Buddhism

The giant behind the revival of Buddhism

Our most venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera was born on January 20, 1827. It was a dark time in Sri Lanka’s history when the country which suffered greatly under the suffocating rule of Portuguese and Dutch settlers at the time, was forced to officially surrender himself to the British Empire. Thus, on March 2, 1815, […]

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“Revamp: Writings On Secular Buddhism”, a new book by Winton Higgins, to be released April 26, 2021

Friday April 23, 2021, 2:51 p.m.Press Release: Tuwhiri Project ‘Revamp: writings on secular Buddhism’, is a new book by Winton Higgins, to be published by Tuwhiri on April 26, 2021. The book traces the emergence of secular Buddhism with a focus on the current climate emergency and intensification of social injustice crying out for radical […]

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Buddhism helps Shraddha Das cope with difficult times

Containment across Maharashtra to fight the second wave of COVID-19 has affected celebrities as much as the average man. Shraddha Das, who is currently in Mumbai, says she is going through a difficult time, but Buddhist chants are helping her cope. “I have been sitting at home for the past 10 days doing nothing,” Shraddha […]

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How Buddhism helped celebrity chef Eric Ripert break the cycle of abusive cooking

Read the transcript of the story Originally published April 20, 2021. Celebrity French chef Eric Ripert learned his trade in kitchens plagued with abuse of younger staff – an environment he briefly recreated when he became boss later in his life. “I realized I was wrong; I emulated some of my mentors and people who […]

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Why Disney’s Original “Mulan” Doesn’t Include Chinese Buddhism

The disney original Mulan is one of the most famous Hollywood movies in China, however, it refuses to explore the rich history of Chinese Buddhism. There is a very specific reason for this. Here’s what the film’s co-director Tony Bancroft said about the role of spirituality in the film and his career. The Magic Kingdom […]

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Where does Buddhism get its reputation for peace?

When I teach an undergraduate course on ‘Buddhism and Violence’, I usually start by asking students to rank religious groups according to the number of followers they have in the British Army. Typically Christians are at the top of the student lists and Buddhists at the bottom. This reflects an unconscious prejudice that many of […]