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  On one occasion, the Buddha said to the monks this:
"No other form do I know, O monks, that so persists in obsessing the mind of a man as the form of a woman.
The form of a woman persists in obsessing the mind of a man.

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Here are 4 sources of 24-hour news feeds of buddism and zen news around the world.
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1. Prime Minister Modi to seek revival of India Central Asia relations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit five Central Asian states, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, for eight days next week Apart from trying to secure the cooperation with the countries on strengthening relations and secure counter terrorism cooperation, Prime Minister Modi will seek to revive the close relations that India had with the Central Asian region since the third millennium B.C. According to archaeological evidence, the Bronze Age people of Central Asia had trade contacts with people of the Indus Valley Civilisation. During the second millennium BC, there was a large scale migration of Aryans from Central Asia to India.



2. Tibet After the Dalai Lama

On the 80th birthday of the 14th Dalai Lama, who has been in exile in India since 1959, Tibet's future looks more uncertain than ever. During his reign, the current Dalai Lama has seen his homeland - the world's largest and highest plateau - lose its independence to China.



3. 14 things to do today, June 29, in Boulder County

Movie Mondays presents "Chasing Ice." Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers, 7 p.m., Still Cellars, 1115 Colorado Ave., Longmont; $5 suggested donation; 720-204-6064.



4. Dalai Lama Celebrates 80th Birthday at Glastonbury Festival

The Dalai Lama who is getting on in years, celebrated his 80th birthday onstage at the Glastonbury Festival. Countless fans cheered from the crowds gathered at the event as the patriarch of Tibetan Buddhism sliced the confectionary with a smile on his face.



5. Glastonbury 2015: Dalai Lama uses first festival appearance to brand...

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 China warned Glastonbury bosses against booking the Dalai Lama, but he arrived for his historic talk at the Somerset festival this morning regardless.



6. Secrets of Psychotherapy: Ten Ways to Help You Be Happy

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we have considered some of the ways psychoanalysis , Jung's analytical psychology, and existential therapy approach the problem of finding happiness . Freud's secret, we have seen, is, in part, to take a more realistic to the attainment of happiness, working in therapy toward a more modest goal of "common unhappiness" in place of " neurotic misery."



7. Buddhist ritual held in China's Gansu

A grand Buddhist ritual, offered by the 11th Panchen Lama's guru Jamyang Gaytso, attracted thousands of devotees and tourists in northwest China's Gansu Province. The four-day ritual started Saturday in Xiahe County, home to Labrang Monastery -- one of the six major Gelugpa monasteries in China.



8. Shaking up the soul

With the temperatures dropping as the monsoon rains take hold, Loei province in Thailand's Northeast is a wonderful place to spend some time. And no time is better than this weekend when the small district of Dan Sai is over-run by ghosts that are far more humorous than horrific.



9. Dalai Lama To Visit Philadelphia In October

Just one month after Pope Francis attends the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, the Dalai Lama will be visiting the National Constitution Center in center city to receive their prestigious Liberty Medal. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet is being honored "in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide," the Center said.



10. Religious texts more powerful in countering violence: Rijiju

Religious texts were more powerful than security forces in countering violence, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said on Monday. "Whenever I meet Buddhist leaders, I always say religious texts are more powerful than our police and armed forces.



11. Sircar to speak on Buddhism

Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar will deliver the Kripasana Memorial Lecture on Rediscovery of Buddhism in Modern India in Calcutta on Monday. Bhikkhu Bodhipala of the Bengal Buddhist Association, which is organising the event, said Sircar's articles on ancient India and Buddhism had prompted them to invite him to deliver the lecture.



12. China can't erase Buddhism from Tibet: Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism is deeply rooted in Tibetan culture and China cannot annihilate it with repressive measures. The Dalai Lama was speaking at the conclusion of the 12th religious conference of the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon tradition on Saturday.



13. Globe-trotting Dalai Lama facing future at 80

April in Japan, June in Australia and Britain, July in the United States and back to his Indian base in between. It is a gruelling schedule for an 80-year-old, but close aides of the 14th Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan Buddhist faith, claim he is as energetic as ever as he travels the world talking of love, compassion and inter-religious harmony.



14. Asian Civilisations Museum's present 2,000 years of ancient Buddhist treasures from India

A statuette of Buddha is frozen in mid-step, as though about to descend invisible stairs post-Nirvana. Behind glass panels, stucco Buddha heads appear to be sleeping or are deep in meditation.



15. Clergy reform 'likely' to skip over tax collection

Opposition is mounting to the proposal, said Mr Supawan, who spoke yesterday after presiding over the annual assembly of senior monks and ecclesiastical regional and provincial governors at the National Office of Buddhism Buddhamonthon Conference Hall in Nakhon Pathom. Several parties have opposed the proposal to tax the clergy, including Thienchay Kiranandana, chairman of the National Reform Council, who said it was contrary to NRC goals.



16. Buddhism: One Teacher, Many TraditionsUnder One UmbrellaA monastic...

Buddhism: One Teacher, Many Traditions By The Dalai Lama and Thubten Chodron Wisdom Publications, 2014 352 pp.; $29.95 This book's title conveys its central point-that despite tremendous internal diversity, all Buddhist traditions derive from one teacher, the Buddha. Because they all revere the same teacher, these various forms of Buddhism could respect and learn from each other.




 



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