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African orphans learn Mandarin, Buddhism and kung fu
African orphans learn Mandarin, Buddhism and kung fuNhlangano, Swaziland - Amitofo Care Centres, founded by Venerable Master Hui Li, a Buddhist monk from Taiwan, is taking in orphans and vulnerable children from several countries in southern Africa. Li first visited the African continent in 1992 and was ...read more
Source: Al JAZEERA
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 04:50:00 GMT
What Alcohol & Fried Chicken Taught me about Buddhism.
What Alcohol & Fried Chicken Taught me about Buddhism.“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” ~ Lao Tzu Surprisingly, alcohol and fried chicken sobriety taught me a lot about the Buddhist concept of ...read more
Source: elephantjournal.com
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:15:00 GMT
America Must Stand Up To China To Defend Human Rights In Tibet
America Must Stand Up To China To Defend Human Rights In TibetThis is what we know about Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, chosen on May 15, 1995 by the Dalai Lama, the highest position in Tibetan Buddhism, to be the 11th Panchen Lama, filling the second highest position. On May 17, 1995, the Chinese government detained him and ...read more
Source: huffingtonpost.com
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:29:00 GMT
Reforming Thai Buddhism to counter scandals
Reforming Thai Buddhism to counter scandalsThe image of the religion has been affected by sexual and financial scandals. Closer checks have been imposed on the finances of thousands of temples. Senior monks now exert tough discipline. Donations and sales of sacred objects in temples have been ...read more
Source: Asia News
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:16:00 GMT
Talk on Buddhism and Racism set for The Bay Friday
Talk on Buddhism and Racism set for The Bay Friday“Is Buddhism Stronger Than Racism?” will be the subject of a Friday talk by Harmut Sagolla, a longtime student of Gelek Rimpoche. Rimpoche, the founder and spiritual director of Jewel Heart, an international Tibetan Buddhist organization with a chapter ...read more
Source: Lincoln Journal Star
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:05:00 GMT
Could Buddhism provide an antidote to these angry times?
Could Buddhism provide an antidote to these angry times?‘We view the world through a screen of assumptions, some so basic they’re invisible.’ Illustration: Michele Marconi for the Guardian This essentialism has the effect of stoking animosity, feeding the sense of life as a constant battle, in which the ...read more
Source: The Guardian
Published on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Seeking Solitude in Japan’s Mountain Monasteries
Seeking Solitude in Japan’s Mountain MonasteriesIt was chosen 1,200 years ago by the monk Kobo-Daishi for its lotus-like geography — a shallow valley nestled into a mountain — to be the headquarters of Esoteric Shingon Buddhism. The religion, which dates to the Tang dynasty, places an emphasis on ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:25:00 GMT
Over 100 Dalits embrace Buddhism
Over 100 Dalits embrace BuddhismMore than a hundred Dalits embraced Buddhism at a Buddhist Renaissance conference in Guduvanchery on the outskirts on Sunday. Satva of Mass Movement for Transformation, one of the organisers, said they intended to follow in the footsteps of Babasaheb Dr. B.read more
Source: thehindu.com
Published on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 12:05:00 GMT
Buddhism Can Boost Workplace Happiness Says Report
Buddhism Can Boost Workplace Happiness Says ReportA UK study is calling on not for profits to look to Buddhism to boost levels of workplace happiness and productivity. The study, from Warwick Business School, explored how aligning performance management measures with spiritual principles could re-energise ...read more
Source: Pro Bono Australia
Published on Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:21:00 GMT
Self: Brain Science, Buddhism, and the Church
Self: Brain Science, Buddhism, and the ChurchGrowing up, as I did, at a time when most people in my city practiced the same Christian faith, standard practice was to look to the church for guidance about the nature of the universe, what is right and wrong, and how to think about ourselves as we live ...read more
Source: audiofilemagazine.com
Published on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 15:34:00 GMT