Buddhism

The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Buddhist Who Won $600K at a Poker Tournament Is Giving It All Away

"Being a practitioner of Buddhism, we sit around and meditate a lot—and that's free."
River Donaghey
1.21.19
I can do it in monk's robes

Buddhist Monks Are Flexing on Twitter to Protest a Japanese Traffic Law

The Japanese hashtag #僧衣でできるもん, “I can do it in monk’s robes,” is more than just a Twitter thing.
Sarah Emerson
1.6.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

How Mobile Apps Have Whitewashed Mindfulness Practices

On today's podcast episode, we talk about how the traditional Buddhist practice has been commodified.
VICE Staff
7.8.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

American Tourists Could Go to Prison for Taking Butt Selfies in Thailand

They posed bare-ass in front of a Buddhist temple in Bangkok, which could leave them behind bars for a decade.
Drew Schwartz
11.29.17
Film

Watch the Abstract Fashion Film Based on an Essential Buddhist Doctrine

Designer Patricia Wu Wu teams up with digital artist Asad Khan to bring you abstract animated short, 'Metanoia.'
Nathaniel Ainley
7.22.17
Photography

A Meditative Photo Series Shows Tokyo’s Loneliest Moments

Yota Yoshida’s contemplative images are far from what you’d expect from the most populous metropolitan area in the world.
Andrew Nunes
3.21.17
Design

Tibet’s Iconic Architecture Is Alive in Rare Drawings, Maps, and Photos

'Monumental Lhasa: Fortress, Palace, Temple' brings Tibetan architecture to New York City's Rubin Museum.
DJ Pangburn
9.4.16
all hail canoe priest!

Buddhist Priest Set To Represent Japan In Canoe Slalom At Rio Olympics

Kazuki Yazawa, 27, will represent his country at Rio 2016, despite having to balance his training with daily prayer and meditation.
UK Sports Staff
7.25.16
Art

The ‘Body Bakery’ Gives a New Meaning to Eating Face

Forget macabre-looking cakes—Kittiwat Un-ar-rom's been baking bodies out of bread.
Anna Marks
6.14.16
Paris

Sunn 0))) Pull Back the Curtain on 'Kannon'

Stephen O'Malley and Greg Anderson open up about the cathartic nature of music in dark times, the strength of spiritual imagery, and the power of the almighty riff.
12.10.15
Stuff

Thai Villagers Are Using Facebook to Make Witchcraft Accusations Go Viral

A post accusing a woman of summoning a ghost that eats its victims from the inside out racked up three million views.
Sally Mairs
9.25.15
Travel

Searching for Thailand's Grimmest Good Luck Charm

After hearing rumors of Thai monks burning stillborn babies for luck, I went on a journey to see if there was any truth to them.
Luke Williams
6.4.15
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