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Assistant Professor, Japanese Buddhism, works at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago Divinity School

The Divinity School at the University of Chicago invites applications for one or more tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor from scholars whose work focuses on Japanese Buddhism, for an appointment date of July 1, 2023. The salary is open, as is the disciplinary specialization and era of research focus. Applicants should possess […]

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Long before Harry Potter, dragons were part of Buddhism, Christianity. why they are attractive

Jpremiere of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ prequelDragon House” will undoubtedly bring more attention to the ferocious dragon. Two-legged or four-legged, fire-breathing or metamorphosed, scaled or feathered, dragons fascinate people around the world with their legendary power. This shouldn’t be surprising. Long before “Harry Potter,” “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” and other modern […]

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India and Thailand keep the values ​​of Ramayana and Buddhism

The Ramayana has a deep cultural influence in Thailand. Here Ramayana is a national epic known as Ramkian. Buddhism is also the main religion here. In this way, the two countries follow the principles of world peace, humanism and brotherhood while imbibing the values ​​of Buddhism and Ramayana. Minister of Culture, Tourism and Religious Foundation […]

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Ghosts, mummies and robots in Buddhism

I’ve spent the last two months in Japan, mostly in Tōhoku, the northernmost region of the main island, Honshū. During that time I was working on a few different projects, including ghost weddings, *mummies,** and using androids in Buddhist temples. *** I have already mentioned each of these three phenomena separately in previous essays for […]

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Buddhism showcased at Thai business school

At poetesandquants.com The Sasin School of Management, based at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, will ensure that its students not only understand business principles and practices, but also the importance of culture. In Thailand, this culture is largely inseparable from the country’s predominant religion, Buddhism. Rather than ignoring Buddhism or clumsily co-opting it, which has drawn […]

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Buddhism with Chinese characteristics: Panchen Lama pushes President Xi Jinping’s version of religion to Tibet

Lhasa (Tibet): China named Panchen Lama or more specifically the puppet Lama Gyaltsen Norbu recently made headlines for pushing the Chinese claim of Tibetan Buddhism with Chinese characteristics. This version of Buddhism presented by Gyaltsen Norbu is the vision that President Xi Jinping wants to apply to Tibet, according to Tibet Press. “People are of […]

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Highlights on Buddhism – KESQ

CNN Editorial Research Here is an overview of Buddhism, the main religion of many countries in Asia. Beliefs/Practices Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) grew up in a wealthy family. He decided to follow a path of self-sacrifice, but did not find the truth until he sat down under a tree, now known as the Bo tree. There […]

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Fast Facts on Buddhism – ABC17NEWS

CNN Editorial Research Here is an overview of Buddhism, the main religion of many countries in Asia. Beliefs/Practices Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) grew up in a wealthy family. He decided to follow a path of self-sacrifice, but did not find the truth until he sat down under a tree, now known as the Bo tree. There […]

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Highlights on Buddhism – KRDO

CNN Editorial Research Here is an overview of Buddhism, the main religion of many countries in Asia. Beliefs/Practices Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) grew up in a wealthy family. He decided to follow a path of self-sacrifice, but did not find the truth until he sat down under a tree, now known as the Bo tree. There […]

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Highlights on Buddhism – KION546

CNN Editorial Research Here is an overview of Buddhism, the main religion of many countries in Asia. Beliefs/Practices Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha) grew up in a wealthy family. He decided to follow a path of self-sacrifice, but did not find the truth until he sat down under a tree, now known as the Bo tree. There […]

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A crash course in Buddhism | Buddhist teachings | The Noble Eightfold Path

The Noble Eightfold Path The Buddhist Noble Eightfold Path is one of the most popular aspects of Buddhism because it is incredibly practical. Essentially, it’s a step-by-step guide to bringing happiness to yourself and others – it’s a self-help lover’s dream. According to Kozak, the first step on the path, Right View, means “having a […]

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What is the biggest misconception about Buddhism? Let all Buddhists meditate

[This article is part of the 10 Misconceptions about Buddhism series] The most common misconception about Buddhism is that all Buddhists meditate. For more than two millennia, Buddhists have made unique contributions to meditative theory and practice. Buddhist literature is replete with discussions of the stages of meditation, the prerequisites for achieving these stages, and […]

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American Buddhism in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: A Call to Writers

