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Pope Francis meets with Buddhist leaders: “these small gestures are seeds of peace”

Romereports.com, June 24, 2015

The Vatican -- A dialogue between Catholic and Buddhist religious and social action leaders began today at the Vatican. Pope Francis stopped by the meeting, and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran gave a welcoming address.

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A Buddhist view of homosexuality

by (the late) Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda, Published on the Buddhist Channel, June 30, 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- We can no longer pretend that this aspect of human behavior - homosexuality - is something shameful and if we ignore it long enough it will simply go away.

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Action drives "One Billion Acts of Peace"

By Kooi F Lim, The Buddhist Channel, June 25, 2015

Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia) – Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF), a key Dharma learning hub in metro Kuala Lumpur, last night became the center of attention of an abnormal kind. Abnormal because the star attraction was not a well known monk nor a widely revered Rinpoche, but someone who calls himself a Buddhist "on most weekdays, especially Mondays".

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Buddhist Philosophy Eric Fromm’s views

By Dr Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D., Lanka Daily News, May 30, 2015

Buddhism helps man to find an answer to the question of his existence, an answer which is essentially the same as that given in the Judeo-Christian tradition, and yet which does not contradict the rationality, realism, and independence which are modern man’s precious achievements. Paradoxically, Eastern religious thought turns out to be more congenial to Western rational thought than does Western religious thought itself’
– Erich Fromm

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Politics needs wisdom of Buddhist voices

by BHIKKHU SUJATO, The Bangkok Post, 5 Jun 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- The Buddha's path is a path of renunciation, letting go of all worldly desires and interests. So it's often seen as strange when devout Buddhists, especially Buddhist monastics, take a stand on political issues.

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Gently is

by Sylvia Bay, The Buddhist Channel, June 2, 2015


For one who seeks the meditative state,
Much work is needed to prepare the mind,
To break it out of bad habits,
To want, to own, to search and hunt.

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