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  The Zen Master Hoshin lived in China many years. Then he returned to the northeastern part of Japan, where he taught his disciples. When he was getting very old, he told them a story he had heard in China. This is the story: One year on... continue...

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1. Ngong Ping

Visitors climb the 268 steps to the top of the hill, intent on seeing the Tian Tan Buddha up close. Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong.



2. 6 ways to do Nepal without climbing mountains

Mention Nepal and most people think snow-capped scenes, of 7,000-meter mountains and the climbers raring to conquer them. Thankfully, for those who don't consider it a vacation to hike for days, eat out of tins and do their business in a hole in the ground, it's possible to "do" Nepal without scaling anything.



3. Image of Asia: Dalai Lama marks anniversary

Exile Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is served biscuits during a break on Ganden Ngachoe, the death anniversary of 14th Century Tibetan Saint-Scholar, Lama Tsongkhapa in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.



4. Image of Asia: Dalai Lama marks anniversary

Exile Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is served biscuits during a break on Ganden Ngachoe, the death anniversary of 14th Century Tibetan Saint-Scholar, Lama Tsongkhapa in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Lama Tsongkhapa was the founder of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism.



5. Three charged in Myanmar with insulting Buddhism

Owners of a Yangon, Myanmar, bar who allegedly offended Buddha by depicting him in an advertisement in headphones will face charges this week. The general manager of the V Gastro bar, New Zealand national Phillip Blackwood, and two business partners, Tun Thurein and Htut Lo Ko Lwin were charged last week under a Myanmar law outlawing words or images that could deliberately offend religion.



6. God and life

Drawn To Life is the title of artist Rini Dhumal's latest exhibition as well as of the newly-launched coffee table book featuring her sketches. The sketches on canvas and in the book chart out the artist's passion for art and the numerous muses that have sparked her creations, ranging from the mythological tales of Goddess Durga to the Jataka tales Drawn to Life is about how an artist perceives drawing.



7. A closer look

A closer view of the Giant Buddha of Lantau towering over the tourist village of Ngong Ping in Hong Kong. Tian Tan Buddha, also known as the Big Buddha, is a large bronze statue of a Buddha Amoghasiddhi, completed in 1993, and located at Ngong Ping, Lantau Island, in Hong Kong.



8. In Burma, ita s a crime to put headphones on the Buddha

New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood is escorted by police officers Dec. 11 after a court appearance in Rangoon, Burma. A New Zealander and two Burmese men are facing trial in Burma after being accused of insulting Buddhism.



9. Pope Francis, Dalai Lama seek global effort for peace

Pope Francis I and the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the XIV Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, Friday expressed their hopes for achieving world peace and encouraged humanity to resolve its conflicts through a vision of global brotherhood. At Friday's opening ceremony of the XIV World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Pope Francis welcomed the fact that the event was being held in Rome and said that at the heart of all men and women, there is a desire to live a full life in peace.



10. Myanmar bar manager accused of insulting Buddhism

A New Zealand bar manager in Myanmar has been arrested for allegedly insulting Buddhism after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones, police said Friday. Police arrested Philip Blackwood on Wednesday along with two Myanmar nationals, including the bar's owner, Tun Thurein, and an employee.



11. Myanmar bar manager accused of insulting Buddhism

In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood, center, is escorted by Myanmar police officers following a court appearance in Yangon, Myanmar.



12. Wellington man facing up to two years in Burmese prison

A Wellington man facing up to two years in a Burmese prison after he allegedly insulted Buddhism only moved back to the area in October with his partner and baby daughter. Philip Blackwood, 32 appeared in court in Yangon, Myanmar this week accused of breaching the country's Religion Act by depicting Buddha wearing headphones on a promotional poster for an event at the VGastro bar, where he is the general manager.



13. Police Arrest New Zealander, 2 Burmese for Promotion Insulting Buddhism

Police in Rangoon's Bahan Township said they apprehended a New Zealand national and two Burmese men on Wednesday night and charged them with insulting religion because the bar they were working in had distributed a promotional flyer showing a Buddha wearing headphones. The men are due to appear in Bahan Township court on Thursday and could face up to two years in prison if found guilty of the charges.



14. Burmese author and politician facing possible jail for blasphemy

Columnist and National League for Democracy member Htin Lin Oo has been subjected to a lawsuit for contravening the Burmese Penal Code's statutes on religious offence, after a speech last month provoked outrage from Buddhist groups. An officer from the Department of Immigration in Sagaing Division's Chaung-U Township has filed a lawsuit against Htin Lin Oo under Article 295a, which prohibits "deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings", and Article 298, which proscribes "uttering words [...] with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings".



15. NLD Member Prosecuted for - Wounding Religious Feelings'

Columnist and National League for Democracy member Htin Lin Oo has been subjected to a lawsuit for contravening the Burmese Penal Code's statutes on religious offence, after a speech last month provoked outrage from Buddhist groups. An officer from the Department of Immigration in Sagaing Division's Chaung-U Township has filed a lawsuit against Htin Lin Oo under Article 295a, which prohibits "deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings", and Article 298, which proscribes "uttering words [...] with deliberate intent to wound religious feelings".



16. A monk's life in bendigo: video

OFF a beaten track and tucked in among the eucalypts just north of Bendigo lies a Tibetan Buddhist monastery that is home to five monks. Those who have not visited may find it hard to imagine a 2600-year-old Indian religion so alive in the Australian bush.




 



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