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Twenty-nine-year-old Buddhist teacher Lodro Rinzler is the cool kid's Buddhist.

In his new book, Rinzler spells out mindful compassion for the millennial set, making room for one-night stands and cocktails on the weekend.
The sound of one hand clapping
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  February 10, 2012

Photos: 12th Annual Lantern Festival

The Forest Hills Cemetery hosted their 12th Annual Lantern Festival -- a ceremony of remembrance inspired by Buddhist rituals -- on July 15, 2010.
Scenes from the 12th Annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery
By REYNOLDS AVLON  |  July 23, 2010

Deep blue

If you’re going to explore the cosmos, better do it at night.
Grace DeGennaro’s ‘Indigo’ at Aucocisco
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 02, 2010

Busy options

For a place that is largely about performative hibachi dining and Asian kitsch, Kon is very into the Buddha.
Sampling Kon Asian's broad spectrum
By BRIAN DUFF  |  December 04, 2009

Review: The Unmistaken Child

After the 2001 death of Tibetan Buddhist master Lama Konchog, his disciple Tenzin Zopa is charged with tracking down his reincarnation.
A fascinating, if disturbing, look at how the Dalai Lama's enlightened sausage is made
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 17, 2009

Immaculate reception

Two Saturdays ago, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sat cross-legged on the 50-yard line and gently intoned that "the path to happiness in the individual and with society is through inner peace."
The New England Patriots played host to a very different out-of-towner last week, as the Dalai Lama made a most incongruous visit to Gillette Stadium
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 15, 2009


China, Tibet, and the Olympics

It is difficult to imagine an American — perhaps any Westerner — with a greater sympathy for, and understanding of, Tibet than scholar-activist Robert Thurman.
Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman explains the Dalai Lama’s political wisdom, the myopia of the chinese, and the essence of the Olympics
By PETER KADZIS  |  August 06, 2008

Tashi Delek

The total Tashi Delek experience is larger than the food or the room, or even the caring service from the lone mid-week waitress.
Fine Tibetan cuisine — freed from Chinese influences
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 09, 2008

Tashi Delek

How is it that Cambridge and Somerville had three Tibetan restaurants, while until recently, those on the other side of the river had none?
'Mo momos
By MC SLIM JB  |  February 27, 2008


They avoid religious cheerleading and tree-huggery; instead, their film demonstrates that when it comes to keeping the earth from getting wrecked beyond repair, it isn’t a matter of us versus them.
Religious groups and the environment
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  February 20, 2008

Wave of reform

A wave of change is moving swiftly toward Maine’s jails and prisons. It could bring major reform — or a bureaucratic jumble.
There is now a chance to fix Maine’s broken corrections system, but only if the public speaks up
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  February 06, 2008


Meaningful moves

What do you get when you combine three dancers, two six-foot sheets of melting ice, tiny video transmitters, and footage of Alaskan glaciers and ice caves?
Lostwax’s Melt searches for beauty
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  October 24, 2007

In search of Kerouac

Ashare drops me off, frantic Matt Ashare from my paper, swilling coffee in a ceramic mug at the wheel of his sulky-blue Saturn Ion and ranting about dogfighting.
‘Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?’ . . . Lowell?!
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 29, 2007

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama

Ray’s smug smile tells us that “I’m sitting with the Dalai Lama!” is all that’s running through his head.
A new-age vanity project
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  June 20, 2007

Three in one

Lloyd Thayer is recounting the roster of instruments he plays as we enjoy Indian food in a Central Square restaurant.
Lloyd Thayer’s trio of talents
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 06, 2007

Karma chameleon

“Kesa” is the term for the traditional, oblong prayer robes worn by Buddhist monks in Japan — and this spiritually rich garment is the subject of Betsy Sterling Benjamin’s “A Sense of Place, an Artist's Tribute to the Seven Continents,” which opens at th
‘A Sense of Place’ at the Peabody Essex Museum, a guided tour of the ‘MFA Thesis Exhibition’ at Tufts, and the last Mad Dash at Green Street
By RANDI HOPKINS  |  December 12, 2006



Kaze is Boston’s most elaborate presentation yet of the Mongolian hot pot, or “shabu-shabu” in Japanese.
Dip into a fun, flavorful date spot
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 05, 2006

Wheel of Time

Werner Herzog’s hypnotic documentary attends to the Kalachakra initiation for Tibetan Buddhist monks in 2002 in Bodh Gaya, India.
Rating: 3.5 stars
By MATTIAS FREY  |  January 25, 2006