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Modern Cult or Religion: Inside Dhammakaya Buddhism

Watch ‘Nirvana For Sale’ on SBS OnDemand With space for more than 100,000 people to meditate, the temple complex of the Dhammakaya sect is larger than life and encourages its followers to do the same. Critics accuse the Dhammakaya movement of exploiting its followers and Buddhism to make money. The headquarters of Wat Dhammakaya, with […]

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What is Nikaya Buddhism? | Dr Jay N. Forrest

The Buddha said: “The true Dhamma does not suddenly disappear like a ship sinks. There are, Kassapa, five nefarious things that lead to the decay and disappearance of the true Dhamma. What are the five? Here, bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, lay men and lay women dwell without reverence and deference to the Teacher; they remain without reverence […]

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Human rights groups slam Xi’s latest calls to ‘sinize’ Tibetan Buddhism

International rights groups and Tibetan government-in-exile officials say Chinese President Xi Jinping’s latest calls to “sinize” Tibetan Buddhism threaten Tibetan identity and culture. FILE – Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the closing session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on May 28, 2020. Xi’s comments […]

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China’s Sinicization Policy of Tibetan Buddhism Misguided Attempts to Control People’s Religious Beliefs, Says CTA-ANI President

Dharmshala (Himachal Pradesh) [India]Sep 1 (ANI): Calling Chinese President Xi Jinping’s proposed policy directions on Tibet “wrong” and “unrealistic”, Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) Chairman Dr. Labsang Sangay said stated that China’s policy of Sinicization of Tibetan Buddhism is a misguided attempt to control the Tibetan people’s religious belief and reincarnation system.“China’s policy of Sinicization of […]

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China’s Sinicization Policy of Tibetan Buddhism Unintentionally Tries to Control People’s Religious Beliefs, Says CTA-ANI Chairman

Dharmsala (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Sept. 1 (ANI): Calling the policy directions proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping “misguided” and “unrealistic,” Tibetan Central Administration (CTA) Chairman Dr Labsang Sangay said China’s policy of Sinization of Tibetan Buddhism is a misguided attempt to control the religious belief of the Tibetan people and the system of reincarnation.“China’s policy […]