Tomorrow, I will be seventy-four years old. According to the psalmist, The days of our years are sixty years and ten; and if, because of their strength, they are eighty years old, yet their strength is pain and pain; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. More contemporary translations say seventy years […]

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A look at some of the guiding principles of Buddhism – The Royal Gazette

Created: Jul 09, 2022 08:00 Faith followed by 400 million: a large bronze statue of Buddha sits on Hong Kong’s Lantau Island This month’s article on faith is a look at the Buddhist religion. Although its local community is much smaller than the other religions we have featured, Buddhism is actually one of the largest […]

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Buddhism for Beginners | Daniel Scharpenburg

Many people develop an interest in Buddhism, but it can be difficult to know where to start. When I first became interested in it, I resisted for many years going to a temple and meeting other Buddhists. I resisted because I was worried. I was afraid of sitting in the wrong position during meditation, or […]

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The Triple Refuge of Buddhism – The Island

By Eng Parakrama [email protected] It was in February of this year that I pointed out that the Sri Lankan energy sector is a headless chicken. https://www.ft.lk/columns/Sri-Lankan-electricity-sector-The-headless-chicken/4-730564 Looking at the long queues for all forms of energy, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and LPG, where citizens waste their lives and in some cases lose their lives, it is […]

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Tibetan Buddhism’s reincarnation system under threat

The First Karmapa, Dusum Khyenpa The custom of reincarnation is a very ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The very firstthe embodied lama in the Tibetan reincarnation story was Karmapa Pakshi. It wasrecognized as the reincarnation of Karmapa Dusum Kyenpa some eight hundred yearsfrom. From there, the custom of reincarnation spread like fire among the four […]

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The links of ancient Greece and India

Although we know the story of how Alexander the Great reached the Indus Valley and befriended King Porus, few know the legacy his conquest would have on ancient India and Buddhism, otherwise known as Greco-Buddhism. It might seem that Greece and Buddhism seem to be completely independent, but ancient Greek thought and aesthetics actually had […]

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Buddhism is a philosophy | Coeur d’Alene Press

In this series on minority religions, Tuesday’s column skimmed through some bizarre aspects. Today takes us more mainstream. Albert Einstein had this to say about Buddhism: “Buddhism has the characteristics of what one would expect of a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal god, avoids dogma and theology. It covers both the […]

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How to Cope With Death – Pilgrimages and Death Rituals in Japanese Buddhism

I have discussed pilgrimages in Japan in a previous article on this site.* This month I am teaching a course in Japan that involves visits to pilgrimage sites primarily associated with the True Word school of Buddhism. A common theme to all of these sites is that they offer rituals that console those who have […]

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The essence of Buddhism | Daniel Scharpenburg

At Rime Center we do a carol every sunday called Supplication to the Buddha. I believe in part of this chanting we really understand what the essence of Buddhism is. It is as follows: “Do not commit any non-virtuous action. Perform only perfect virtuous actions. Completely subjugate your mind- This is the teaching of the […]

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The future of Buddhism in question

Professor Soraj Hongladarom from Chulalongkorn University. “Many of the new generation do not believe in Buddhism because of the improper conduct of some monks.” “I’m an atheist. Can I change the religion on my ID to be ‘no religion’?” These discussions are widely circulated on social media as more and more young people express doubts […]

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Flashback: How over 700 years of Buddhism came to an end in Lahore – Newspaper

The day of Vesak, the anniversary of the birth of the Buddha, took place two weeks ago and at the Mohra Moradu Stupa in Taxila many pilgrims gathered and celebrated the birth, the date of enlightenment and the death, surprisingly all on the same date, of the great man. There is no need to recall […]

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Acclaimed Chinese Buddhism Author and Translator Red Pine Teams Up with Nonprofit Press and Filmmaker for Book and Film – Buddhistdoor Global

At Peninsuladailynews.com Famous American traveler, translator and author Bill Porter, who goes by the pen name Red Pine, has teamed up with Copper Canyon Press, a nonprofit poetry publisher, and Woody Creek Pictures, a film production company dedicated to improving the common good. , to create a feature-length documentary about his life and an anthology […]

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How to know if your practice of Buddhism by listening to podcasts or using meditation apps is “authentic”

