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white house vesak

Magazine | Buddha Buzz, Openings

White House Hosts Its First Vesak

On May 26, the White House for the first time hosted a celebration of Vesak, a holiday commemorating the Buddha’s birthday, death, and enlightenment. The event—organized by Wangmo Dixey, president of the International Buddhist Association of…

By Alison Spiegel

amazon meditation booth

Magazine | Buddha Buzz, Openings

Amazon Tells Tired Workers to Meditate

In a new initiative, Amazon is inviting employees to calm their minds while their bodies are worked to the bone. The company, widely criticized for its grueling working conditions, has installed meditation kiosks in its warehouses…

By Alison Spiegel

andrew holecek emptiness

Magazine | Openings

Turning Word

Author and meditation teacher Andrew Holecek talks about a Buddhist book that made a significant impact on his practice.

By Andrew Holecek

dhammakaya temple record

Magazine | Buddha Buzz, Openings

Temple Sets Record with 330,000 Candles

Monks at a temple on the outskirts of Bangkok lit 330,000 candles on Earth Day 2021, setting the Guinness World Record for largest burning image, according to Agence France-Presse. The candles, arranged around the Dhammakaya Temple’s…

By Amanda Lim Patton

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