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The event includes food sales of mixed sushi, chirashi, yakisoba, cabbage salad, baked goods and soft drinks. There will be several displays including bonsai, ikebana and kimekomi dolls. Entertainment will begin at 11:15 a.m. and will include a Shamisen performance; a ukulele and hula duo; a dance ...
Vandals strike Buddhist statues, ice stupas fight global warming, and monsoons threaten Rohingya refugees. Tricycle looks ... Recently, the Una victims converted to Buddhism and have been trying to convince other dalits to renounce Hinduism as well, blaming it for reinforcing the caste system. “We were ...

Of course, Hindu and Zen Buddhists might argue that this “body hack” has been their focus for centuries. Yet, their insights into ... What we would originally imagine Buddhist monks doing on a mountain in Tibet is now done by everyone from the New York Knicks to the MPs in Westminister. Self-awareness ...
A sense of zen in spreading in Williamsburg with a newly formed Buddhist meditation group, the Williamsburg Buddhist Sangha. “Christianity is a part of American culture, but that's not the case with Buddhism,” said Ben Thacker-Gwaltney, vice president of the Williamsburg Buddhist Sangha. “Especially in ...
Still, Buddhism continues to have an alien aura, as if it were an “entirely otherworldly religion with a gnostic distaste for the worldly order,” as the scholar Ian Harris has written. There is a tendency to frame the rise of Buddhist nationalism as an anomalous phenomenon. In fact, as the historian Eugene Ford ...
The Buddhist Temple of Alameda located at 2325 Pacific Ave. holds a bazaar every year in June, a major fund-raising event for the church. In addition the temple is a central participant of the annual community Obon Festival held in July. Obon is a celebration of one's departed ancestors and involves Bon ...

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A photo surfaced on Sunday (March 18) on a Taiwanese Facebook page showing a newly renovated Buddhist temple in ... to the left (卍) are associated with Buddhism and when placed over restaurants signify that they are vegetarian, for Buddhists who abstain from eating meat.
Buddhist scholar Suraphot Thaweesak recently warned that a bid to enshrine Buddhism as the national religion would increase the kind of extremism that French ... The state shall also encourage the participation of all Buddhists in the application of such measures and mechanisms,” the book says.
Sri Lanka's parliament issued an apology to its Muslim minority, which constitutes 10 per cent of the country's population of 21 million. Sinhalese account for about three quarters of the population. Last November, riots between the Muslims and the Sinhalese – who are largely Buddhist – in the south of the ...
In previous encounters between The West and the Buddhist world, Western authors often criticized Buddhism as a religious tradition without a god, or an ... Historically, Western academics wrote about comparisons of Buddhism and science as far back as the 19th Century, while Buddhists themselves ...
In traditional Buddhist cosmology, the gods—or deva in Sanskrit, a cognate of “divinity”—are distributed among 27 heavens (svarga): six are located in the sensuous realm ... And over the long history of Buddhism, Buddhists, including monks and nuns, have propitiated various gods for blessings and boons.
Recent flare-up of anti-Muslim riots in Kandy, a central district in Sri Lanka, by Sinhalese Buddhist extremists has recalled the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state of Myanmar by local Buddhist majority, last year (2017). Sinhalese Buddhists constitute about 75 percent of Sri Lanka's 21 ...
The Watsonville Buddhist Temple will celebrate the Hanamatsuri flower festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. onApril 8 at the temple at 423 Bridge St. The event will have food for sale, including mixed sushi, chirashi, yakisoba, cabbage salad, baked goods and soft drinks. The event will include displays of bonsai, ...
The brilliant physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking, inspiration and author of so many works — most famously, perhaps, A Brief History of Time — died today at 76. Now, Hawking wasn't a Buddhist—he was, in fact, an atheist. (Though there are, of course, many Buddhists who would describe ...
In the interview that follows, Hondo Masato Lobley, a descendent of Japanese American Buddhists incarcerated in the Amache camp and a member of the Kaiho Collective, sits down with scholar and Soto Zen priest, Dr. Duncan Ryuken Willams, to discuss his forthcoming book on Buddhism and World War ...
AYODHYA: Members of the Buddhist community have filed a petition before the Supreme Court claiming that the disputed land at Ayodhya is actually a Buddhist site. The petition says the claim is based on the four excavations carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India at the disputed site, with the ...
Buddhism may be touted in the West as an inherently peaceful philosophy, but a surge in violent rhetoric from small but increasingly influential groups of ... Buddhist mobs in Sri Lanka last week led anti-Muslim riots that left at least three dead and more than 200 Muslim-owned establishments in ruins, just ...