(The conversation) — Is it digital buddhismwhich includes computer-assisted practices such as listening to podcasts and using meditation apps, authentic? Some scholars have argued that Digital Buddhism embodies Western appropriation and dilution of traditional Asian practices. Others like the Slovenian cultural critic Slavoj Zizek perceive it as embodying the spirit of late capitalism. Žižek argues […]

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Are podcasts and meditation apps producing “authentic” Buddhism?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain East digital buddhismwhich includes computer-assisted practices such as listening to podcasts and using meditation apps, authentic? Some scholars have argued that Digital Buddhism embodies Western appropriation and dilution of traditional Asian practices. Others like the Slovenian cultural critic Slavoj Zizek perceive it as embodying the spirit of late capitalism. Žižek argues […]

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Graphic novel ‘The Eightfold Path’ explores the intersections of Buddhism and Afrofuturism

by Amanda Ong Charles Johnson, former professor emeritus of English at the University of Washington, recently published his latest book The Eightfold Patha graphic novel with co-author Steven Barnes and illustrator Bryan Christopher Moss. The Eightfold Path is an anthology of interconnected Afrofuturistic parables inspired by the teachings of the Buddha. It crosses media, stories, […]

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The Origin, Spread and Teachings of Buddhism

BUDDHA PURNIMA 2022: Buddhism was founded by Lord Buddha around the 6th century BCE. It started in India but is now practiced by many countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Japan. The Buddha is said to have been born as Siddhartha Gautama into the royal family of a small Lumbini kingdom […]

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Belle and Sebastian: Stuart Murdoch on Buddhism

Buddhism may not be the first topic listeners think of when listening to Scottish band Belle and Sebastian’s new album A bit of precedent (Matador Records), released today. But a discerning ear will pick up references to past lives, endless Renaissanceuniversal compassionand impermanence. (Read the album title again.) Tricycle sat down with Stuart Murdoch, the […]

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The false history of China, the manipulation of Tibetan Buddhism

On April 26, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs was asked to comment on a statement by the US State Department statement urging China to reveal the whereabouts of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima. On May 14, 1995, six-year-old Gedhun Choekyi Nyima was named the 11th Panchen Lama by the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s highest spiritual leader […]

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Western Buddhism and the meaning of liberation

Inconceivable is the beginning of this samsara. One must not discern the first beginning of beings who, obstructed by ignorance and trapped by greed, rush and hasten through this round of rebirth. . . . Thus have you long suffered suffering, suffered torment, suffered misfortune, and filled the cemeteries. Long enough to be dissatisfied with […]

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Buddhism in Afghanistan: Early Growth and Decline | By Dr. Rajkumar Singh

Buddhism in Afghanistan: beginning of growth and decline BUDDHISM, a religion of Indian origin, developed in the Indian subcontinent centuries after the death of Gautam Buddha, when he gained the protection and promotion of Mauryan King Ashoka in the 3rd century BC. The third emperor of the kingdom first conquered modern Afghanistan and with it […]

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International Women’s Meditation Center Foundation awards 2022 Outstanding Women in Buddhism Awards – Buddhistdoor Global

Coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8, the International Women’s Meditation Center Foundation (IWMCF) announced its annual awards for outstanding women in Buddhism from its headquarters in Rayong, Thailand. This year, 20 women, including lay people and monks from around the world, have been honored with these awards. The full list of recipients and […]

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Changing empires and the decline of Buddhism

Last year we read reports from one of the major archaeological discoveries of recent years, Musi River, Sumatra. Very rich finds of luxury items, especially gold, suggest that we are dealing with the lost capital of a long forgotten empire. Srivijaya was a mighty merchant trading empire of the seas, a thalassocracy, which controlled the […]

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New IC course explores tenets of Buddhism

Accommodation on North American Headquarters of His Holiness’ Personal Monastery the Dalai Lama, Ithaca’s south hill is no stranger to Buddhism. Also located on South Hill, Ithaca College has introduced a new course called “Searching for the Buddha” in an effort to educate its students about Buddhism. The course is currently offered on Tuesdays and […]

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The Kashmiri monk who helped spread Buddhism across Asia

Javanese folklore contains the story of a late 4th century Hindu king named Vadhaka who converted to Buddhism. According to legend, one night Vadhaka’s mother dreamed of a holy man coming to Java on a flying boat. The very next day, a Kashmiri monk named Gunavarman reached the shores of the island. Upon Gunavarman’s arrival, […]

