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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
3 days ago
Australia Today

A Buddhist Monk was Arrested for Having Chemsex Parties in his Temple

Police raided the monk's temple and found amphetamines, porn, and a "holy water" bottle filled with lube.
Gavin Butler
11.27.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Buddhist Monk Caught Hiding 4 Million Methamphetamine Pills in His Monastery

Myanmar is cracking down on drug trafficking, and not even monks are safe.
Katherine Gillespie
2.8.17
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
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
Stuff

'The Road Home' Is a Reminder That We're All in This Together and We're All Going to Die

Author Ethan Nichtern is out to introduce younger generations to secular, relevant, and modern Buddhist practices.
Jennifer Schaffer
4.26.15
News

A Prison Sentence for a Facebook Image Shows How Restrictive Burma's Anti-Free-Speech Laws Have Become

New Zealander Philip Blackwood is going to spend two and a half years behind bars because he posted a photo of the Buddha wearing headphones.
Jack Callil
3.24.15
The Profiles Issue

Khyentse Norbu Goes to Hollywood

When he was in film school, Khyentse Norbu wore pants. He liked to befriend people who didn’t believe in Buddhism. He liked to argue with them. He also liked that they didn’t treat him with any respect.
Amie Barrodale
6.9.14
News

Screwdrivers and Slingshots: Inside Burma’s Erupting Sectarian Strife

This summer, violence between Burmese Rakhine Buddhists and immigrant Muslim Rohingya people caused the death of around 60 people and the displacement of over 90,000 residents of that region. That ethnic conflict has once again escalated, weeks before...
Spike Johnson
11.10.12
Design

The Mobius Strip Gives Form To A Buddhist Temple In Shanghai [Q&A With Designer Wang Qing]

<p>A futuristic design inspired by religious architecture of the past.</p>
Erica Huang
7.17.12