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Bored by the old mantra, Asian youth need new Buddhist hook

by Kalinga Seneviratne, The Nation, May 20, 2016

Singapore -- While the Buddha’s ideas are fast being adopted in the West as part of a 21st-century secular lifestyle, in the East the young generation is increasingly distancing itself from its Buddhist heritage.

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Buddhists Take the ‘Gospel’ Music Path to Attract Youth

By Kalinga Seneviratne, Lotus News Features / IDN-InDepthNews, May 6, 2016

SINGAPORE  -- Buddhist ideas and wisdom are being increasingly adopted by the West as part of a 21st century modern lifestyle, but in the East, youth are increasingly distancing themselves from their Buddhist heritage becoming “free thinkers” or even embracing Christianity from the West. A group of young Buddhist musicians from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia have now come together to reverse this trend by using music to attract youth.

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Buddhist Fellowships of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to organize Vesak concert

The Buddhist Channel, March 31, 2016

Singapore -- Plans are afoot in the Buddhist Fellowships of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to commemorate Vesak 2016 in a way that the Fellowships hope will be inspiring as it is novel.

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Religious duel: Pastor rock vs. Buddhist blues

by Harumi Ozawa, Agence France Presse, March 30, 2016

TOKYO, Japan -- Most days, Lutheran pastor Kazuhiro Sekino preaches to his congregation in a soft voice with religious hymns playing in the background of a Tokyo church. But as night falls, he hits a smoky stage crisscrossed with whizzing strobe lights, shedding his pious day job in a battle of the bands against a group of Buddhist monks.

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The Path

by Keith Law, The Buddhist Channel, Aug 13, 2014

Someone once said to me
that nothing stays forever
No state of mind, stays good or bad
but it could, if we were together

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