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Buddhism is not about being vegan

Ask people what they know about Buddhists, especially people who have never met Buddhists, and you’ll probably get a few simple answers: They’re peaceful. They are nice. They are super cool. They don’t drink. And they don’t eat meat. Alas, there is no practice, religious or otherwise, guaranteed to make you any of these things. […]

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How Thích Nhất Hạnh changed the world beyond Buddhism

(RNS) — A man once asked a Masai elder, “What makes a good morani?”— a good warrior. The elder replied, “When the moment calls for ferocity, a good morani is very fierce. And when the moment calls for kindness, a good morani is utterly tender. But what makes a great warrior, the elder added, “is […]

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Sri Lanka – China cracks down on Buddhism in Tibet

(MENAFN- Colombo Gazette) The latest annual report published by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy describes Tibet as a “giant open prison”. A Freedom House report said the human rights situation in Tibet was between Syria and North Korea. In “The State of Human Rights in the World” published by Amnesty International, the […]

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China cracks down on Buddhism in Tibet

The latest annual report published by the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy describes Tibet as a “giant open-air prison”. A Freedom House report said the human rights situation in Tibet was between Syria and North Korea. In “The State of Human Rights in the World” published by Amnesty International, the situations in China […]

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Japanese and Shinto art: mountains in blue, Buddhism and kami

Japan art and shinto: mountains in blue, buddhism and kami Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Artist Sawako Utsumi is from northern Japan. In his art you often have religious dimensions – some obvious and some with hints about numerology and merging it with religion. Therefore, in this art article, the focus is on the […]

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Two European Zen Monks – Buddhistdoor Global

In my recent article “Modern Buddhism and its Cultural Translations: Reflections from a Qualitative Case Study of Two European Zen Monks”, published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Arxiu from Etnografia de Catalunya, I proposed to understand modern Buddhism using a psychological and cultural approach. To this end, I examined the life stories of two European […]

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The Journey of a Pilgrim in Vajrayana Buddhism

Similar to the Zen images of Ten Ox Herding, Vajrayana Buddhism offers an illustration of the spiritual path using elephants. As with the Ox Herding images, there are several different versions of the Elephant images. I came across a comment from the Householder Dharma teacher Piya Tan being the sin. I love the different angles […]

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Hinduphobia, hatred against Sikhism and Buddhism must be recognized by UN, says Indian envoy

Hinduphobia and acts of religious hatred against Sikhism and Buddhism must be recognized by the The United Nationssaid India’s envoy to the intergovernmental body, The Hindu reported. “Violent nationalism” and “right-wing extremism” should not be included in the definition of terrorism, he added. TS Tirumurti, India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, made the statement […]

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South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable 2021 opens in Shenzhen

London, UK, December 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – The 2021 South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable in Shenzhen was held in Shenzhen on December 9. Guests from 18 countries and regions, including Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia and Myanmar, attended the meeting through physical and virtual participation. Focused on the theme “Building Compassion and Lightening […]

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2021 Shenzhen South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable Opens

The 2021 Shenzhen Roundtable on South China Sea Buddhism was held in Shenzhen on December 9. 2021 Shenzhen South China Sea Buddhism Roundtable Opens The 2021 Shenzhen Roundtable on South China Sea Buddhism was held in Shenzhen on December 9. The 2021 Shenzhen Roundtable on South China Sea Buddhism was held in Shenzhen on December […]

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Opening of the 2021 Shenzhen Roundtable on South China Sea Buddhism

London, UK, 24 Dec. Dec. 9, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 2021 Shenzhen Roundtable on South China Sea Buddhism was held in Shenzhen. Guests from 18 countries and regions, including Cambodia, Laos, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia and Myanmar, attended the meeting through physical and virtual participation. Centered around the theme “Building Compassion and Illuminating the […]

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From Sri Lanka to Australia: How women are remaking Buddhism

Full ordination as a Buddhist nun, or Bhikkhuni, is life-changing for women like Ayya Suvira. “My ordination day was the best day of my life,” says Suvira Bhikkhuni. “The motion is passed to accept you as a member of the sangha – it’s a very special experience.” Buddhist bowls(Pexels: cottonbro) Suvira Bhikkhuni was ordained in […]

