1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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".
10. 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".
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Defending Hinduism
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.
14. Discover the Unique Roots of Tibetan Buddhism in Minneapolis
Yeru Bon Center is a lesser-known treasure in the Minneapolis/St. Paul meditation community.
15. The Beauty of KoreanStyle
Although Seokguram Grotto is coarse and simple, it contains the longing of the people of Silla for the Buddha Domain. The only artificial stone grotto in the world, it is one of the greatest examples of Korean sculpture.
16. Thawan Duchanee: Losing a ...
National Artist Thawan Duchanee passed away yesterday, but his work and most important philosophy and contribution to popular Thai thought and art will live on THAILAND HAS LOST its most prominent artist, a rambunctious extraordinaire whose career was as renowned as his influence in shaping the contour and perception of modern Thai art in the past 40 years. Chiang Rai-born National Artist Thawan Duchanee passed away at 2am on Wednesday morning from liver disease after spending three months in a hospital, his son Doithibet confirmed in a statement.
17. Canon Celebrates 80th Anniversary of Kwanon, the Company's First Camera
Marking first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, the Kwanon was produced in prototype form in 1934, the culmination of the dreams of engineers who wanted to catch up with The engineers who created the camera decided to name it after Kwannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy, hoping the deity would share her benevolence as they pursued their dream to ... (more)
18. Northwest Wanderings: Igniting the energy of healing
"Fire is a great transmuter of energy. Like all the elements -- earth, air, water and fire -- it gives life but it can also take life," says shaman Llyn Roberts.
19. 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)