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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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 […]

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Views in the United States and Japan

In recent months, several states have passed sweeping anti-abortion legislation, including some of the most restrictive laws since abortion became legal under the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade, in an attempt to take legal action against a new generation of Tories. judges who could overturn the 1973 ruling. Overall, the pro-life activism behind […]

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Why Ambedkar chose Buddhism over Hinduism, Islam, Christianity

Paintings on sale at Shivaji Park near Chaitya Bhoomi, Dadar, Mumbai one day before the 55th anniversary of Ambedkar’s death | Kalpak Pathak / Hindustan Times via Getty Images Text size: A- A + BThe religious conversion of abasaheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar is often a subject of curiosity and debate among people, who wonder why […]

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Buddhism and drunkenness | Kuensel online

How does Buddhism view intoxication? According to Lopen Tashi Tshering, lecturer at the Institute of Science of Mind, the Buddha had this to say about alcohol, the most widely consumed intoxicant of his time: and the weakening of wisdom. “Intoxicants include anything we ingest, inhale or inject into our system that distorts consciousness, disrupts self-awareness […]

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The ancient links between atheism, Buddhism and Hinduism – Quartz India

A group of atheists and laity recently met in Southern California to talk about social and political issues. It was the first of three summits planned by the Secular Coalition for America, a Washington DC-based rights group. To many, atheism – the lack of belief in one or more personal gods – may appear to […]

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How the Dalai Lama’s flight from Tibet “forever changed the concept of Buddhism”

?? Sixty years ago, on Sunday, the Dalai Lama fled Tibet under cover of darkness, disguised as a soldier. Key points: Some 80,000 Tibetans fled Chinese repression in March 1959, including the Dalai Lama From his base in India, the spiritual leader helped spread Tibetan Buddhism to the world Beijing and Tibetans in exile disagree […]

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A reader responds: Buddhism and mental health

Why so many Americans are turning to Buddhism Four in 10 American adults now say they meditate at least once a week. “Buddhism has been popular in various forms among some celebrities and tech elites,” Olga Khazan wrote last week, “but the main draw of religion for many Americans now appears to be mental health.” […]

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Is Buddhism Scientific or Religious?

The following article is taken from one of the last lectures in our online course, Buddhism for beginners. John Dunne, Buddhist scholar and practitioner, presents the origins, teachings, and historical development of Buddhism in this course for beginners and beyond. Here he takes a closer look at the ongoing debate as to whether Buddhism should […]

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Interview with the venerable Chaofan – Buddhistdoor Global

Venerable Chaofan (超 ç…©) is the founder of the American Association of Buddhist Education (美國 佛教 教育 協會) at Fuhui Temple (福慧 寺), which is located in the village of Rancocas, Westampton, New Jersey. Originally from Inner Mongolia, Ven. Chaofan was ordained a priest in 1981 at Mount Wutai and became one of the first […]

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Daily Religious Questions: What Can We Learn From Buddhism? | Local news

When we think of the Buddha, we often think of a plump man sitting cross-legged. I read that this Buddha image was from Japan. As he fasted often, I imagine the Buddha to be rather thin. Hearing the word Buddhism, it reminds us of kind and gentle monks dressed in orange clothes. To understand better, […]

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Buddhism and its origins

It’s hard to find a self-help book today that doesn’t praise the benefits of meditation, mindfulness, and yoga. Many people engage in meditation and other practices associated with Buddhism. But not everyone realizes the intricacies of religion, according to Stanford expert Paul Harrison. (Image credit: FatCamera / Getty Images) Many of these practices are rooted […]

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Buddhism flourishes in Siberia, opening window to its pre-Soviet past

For decades, the only Buddhist structure in Ivolginsky – in fact, anywhere in Russia – was a small wooden temple that Joseph Stalin allowed to be built in 1946. But since the fall of communism, Buddhism has experienced a renaissance in Russia, especially in Russia. the ethnically Mongolian republic of Buryatia in Siberia, where Ivolginsky […]

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Buddhism, the good and the bad

My previous article describes a week-long silent Buddhist retreat I took last month that touched me more than I expected. In this article, I will offer some additional thoughts on experience and on Buddhism. Happiness versus truth Western Buddhists insist that Buddhism is not a religion, it is a science, an empirical method for analyzing […]

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Four lessons from the Sutta Nipata on racism and classism

Thai forest monk Thanissaro Bhikkhu is a prolific translator of the Pali canon, the first complete set of the teachings of the Buddha. Than Geoff, as his students and friends call him, recently printed his translation of the Sutta Nipata (“The Discourse Group”). Composed of 72 suttas in total, the Sutta Nipata contains some of […]

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Crisis of faith within Buddhism?

