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A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment
A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to EnlightenmentOM’S LAW: To the extent that Buddhism encourages its practitioners to cast aside the self on their way to enlightenment, it can seem like a fool’s errand. The self isn’t so easy to shed, as Buckaroo Bonzai noted: “No matter where you go, there you ...read more
Source: New York Times
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:44:00 GMT
Buddhism and the afterlife with the Voice of Islam
Buddhism and the afterlife with the Voice of IslamOccasionally, I am invited to do an interview about Buddhism, Buddhist ethics, Buddhist philosophy, etc. Here, you can find me speaking with the good folks at Voice of Islam radio (based in London). It was 8am my time and due to a little error, I was ...read more
Source: Patheos
Published on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:00:00 GMT
Ramayana, Buddhism unite ASEAN nations, says Sushma Swaraj
Ramayana, Buddhism unite ASEAN nations, says Sushma SwarajBHOPAL: In her address at the India-ASEAN Youth Summit 2017, minister for external affairs Sushma Swaraj said that it was Ramayana and Buddhism that has united the ASEAN countries, and the challenge ahead is to strengthen the bond and build on the ideals.read more
Source: Times of India
Published on Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:25:00 GMT
Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnout
Tibetan Buddhism-based ‘compassion’ training for doctors targets burnoutA mere three years after completing her residency training in 2011, surgeon Carla Haack found herself in the throes of job burnout. She had been devoting her life to the hospital, working 14-hour days including weekends for months at a time. Often the ...read more
Source: Washington Post
Published on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 GMT
Ramayan, Buddhism unite Asean countries
Ramayan, Buddhism unite Asean countriesExternal affairs minister Sushma Swaraj told the 160 delegates from 11 Asean nations that it was Ramayana and Buddhism that united them and the challenge was to strengthen and build on those ideals. Addressing the valedictory session of the six-day India ...read more
Source: Hindustan Times
Published on Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:36:00 GMT
Practicing zen and the art of flyfishing
Practicing zen and the art of flyfishingI think of peace through meditation, of perhaps looking beyond oneself. Merriam-Webster offers up the following definition for zen: a Japanese sect of Mahayana Buddhism that aims at enlightenment by direct intuition through meditation. Of course ...read more
Source: Sun Gazette
Published on Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:40:00 GMT
The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada Buddhism
The Soft Power Limits of Chinese Theravada BuddhismFor centuries Yunnan has served as China’s gateway to Southeast Asia. Besides trade, an important component of this linkage is the exchange of religion and religious groups, in this case Theravada Buddhism. Since its 7th century arrival in Yunnan via ...read more
Source: The Diplomat
Published on Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:54:00 GMT
Study Tibetan to Understand Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism: His Holiness to Russian and Tibetan Buddhist Scholars
Study Tibetan to Understand Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism: His Holiness to Russian and Tibetan Buddhist ScholarsThe article is called Study Tibetan to Understand Nalanda Tradition of Buddhism: His Holiness to Russian and Tibetan Buddhist Scholars and is located at http://tibet.net/2017/08/study-tibetan-to-understand-nalanda-tradition-of-buddhism-his-holiness-on ...read more
Source: tibet.net
Published on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 04:32:00 GMT
How Voltaire’s reflections on Buddha shaped the way the West understands Buddhism today
How Voltaire’s reflections on Buddha shaped the way the West understands Buddhism todayDonald S Lopez, Jr looks at Voltaire’s early reflections on Buddhism and how, in his desire to separate the Buddha’s teachings from the trappings of religion, the French Enlightenment thinker prefigured an approach now familiar in the West. After ...read more
Source: scroll.in
Published on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT
k.d. lang on Buddhism and Coming Out
k.d. lang on Buddhism and Coming Outk.d. lang is embarking on a full-scale Canadian tour for the first time in more than a decade. It’s part of her duties as a Canada 150 Ambassador, which is an odd title since she’s representing Canada to Canadians in order to celebrate Canada.read more
Source: fashionmagazine.com
Published on Fri, 11 Aug 2017 13:07:00 GMT