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China rules out arson in fire at Tibetan Buddhism’s holiest temple, as authorities accused of cover-up
China rules out arson in fire at Tibetan Buddhism’s holiest temple, as authorities accused of cover-upChinese authorities have ruled out arson as the cause of a recent fire at Tibetan Buddhism’s holiest temple, state media reported Thursday, adding an important Buddha statue had emerged “intact” from the blaze. The report is the first official ...read more
Source: Hong Kong Free Press
Published on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:00:00 GMT
‘Devastating’ Videos Show Jokhang Temple, ‘Heart Of Tibetan Buddhism,’ Consumed By Fire
‘Devastating’ Videos Show Jokhang Temple, ‘Heart Of Tibetan Buddhism,’ Consumed By FireThe Jokhang temple, one of Tibet’s most sacred sites, reportedly caught on fire on Saturday in the city of Lhasa. Dramatic videos shared on social media show the seventh-century temple, dubbed the “heart of Tibetan Buddhism,” engulfed in flames and ...read more
Source: The Huffington Post on MSN.com
Published on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 02:18:41 GMT
Check out Russia’s Kalmykia: The only region in Europe where Buddhism rules the roost
Check out Russia’s Kalmykia: The only region in Europe where Buddhism rules the roostThese descendants of ancient Mongols, known as Kalmyks, live in southern Russia in the the Republic of Kalmykia, the only Buddhist state in Europe. They built this temple to preserve their religion after the Soviet government tried to wipe out their way of ...read more
Source: rbth
Published on Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
All About Buddhism: Buddhism to go
All About Buddhism: Buddhism to goYou know ladies and gentlemen, it’s awful hard to say goodbye. Every year, there are about 30 million would-be Marco Polo’s who journey through this Buddhist kingdom in search of something magical, something mystical, something life-altering or just ...read more
Source: Thephuketnews.com
Published on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 21:29:00 GMT
Buddhism And Politics in Myanmar: An Author Interview
Buddhism And Politics in Myanmar: An Author InterviewWhat inspired you to write Buddhism, Politics and Political Thought in Myanmar? My interest in the subject began back in 2002, during my first trip to Myanmar. Along with a friend, I had signed up for a month-long meditation retreat at a monastery near ...read more
Source: The Biblical Money Code
Published on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:04:00 GMT
Take a Harvard Course on Buddhism for Free
Take a Harvard Course on Buddhism for FreeThe Buddha at Ryozen Kannon, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by Patrick Allan. If you’ve ever had an interest in learning about Buddhism, now is the perfect opportunity. You can take a Harvard University course on the beliefs, practices, and scriptures of Buddhism ...read more
Source: Lifehacker
Published on Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:40:00 GMT
Fire at one of Tibet's most sacred sites for Buddhism
Fire at one of Tibet's most sacred sites for BuddhismBEIJING: A fire broke out on Saturday night at one of the most sacred sites for Tibetan Buddhism, the world-famous Jokhang temple, near the Dalai Lama's Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. The government issued a brief statement saying no one was injured in the ...read more
Source: Times of India
Published on Sun, 18 Feb 2018 17:56:00 GMT
Tracing the roots of Buddhism in Cambodia
Tracing the roots of Buddhism in CambodiaTheravada Buddhism has been the dominant religion in Cambodia since the 13th century, but exactly how it arrived in the Kingdom remains a burning question for researchers like Dr Tun Puthpiseth. He is an art historian and archaeologist giving a public ...read more
Source: The Phnom Penh Post
Published on Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophy
Why so many Americans think Buddhism is just a philosophyIn East Asia, Buddhists celebrate the Buddha’s death and entrance into final enlightenment in February. But at my local Zen temple in North Carolina, the Buddha’s enlightenment is commemorated during the holiday season of December, with a short talk ...read more
Source: The Durango Herald
Published on Sat, 17 Feb 2018 03:18:00 GMT
Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now
Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take nowBuddhism teaches that we crave and cling to ephemeral, impermanent things and states. But these can never fully satisfy us and cause pain and suffering. There is a way out, however. You can liberate yourself - a message that can resonate with a modern ...read more
Source: Big Think
Published on Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:00:00 GMT