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Mistreatment of Buddha Iconographies across the Globe

by Emi Hailey Hayakawa, BTN, Sept 28, 2015

Seoul, South Korea -- With the increasing popularity of Buddhism and Zen culture across the globe, especially in the West, there had been a surge of interest in Buddhist iconographies and statues.


How an Economist Wrecked the Nalanda Revival

by Sandeep Balakrishna, India Facts, Aug 30, 2015

This is a translation of the original essay by S.R. Ramaswamy that appeared in the September 2015 issue of the Kannada monthly, Utthana. Translated by Sandeep Balakrishna.

New Delhi, India -- Nalanda University was established as an university of eminence in Bihar during the period when both Sanatana Dharma and Buddhism were at their peak. It provided free accommodation and fee-less ( free ) education to all those interested in pursuing knowledge.


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.


Theravada Bhikkhuni and the Buddha's Four-fold Assembly

by Dr Dion Peoples, The Buddhist Channel, Aug 8, 2015

A properly functioning Sangha has four aspects: bhikkhus, bhikkhunis, lay women and lay men. All are equally required to uphold and support the Buddha's doctrinal tradition and practices.

Bangkok, Thailand -- When I was in the US Air Force, stationed in Germany, I was given a set of books - the writings of Nicherin, by an older woman co-worker.  I also came into contact with a Taiwanese Buddhist woman who owned and operated a Chinese Restaurant, near the base where I was stationed.  


China can’t erase Buddhism from Tibet: Dalai Lama

Hindustan Times, Jun 22, 2015

Dharmshala, India -- Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that Buddhism is deeply rooted in Tibetan culture and China cannot annihilate it with repressive measures.


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