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Why a Buddhist Monk Doesn't Need an App to Meditate and Why You Do

by Dragos Bratasanu, The Huffington Post, July 17, 2015

A few years ago I traveled to Nepal to hike in the Himalayas, learn a bit more about myself and about the world from the Buddhist spiritual teachers.

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First annual Wisdom and Mindfulness retreats for westerners in Myanmar

by Alan Clements, The Buddhist Channel, July 14, 2015

Yangon, Myanmar -- Myanmar’s renowned Mahasi Meditation Center will launch a first-ever Western yogi meditation training for lay-teachers, first-time and experienced meditators.

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New focus for U.S. Buddhist-Catholic dialogue: social justice

By Laura Ieraci, Catholic News Service, July 1st, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Catholics and Buddhists from five U.S. cities have issued a joint statement expressing their commitment to work together to help lift their communities out of poverty and remedy other social ills in their neighborhoods.

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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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