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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.
This Tokyo Bar Is Run by Buddhist Monks
For 17 years, Vowz Bar has been serving cocktails with a side of Buddhist philosophy, offering drinks with names like Mugen-Jigoku (Never-Ending Suffering in Hell) as well as medicinal liquors infused with turtles and snakes.
This Buddhist Priest is Using Techno to Bring People to His Temple in Japan
Gyōsen Asakura is a former DJ based in Fukui City.
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This Man Is Helping the Entire Country of Bhutan Go Organic
From 2008 to 2013, Dr. Appachanda Thimmaiah served as the organic agriculture consultant to Bhutan and set in motion a plan to turn the whole country organic by 2020. Spoiler alert: The secret is cow piss.
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.
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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.
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Growing Up in a Zen Kitchen Taught Me to Love Waste
Japanese Buddhism emphasises asceticism, and if that virtue were to be judged through what we cooked, then leftover casserole could not be a more perfect meal. As for all the melted cheese—well, even Zen students need to be permitted certain...
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.
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.
'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.
A Month Living with Death in a Temple in Nepal
Photographer Yani Clarke spent a month documenting life and death at Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple, a site that holds more than 40 incinerations a day.
Mummified Monk Found Inside Buddha Statue
The master of impermanence becomes a permanent resting place.