This Buddhism-Inspired Wearable Device Pledges to Slay Anxiety

Rohan Dixit's heartbeat sensors reimagine remote mental health in a time of deep despair.

China Weaponizes Education to Control Tibet

Beijing has been undercutting Tibetan monastery education while dramatically increasing enrollment at state-run boarding schools.

A Dead Philosopher Makes New Connections on YouTube

Freelance “spiritual entertainer” Alan Watts has an even larger following for his lectures today, nearly half a century after his death.

Buddhism Returns Home in a New Japanese Form

Hundreds of thousands of urban Indians are gravitating to a 13th-century Buddhist tradition.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

Xi's Crackdown on Religion Is China's Worst in 40 Years

Worried about a growing perceived threat from organized religion, Beijing treats faith as a major enemy.

Meet the Buddhist Economist

Clair Brown believes that following the tenets of the Eastern religion will lead to economic gains.

Roots of Power: The Long Journey of Buddha's Tooth

This sacred canine has endured for thousands of years, growing in myth and importance amid war, theft, flames and celebration.

A Jewish Revival: Communities Return to Poland, Sicily and Myanmar

Faced with rising anti-Semitism in some places, Jews are moving back to unlikely cities like Yangon and Oporto.

A Tiny Country With Surprising Religious Diversity

You may have never heard of Suriname, but we could all learn a lot from its tradition of religious tolerance.

Torture Porn Reigns in This Buddhist Hell Garden

Not for the faint of heart — or soul — this garden of the grotesque wants to make you steer clear of sinning.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

Hunting the Haunts in the Hills of Hanoi

It’s not so much the finding of the ghosts that makes the difference.

Tibet's Next Leader Warns How Apathy Can Kill

In a post-truth world, the 17th Karmapa focuses on more empathy (fewer tweets) and closer Chinese relations.

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