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How a wealthy Jewish princess changed the face of Buddhism: Part 2
Buddhist nun Ayya Khema, born Ilse Lederman a wealthy German Jewish Princess, took a frightening turn as Hitler's anti-Semitic purge drove her family from Berlin prestige. She was the oldest child, by now a teen-ager, to be part of Kinder transport, the Jewish rescue effort to save Jewish children from murder in the death camps.
The Star Online
Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence
NEW DELHI: The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday. The Nobel Peace Prize winner has invited India's spiritual leaders for the two-day meeting this weekend to seek practical strategies to address "important issues ailing society today", a statement said.
Links of Note
* The current Dalai Lama has on occasion indicated that he may be the last in the line, which in Tibetan Buddhism is understood to continue by reincarnation, if Tibet is not free. To which the Chinese government has responded, No, he will be reincarnated .
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Four On-Demand Movies About Tibetan Buddhism
An increasing number of documentary films about Buddhism or Buddhist teachers are available through on-demand services such as Netflix, Itunes, and Amazon Instant Video. The following four films are all focused on Tibetan Buddhism or Tibetan Buddhist teachers, and all are available through one or more on-demand services.
Minimalist Landscape Sculpture Launches at Earth Sanctuary Sculpture Garden & Nature Reserve
Earth Sanctuary , a sculpture garden and nature reserve on Whidbey Island, Wash., has introduced the first in a series of outdoor minimalist sculptures called " Veils of Reality ." Designed by Chuck Pettis, founder of Earth Sanctuary, and his wife Claudia Pettis, a classically trained and award-winning artist, "Veils of Reality" incorporates a reclaimed and transformed sacred object into a contemporary mirror, uniting the magic of Tibetan Buddhism with modern minimalistic art.
Look forward to welcoming President Xi, says Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday tweeted that he looks forward to welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping in Ahmedabad Sep 17 and he was sure the visit will strengthen India-China ties. In a series of Twitter postings, the prime minister also said: Buddhism is a very strong bond between China and India.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
In pics: mountain scenery of Zhagana in Gannan, NW China's Gansu
Photo taken on Sept. 5, 2014 shows prayer flags set up by Tibetan Buddhism believers living in the Zhagana region in Diebu County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Renovation programme underway at Labrang Monastery
A Tibetan Buddhism believer visits a prayer wheel corridor at the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe County of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 2, 2014.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Family pleads for clemency for murderers of Buddhist
FAMILY and friends of a Tibetan Buddhist who was stabbed to death in China in an apparent financial dispute have called for his alleged killers to be spared the death penalty. FAMILY and friends of a Tibetan Buddhist who was stabbed to death in China in an apparent financial dispute have called for his alleged killers to be spared the death penalty.
Catholic World News
Chinese government disputes Dalai Lama on reincarnation
The Chinese government has reacted sharply to the Dalai Lama's comment that he might be the last in the long line of Tibetan Buddhist leaders. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the Dalai Lama is continually reincarnated.
Stephen Colbert gives a wag of the finger to Donald Trump
Last night, Stephen took on Donald Trump's latest "power move"-suing two casinos that use his name. Full video after the jump.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Prayuth vows to lay stronger foundation for future governments
Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will vow to lay a stronger foundation for future governments when he makes his first policy address to parliament Friday. Prime Minister Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives at Government House on Wednesday before taking cabinet ministers to pay respects to the Supreme Patriarch at the National Office of Buddhism in Buddha Month disrict, Nakhon Pathom province.
China tells Dalai Lama again to respect reincarnation
China repeated a call on the Dalai Lama on Wednesday to respect what it said was the historic practice of reincarnation, after the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader implied in a newspaper interview he may be the last to hold the position. The Dalai Lama, in an interview with German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, said the tradition of the post could end with him, adding the Tibetan Buddhism was not dependent on a single person.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Calm space: Covington Twp. couple's garden creates air of serenity, offers therapeutic qualities
With its abundant perennials, partitioned sections, nods to Buddhism and Christianity and frequent - and welcome - animal visits, there's plenty to take in and admire on the sprawling Covington Twp. property Mrs. Worthington shares with her husband, John.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Dalai Lama says there is no need for a successor: Tibetan spiritual ...
President Obama condemns Ray Rice in statement after sickening video of him knocking out his fiancee surfaces saying: 'Hitting a woman is not something a real man does' Dalai Lama says there is no need for a successor: Tibetan spiritual leader believes if a weak descendant follows him it will disgrace the position The Dalai Lama has said he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, as a weak successor would only disgrace the position. The Dalai Lama has said he should be the last Tibetan spiritual leader, as a weak successor would disgrace the position But in an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper he said: 'We had a Dalai Lama for almost five centuries.
Editor & Publisher
Vancouver Sun Publicly Shamed for Printing Beijing-Funded "Propaganda"
Felicia Sonmez, the China correspondent for Agence France-Presse, took to Twitter yesterday to slam the Vancouver Sun for running this piece by columnist Chuck Chiang, titled "Tibetan Buddhism strong in face of modernization and China's dominant Han culture".
Areerat Sura-amonrattana, 25, and Azusa Ikeno, 22, enjoy the food
Yesterday hundreds of people flocked to Botley Park in West Oxford for the annual event during which Thai restaurants from the city, Abingdon and Wallingford, served oriental delicacies and visitors tried Thai massages or learned about Buddhism. Chris Woolhouse, 45, who took his four-year-old daughter Sasha, and has been to Thailand, said the experience was "pretty authentic".
President Mukherjee to gift Bodhi tree sapling to Vietnam
President Pranab Mukherjee will gift a sapling of the sacred Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya to Vietnam during his visit to that country, a temple official said Monday. BMTC has sent a sapling of the sacred Bodhi Tree from Bodh Gaya to the ministry of external affairs.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Wat Budhhist temple offers peaceful oasis, taste of Thai culture
Exiting I-4 onto Hwy. 192 that runs through the Orlando suburb of Kissimmee, Fla., one finds a bustling boulevard of hotels, restaurants and department stores.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Rajendra Senchurey's article "Satanic verses" is a barefaced attempt to justify religious conversion by lambasting Hinduism, but one that is far removed from the ground realities of present times. I, an educated Hindu Brahmin, am open to conversion to Christianity or Buddhism, but if I did convert, it would not be because of a maliciously written religious propaganda, but because of the love Christ professes through his actions and compassion that the Buddha expounds in his teachings.