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Arun Poudel

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A matter of perspective

July 20, 2018 08:52 AM

Sandra Magnus, a former American astronaut and NASA scientist, on life and how nothing is a big deal, if you don’t make it out to be.

Charya Nritya: Dancing for enlightenment

May 11, 2018 07:32 AM

The common belief is that to experience enlightenment one must sit motionless and be completely still. Dance seems antithetical to enlightenment. But not many know of Charya Nritya, or Charya dance. Charya is a sacred form of Buddhist art, which, if done properly with right understanding, will lead to enlightenment, as per the Newar Buddhist tradition of Nepal.

Be your own light

April 30, 2018 00:40 AM

Buddha’s motive was not to create a mass of followers and establish a new philosophy. He just wanted people to come out of suffering.

A rare everest trek

April 19, 2018 08:07 AM

For Scott Doolan, a paraplegic athlete from Australia, it’s the mind, not the body, that limits you. “It’s all in your mind. If you want to achieve something, you know you can achieve it,” the 29-year-old fitness enthusiast told Republica when he returned from the mountains to Kathmandu earlier this month.

Finding the diamond within

March 29, 2018 08:56 AM

It was an evening like no other. It was a talk like no other. And it was an invitation to do something that most of the 'modern' men and women would have no time to do.

Meditation can slow ageing process: Richard Davidson

March 20, 2018 05:00 AM

REPUBLICA, March 20: Happiness is a skill, and people can learn it in a matter of few hours. And meditation is a way to learn that skill.

Let Buddhas be

March 5, 2018 01:30 AM

Buddha did not waste time in trivial things. Where one is born and where one dies were none of his business. Citizenship and nationality were not his concerns

Learning to die, learning to live

November 28, 2017 09:22 AM

Death is the biggest unknown. That's why it is man's biggest fear.  It is the ultimate truth and there is no running away from it. Countless people have tried to do that in the human history, but everybody has failed.

Imparting life lessons

November 17, 2017 08:50 AM

If you think spirituality and education are two disconnected concepts that don’t go hand in hand, a short trip to Chobhar, about 10 kilometers south of Kathmandu, can prove you wrong. At Tsoknyi Gechak School you will be able see how spirituality and education actually reinforce each other.

Mainstreaming Gumba Schools

November 11, 2017 10:18 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Buddha’s most basic teaching comprises four noble truths: there is suffering in life, there are causes to the sufferings, there is cessation to sufferings, and there is a way that leads to the cessation of sufferings.