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On Being with Krista Tippett is a public radio project delving into the human side of news stories + issues. Curated + edited by senior editor Trent Gilliss.

We publish guest contributions. We edit long; we scrapbook. We do big ideas + deep meaning. We answer questions.

We've even won a couple of Webbys + a Peabody Award.

Going against your core values and losing sight of them. I quit meditating. I quit being a Buddhist. And my life changed, upside down.
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—Professional golfer Tiger Woods offered this response to Kelly Tilghman’s first question about his loss of being in control.

Tiger Woods' Buddhist Bracelet of Protection and Strength

One of yesterday’s two big interviews in which Woods answered questions for the first time since his November 27, 2009 crash, he also was asked about the two-stranded (white?) bracelet he was wearing. His response: “It’s Buddhist, it’s for protection and strength and I certainly need that.”

I’d like to know more about this amulet and the ritual surrounding it. Any ideas about its history and significance?

Trent Gilliss, online editor

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What Does Forgiveness Mean in Buddhism and Christianity
Trent Gilliss, online editor

In the wake of Brit Hume’s comments about Tiger Woods’ religious beliefs on Fox News Sunday on January 3rd,

WNYC’s Brian Lehrer invited Krista to flesh out the concepts of forgiveness and redemption in Christianity and Buddhism. Although it’s rather difficult to gain a decent understanding of these complex theological concepts in 13 minutes, several callers make some fine points — including the Buddhist idea of “letting go.”

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