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Buddhism in Thailand: deeply engrained spirituality

Buenos Aires Herald, Aug 2, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- Thailand is over 95 percent Buddhist while its diverse population is nowhere near 95 percent pure Thai ethnically (around 40 percent are descended from other South-East Asian nations while the Chinese component is 14 percent) — in that sense at least Buddhism can claim to be the defining feature over any cultural trait.


Explore hidden Buddhist caves around Mumbai

by Abhishek Rawat, Hindustan Times, Jul 25, 2015

Mumbai, India -- Two women flank a man; one of them is playfully trying to pull a sash off the man’s waist. This scene, sculpted in the 1st century BC at the Kondane caves near Karjat, is among the architectural marvels you can find in Maharashtra’s collection of little-known Buddhist caves.


Chronicle of Buddhist pilgrimage

by Adrian Chan, The Star, May 1, 2015

Serdang, Selangor (Malaysia) -- IN THE outskirts of Varanasi, India, a peculiar edifice stood 44 metres tall, jutting above a sea of trees.


Rich tapestry of Buddhist travels

by Chester Chin, The Star, October 4, 2014

A rich kaleidoscope of sights and sounds await both pilgrims and travellers who are interested in Buddhist lore, customs and philosophies.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- CHAN Kai Waey’s brush with Buddhist teachings happened during her first year at a local university. After hearing tales from her seniors about pilgrimage tours, she was inspired to embark on her own journey.


Experience a secluded Buddhist retreat in the Firth of Clyde

by Megan McEachern, The List, 31 January 2014

Holy Isle, located just off Arran, provides an ideal opportunity for relaxation and spiritual engagement

Firth of Clyde, Scotland (UK) -- You’d be forgiven for thinking the only way to experience a remote Buddhist monastery involves a voyage to Tibet and a trek across the Himalayas. Fortunately, if a taste of the Buddhist way of life and a secluded, spiritual retreat is something you’d rather not fly thousands of miles across the globe for, you can discover it nestled on a small island in the Firth of Clyde.


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