his monastic followers in response to the behavior of a monk named Sudinna, who gave in to his...

The Immortal Bodhi Tree: Tibet and the Chinese Occupation

October 30, 2013

Tibet’s spiritual strength remains indomitable despite repression. According to Will Durant, the success of religion lies in the “persistent power over the human soul.” Religion helps us connect with reality in a different way; it focuses on experience and enables us to...

The Uncertain Future of Rohingya Refugees

June 22, 2013

Rohingya Muslims need to be incorporated into Myanmar as citizens with equal rights. Internally displaced in a country that officially demotes them to the status of undesired immigrants, the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine state have faced a long and recently publicized history of...