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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.
Drew Schwartz

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.
Diana Hubbell
thump news

This Buddhist Priest is Using Techno to Bring People to His Temple in Japan

Gyōsen Asakura is a former DJ based in Fukui City.
Alexander Iadarola
future of food

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.
Clarissa Wei

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
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
food waste

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...
Gigen Mammoser

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

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.
Jennifer Schaffer

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.
Yani Clarke

Mummified Monk Found Inside Buddha Statue

The master of impermanence becomes a permanent resting place.
Becky Chung