160 Buddhist statues were stolen in Wakayama, Japan between 2010 and 2011. Now, Students in Wakayama Technical High School's industrial design course in Japan are creating 3D-printed replicas of Buddhist statues to prevent the ongoing theft of the original statues from Buddhist temples.
In this lovely book, Namgyel (The Power of an Open Question), Buddhist retreat master at Longchen Jigme Samten Ling in Colorado, explores the possibilities of the Buddhist concept of pratityasamutpada (roughly translated as “dependent arising”), understood as the idea that everything leans on, or is ...
Buddhist scriptures state that Lord Buddha had allowed self-build death for the extremely ill person as an act of compassion.” Get latest news & live updates on the go on your pc with News App. Download The Times of India news app for your device. Read more India news in English and other languages.
Hundreds of Buddhist monks and activists have rallied in the Sri Lanka's capital against anti-Muslim riots that have killed at least two people and forced the government to declare a nationwide state of ... Sinhalese Buddhists make up 75 percent of the country's 21 million people, and 10 percent are Muslims.
In the city of Kandy, located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, recent attacks against Muslims by Sinhala Buddhist militants have raised fears of increased communal violence. Social media images have shown the scale of damage to Muslim neighbourhoods, with arson attacks and vandalism of ...
My interest in Buddhism dates back a couple of decades before my graduate studies, which included a wide-ranging look at Buddhist imagery in James Joyce. I find much of Psychologist Robert Wright's survey in Why Buddhism is True stimulating and endlessly fascinating. In the “Note to Readers,” he ...
An ultra-nationalist Myanmar monk was released from prison on Friday after serving time for inciting unrest in an anti-Rohingya protest in 2016, a rare punishment handed to one of the country's hardline Buddhist clergymen. Parmaukkha, who was handed a three-month jail term, has helped peddle a fiery ...
KANDY, Sri Lanka — Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighbourhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency and ... Sinhalese are overwhelmingly Buddhists, while Tamils are mostly Hindu, Muslim and Christian.
Built for practising Buddhists, Acer's Leap Beads count the number of mantras recited during prayer time. Essential reading: Top fitness trackers ... There are almost 8 million Buddhist in Taiwan alone and 500 million worldwide, representing 9% to 10% of the total population. China is the country with the ...
KANDY, Sri Lanka— Buddhist mobs swept through Muslim neighborhoods in Sri Lanka's central hills, destroying stores and restaurants and setting homes on fire despite a curfew, a state of emergency and a ... Sinhalese are overwhelmingly Buddhists, while Tamils are mostly Hindu, Muslim and Christian.
COLOMBO: Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka's minority Muslims overnight, police said on Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly divided island. Police imposed an indefinite curfew in the central highlands district of ...
In China, where most rivers are deprived of large mammals due to habitat destruction and over-exploitation, a healthy population of Eurasian otters (Lutra lutra) was recently found to thrive right in a city of over 200,000 people, due mainly to the joint support of conservation initiatives and Tibetan Buddhism.
Keeping with this revolutionary spirit, here are five articles from the Tricycle archives that highlight trailblazing Buddhist women who challenge the status quo in Buddhist circles and beyond. Buddhism's Second Class Citizens When the Australian Tibetan Buddhist nun Ayya Yeshe ordained 16 years ago, ...
Taiwanese hardware company Acer has launched a new product aimed at helping devout Buddhists say their prayers. Acer's Leap Beads, effectively smart prayer beads, help practising Buddhists count the number of times they have chanted their mantra with a chip tracking how often the mala has been ...
Buddhist Mobs Target Sri Lanka's Muslims Despite State of Emergency ... COLOMBO (Reuters) - Buddhist mobs attacked mosques and businesses belonging to Sri Lanka's minority Muslims overnight, police said on Wednesday, despite the imposition of a state of emergency to restore peace in the bitterly ...
A renowned Buddhist monk's condemnation of fellow monk Ashin Wirathu, Myanmar's most prominent Buddhist nationalist and hate-speech peddler, has given hope to activists trying to promote tolerance in a divided society and rescue Buddhism from hardline nationalists. Buddhist nationalism, which ...
Mobs made up mostly of Sri Lanka's predominately Buddhist Sinhalese majority torched Muslim homes and businesses in the island-nation's central hills near Kandy, a day after the government imposed a state of emergency to quell days of violence. As NPR's Julie McCarthy reports tensions between the ...
