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Some of the latest stories about Buddhism appearing in the News.

The Oakland PressTibetan Buddhism-based compassion training eases doctor burnoutThe Oakland PressA Mayo Clinic survey found that nearly half of physicians in the United States have at least one symptom of burnout, and the phenomenon is more common among doctors than other professions. Buddhist compassion training is being used to combat [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 7:21:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The NationBuddhism Office ex-chief found with hoard of gold bars - The NationThe NationPhanom Sornsilp, former director of National Office of Buddhism, faces two corruption-related charges after 80-baht weight of gold bars and other valuables ...and more [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 5:41:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Telegraph.co.ukSexual assaults and violent rages... Inside the dark world of Buddhist teacher Sogyal RinpocheTelegraph.co.ukIn August last year, Sogyal Rinpoche, the Tibetan lama whose book The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has sold more than three million copies around the world, and made him probably the best known Tibetan Buddhist [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 5:02:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Kane County ChronicleCommunity Voice: Buddhist monk shares philosophy at Prana Yoga Center in GenevaKane County ChronicleBack in 2010, I heard about Prana Yoga Center in Geneva, where a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, by the name of Bhante Sumana, was teaching meditation. One night, I decided to go to the [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 10:46:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
CNNHow Myanmar's Buddhists actually feel about the RohingyaCNNSome 90% of Myanmar's population is Buddhist but the notion that Islam threatens Buddhism is prevalent, according to a new report from the International Crisis Group, which says the idea often appears in mass publications and popular religious materials.Violence in Myanmar shows the [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 3:54:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
BeliefnetA Crash Course in BuddhismBeliefnetThis is a nontheistic religion that is deceptively simple, and so is often misunderstood. Many of us have a vague idea that Buddhism is about things like inner peace, mindfulness, and meditation, but we know little of the thousands of years of history ... [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 2:15:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
Daily BeastThe Zen Buddhist Nuclear Weapons Expert in Trump's White HouseDaily BeastA senior official in the White House tasked with advising President Donald Trump on weapons of mass destruction is an ordained Zen Buddhist chaplain, who long ago reconciled Buddhism's non-violent teachings with his support for aggressive, sometimes ... [...]
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 4:12:00 AM, Continue reading at the source
The Nation.Buddhists in Myanmar Are Unifying Behind a Deadly NationalismThe Nation.The majority of people in Myanmar appear to see the Rohingya as crusading Islamizers bent on dislodging Buddhism from its central position in society. This, therefore, makes them a greater menace to the young democracy than an invigorated military.What the [...]
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 8:14:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
New York TimesLooking for Buddhist Wisdom in 'The Princess Bride'New York TimesThe sunlit meditation hall at the Shambhala Center in downtown Manhattan is usually reserved for serious Buddhist practice — austere contemplation, the silent cultivation of wisdom, deliberate reflection on the world's fundamental impermanence. But ... [...]
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 9:13:00 PM, Continue reading at the source
POLITICO MagazineWhen the US Government Tried to Fight Communism With BuddhismPOLITICO MagazineAs Buddhist Myanmar is once again in the news for a brutal crackdown on its Rohingya Muslim minority, it's worth remembering just how politically volatile religion can be in Southeast Asia—a part of the world more famous for meditation [...]
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 11:25:00 AM, Continue reading at the source

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