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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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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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Dogs and Dharma: Prison Ministry Produces Children’s Book Teaching Buddhist Lessons

Dogs and Dharma: Prison Ministry Produces Children’s Book Teaching Buddhist Lessons By Tracy Simmons Years before Albert Ramos finished his children’s book about an energetic pup who learns that dog toys don’t bring true happiness, he started by writing a letter. In 2010, Ramos, five years after being sentenced to life for murder at Nash […]

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Prison ministry delivers children’s books giving Buddhism lessons

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) – Years before Albert Ramos finished his children’s book about an energetic puppy who learns dog toys don’t bring real happiness, he started writing a letter. In 2010, Ramos, sentenced to five years in prison for murder at Nash Correctional Facility in North Carolina, sent his message to Venerable Thubten Chodron, Founder […]

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The Sri Lankan Buddhist Society will organize the Dalai Lama’s teaching on the Maha Satipatthana Sutta

NNA | Update: December 17, 2021 9:52 p.m. STI Colombo [Sri Lanka]December 17 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Tibetan Buddhist Brotherhood Society will hold a teaching on Maha Satipatthana Sutta for the Maha Sangha in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore on December 17-18, 2021 online 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Sri Lankan time.The […]

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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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Dalai Lama Hosts Two-Day Online Teaching for Russian Buddhists – Buddhistdoor Global

Telo Tulku Rinpoche giving his opening speech on the first day of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s ceremony online teaching. Photo by Tenzin Choejor. From dalailama.com His Holiness the Dalai Lama has started a two-day online teaching on the Ornament from the Great Vehicle Sutras (Skt: Mahayana-Sutra-Alankara; Tib: Dodhe Gyen), a die Five treatises of […]

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A teaching from Lama Tsomo on slowing down our thoughts

A thought arises and we grab it. We generate another thought in response to this one, perhaps beautifying our thought in pursuit of something we desire, or perhaps changing the subject in an effort to fend off an unwanted experience. And so on and on, one tumbling thought after another, all stimulated by the “needs” […]

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Kyrsten Sinema should apply his own beliefs on compromise to budget negotiations

Sinema’s book idealizes President Barack Obama as the peacemaker made famous when he noted there was no liberal America or conservative America, just the United States of America. Shortly after Unite and conquer was released, however, Obama would change his approach after spending an unsuccessful year trying to craft a bipartisan health care bill modeled […]

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Science, non-science and nonsense: learning to differentiate the three

Michael Zimmerman Michael Zimmerman is the founder and executive director of The Clergy Letter Project, an organization designed to demonstrate that religious leaders are fully at ease with their faith and science, earned a doctorate. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis. He has worked as a professor of biology and senior academic administrator […]

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The Buddha always teaches

The real Buddha is not limited to the body or mind of a particular person who has lived a long time ago. It is present today, says Jack Kornfield, in teachers who show the way to timeless freedom. The preaching of Buddha. Hand roller, circa 8th century. Courtesy of the Met. The teachings of the […]

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Dalai Lama teaches young Tibetans

By Tenzin Dharpo DHARAMHALA, June 3: Leading Tibetan spiritual leader and Buddhist figure, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, on Wednesday concluded a two-day teaching on Je Tsongkhapa’s “Fate Complete” to young Tibetans, where he reiterated his message of compassion and warmth. The Tibetan leader who led the online sessions said, “If you practice love and […]

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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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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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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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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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Dalai Lama gives online teaching to Korean Buddhists

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, January 5: Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama began teaching the Heart Sutra online at the request of Korean Buddhists on Tuesday from his residence in Dharamsala, India. The Nobel laureate discussed the commonalities between Buddhism and quantum physics, noting the ancient historical connection between India and Tibet through […]

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New Year Nuisance in China: New Regulations to Control Religious Beliefs | world news

NEW DELHI: The openly atheist Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has taken a much more aggressive stance against religious practices in recent years under Xi Jinping’s leadership, including creating new rules limiting foreign influence on religion in China. . Its intention was to forcibly align religions and religious institutions remained aligned with the ideology of the […]

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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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Dalai Lama begins three-day online teaching for Russian Buddhists – Buddhistdoor Global

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses the virtual audience. Photo of Ven. Tenzin Jamphel. From dalailama.com His Holiness the Dalai Lama started a three-day teaching on Nagarjuna Commentary on the awakening of the spirit (Skt: Bodhichitta Vivarana; Tib: Changchub Semdrel) on November 5, at the request of Russian Buddhists, via video link from his residence […]

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Raven: Opinions and Beliefs About Human Suffering | Chroniclers

Suffering has always been part of human history and remains a present reality. The people of the first civilizations believed that suffering was the punishment of the gods for bad behavior. Vultures and vipers were referred to as symbols of evil that made humans behave badly. In Genesis, the serpent in the Garden of Eden […]

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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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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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The Dalai Lama returns to public teaching with a two-day global webcast – Buddhistdoor Global

Precious Garland of Nagarjuna on Sunday. Photo by Ven Tenzin Jamphel. At tibet.net”/>His Holiness the Dalai Lama speaks on the second day of his teaching on Nagarjuna Precious Garland on Sunday. Photo by Ven Tenzin Jamphel. At tibet.net After a four-month hiatus from all public engagements due to the COVID-19* pandemic, His Holiness the Dalai […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stephen Batchelor talks about Buddhism in a ‘secular era’

What is Buddhism? It’s a simple question, but one with no answer, at least on a frozen, bite-sized, media-ready level. This is a question that is reminiscent of the koan that Stephen Batchelor in the early 80s, as he sat in front of a white wall in a Korean Zen monastery, day after day: “What […]

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Science and Buddhism Agree: There’s No “You” There

Evan Thompson of the University of British Columbia checked the Buddhist belief of anatta, or not-self. Neuroscience has been interested in Buddhism since the late 1980s, when Spirit and Life Institute was created by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a team of scientists. The science from these early studies validated what the monks had […]

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Is Buddhism the religion most favorable to science?

Here’s some sad news, courtesy of the Pew Research Center’s “Religion & Public Life Project.” Not only is there growth difference between Democrats and Republicans when it comes to acceptance of evolution, with Democrats at just 67% and Republicans at 43%. Even more appalling is the finding that only 27% of white evangelical Protestants understand […]