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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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".
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 01:17 am
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