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Anti-Muslim Buddhist group moves toward Myanmar's mainstream

By Timothy Mclaughlin and Hnin Yadana Zaw, Reuters , Sept 2, 2015



YANGON, Myanmar
-- Swathed in crimson robes, 77-year-old Ashin Tilawkar Biwonsa shuffles through a crowded conference room with the help of an aide, his supporters standing in respect as he takes a seat at the head of a table under a portrait of his own image. 

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Climate Change is a Moral Issue
by Bhikkhu Bodhi, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 2, 2015
A Buddhist Reflection on the Pope’s Climate Encyclical, Laudato si’

On June 18, Pope Francis issued an encyclical letter, Laudato si’ (Praised Be), “On Care for our Common Home,” pointing to climate change as the overriding moral issue of our time.  More


Modi govt plans Buddhism blitz in cultural diplomacy refocus
by Charu Sudan Kasturi, the Telegraph (India), Aug 31, 2015
New Delhi, india -- India has a new top cultural diplomat - and he is called the Buddha.  More


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