WASHINGTON (RNS) — The incoming class of lawmakers is predominantly Christian, but several newcomers are expected to take the oath of office while placing their hands on books other than the Christian Bible.
As rapper Future mumbled over the speakers, I exhaled and crouched down for a very shaky approximation of a warrior pose. This was my first trap yoga class, and I was determined not to look like the novice I was.
Studio 262 is a recent addition to South Los Angeles. Blocks away from the University of Southern California, the new space is becoming a hub for students as well as locals. Among their many class offerings, the one that caught my eye was trap yoga.
Trap yoga involves doing vinyasa flows to the beat of trap music, a bass-filled, gritty... Read more about #NamaSlay, Or How Black Women Are Using Trap Yoga as a Mode of Spiritual Resistance | Religion Dispatches
For me, practicing mindfulness is about showing up in the best way possible in my body and in my life.
As an authorized lama in the Tibetan tradition of Buddhism, I am trained in Mahamudra, a system of meditation and philosophy that is concerned with revealing the true nature of mind and phenomena. Mahamudra emphasizes calm abiding (shamatha) and insight (vipashyana) meditation. Calm abiding is learning to allow the mind to be as thoughts, emotions, and perceptions flow in and out. Insight is the practice of discerning what the mind is by exploring and analyzing phenomena... Read more about My Body, My Life - Lion's Roar
PEOPLE OF FAITH STOOD IN UNITY AT WOMEN’S MARCH IN WASHINGTON D.C.
The early morning hours of January 21 saw large gatherings of women and men in Washington D.C. carrying around signs stating “Love Trumps Hate” and “I’m With Her.” The gathering was part of the much-awaited Women’s March on Washington 2017.
Wappingers Falls, New York (USA) -- Hundreds of Buddhist teachers, monastics, and practitioners from the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia have come to the village this week to call for world peace.
Rituals and traditions of the Buddhist Obon Festival.
Obon or Bon is the Japanese festival celebrated to honor the dead and spirits of their ancestors. It is the equivalent of the Western or Christian’s All Soul’s Day except that Obon is a 3 day celebration and is marked by numerous religious and festive activities. Based on tradition, the festivity falls on the 13th to 15th day of the lunar calendar (August 13-15) but other regions, particularly those using the modern Gregorian calendar like Tokyo, will observe Obon on July 13-15. Though it’s not an official national holiday,...
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka signed the Paris Agreement in April, the culmination of negotiations held among member states who agreed on the landmark climate deal during COP21 held in Paris in December 2015. According to United Nations Framework on Climate Change, as May 20, 2016, there are 177 signatories to the Paris Agreement.
The 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet. Since 1959, he has lived in exile in Dharamsala in northern India.
Almost six decades have passed since I left my homeland, Tibet, and became a refugee. Thanks to the kindness of the government and people of India, we Tibetans found a second home where we could live in dignity and freedom, able to keep our language, culture and Buddhist traditions alive.