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The world can learn from the concept of benevolent love of Buddhism

As the world grapples with the trauma of Covid-19, World Kindness Day, celebrated annually on November 13, was a good opportunity to reflect on the healing potential of acts of kindness large and small. Indeed, it is the acts of kindness of essential workers that have helped save so many lives. As a specialist in […]

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Patrick Duffy converted to Buddhism to sleep with his future wife married for 13 years

Patrick Duffy converted to Buddhism after meeting Carlyn Rosser. When they first met she was married to another man, but Buddhist lovers found a way to make their relationship work for decades. Patrick Duffy played the superhero in the sci-fi classic “Man From Atlantis”. His career in the movie industry dates back to the 1970s. […]

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Ironic? Myanmar monk seeks to bring back the glory of Buddhism to India

By Vidya Bhushan Rawat*Kushinagar celebrates the life and achievements of Bhadant Gyaneshwar Mahasthivir, the chief monk of the main Mahaparinirvan temple. He celebrated his 85th birthday on November 10. Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh is one of the most important places for Buddhists around the world, as Buddha gave his last sermon there and met his […]

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Buddhism – WorldAtlas

Buddhism is considered the 4e the largest religion in the world originating in ancient India between the 6th and 4th centuries BCE. The religion is based on a series of teachings from Gautama Buddha. From India, Buddhism spread to major parts of Asia and the rest of the world. Currently, there are three major groups […]

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Replica of Boudhanath Stupa at Kizhinginsky Datsan – Buddhistdoor Global

The Great Jarun Khashor Stupa. At baikaltravel.ru The Kizhinginsky Datsan Monastery “Dechen Dashi Lhumboling” (from Tibetan: Dechen Tashi Lhunpo Ling, “Auspicious Mountain Place of Great Bliss”) is located in Kizhinginsky District in the south of the Republic of Buryatia. As in most Buddhist monasteries in the republic, the datsanone of the largest temple complexes in […]

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Buddhism and Modernity Across the South China Sea – Buddhistdoor Global

Professor Jack Chia with Monks on the move: Buddhism and modernity across the South China Sea. At fass.nus.edu.sg The study of maritime Buddhism along the coastal poles of Asia is experiencing a revival of scholarship. There is one essential element that distinguishes the coastal design of Buddhist diffusion from the more familiar terrestrial paradigm of […]

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New efforts to subsume Buddhism into the Hindu fold ‘undermine’ Ambedkar

By Avial Anand* From Yeola in 1935, when Dr. Ambedkar announced he would not die a Hindu, to Nagpur in 1956, when he converted to Buddhism, there is a considerable distance in time. But, there was a need in him to make a public announcement in 1935 about moving away from Hinduism. It was a […]

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Dr Ambedkar converts to Buddhism

Sixty-five years ago, today, October 14, 1965, Dr BR Ambedkar shook India when he converted to Buddhism. I try to note the major events of his life. Partly because it deserves to be celebrated. But also to allow people who may not know him otherwise to know a little more about this remarkable figure of […]

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The Mystical Mahasiddhas of Buddhism and Their Odisha Connection

Odisha is well known as a great seat of Buddhism, especially of the Tantric genre. The Buddhist sects of Mahayana, Vajrayana, Kalachakrayana, etc. include Tantra as a major ingredient. However, this was not the case at first – Tantra was a later development in the history of Buddhism. The gradual development of philosophies and the […]

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In Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, the sacred symbol of the swastika is of great importance because it signifies peace, prosperity and good fortune. But, it is sad to know that this symbol has been misunderstood and banned in many countries.

The swastika symbol is known to signify peace, prosperity, and good fortune in religious cultures of Eurasia. In fact, this symbol is considered very important in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. But, at the same time, it has become one of the most misunderstood religious symbols and has been banned in many countries globally. The reason […]

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Stories about the demise of Buddhism in India are grossly exaggerated

After reading his own newspaper obituary, Mark Twain said: “The news of my death is grossly exaggerated.” Likewise, having been informed of the disappearance of Buddhism in its native land, I now realize that this understanding, also rather misunderstood, is guilty of gross exaggeration. Recent archaeological evidence from Krimila in Bihar shows that new Buddhist […]

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The Secret Teachings of Zen Buddhism

