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McMindfulness: how capitalism has hijacked the Buddhist teaching of mindfulness

Originally published in 2019. Over the past two decades, mindfulness meditation in the West has gone from a marginal practice to a mainstream phenomenon. Its promise, as sold to us in countless books and apps, is seductive: it’s a simple technique to calm down and be more present. It is touted as a panacea for […]

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Can Buddhism Help Resistance?

Source: Image by Mathieu Vivier from Pixabay 2020 has been a tough year for us. Collectively, we have seen disease, death, political strife, racial injustice, and economic adversity cause great suffering. Personally, life has been very difficult as my wife has been diagnosed with stage 2 cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatments. All this […]

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How Buddhism grew and fell in India: The Tribune India

Vappala Balachandran Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat On December 21, while addressing the 6th Indo-Japanese Samwad, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed to create a Composite World Library on Buddhist Studies for scholars to continue “our ancient tradition of spiritual exchange and scholars ”. In 1938, the French writer-philosopher André Malraux made an almost similar suggestion […]

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The manga monk: teaching Buddhism through comics

NYUZEN, Toyama Prefecture–Buddhist priest Yoshiyuki Kondo offers his own brand of enlightenment through a the manga comic series he created after his own life took a rough turn. Kondo, a former schoolteacher, said he hopes the series titled “Yankee to Jushoku” (Bad Boy and Chief Priest) will help others find wisdom when they encounter upheaval […]

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Does quantum mechanics support Buddhism?

By Don Lincoln, Ph.D., Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) Quantum mechanics is not always easy to understand. He tries to explain the systems of the world on the scale of the atom and atomic particles. Some old mysteries of physics have been solved using quantum physics. There are many rumors about strange concepts, but the […]

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Tina Turner Says Buddhism ‘Literally Saved My Life’ After Suicide Attempt – Billboard

Tina Turner highlights her path to peace in her new book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life For Goodin which she details how her Buddhist practices have helped her out of the darkest times of her life. “I truly believe that age is just a number, and I’ve never let age get […]

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India calls on UN to directly oppose Hinduphobia and fanaticism targeting Sikhism and Buddhism

Hindu swastika By Arul Louis The United Nations- India called on the UN to take a direct stand against Hinduphobia and violent sectarianism targeting Sikhism and Buddhism. “This August body does not recognize the rise in hatred and violence against Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism,” Ashish Sharma, first secretary of the United Nations Indian mission, told […]

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India calls on UN to oppose Hinduphobia and fanaticism targeting Sikhism and Buddhism

India called on the UN to take a direct stand against Hinduphobia and violent sectarianism targeting Sikhism and Buddhism. “This August body does not recognize the rise in hatred and violence against Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism,” Ashish Sharma, first secretary of the Indian mission of India, told the General Assembly on Wednesday. United Nations, during […]

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Teaching online during the COVID crisis: what we have learned

Last spring semester marked a heroic response to the coronavirus that has caused a sea change in the way much of higher education is delivered – a change that will continue to influence the way learning is accessed at from now. So what have we learned? Above all, we have learned that we need to […]