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Wed, Nov 22, 2017 1:02:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
KCETLA Photographer Don Farber Documents Buddhist Life in the CityKCETForty years ago, in 1977, four Vietnamese boys became monks for a week under the guidance of a Malaysian brother living at the Vietnamese Buddhist temple in Koreatown in Los Angeles. When they walked barefoot along the local sidewalks to a [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 5:49:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Lion's RoarWho is BR Ambedkar?Lion's RoarB. R. Ambedkar (1891–1956) was a statesman, social reformer, and independence leader who led a Buddhist revival in India known as the Dalit Buddhist movement. He inspired millions of Indians to convert to Buddhism to escape the oppression of the Hindu ...and more [...]
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 1:07:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Militant Buddhism is on the march in South-East Asia – where did it come from?International ViewpointEven ten years on, the first mental image that comes to mind with regard to Theravāda Buddhism is that of Myanmar's Saffron Revolution of August-September 2007: thousands of Buddhist monks peacefully demonstrating in the streets [...]
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 9:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Lion's RoarYes, Buddhism is a Religion - Lion's RoarLion's RoarBuddhism shouldn't be stereotyped as a New Age fad or reduced to a technique, says Scott Mitchell. We miss so much by not acknowledging what it is.and more [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 8:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
What Buddhism teaches about peace and warThe Economist (blog)BUDDHISM is generally regarded, with good reason, as the most peaceful of world religions. Like other south Asian faiths, it stresses the principle of ahimsa, the “non-injury” of other living things. Yet its teachings also emphasise that violence harms ... [...]
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 5:59:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Mintpress News (blog)The Civil War Inside Buddhism Caused Ethnic Cleansing of MuslimsMintpress News (blog)Members of a Myanmar's ultra-nationalist Buddhist group shout slogans during a protest rally in Nayptitaw, Myanmar, Saturday, May 20, 2017, against Religious Minister Thura Aung Ko for his intervention in a case in which Myanmar Now news [...]
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 6:29:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The Conversation UKMyanmar and Buddhist extremism - The ConversationThe Conversation UKThere is a battle of Buddhisms taking place on the streets of Myanmar.and more [...]
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 1:50:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
New York TimesBuddhism Is More 'Western' Than You Think - The New York TimesNew York TimesNot long ago I was accused of something I hadn't realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New Yorker ...Int'l. conference on Buddhism and Science [...]
Mon, Nov 06, 2017 11:05:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
The DiplomatBuddhism and Islam in Asia: A Long and Complicated HistoryThe DiplomatA cursory glance at world news today may suggest that the fault-line where Buddhism and Islam meet in Asia is increasingly characterized by conflict between the two religions. Of course, in broadest sense, this is not true, as religions [...]
Mon, Oct 30, 2017 1:03:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
Scientific American (blog)Does Buddhism Give Us Answers or Questions?Scientific American (blog)I've always had a love-hate relationship with Buddhism. The bestseller Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright, which I critiqued here and talked about with Wright here, has dredged up memories of past encounters with Buddhists. One is the teacher [...]
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 12:33:00 PM, Continue reading at the source

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