Max Zahn

Max Zahn

Ideas

Talking Buddha, Talking Christ

In his address to Congress, Pope Francis drew attention to an unlikely American: the Trappist monk Thomas Merton, who played no small role in popularizing Buddhism in the West.

By Max Zahn

Ideas

The Jig Is Up

Sri Lanka's new president, Maithripala Sirisena, can put an end to extremist Buddhist violence in his country. But will he? 

By Max Zahn

Mummified Monk Found Inside Ancient Statue

After a mini-controversy only a few weeks ago regarding a 200-year-old corpse found in full lotus in Mongolia, the internet sensation over mummified Buddhists is back from the dead with new reports of a human skeleton discovered inside…

By Max Zahn

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