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A Buddhist Card Shark Who Won $600K at a Poker Tourney Is Giving It All Away

"Being a practitioner of Buddhism, we sit around and meditate a lot—and that's free."
River Donaghey
1.18.19
Religion

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
11.28.18
bars

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
7.10.17
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
6.13.16
asia & pacific

Left For Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority (Full Length)

VICE News heads to Myanmar to investigate the violence and discrimination faced by the country's Muslim minority.
VICE News
5.12.16
asia & pacific

Is the UN Failing the Rohingya? - Left For Dead (Part 3)

In the final part of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold reveals leaked internal UN documents that suggest an effort to keep concerns about the Rohingya quiet.
VICE News
5.11.16
Culture

'The Buddha Said All Were Equal': Thailand's Female Monks Fight for Recognition

Thailand's conservative Buddhist clergy refuses to acknowledge women who want to become monks. But that hasn't deterred an increasing number of female monks who are striking out on their own.
Charlotte England
5.11.16
asia & pacific

Human Trafficking in Southeast Asia: Left For Dead (Part 2)

In part two of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold speaks to a police informant in neighboring Thailand about the discovery of mass graves that have been tied to human trafficking.
VICE News
5.10.16
Myanmar

Persecution in Myanmar: Left For Dead (Part 1)

In part one of our three-part series, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold travels to Myanmar to investigate the violence and discrimination faced by the country's Muslim minority.
VICE News
5.9.16
Rohingya

Left For Dead: Myanmar’s Muslim Minority (Trailer)

Coming soon: VICE News traveled to Myanmar to investigate the violence and discrimination faced by the country's Muslim minority.
VICE News
4.29.16
Laos

The Laotian Monk Offering Ceremony Is Filled with Sticky Rice and Biscuits

Early in the morning, hundreds of people await the arrival of Laotian monks who have taken a vow of poverty. Locals shower them with homemade sticky rice, and fruit as an offering.
Julie Le Baron
2.20.16
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
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