Buddhism

Crisis of faith within Buddhism?

Our monastic community has long been a spiritual refuge for Thai society, with our Buddhist monks long held in high esteem. This might no longer be a familiar scenario, however, with a slew of bad news about the indecent behavior and misconduct of many monastic members having cast a negative light on the clergy like […]

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Religious beliefs in North Korea

Until the late 4th century AD, Korea was dominated by its native indigenous religion which was socially guided by shamans. However, it was during this time that the country was introduced to Buddhism and Confucianism from China. Under the Kingdom of Goryeo (918-1392), which had unified the country, Buddhism became a major force in the […]

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Dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity is more urgent than ever – Buddhistdoor Global

Evangelical leaders hold a prayer for Trump and Mike Pence, far right, at the White House in September 2017. From newyorker.com How dramatic, arbitrary and often repetitive the tides of history are. We are very successful – the 2,500-year-old Buddhist dispensation being at the top of my list of human achievements, with the invention of […]

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Korean Buddhism’s Jogye Order to Build Global Meditation Village – Buddhistdoor Global

The design of Mungyeong World Meditation Village. At yonhapnews.co.kr The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism plans to build a large-scale meditation complex in front of Bongam-sa, a temple in the city of Mungyeong in South Korea’s Gyeongsang Province. Mungyeong Global Meditation Village, the brainchild of Bongam Temple of the Jogye Order and a group of […]