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The Crisis facing the Buddhist World

by Senaka Weeraratna, The Buddhist Channel, Feb 28, 2014

The Buddhist World lacks an effective mechanism to help save a Buddhist Nation in Danger

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The crisis facing the Buddhist world is neither a decline in religious conviction nor an apprehension that truth underpinned by rational argument and new scientific discoveries will one day overtake and outstrip the core teachings of its founder which is a perennial fear bordering on despondency that characterizes several other competing religions, but the lack of an effective institutional mechanism that can lend support when a Buddhist institution, Buddhist community or even  a pre-dominant Buddhist nation is in danger.

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Buddha’s Universe Cosmologically Accurate

The Buddhist Channel, Feb 23, 2014

Breakthrough Research by Canadian Scholar Prof. Suwanda Sugunasiri
 
The Buddha is known as a Religious Teacher. But a cosmologist? A Darwinist? That is how he comes through in a Buddhist text known as the Agga¤¤a discourse, one of the Long Discourses (Digha Nikaya). This is the view one gets from a recent research by Canadian Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri, published in the latest issue of  Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies (2013).  He finds   is a “historically and scientifically accurate characterization of the cyclical cosmic process   of Devolution (saüvañña) and Evolution (vivañña).”

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Hatred and Buddhism don't mix

by Sanitsuda Ekachai, The Bangkok Post, 12 Feb 2014

Bangkok, Thailand -- With anger and bitterness a common sight in these politically strained times, let’s pause and ask how we can still call ourselves Buddhists after allowing ourselves to sink this deep into the politics of hatred.

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Dhammakaya’s Awakening

By Anunttee “Riley” Thawatchai, The Buddhist Channel, Feb 12, 2014

Inaugural “World Buddhist Outstanding Leader Award” raises questions, credibility issues
Bangkok, Thailand
– The list of nominees of the first “World Buddhist Outstanding Leader Award” was recently released by the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) and Thai National Office of Buddhism. They are a total of 72 individuals and organizations (50 international recipients and 22 Thais) slated to receive the inaugural award.  The awards presentation will take place on Feb 15, 2014 at Buddhamonthol, Nakornpathom, Thailand, in commemoration of the national Magha Bucha festival.

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Is Buddhism compatible with Marxism?

by Haskell Musry, The Buddhist Channel, Dec 31, 2013

Sydney, Australia -- In 2010 the Dalai Lama - a major leader of a major religion - declared himself “half Marxist half Buddhist”.

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