Buddhists from around the state are expected in Charlottesville this weekend, where an unusual traveling exhibit opens – promising peace and medical miracles.
The source -- mysterious bead-like objects that remain when spiritual leaders are cremated.
A video posted online tells the tale of the Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour featuring relics taken from the cremated remains of Buddhist masters. Leena Rose Miller, who organized the event here, says these pearl-like objects promote peace, healing and inspiration.
What does it take to be happy in life? A book on the subject is catching on, on campus. A project that began as a women’s book group has morphed into a discussion series on a single book. It’s called, “The How of Happiness.”
This month, two young women from India and Pakistan shared the Nobel Prize for promoting the rights of kids in their countries.
Here in Virginia, another young woman is doing likewise – standing up to her high school principal and the school board.
The dramatic growth in this country’s Hispanic population is not news – except, perhaps, in Richmond, where the public schools were apparently caught off guard. Jesse Senechal is with a group called Richmond Teachers for Social Justice.