Our monastic community has long been a spiritual refuge for Thai society, with our Buddhist monks long held in high esteem. This might no longer be a familiar scenario, however, with a slew of bad news about the indecent behavior and misconduct of many monastic members having cast a negative light on the clergy like […]

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Dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity is more urgent than ever – Buddhistdoor Global

Evangelical leaders hold a prayer for Trump and Mike Pence, far right, at the White House in September 2017. From newyorker.com How dramatic, arbitrary and often repetitive the tides of history are. We are very successful – the 2,500-year-old Buddhist dispensation being at the top of my list of human achievements, with the invention of […]

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Korean Buddhism’s Jogye Order to Build Global Meditation Village – Buddhistdoor Global

The design of Mungyeong World Meditation Village. At yonhapnews.co.kr The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism plans to build a large-scale meditation complex in front of Bongam-sa, a temple in the city of Mungyeong in South Korea’s Gyeongsang Province. Mungyeong Global Meditation Village, the brainchild of Bongam Temple of the Jogye Order and a group of […]

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The body in Buddhism – Buddhistdoor Global

Anam Thubten Rinpoche. From youtube.com Our relationship with our body, in general, is unhealthy as our outlook on it tends to be not only flawed, but even negative in ways that can be harsh and mean. Many organized religions have the reputation of being “anti-body”. In his book Walking words, the Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano […]

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Why peaceful religion has become so violent in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand

Clashes between Buddhist and Muslim extremists have occurred in two different towns in Sri Lanka, Kandy and Amparaearly 2018. Triggered in part by hateful messages disseminated by Nationalist Sinhalese Buddhist Facebook groupsthese riots resulted in the death of a Muslim and the destruction of many buildings. To many non-Buddhists outside of Asia, this type of […]

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Is Buddhism a religion or a philosophy?

If you were to follow the flow of psychology and neuroscience books published over the past two decades, you would think Buddhism is a complex philosophical system devised by a man with an insight for the emergence of psychoanalysis and philosophy somehow. 2,400 years later. road. Indeed, Buddhism lends itself to emerging sciences in a […]

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How American Buddhism is like an elephant

To understand Buddhism in the United States, it helps to start with some ancient Buddhist history. A group of blind people describe an elephant. One, who smells of the elephant’s tail, describes it as a rope. Another touches the head and says the elephant is like a rock. The other blind people, after feeling its […]

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Prime Minister of Bhutan proposes the establishment of the International Center of Vajrayana Buddhism – Buddhistdoor Global

Bhutan’s Prime Minister Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay speaks at the International Vajrayana Conference in Thimphu. Photo by Craig Lewis THIMPHU—Speaking at the International Vajrayana Conference held in the Bhutanese capital Thimphu last week,* Prime Minister of Bhutan, Lyonchhen Dasho Tshering Tobgay, presented a new vision aimed at ensuring the preservation and the development of the […]

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Buddhism finds eternal life beyond itself

Eternal life of the soul is a fundamental belief of many religions, not only Christianity and Islam, but also Hinduism. Yet Buddhism teaches the opposite: the impermanence of everything, including oneself. Followers of these other religions might find the Buddhist point of view absolutely baffling. If we are here today and gone tomorrow, what good […]

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Chinese Buddhism in Penang – Buddhistdoor Global

Penang State in Malaysia is probably the most religiously diverse place I have ever visited. As I walked through George Town, the capital of Penang, I was completely enchanted by the density of the different religious architectures. In the morning, the Hindu deities of the Sri Mahamariamman temple are awakened in a puja ritual. Throughout […]