I remember reading the introduction to “Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects” by Mrs. Alexandria David-Neel, where she was informed by one of her teachers that there was no problem in publishing the secrets. They remain secret unless someone is ready to hear them. Some kind of truth about such things. With that, here […]

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Buddhism Meets Evolutionary Psychology | Psychology Today Canada

Robert Wright is an award-winning science journalist who has written for The Atlantic, The New Yorker, and the New York Times. He is also the author of a number of popular popular science books, including The moral animal: the new science of evolutionary psychology, published in 1994. Recently my ex-wife Melanie Trost sent me a […]

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Thailand’s saffron scandals undermine trust in Buddhism

Thailand Monk’s Latest Murder Highlights Hidden Conservatism and Conspiracy of Silence Prevailing in Thai Monasteries Buddhist monks line up to receive a dose of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine at Wat Si Sudaram Worawihan in Bangkok, the Thai capital, on July 30. (Photo: Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP) Posted: Aug 17, 2021 05:28 GMT Updated: September 02, 2021 05:33 […]

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In Sri Lanka, the Tamil link with Buddhism has gone under the carpet

The unsustainable claims made by Sinhalese and Tamils ​​over language, religion and ethnicity have confused Sri Lankan politics in the post-independence era. The Sinhalese proclaim loud and clear that Buddhism is in essence and exclusively a “Sinhalese” religion. Tamils, on the other hand, claim with the same vehemence, that they have always been pure Hindus, […]

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In Sri Lanka, Tamil connection to Buddhism is ignored

The unsustainable claims made by Sinhalese and Tamils ​​over language, religion and ethnicity have confused Sri Lankan politics in the post-independence era. The Sinhalese proclaim loud and clear that Buddhism is in essence and exclusively a “Sinhalese” religion. Tamils, on the other hand, claim with the same vehemence, that they have always been pure Hindus, […]

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Buddhism and science: a doomed romance?

*Originally published October 2, 2020. When Evan Thompson was only eight years old, he read a biography of the Buddha. He grew up surrounded by renowned Buddhist teachers. In college, he studied Buddhist scriptures, philosophy, and classical Chinese. And his mentor in graduate school was Francisco Varela, a neuroscientist who was also a serious practitioner […]

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Zen for everyday life: cognitive psychology and Buddhism

“The mind has its own place, and in itself can make a hell out of heaven, a hell out of heaven.” (Paradise Lost, Volume 1, 247). “Whatever an enemy may do to an enemy, or an enemy to an enemy, the misguided mind can make you even worse.” (Pali canon, Udāna 4.33). “It’s wonderful to […]

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After Michael Jerryson (1974-2021) No one will ever look at Buddhism the same way

It may not be too much of a stretch to say that after Michael Jerryson no one will view Buddhism in the same way. Others have written about Buddhist violence and war, of course, but Jerryson brought it to the public’s attention in a way that couldn’t be ignored. Michael Jerryson / Facebook When he […]

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Sustainable Development Goals and Buddhism – Buddhistdoor Global

Before meals at Berkeley Zen Center, we recite verses of reflection and gratitude. The first verse says, “Countless labors have brought us this nourishment. We should know how this happens to us. The same is true for all the things we consume. Often these things travel across the oceans, where they have been made by […]

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When Buddhism’s Non-Attachment Straddles Stoicism’s Dichotomy of Control

As Ryan Holiday notes in his book Daily Stoic, we have a mental image of the Zen philosopher as the calm and serene monk. On the other hand, the Stoic is the man of the market, the senator of the forum, etc. Nevertheless, the two people are also at peace. Although for each philosophy there […]

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Recognize the South Asian roots of Buddhism

Vishnu Sridharan points out a blind spot in Western Buddhism: South Asia is exotic, while the origins of Buddhism in South Asian culture are ignored. “Buddha, the eighth avatar of Vishnu, in meditation”, India, circa 1780. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London | Donated by Major RG Gayer-Anderson Pasha and Colonel TG Gayer-Anderson, CMG, DSO […]

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The origin of Buddhism and its teachings

Buddhism was founded by Lord Buddha around the 6th century BC. It started in India but is now practiced by many countries including Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Japan. It is said that the Buddha was born under the name of Siddhartha Gautama in the royal family of a small kingdom of […]

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Is it Buddhism? The unity of spiritual liberation and social justice