He said to me one day, “Did you know that the Dude in The Big Lebowski is considered by many Buddhists to be a Zen master?” I said, “You gotta be kidding. We never talked about Zen or Buddhism while we were making Lebowski. The brothers never said anything about that.” “Yeah,” laughed Bernie ...
In WAS, Garbus came face-to-face with the painful realities of white supremacy and racial conditioning through the lens of Buddhist teachings. The experience inspired much of Tune-Yards' latest record, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, released in January. “Buddhism offers this wonderful lens ...
One of the west's largest Buddhist organisations has admitted to sexual abuse by its teachers, announcing it will take urgent measures to tackle the problem. Leaders of Shambhala International, which has more than 200 meditation centres across the world, including several in the UK, admitted to major ...
The American scholar of political Buddhism Michael Jerryson noted last year, in the wake of a wave of Buddhist violence in Thailand, that the “popular ... Accordingly, it cannot be said that the Buddhists who support violence are “not true Buddhists,” as that would mean that a considerable proportion of the ...
Junior human biology major Auy Rueangnopphasit was raised Buddhist and has continued practicing into adulthood. ... The scriptures of the monks have been passed down for Buddhists to follow since the time of the Buddha's death, according to Rueangnopphasit, and these writings are the focal point of ...
Chinese authorities have ruled out arson as the cause of a recent fire at Tibetan Buddhism's holiest temple, state media reported Thursday, adding an important Buddha statue had emerged “intact” from the blaze. The report is the first official account of Saturday's fire at the more than 1,300-year-old ...
The Avid Reader welcomes Janica Anderson, Davis native Steven Schwartz and Anne Watts to the bookstore for a presentation at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at 617 Second St. in downtown Davis. The speakers will offer a glimpse into the lives of Sokei-an Sasaki and Ruth Fuller Sasaki — two pioneers of ...
Walton's book promises to draw our attention to the fact that Buddhists are political. Buddhist political activity is driven by particular internal theoretical and doctrinal guides that are easily confusing to outsiders. Walton tells RD that “I'm describing a “moral universe” of modern Theravada Buddhist thinking ...
Myokei Caine-Barrett: I suspect we all begin Buddhist practice from a place of ego, with an expectation that we will benefit from it. We believe we will become calmer, more focused, more centered, or maybe that we will learn to maximize our potential and somehow reach a distant shore called nirvana.
Tony Bellew and David Haye are becoming something approaching a comedy duo as the Londoner professed to love the Liverpudlian at Wednesday's press conference. The build-up to their first fight, which ended in an 11th-round stoppage win for Bellew, was marked by animosity and violence -- but an intriguing dynamic ...
Religious Affairs and Culture Minister U Aung Ko has urged the nation's highest religious authority to take action against monks who disgrace Buddhism through their activities or speech. The State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee (known by its Burmese acronym Ma Ha Na) held its annual meeting on ...
MOSCOW, February 16. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has congratulated the Russian Buddhists on the occasion of the Lunar New Year. The congratulatory telegram was published at the Kremlin's official homepage. "It is important that Russia's Buddhist community is preserving carefully the ...
Pielstick hasn't seen a lot of collaboration between the various Buddhist groups in town, though he and others are making efforts to change that. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. The Awam Tibetan Buddhist Institute, 3400 E. Speedway, will host its monthly movie ...
Inside, hand-painted thangkhas of enlightened beings will cover the walls, and a wood shrine will hold three layers of Buddhist statues and ritual items. “It is Rinpoche's wish that it will be a protected place where individuals can come to feel that they can find comfort and tranquility,” says Carlisle.
To many American Buddhists who are unaware of the fraught history of Buddhism in general and that of Burma/Myanmar of the last 75 years, this may come as a shock. Indeed, nearly every time I teach Buddhism, this issue is raised: if the first precept of Buddhist lay practice is to avoid killing, how do they ...
What can Buddhist teachings offer when something so tragic has become so commonplace? ... His Holiness the Dalai Lama put out a tweet days before the shooting saying, “Although I am a Buddhist monk, I am skeptical that prayers alone will achieve world peace ... Some will say Buddhism is not political.


 

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