A robotic Buddhist priest can now perform funerals in Japan

It can live-stream funerals, too.

Book review: ‘Altered States: Buddhism and Psychedelic Spirituality in America’

Altered States is a great scholarly work that attempts to dissect American Buddhism and psychedelics.

Buddhist Monks step in to protect Snow Leopards

It’s currently estimated that only 4,510 to 7,350 snow leopards remain in the wild – though estimates rely on outdated information and are pretty rough. Given the development of the local environment, the numbers are probably optimistic. Numerous agencies are working to conserve the snow leopard and its threatened mountain ecosystems which range across Asia, in Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, Kazahstan,