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2009-03-26 12:45:49

The principal of a highly rated New York City school is reported under investigation for leading hate chants in school. Principal Philip Scharper, of the A-rated Public School 24 elementary school in Riverdale, N.Y., was accused of leading staff members in chants against eight teachers on his hate list, the New York Post said. Sharper also allegedly handed out Buddhist cards as an invitation to join his spiritual circle, officials told the newspaper. One teacher said she and others would get...

2009-02-05 05:00:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Jamshid Hosseini writes, "Travel Within: 7 Steps to Wisdom and Inner Peace;" a spiritual self-help book written to appeal both to dreamers and doubters. A near-death experience triggered a change in the author that led him to these steps, which are supported by research in science, religion and philosophy. Mr. Hosseini's goal is to elevate human consciousness enough so that we may avoid the cataclysmic disaster that lies ahead in one of...

2009-01-26 07:45:00

TAOS, N.M., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Tara is a young woman of considerable passion, fire and beauty. As an unmarried woman in the Himalayan mountains between India and the Tibetan plateau, her prospects seemed fairly certain. Her future, just as the future of all the women of her village, would consist of an arranged marriage, children and a household to run. Tara's life is irrevocably changed the day the emissaries of the Sultan Ibrahim ride into her small mountain village. "Himalayan...

2009-01-15 15:06:30

A Buddhist leader said two statues at Missouri's Kansas City Zoo that sparked a complaint from a patron are not images of Buddha, but of a pot-bellied Ho Tai. Lama Chuck Stanford, executive and spiritual director of the Rime Buddhist Center, spoke after an Overland Park, Kan., man complained to a zoo employee that the statues, which he identified as depictions of Buddha, offended him as a Christian, the Kansas City Star reported Thursday. I have seen them, Stanford said of the statues. They...

2008-10-10 18:00:11

By - The Associated Press NEW DELHI - The Dalai Lama will undergo surgery to remove a gallstone, a spokesman for the Tibetan spiritual leader said today. The Dalai Lama was hospitalized in New Delhi early today, days after a medical checkup cleared him to resume foreign travel. His spokesman, Chhime R. Chhoekyapa, declined to provide further details, including when the surgery would take place, saying only "a gallstone will be removed." In August, the 73-year-old Dalai Lama was admitted...

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2008-10-10 10:00:00

By Tim Sullivan Associated Press NEW DELHI -- Surgeons successfully removed a gallstone from the Dalai Lama on Friday, just days after doctors had cleared the Tibetan spiritual leader during a medical checkup, a spokesman said. Chhime R. Chhoekyapa called the surgery "a simple, routine procedure." The Nobel Prize-winning Buddhist elder, seen by many as the embodiment of Tibet's struggle for more freedom in China, was hospitalized in New Delhi on Thursday. He arrived in New Delhi earlier in...

2008-08-25 12:00:56

By Susan Campbell If you're looking for a break from the overheated political race, some new books on religion and spirituality might offer a bit of solace. The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader, is a scientist at heart. He is also a jokester, an enthusiastic reader and a democrat, small d. In The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, journalist Pico Iyer has great access to the surprisingly open spiritual leader. Iyer is a family friend of the Dalai...

2008-08-23 09:00:42

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, touring France, says China is continuing its political crackdown in Tibet during the Beijing Summer Olympics. In interviews given during a 12-day visit to France, and during a Friday meeting with French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and French first lady Carla Bruni in southern France, the Dalai Lama pressed his case that Chinese repression in Tibet has not slowed down, The Times of London reported. In comments to French media, the...

2008-08-21 15:00:28

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Paris, Aug. 21 Kyodo - The Dalai Lama has said the Chinese army fired on a crowd of Tibetans on Monday [18 Aug], possibly killing as many as 140 people, the French newspaper Le Monde reported Thursday. The Tibetan spiritual leader, currently visiting France, was quoted by the newspaper as saying in an interview that the incident occurred in an area of China's southwestern province of Sichuan. He added that the death toll...

2008-08-17 18:00:29

By Susan Campbell The Hartford Courant If you're looking for a break from the overheated political race, some new books on religion and spirituality might offer a bit of solace. The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader, is a scientist at heart. He is also a jokester, an enthusiastic reader and a democrat, small d. In "The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama" (Knopf, $24), journalist Pico Iyer has great access to the surprisingly open spiritual leader. The...


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2009-03-03 21:11:15

Robert Grant Aitken (December 31, 1864 "“ October 29, 1951) was an American inventor born in Jackson, CA. Aitken worked at the Lick Observatory in California where he systematically studied double stars, measuring their positions and calculating their orbits around one another. He methodically created a large catalog of such stars, which was published in 1932. It was entitled "˜New General Catalogue of Double Stars Within 120 degrees of the North Pole'. It contained orbit information...

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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.