Buddhism

Chinese Buddhism in Penang – Buddhistdoor Global

Penang State in Malaysia is probably the most religiously diverse place I have ever visited. As I walked through George Town, the capital of Penang, I was completely enchanted by the density of the different religious architectures. In the morning, the Hindu deities of the Sri Mahamariamman temple are awakened in a puja ritual. Throughout […]

Buddhism

Buddhism and politics in Myanmar: an interview with an author

What made you want to write Buddhism, politics and political thought in Myanmar? My interest in the subject began in 2002, during my first trip to Myanmar. With a friend, I had signed up for a month-long meditation retreat at a monastery near Mandalay. One of the teachers was an American who had been ordained […]