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Is Burma's Anti-Muslim Violence Led by "Buddhist Neo-Nazis"?

"Buddhist neo-Nazi" sounds like a contradiction in terms. But in Burma, vicious anti-Muslim sentiment has been on the rise, and Buddhist extremists are responsible for attacking Muslims and burning down their houses and mosques , a state of affairs that was largely ignored until Anonymous launched a Twitter campaign to teach the world about the ... (more)


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Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Telegraph

Buddha smile and a frown

Narendra Modi accompanied by the head priest during a visit to the Kinkaku-ji temple in Kyoto on Sunday.


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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Nation

The environmental impact of traditional Chinese religion

In the thousands of years of its history, Chinese religion and culture have evolved and integrated to become what they are today: A tradition that is part of the daily life of a typical Chinese individual.


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Press & Sun-Bulletin

Buddhist group finds a quiet place in Broome

Buddhist group finds a quiet place in Broome Members of Binghamton's Buddhist meet weekly for group meditation Check out this story on The Binghamton Buddhist group meets at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays at the First Congregational Church of Binghamton located at 30 Main Street.

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People's Daily Online

Moscow warns Dalai Lama: - No politics'

The Dalai Lama "must fully distance himself from politics" if he wants to visit Russia, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said, a stance echoing China's position while appeasing Buddhists at home.


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Three admit to murder of prominent Tibetan religious leader in China: lawyer

Three Tibetans in China have pleaded guilty to involvement in the death of a prominent religious leader and two other people, a lawyer representing the victims' families said on Friday, in Tibet's most closely watched murder case in decades.


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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Your Leek Paper

Talk on Modern Buddhism at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek

The Free Public Talk on Modern Buddhism entitled 'A Better Life' is being presented by Buddhist monk, Gen Kelsang Sangye on Monday from 7.30pm until 8.45pm at The Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek.


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Sun Aug 24, 2014


Buddhist Rebirth

Many people associate Buddhism with reincarnation, but in fact, the Buddha taught the concept of rebirth , which is slightly different.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014


The Rise of a Rinpoche

Phakyab Rinpoche, a high-ranking Tibetan lama living in Jackson Heights, Queens, tucks his feet under him on the carpet of his living room-turned-temple and recounts how it all began.


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Fri Aug 22, 2014


on Crazy Wisdom

In 1983, ChA gyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the controversial lama who introduced Tibetan Buddhism to North America in the tumultuous early 1970s, asked one of his students, the director Johanna Demetrakas, to make a "Shambhala film."


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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Bangkok Post

Ousting one monk won't save the clergy

With reform being the mantra of the moment, it was no surprise when the military junta finally cast its stern eye onto a clergy that is plagued by corruption and wayward monks.


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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Cape Gazette

Vajrayana Center to host Medicine Buddha series Aug. 20-23

Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhist Beach Center welcomes the return of His Holiness Grudrag Khentrul Rinpoche for a series of empowerments, teachings, and transmissions of the entire and complete Medicine Buddha practice.


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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Toledo Blade

Book review: '10% Happier'

Imagine that, with the prestige of your job, you can have contact with just about any spiritual leader in the world.


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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Daily Record

Dumfries aid worker deported in religion row

Karina Holt spent a terrifying six hours being grilled by police after they received a tip-off about the deity design on her back.


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Engaged Buddhism and community ecology

For the most part, Buddhists have historically been less concerned with explaining the world than with generating personal peace and enlightenment.


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Thu Aug 14, 2014

How a wealthy Jewish princess changed the face of Buddhism: Part 1

Ilse Lederman was born in 1923; she was a wealthy secular Jewish Princess who even attended the 1936 World Olympics in Berlin.


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Politico: Burma's bumpy road - Joe Schatz

Allan Lokos and Susanna Weiss, two New Yorkers who run a meditation center on the Upper West Side, arrived in Myanmar in December 2012 eager to explore a nation just emerging from decades of military rule.


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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Medical News

Vajrayana meditation linked with Tibetan Buddhism can enhance cognitive performance

Contrary to popular belief, not all meditation techniques produce similar effects of body and mind.


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Tue Aug 12, 2014

Pope's reach in South Korea may extend beyond Catholics

South Korea is the lone Asian nation where great spiritual traditions of the East, such as Buddhism and Confucianism, live cheek by jowl in rough numerical equality with Christianity.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Shamanism and the different kinds of minds

Why would you want to use an ancient set of practices, like shamanism , that arise from cultures so different from your own? Well, for one thing, because it works----for certain people, those who have the right kind of mind and imagination.


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