1. What holds us back?
Why is Thailand's path toward democracy hitting a brick wall? The country's economy - despite its recent setback - has created a huge middle class and a more open society that seemed to be heading toward democracy. What is holding the country back? The country takes pride in being the centre of orthodox Theravada Buddhism, considered to be closer to the Buddha's original teachings.
2. Buddhist relics and shrine pass through Regina
Many of the relics had been locked away in monasteries. Organizers estimate that some of the possessions of ancient Buddhist teachers had been unseen for 2000 years, prior to the tour.
3. The Myanmarican: A Memoir Of An American In Myanmar
An American to publish the first memoir about life before and after the reopening of Myanmar to the West. In this touching and sometimes troubling true-life story, Handley recounts his decade in Myanmar, his attempt to reconcile Buddhism with advertising, overseas US citizens requirements verses overseas US Multinational company behaviors and how he almost renounced his US citizenship to become a native.
4. Whispers from the Bamboo Grove #31 - the Amida Newsletter
The Buddha is a light in our lives. Each must walk his own path, but that path is illumined by the light shed by the example of all the Buddhas.
5. Buddhism Fast Facts
Here's a look at what you need to know about Buddhism, the major religion of many countries in Asia. Beliefs/Practices: Siddhartha Gautama grew up in a wealthy family.
6. Vikramshila plan enthuses all
Residents welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 500 crore package for the proposed Vikramshila Central University and revival of Vi-kramshila Mahavihar, but want the ancient seat of learning be included in the Buddha circuit. The ancient varsity, once considered the epicentre of Buddhism, is lying neglected.
7. Be nice Philly! 'A Day of Kindness' planned in city in honor of Pope, Dalai Lama visits
In honor of the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism coming to the City of Brotherly Love, a grassroots campaign has begun in Philadelphia, according to philly.com . Executive Director of A Day of Kindness J Nathan Bazzel said there is a need for kindness in the world, and celebrating the arrival of both Pope Francis on Sept.
8. Terrorist bomb blast at Bangkok Buddhist shrine leaves 20 dead, 123 injured
The explosion hit near the Erawan Shrine in the Ratchaprasong Intersection. Local police report it may have been caused by a motorcycle bomb.
9. China, Tibet and the Dalai Lama subjects of Summit Old Guard meeting
Elizabeth Dowling, a frequent traveler to China and teacher of Mandarin for 35 years, will speak to the Old Guard of Summit at its Aug. 25 meeting. Her subject will be "China, Tibetan Buddhism and the Dalai Lama."
10. Zen Do'on joins her husband
At midnight, the Great Heartland Buddhist Temple of Toledo will advance another step in its development as an independent Zen center that gives the Asian religion a Midwestern American orientation. In a traditional private ceremony, the Rev.
11. The Buddha nature: Monroe man finds passion teaching Tibetan Buddhism
Mark Winwood, who founded a Tibetan Buddhist group in Florida, moved to Monroe and is offering weekly teachings on a 2,500-year-old religion that remains unfamiliar to many Americans. People interested in learning more include some who simply are intellectually curious to those going through difficult times in their lives with health, relationships or financial issues, he said.
12. 200,000 Buddhism believers celebrate Shoton Festival
More than 200,000 Buddhists and other believers on Friday thronged Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, for the start of the traditional Shoton Festival. It kicked off at Drepung Monastery, the largest monastery of Tibetan Buddhism's Gelug Sect, where a 40-meter-long thangka painting of the Buddha was exhibited.
13. Tickets for Philadelphia Dalia Lama events going on sale
"' Tickets are going on sale to events scheduled when the Dalai Lama makes a two-day trip to Philadelphia to receive the Liberty Medal in October. KYW-TV reports the high priest of Tibetan Buddhism will receive the award on Oct. 26 at the National Constitution Center.
14. Table of Contents: Reality by Other Means: the Best Short Fiction of James Morrow
Here's the the table of contents for the upcoming James Morrow collection Reality by Other Means: The Best Short Fiction of James Morrow coming in November from Wesleyan. Here's the book description: Join the Abominable Snowman as, determined to transcend his cannibalistic past, he studies Tibetan Buddhism under the Dalai Lama.
15. Brushes Dripping Earth
It's a tiny school in the remote village of Sujata - named after the queen who fed Gautam Buddha milk and rice before he achieved nirvana in Bihar's Bodhgaya district. Niranjana Public Welfare School for underprivileged children would in most reckonings have been one of the thousands of nondescript dots that populate the countryside.