(RNS) — It makes perfect sense that we would curate our religious self-conceptions the same way we silo ourselves on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
DHARAMSHALA, India (RNS) — The aging Dalai Lama has said that perhaps he will not reincarnate and that succession through nomination, instead of reincarnation, could be a way to continue his office.
(RNS) — Most Americans mix traditional faith with beliefs in psychics, reincarnation and spiritual energy they say can be found in mountains, trees and crystals.
(RNS) — Past life regression, in which participants believe they see memories from their former lives, is gaining steam among the spiritual-but-not-religious in Los Angeles.
(RNS) The connection between belief in life after death and religious teaching may be more tenuous than widely assumed.
BEIJING (Reuters) The Karmapa is close to the Dalai Lama and after him is the most eminent Lama to have fled Chinese rule of Tibet, which Communist forces "peacefully liberated" in 1950.
BEIJING (Reuters) Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. China says the tradition must continue and it must approve the next Dalai Lama.
Imagine that thousands of people - including your father - recognized you as the reincarnation of a great Buddhist master. But you wanted no part of it.