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A Compassionate Constitution for Sri Lanka based on Dasa Rajadhamma

by Senaka Weeraratna, Lankaweb, April 17th, 2015


Colombo, Sri Lanka
-- Sri Lanka’s Constitution must be connected to its heritage and history. It is a national shame for a country that proudly boasts of a 2, 500 year old history and had won the acclaim of the wider world for preserving its Buddhist heritage in a pristine state, to turn its back on the wisdom of our ancestors on questions of governance and instead turn to the wisdom of somebody else’s grandfathers wholesale for new directions.  More






The largest Buddhist settlement in the world is in China
By Becky Pemberton, The Daily Mail, 19 April 2015
Inside the village where 40,000 monks and nuns are segregated and televisions are banned... but iPhones are allowed

Larung Gar, China -- Among the green rolling hills in the Larung Gar Valley in China, the last thing you would expect to see in the countryside are thousands of red wooden huts that have been built in a massive cluster.  More


Buddhist Monk Spends Life Saving Rare Bamboo Species
Bernama, Apr 16, 2015
Hanoi, Vietnam -- Buddhist bikku (monk) Thich The Tuong has been working hard to turn his one hectare farm into a bamboo conservatory on the Son Tra Mountain, which is the home for over 110 bamboo species including the four considered on the verge of extinction in Viet Nam.  More


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