Buddhism

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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
11.30.17
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
2.8.17
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
9.5.16
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
6.13.16
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
4.27.15
death

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
4.2.15
Art

Mummified Monk Found Inside Buddha Statue

The master of impermanence becomes a permanent resting place.
Becky Chung
2.20.15
Stuff

Dr. James Fallon Makes Being a Psychopath Look Like Fun

An interview with a man who lacks empathy.
Roc Morin
10.6.14
ENTITLEMENT Podcast

Having a Tibetan Sky Burial Means Birds Will Slowly Eat Your Corpse

Tibetan Buddhists have been performing sky burials for centuries, and it's one of the most economical – but also totally gory – funeral practices in the world.
Josh Androsky
9.19.14
Stuff

Skateboarding Is Jim Greco's Fountain of Youth

If he quits skating every day, his body's going to completely fall apart.
Hunter Charlton, Photos: Carl Wilson
8.20.14
Travel

Meeting Nepal's Living Goddesses

Critics argue that the "Kumari" tradition robs the young girls of their childhoods.
Angel L. Martinez Cantera
7.1.14
The Profiles Issue

Khyentse Norbu Goes to Hollywood

Bhutanese filmmaker Khyentse Norbu goes to Hollywood.
Amie Barrodale
6.30.14
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