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Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project

By Paul Michael Burton, The Buddhist Channel, Nov 17, 2016

London, UK  -- The run-up to October this year saw exciting steps being taken towards establishing the UK’s first ever monastery for bhikkhunis (Pali; fully ordained Buddhist nuns). British-born Theravada monk Ajahn Brahmavamso Mahathera (better known as Ajahn Brahm), the abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia, has generously lent his support to Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project, as the initiative is known, and to the project’s coordinator, British nun Venerable Canda, through a busy schedule that will include a milestone teaching tour of the UK entitled, “Buddhism in the 21st Century.”

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A Better Way to Be Alone: Loneliness from Buddhist’s Perspective

by Gary Gach, Loveagain.com, Nov 6, 2016

If you listen deeply, there’s just a slight shift of emphasis between “alone” and “all one.”
San Francisco, CA (USA)
-- Lonely? Loneliness is a condition we all experience. In and of itself, there’s nothing wrong with that. For example, there’s a German word combining the word for forest, ‘wald’, with ‘einsamkeit’, the word for loneliness or solitude. But loneliness or solitude aren’t negative, and ‘waldeinsamkeit’ doesn’t mean being morose or frightened. Rather, ‘waldeinsamkeit’ refers to a sense of being at one with nature, as in walking alone in the forest. Tranquil and peaceful.

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Introducing Tue Quang Foundation’s Collection Of Commentaries

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 24, 2016

Nevada, USA -- On September 25, 2016, Tue Quang Wisdom Light Foundation of Nevada, USA announced the completion of the Vietnamese translation of the entire collection of Sastras (Commentaries) in the Taisho Tripitaka (from volume 25 to volume 32) at the Lieu Quán Buddhist Cultural Center in Hue, Vietnam.

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The Righteous King who ruled for the benefit and happiness of the Siamese people

Editorial, The Buddhist Channel, Oct 25, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand – One of the most enduring images of the late Thai Monarch, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej is that he is almost always seen with a camera around his neck or in his hand. His camera and a map accompanies His Majesty during his time visiting regions within Thailand, checking on projects which he personally supported and followed up.

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Buddhist Animal Rights Conference adopts Resolution calling on Govt. of Sri Lanka to enact the Animal Welfare Bill

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 18, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- The first Asian Buddhist Animal Rights Conference co-hosted by Dharma Voices for Animals (DVA) and Coexistence of Animal Rights on Earth (CARE) was held successfully at Hotel Skypark Kingstown, Dongdaemun in Seoul, South Korea on Friday September 30, 2016 immediately after the conclusion of the 28th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference in the same city.

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Retraction: The Last Letter From King Bhumibol To His Daughter Princess Sirindhorn

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 18, 2016

We have been informed that this article "The Last Letter From King Bhumibol To His Daughter Princess Sirindhorn" is NOT TRUE and that the palace has issued a statement to this effect.
We sincerely apologise for the misunderstanding and error at our side for not verifying the source.
Please find the statement from the Thai Royal Palace (in Thai).

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