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How Buddhist singing bowls inspired solar cell design

Cosmos, Dec 15, 2014

Sydney, Australia -- Close to two million homes in Australia have solar panels – they’re taking off! But we’d like to make them even more cost-effective by capturing more energy from the sunlight. One way to do that is to direct sunlight’s colours into different solar cell layers.


Reflections on Buddhist practice, human rights

by K V Soon, The Malaysian Insider, 11 December 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Buddhists have a practice known as the undertaking of Precepts. Specifically, there is a set of Five Precepts or Panca-sila.


China's Buddhist awakening

by Fred de Sam Lazaro, PBS, November 28, 2014

Facing environmental crisis, can Buddhist values offer non-religious China a greener path?

Beijing, China -- Buddhism is on the rise in China, currently estimated to have about 200-300 million adherents, for a variety of reasons.


Indonesian Muslim, Buddhist team seeks to ‘bring peace for Rohingya’

Mizzima, Nov 24, 2014

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Muslims and Buddhists in Indonesia have joined hands to help resolve the conflict over the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and plan to send a team to Rakhine State to talk with Buddhist monks, according to the Jakarta Post.


Four days in Buddhist temple takes life back to a simple level

By Cang Wei in, China Daily, Oct 23, 2014

Wuxi, Jiangsu province (China) -- Chen Yu was one of 50 city-dwellers chosen by Qixia Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, to experience four days of traditional Buddhist life. And it was a body-changing experience.


The Buddhist Leap of Faith

by Jarni Blakkarly, ABC Religion and Ethics, 5 Nov 2014

Melbourne, Australia -- One of the recurring debates surrounding the practice of Buddhism in the West concerns faith and the role it has in the religion.


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