Buddhism

Chinese Buddhism beyond Asia – Buddhistdoor Global

At Buddhadoor Global This year’s special issue looks at how Chinese Buddhism, one of the oldest and most influential Asian expressions of Universal Dharma, took hold in countries like Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. United. Featuring contributions from Western-born Chinese Buddhists, Chinese-born residents in Western countries, and venerable nuns, our issue foregrounds an East-West […]

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Nurturing the roots of Chinese Buddhism in Africa – Buddhistdoor Global

I was born Simon Manase Masauko in Malawi on April 23, 1978. I received the name Dharma Ben Xing, which means “awakening” or, more literally, “the original root of awakening”, in 2000 from the famous Buddhist monk Venerable Master Hui Li, the first Mahayana monk from Taiwan to come to Africa and spread humanistic Buddhism. […]

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How does Buddhism view LGBTQ people?

As a gay man, I would like to know how Buddhism views LGBTQ people. I am not interested in joining a religion that disapproves of who I am. Illustration by Nolan Pelletier. One of the (many) differences between Buddhism and other religions is the low importance it places on sexuality as a moral issue. While […]