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Buddhism and politics in Myanmar: an interview with an author

What made you want to write Buddhism, politics and political thought in Myanmar? My interest in the subject began in 2002, during my first trip to Myanmar. With a friend, I had signed up for a month-long meditation retreat at a monastery near Mandalay. One of the teachers was an American who had been ordained […]

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Why Americans See Buddhism as a Philosophy Rather Than a Religion — Quartz

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha and his entry into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the December holiday season, with a short children’s talk, candlelight service, and potluck after the celebration. Welcome to American Buddhism. Early Influences […]

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Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophy

In East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha and his entry into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the enlightenment of the Buddha is commemorated during the December holiday season, with a short lecture for the kids, a candle light service, and a potluck dinner after […]

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An adaptable present, a hopeful future – Buddhistdoor Global

Worshipers burn incense sticks in a Buddhist temple. From baltimoresun.com During the New Year 2017, 70,000 Buddhist devotees eagerly jostled in the halls and courtyards of the majestic Yonghe Temple in the heart of Beijing. The effectively unlimited access to this once imperial monument was a far cry from its ancient history as a retreat […]

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Is Buddhism True? | America Magazine

Before “Buddhism” became the religious family of traditions it is now – with its many schools and an elaborate tapestry of beliefs, rituals, and doctrinal and metaphysical systems exhibited in voluminous scriptural sources – it was a path spirituality and a simple way of life as experienced and taught by a man his contemporaries revered […]

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What Buddhism teaches about peace and war

Buddhism is generally considered, with good reason, to be the most peaceful religion in the world. Like other South Asian religions, it emphasizes the principle of Ahimsah, the “non-injury” of other living beings. Yet his teachings also emphasize that violence harms the spiritual state of the abuser, as well as that of the victim. Evil […]

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The Tiantai Trilogy, Part 2 – Global Buddhist

A waterfall on Tiantai Mountain, China. From gochengdu.cn In the first installment of this trilogy, I introduced the Tiantai School of Chinese Buddhism (天台 å®— 佛教) and explained why and how I personally find it more compelling than the more “devotional” Pure Land Buddhism (淨土 å®— 佛教) and “cerebral” Chan (Zen) Buddhism (禪宗 佛教). The […]

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A Long and Complicated History – The Diplomat

Advertisement A cursory glance at today’s world news may suggest that the fault line where Buddhism and Islam meet in Asia is increasingly characterized by conflict between the two religions. Of course, in the broadest sense, this is not true, as religions are made up of many individuals and leaders, who usually hold differing opinions. […]

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What businesses can learn from Buddhism

Millennials, we are told, have a different attitude to work than their elders. They want to work for values ​​and ethical organizations where the goal is higher than just making a profit. Companies wishing to attract top millennial talent could therefore learn some lessons from ancient spiritual teachings, such as those of Buddhism. The fourth […]

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How Buddhism is used to justify violence in Myanmar

Four hundred thousand Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh in the face of what the UN Secretary-General calls “a vicious cycle of persecution, discrimination, radicalization and violent repression” by the Myanmar military. A humanitarian crisis resulted; the world is watching images of Rohingya villages reduced to ashes. Aung San Suu Kyi, […]

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Examining the Demographics of Buddhism in America – Buddhistdoor Global

Title page of the PRRI report. Image reproduced with the kind permission of the author The study of Buddhism in America has long grappled with a seemingly simple question: how to determine exactly who is a Buddhist? In a recent scholarly article, J. Gordon Melton and Constance Jones write: “Assessing the size of the Buddhist […]

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Was Buddha God or Human? Are there gods in Buddhism?

[This article is part of the 10 Misconceptions about Buddhism series] Buddhism is known in the West as an “atheistic religion” in that, unlike the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, it does not recognize a single creative deity. However, it should not be deduced from this that Buddhism does not have gods. He […]

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Buddhism is my religion, not your decorations – The Temple News

As a freshman, I spent the last few weeks getting used to my new home in Edge and visiting other student dorms. It has been an exciting and eye-opening experience so far, but there is one issue I would like to address. In no time, I have already seen tons of tapestries hanging on the […]