Monks with ‘Superhuman’ Abilities show Scientists What We Can All Do
In the modern day world, we too often underestimate our abilities as humans. We perceive ourselves to just be creatures on earth far too often, but that’s no...
Chinese monk mummified in gold leaf
The mummification process is part of a Buddhist tradition that honors faithful monks. Produced by Maya Dangerfield. Images courtesy of AP and Reuters. Read m...
Breathtaking Images Of Shaolin Monks Training
These breathtaking images will leave you speechless... Shaolin monks believe that strength comes only from the mind, because of this there are almost no limits to what they can do with their bodies du...
Monk
A monk (from Greek: μοναχός, monachos, "single, solitary" and Latin monachus) is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be...
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Nun
A nun is a member of a religious community of women, typically one living under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. She may have decided to dedicate her life to serving all other living beings, ...
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Khentrul Lodro Thaye Rinpoche
Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche is the abbot of Mardo Tashi Choling in Eastern Tibet. He established a retreat center there. He created the shedra, a formal Buddhist monastic teaching, under the direct ...
Trungpa tülkus
The Trungpa tülkus are a line of incarnate Tibetan lamas who traditionally head Surmang monastery complex in Kham, now Surmang. The three heads of the Zurmang Kagyü are known as GharTengTrungSum (Ghar...
Giovanni Battista Orsenigo
Giovanni Battista Orsenigo- (1837-1904) An Italian monk from a family of thirteen, although four of his siblings did not reach adulthood. He had several jobs before realizing his vocation and becoming...
José de Sigüenza
José de Sigüenza (Sigüenza, 1544 - El Escorial, 22 May 1606) was a historian, poet and Spanish theologian.A Hieronymite monk, de Sigüenza was the prior of the monastery of El Escorial, where he served...
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Sarabaites
Sarabaites were a class of Catholic monks widely spread before the time of St. Benedict.
They either continued like the early ascetics, to live in their own homes, or dwelt together in or near cit...
Egbert of Lindisfarne
Egbert of Lindisfarne (or Ecgberht) was Bishop of Lindisfarne from his consecration on 11 June 802 until his death in 821. He is often confused with Saint Egbert who served as a monk at Lindisfarne, ...
Ngawang Wangyal
Ngawang Wangyal (Tibetan: ངག་དབང་དབང་རྒྱལ་, Wylie: Ngag-dbang Dbang-rgyal) (October 15, 1901 - January 30, 1983), popularly known as "Geshe Wangyal," was a Buddhist priest and scholar of Kalm...
Rinpoche
Rinpoche, also spelled Rimboche and Rinboqê (Tibetan: རིན་པོ་ཆེ་, Wylie: rin-po-che, ZYPY: Rinboqê), is an honorific term used in the Tibetan language. It literally means "precious one", ...
Kunkhyen Pema Karpo
Kunkhyen Pema Karpo (Tibetan: ཀུན་མཁྱེན་པདྨ་དཀར་པོ་, Wylie: Kun-mkhyen Pad-ma Dkar-po) (1527-1592 CE) was the fourth Gyalwang Drukpa, head of the Drukpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. He was th...
Lawapa
Lawapa or Lavapa (Wylie: la ba pa; grub chen la ba pa; wa ba pa) was a figure in Tibetan Buddhism who flourished in the 10th century. He was also known as Kambala and Kambalapada (Sanskrit: Kaṃbalapād...
Amago Katsuhisa
Amago Katsuhisa (尼子 勝久, 1553 – August 8, 1578) was a remnant of the Amago clan, a powerful feudal clan in the Chūgoku region of Japan, backed up by Yamanaka Yukimori, a vassal of the clan.He...
Volmar (monk)
Volmar (died 1173) was a Saint Disibod monk who acted as prior and father confessor for the nuns at Disibodenberg. He was one of two teachers of Hildegard of Bingen during her early years, the other b...
Giuseppe Piazzi
Giuseppe Piazzi (July 16, 1746 – July 22, 1826) was an Italian Catholic priest of the Theatine order, mathematician, and astronomer. He was born in Ponte in Valtellina, and died in Naples. He es...
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Jain monasticism
Jain monasticism refers to the order of monks and nuns in the Jain community. The term nirgrantha "bondless" was used for Jain monks in the past. Another ancient term, samaṇa "striver", is used mainly...
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Joannicius the Great
Venerable Saint Joannicius the Great, in original Greek Ioannikios the Great (Greek: Όσιος Ιωαννίκιος ο Μέγας 752, Marikat, Bithynia - November 4, 846 in Antidium) - respected Byzantine Christian ...
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Robert Mannyng
Robert Mannyng (or Robert de Brunne) (c. 1275 – c. 1338) was an English chronicler and Gilbertine monk. Mannyng provides a surprising amount of information about himself in his two known works, Handly...