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A Western Soto Zen Buddhist Statement on the Climate Crisis

The Buddhit Channel, April 22, 2016

Zen practitioners and teachers in Asia and in the West issues statement of "deep concern" with regards to climate emergency which will have grave effects on the fate of the earth, of our children, of their children, and all beings.

BERKELEY, CA (USA) -- This statement offers a Zen Buddhist perspective on the climate emergency, expressing deep concern and pointing towards actions to halt and reverse climate change. It is a first step.


World Buddhist Population: Pre-eminence of Mahayana Tradition

By Dr. Daya Hewapathirane, Asian Tribune, Nov 2, 2014

It is noteworthy that until about 2010, the estimates made of the Buddhist population of most countries in the world, especially of the traditionally Buddhist countries, have been grossly under


Thai Buddhism's unholy mess

by DENIS D. GRAY, Asia Nikkei, March 14, 2016

BANGKOK, Thailand -- For devout Buddhists in Thailand, the images were unsettling: a burly monk grabbing a soldier in a headlock while other saffron-robed clergy scuffled with troopers in what one Thailand-based columnist called "an unholy mess."


Tibetan Buddhist who self-immolated in India dies of his wounds

by Vishal Arora, RNS, March 4, 2016

NEW DELHI, India -- A 16-year-old Tibetan Buddhist refugee living in India, the exiled home of the Dalai Lama, died of self-immolation, days before the 57th anniversary of the “Tibetan Uprising Day” to protest Chinese rule.


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