The short answer: Yes, the work of social justice, the deconstruction of systemic oppression based on race, caste and gender, is at the heart of Buddhism. The Buddha and all the great masters advise us to examine the functioning of our mind, our habits and our preconceptions. The social systems we live in America – […]

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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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Green Buddhism with Professor Stéphanie Kaza

This episode originally aired on June 14, 2020. As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, the soul search we see a conversation with Professor Stéphanie Kaza. How can we live in good relationships with other species? We often view environmental issues in scientific, or perhaps economic or even political terms. But what can […]

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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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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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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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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 […]

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Is Buddhism a religion

Buddhism is one of the five world religions found in every list of major religions. The other four are Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Christianity. These five are included in every list of the great religions of the world because of their number of adherents, their international spread, and their influence on historical events. The list […]

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How does karma work in Buddhism?

The Buddhist concept of karma has entered the English lexicon over the past few decades, and its use has exploded. People use it in casual conversation, and it’s a popular and practical term for that saying, “what happens happens” which means people get what they deserve. Karma is the Sanskrit word for “action” or “doing” […]

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The fusion of religious beliefs in Thailand: Buddhism, animism and Brahmanism

Thais are known to be devout Theravada, or Orthodox Buddhists. In fact, the country’s government is a theocracy in which many holidays and ceremonies are officially recognized in its calendar of events. Schools are closing and government institutions closed in order to give its residents a day off to celebrate and participate in national Buddhist […]

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Why Luna Lovegood would make a great student of Buddhism

Although Luna is not one of the main characters of the Harry potter series, it is one of my favorites. What I love about Luna is her kindness, her loyalty to her friends and her happy personality. In fact, Luna has many of the same beliefs and personality traits as someone who believes in and […]

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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 […]

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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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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 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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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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Stressed by COVID, Internet users discover the calming practice of Buddhism

(RNS) – When the pandemic hit the United States in March, Heather Hopkins suddenly had less to do and nowhere to go. Facing feelings of stress and uncertainty, she began to reflect on her life. “It gave me the time and space to think about what’s important in my life, what I want out of […]

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7 Moral Principles of Buddhism Money: “It’s a Matter of Mental Economy”

Karma “The mind precedes all mental states. The spirit is their leader; they are all worked by the mind. If with an unclean spirit a person speaks or acts, suffering follows – like the wheel that follows the ox’s foot. The mind precedes all mental states. The spirit is their leader; they are all worked […]

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Tina Turner finds form of Lord’s Prayer in Buddhism – within her religious views

Singer-songwriter Tina Turner, also known as the Queen of Rock & Roll, has been very open about her religious beliefs and what led her to become a Buddhist. Tina Turner’s life has been full of ups and downs. The 60s and 70s were probably the most difficult decades of her life, as that was when […]

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Buddhism’s response to the “social dilemma”

Social media users grapple with the idea of ​​multiple realities through The social dilemma, Netflix’s documentary on how algorithms manipulate our interaction with the virtual world. Former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris said in the last few minutes: “If we don’t agree on what truth is or whether there is such a thing as truth, […]

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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 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 […]

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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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5 books to get your Buddhism through poetry

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. According to Dictionary.com, Buddhism is “a religion […] arguing that life is full of suffering caused by desire and that the way to end this suffering is through enlightenment which stops the endless sequence of birth and death […]

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Is Buddhism a religion? | Dr Jay N. Forrest

The Buddha said: “The practitioner will find great joy and attain the final state of rest by having confidence in the religion of the Buddha, discovering the happiness of ending mental conditioning” (Dhp 381). Is Buddhism a religion? It seems like a simple question until you realize that there is little agreement on what Buddhism […]

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Chan / Zen Buddhism and Carmelite Spirituality, Interfaith Meeting in Ávila, Spain, July 2020 – Buddhadoor Global

The Catholic Order of Discalced Carmelites and the International Center for Teresian and Sanjuanist Studies (Centro Internacional Teresiano-Sanjuanista, CITeS) of Ávila, Spain, in cooperation with the Center for Buddhist Studies (CBS) of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), officially announced the “2nd World Meeting of Teresian Mysticism and Interfaith Dialogue. Chan / Zen Buddhism and […]

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Buddhism – Definition, Founder & Origins

