Why is Mythology and Archetypal Psychology Important in Our World Today? A live webinar from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Amina Clayton, who is recovering from an eating disorder, talks about her experience at Ramadan.
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis reaches the halfway mark of his South American pilgrimage Thursday, celebrating his first Mass in Bolivia and meeting with workers' cooperatives and other grass-roots groups representing the poor whose causes have long been championed by history's first Latin…
In India, many widows largely vanish from mainstream society as dictated by tradition. But when it comes to Holi, the spring festival of colors, some widows come out to join the celebration.

Father Eric Freed Commemoration

Religious Studies Department will host a celebration of the life & legacy of Father Freed on March 1st from 2-5pm at Plaza Grill - all are welcome - 826-4126

Sara Hart
Religious Studies

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President Barack Obama tells a summit on violent extremism that the US is not at war with Islam, but with "terrorists who pervert it".
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Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

"When no one listens, no one tells, and when no one tells, no one learns." So goes a Tibetan proverb—unfortunately, a prophetic one—that serves as a chilling ba...ckdrop to this documentary about the the decline of young Tibetans learning the region's language and an inspiring group of university students seeking not only to halt the trend, but to reverse it.

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do you read Pema Chödrön?

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When thoughts arise it might occur to you to wonder where they come from. Where do they come from? It seems as if they com...e from nowhere. You’re just faithfully following your breath and—Wham!—you’re in Hawaii surfing. Where did it come from? And where does it go? Big drama, big drama’s happening, big, big drama. And it’s 9:30 in the morning. “Oooh. Wow! This is extremely heavy.” A car horn honks, and suddenly you’re not in that drama anymore, you’re in another drama.

I was once instructed to meditate on thoughts. I investigated the nature of thought for two whole months. I can tell you firsthand that you can never find a thought. There is nothing there of substance, but with our minds we make it Extremely Big Deal.

— Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chödrön

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The Chinese state media accused President Obama of orchestrating the meeting and suggested it was designed to complicate China’s governance of Tibet.
Megan Rice, an 85-year-old Catholic nun and anti-nuclear activist, is at a crowded facility in Brooklyn. Her friends warn of deplorable conditions there including a lack of health care.
A mummified monk found preserved in Mongolia last week is baffling those who uncovered him, with senior Buddhists saying he is still alive.
A Buddhist and one of America’s preeminent African-American writers applies the suffering of the First Noble Truth to the suffering of blacks in white America, and traces the history of Dharma among black artists.

"I care about justice and equality and I want to see opportunities spread more evenly in our society… today I just want a closer relationship with reality."

Former pastor Ryan Bell embarked on a year without God at the start of 2014. He says, "Before I wanted a closer relationship to God and today I just want a closer relationship with reality."
Egypt bans a Hollywood film based on the Biblical book of Exodus, citing what it calls "historical inaccuracies".
Pope Francis delivers his traditional Christmas Day address, denouncing violence against religious and ethnic minorities - notably in Syria and Iraq.