Read an excerpt from Maya, a Buddhist novel of self-discovery

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 10:00 -- C. W. Huntington Jr.

“Excuse me, Anantacharya-ji.”

“Yes? Please speak up.” He raised both bare feet off the floor and tucked  them in under the folds of his dhoti.

“I was taught—maybe I simply assumed—that Indian philosophers wrote in verse to make it easier to memorize the texts. Is that so?”

He studied my face. “And why we should memorize now, when written word is so easy to find?”

The Dharma of Star Wars

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 10:00 -- Matthew Bortolin

In April 2015 I attended the galaxy’s biggest party (Star Wars Celebration Anaheim), and was once again amazed at the unifying power of George Lucas’s cinematic creation. I cannot explain the comradery, the profound sense of connection, and the shared joy I felt watching the premiere of the second trailer for The Force Awakens in a room brimming with dedicated and ardent fans.