Contents Buddhist beliefs Founder of Buddhism History of Buddhism Types of Buddhism Dharma Four Noble Truths Eightfold Trail Buddhist holy book Dalai Lama Buddhist holidays Sources Buddhism is a religion founded by Siddhartha Gautama (“the Buddha”) over 2,500 years ago in India. With around 470 million followers, scholars consider Buddhism to be one of the […]

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What Buddhism and Science Can Teach Each Other – and Us – About the Universe

These are difficult times. A global recession triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and widespread civil unrest have created a combustible mix of anxiety – stressors that increase the risk of long-term health problems. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released guidelines for dealing with this anxiety. Among them is meditation. Buddhists have known […]

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Young Japanese priests try to revive endangered Buddhism

TOKYO (AP) – Buddhism suffers from a bleak image in Japan. It is so closely related to death – funerals, graves and memorial rituals in which priests chant sutras based on Chinese rendering of Sanskrit texts that no one else understands – that people call it “funeral Buddhism.” The powerful forces of secularization and population […]

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5 of the best Buddhism books for beginners

This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Buddhism sometimes seems mysterious. Other times it seems simple. Sometimes it seems like it’s unreachable. Sometimes it sounds like something we all do, whether we are aware of it or not. The following selections help demystify Buddhist principles […]

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The Quadruple Grace of Won Buddhism

Won Buddhism teaches that we can develop a sense of gratitude for everything – good and bad – by studying the interconnected nature of life. Illustration of Sumin Ha. “Let’s turn a life of resentment into a life of gratitude. This is the main teaching I remember from Won Buddhist Youth Services in Korea. When […]

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10 best films (non-documentaries) about Buddhism

Usually, searching for films about spirituality and religion will bring up a lot of documentary viewing – and while that’s great (and a wonderful way to learn), it’s not always what viewers want. Sometimes it would be nice to see a fictional (or biographical) film with a spiritual bent – something that can be light, […]

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The difference between divine and delusional

Recently I was practicing with a Buddhist friend, whom I will call Brian, and the concept of pride arose.. Brian is an older man who suffers from a physical disability, although he is able to live independently. Brian seems deeply committed to the practice, but often disparages his own progress. I suggested that he should […]

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Seoul International Buddhism Expo showcases an industry born of traditions and beliefs

Tens of thousands of people from all over the world come to South Korea this month for one of Asia’s most diverse exhibitions, which will showcase a global industry born out of the traditions, beliefs and spiritual practices of Buddhism. Seoul International Buddhism Expo (BEXPO) 2019 will be held at Seoul Trade Fair and Convention […]

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The Role of Buddhism in Japanese-American Internment Camps > News > USC Dornsife

After translating a diary written by a Buddhist priest who was interned with his family during World War II, USC Dornsife’s Duncan Williams was compelled to research how Buddhism was used by the US government and state officials. army to mark Japanese Americans for internment and how religion offered solace. to those in the camps. […]

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What is “secular Buddhism”? – The roar of the lion

Illustration by Nolan Pelletier. You could say this is an attempt to bring the Enlightened Enlightenment. Secular Buddhists re-examine Buddhism through a rationalist and humanistic lens in order to eliminate the superstition and religiosity added later and bring it back to the original teachings of the Buddha. They see the Buddha as a human being […]

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Buddhism is coming home in a new Japanese form – OZY

Ruma Roka is a practicing Hindu and visits temples. But for at least 20 minutes every morning and evening, the 57-year-old’s home in the Delhi suburb of Noida echoes Buddhist chanting. nam-myoho-renge-kyo. Founder of a non-profit organization, Roka works with hard of hearing and hard of hearing children and youth. It’s hard work, but singing […]

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A radical realist take on Tibetan Buddhism at the Rubin

One of the features of recent decades has been the rise of nationalism based on religion, for example in India, the United States and the Middle East. And it has become common to discuss these areas to draw a connection between politics and religion, whether it is Hinduism, Christianity or Islam. Buddhism, however, keep upsetting […]

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Death and death in Japanese Buddhism – Buddhistdoor Global

Remember the dead on Yamadera. Image courtesy of the author In two of my previous essays for this column, I discussed death rites * and conceptions of death ** in Japanese Buddhism. I was recently invited to the Isehara campus of Tōkai University to discuss these conceptions of death in Japanese religions with students and […]