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George Takei: Buddhism ‘Made A Lot Of Sense For Me'

By Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post, Jan 24, 2015



San Francisco, CA (USA)
-- George Takei is an actor, a social media star, and a gay rights activist. He’s also a longtime Buddhist whose faith has helped him get through the rough patches in his life -- like coming to terms with his sexual orientation and making sense of his Japanese family’s internment during World War II.

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Time to Stamp out Hate-Speech
By THE IRRAWADDY, January 22, 2015
Yangon, Myanmar -- Wirathu is in the news again. But this time, even some of his followers feel that the nationalist Buddhist monk went too far when he called a visiting UN rights envoy a “whore” and a “bitch” in a recent public speech.  More


Myanmar monk's U.N. whore rant 'could hurt Buddhism'
By Thin Lei Win and Andrew R.C. Marshall, Reuters, Jan 21, 2015
Yangon, Myanmar -- A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a U.N. human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said on Tuesday, but he is unlikely to face censure.  More



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