Monk Missing After Being Accused of Battering 17-Year-Old Girl With a Hammer
“I can’t even have a chance to touch you. You ignored everything I did for you,” read a note found at the scene of the crime written by the 56-year-old.
Buddhist Monks Keep Getting Arrested for Corruption, Murder and Drug Trafficking
What's up with the Thai clergy's unexpected and twisted relationship with crime?
The Best Self-Help Books, According to Our Friends (and Happy Reviewers)
We asked everyone from our therapists to coworkers about their must-read self-help books, from 'The Four Agreements' to 'Why Men Love B*tches.'
Thich Nhat Hanh, the Monk Who Taught Mindfulness to the West, Has Died at 95
Exiled from his homeland by war, the Vietnamese monk left a lasting impact on Western culture by teaching the Buddhist philosophy of mindfulness.
Photos of Myanmar's Only Synagogue and Its Small Jewish Community
There are 55 million people in Myanmar. About 20 of them are Jewish.
For These Buddhist Monks, Sex Ed Starts With Safe Masturbation
“You'd think that it would be awkward, but it turns out it's the opposite.”
Thai Monk Cuts Off His Own Head in Hopes of Reincarnation as Higher Being
The act has shocked the Buddhist community, which said it did not align with teachings.
Surreal Photos of People Gathering in ‘Prayer Pods’ To Avoid COVID-19
The individual tents also protect devotees from the cold wind while praying atop a mountain.
Why Religions Are Right to Be Afraid of AI
Never have spiritual ideas of faith, mortality and the soul been more challenged by technology.
A Buddhist Monk Was Accused of Criticizing the Thai King. He Fled the Country.
The pro-democracy protests enveloping Thailand are drawing in more monks in an unusual mix of religion and politics.
Buddhist Nuns and Their Crusade for Recognition in Southeast Asia
"The Buddha is my first feminist … in a very traditional society, he opened the space for women by recognizing they can achieve a highest spiritual goal."
How 'Death Cafes' Are Surviving the Pandemic
The places were created as a way to talk about mortality. But with death occupying everyone's thoughts, are they still relevant?