1. Meditation teacher Will Duncan to talk, April 9, at the Breathing Room Center in Blairstown
Renowned meditation teacher Will Duncan will give a talk at the Breathing Room Center at 21 Main St. in Blairstown, on Thursday, April 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. Cost is by donation. Duncan hitchhiked across the Western U.S. going to various Buddhist and Christian monasteries, eventually creating long lasting relationship with many important spiritual guides.
2. Battling errant monks
The case of the "flying monk" previously known as jet-setting Luang Pu Nen Kham Chattiko is just one of many high-profile examples of questionable behaviour by the clergy, bringing attempts to reform Buddhism by some members of the National Reform Council. A National Reform Council member has proposed a special court be set up to deal with Buddhist monks violating the monks' code of conduct as the council yesterday endorsed a report on how to reform Buddhist monks' affairs.
3. Will the Dalai Lama reincarnate?
It is one of the most sensitive political issues in China: who has authority in Tibet? Many Tibetans revere the Dalai Lama and support his goal of greater autonomy from Beijing. The role of Dalai Lama has been filled for centuries through "reincarnation".
4. Temple assets should be publicly revealed: panel
PAIBOON NITITAWAN, chairman of the National Reform Council's committee on protecting Buddhism, said yesterday the NRC would consider the committee's reform proposals tomorrow.
5. Four Things to Do Today
Here's a quick look at Four events happening today and this evening you might want to check out. For a complete list of island activities, pick up the Island Calendar in Thursday's Inquirer and Mirror , or log on to www.ack.net and check out the Calendar box in the middle of the page.
6. Abusing the middle way
As a non-Buddhist and a farang, I never thought I would be in a position to give any Thai a lecture on Buddhism. Letter-writer Somsak Pola notes that the first Buddhist precept prohibits killing, and asks, "Doesn't eating meat mean the killing of animals? Buddhist monks don't even swat a mosquito... but they eat meat!" Yes, they do, Khun Somsak.
7. Buddhism and meat-eating
The first of the five basic precepts in Buddhism is, "To abstain from killing". It is unqualified and therefore applies to all life.
8. The First Lady's Travel Journal: Experiencing Kyoto's Beauty and History
First Lady Michelle Obama is keeping a travel journal while promoting the Let Girls Learn initiative in Japan and Cambodia. Her third post appeared on Medium today.
9. People of Myanmar
Picture taken in Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon city. Buddhism in Myanmar is predominantly of the Theravada tradition, practised by 89% of the country's population.
10. How Self-Improvement Became Self-Destruction On 'Diamond Mountain'
Cults and religions exist on a continuum, not in clearly delineated categories. It's even hard to claim that the distinction between the two comes down to "knowing it when you see it."
11. Dharamsala ExileTibetan Parliament may get more MPs in future
If the House approves the amendment in Tibetan Charter in majority, the Tibetan Parliament-in-exile, which is currently in session, will be having increased number of seats in future. The amendments to increase the number of seats were proposed during the budget session of the exile parliament- also its 9th session, which began here on Monday.
12. Philip Blackwood arrested in Myanmar for insulting Buddhism in Facebook picture
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13. Burmese court jails V Gastro bar staff over 'insulting' Buddha headphones poster
Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies A Burmese court has jailed the owner and staff of a bar for insulting Buddhism, after they used a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones on an online advertisement.
14. NZer found guilty of offending Buddhism with bar image
Blackwood breached Myanmar's religious laws by posting an online advertisement for his bar of a psychedelic Buddha wearing headphones. VGastro Bar general manager Blackwood has spent more than three months in Yangon's notorious Insein Prison after he was charged over the advertisement in early December.
15. Myanmar court jails New Zealand man for 2 years and 6 months for insulting Buddhism
A Myanmar court has sentenced a New Zealand bar manager and his business associates to two years and six months in prison for insulting Buddhism over a flyer that showed a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones. Blackwood, 32, Tun Thurein and Htut Ko Ko Lwin were given two years of hard labor for insulting religion and six months for disobeying an order from a public servant.
16. Art a reminder of impermanence of all things
Pictures published by the Bendigo Advertiser can be purchased by visiting our offices at 47-51 Queen Street during business hours or calling 5434 4400 Tibetan Buddhist monks Geshe Jamyang Sherab and Venerable Karma Gyasey are artists in residence all this week at the Guan Yin Temple at the Golden Dragon Museum. "It's lovely because this is part of Tibetan Buddhism and we're here in a temple which celebrates Chinese Buddhism and we're right here in front of the statue of Guan Yin which is actually the Chinese equivalent of Chenrezig, so it's a nice match," she said.