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Online forum helps Asian Americans find their way into Americanized Buddhism

(RNS) – Devon’s grandfather Matsumoto helped build the Mountain View Buddhist Temple in the San Francisco Bay Area after World War II. Her father was later in charge of campus buildings while her mother was superintendent of the Dharma school. A few months when he was growing up, Devon, now a 23-year-old social worker, was […]

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Orlando Bloom embraced Buddhism after running nonstop through life – inside his religious views

After running nonstop through a hectic life, English actor Orlando Bloom sought spirituality and finally embraced the peace of Buddhism. Here is a detailed look at his religious views and his life after the election. Fame can undoubtedly be all-consuming, and it’s easy to get lost in the push and pull. This is why many […]

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What is Pure Land Buddhism? A look at how East Asian Buddhists sing and strive for Buddhahood

Many people in the West interpret Buddhism as a path of meditation leading to enlightenment. What many may not know is that this interpretation differs considerably from its practice in East Asia. I spent many years observing Buddhist temples in Taiwan and mainland China, and my research resulted in the book “Chinese Pure Land Buddhism”. […]

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What Buddhism Can Do for AI Ethics

People in both East and West need to share their ideas and consider those of others to enrich their own perspectives. Because the development and use of AI spans the entire globe, how we view it must be informed by all major intellectual traditions. With that in mind, I think the knowledge derived from Buddhist […]

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How Buddhism Can Help Cambodia Get Through the Pandemic

For all Cambodians, 2020 has been a difficult year characterized by the battle between the nation and COVID-19, an invisible enemy that has today claimed 1.81 million lives worldwide. The year also saw Cambodia face one of the worst socio-economic calamities in its history, with millions of people suffering. In an exclusive interview with the […]