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Three-Day International Vadnagar Conference: Relics from Vadnagar, Taranga Confirm North Gujarat as a Major Buddhist Center

Discoveries of Buddhist remains at Vadnagar and Taranga in the light of Xuanzang’s (Hiuen Tsang) travels to Gujarat in 641 CE by the State and Central Departments of Archeology have confirmed that northern Gujarat was once an important region which provided a solid foundation for the development of many Buddhists. centers, experts said. Detailed discussions during the three-day international Vadnagar …

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Cutting-Edge Fundraising Panel Adds Grantmaking Knowledge to Innovative Buddhist Conference

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism today announced a unique Sponsors Panel in which foundation representatives will share their missions and grantmaking processes for “The Future of American Buddhism” conference, June 2 – 5, at the Garrison Institute, New York. The conference, co-organized by Naropa Universitybrings together Buddhist and Buddhist thought …

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Buddhist chaplains on the rise in the United States, offering broad appeal

PORTLAND, Oregon. – Stuck in a recliner in the corner of her Portland assisted living apartment, Skylar Freimann, who has terminal heart disease and lung disease, looked anxiously at her newly arrived hospital bed recently and worried about how she would maintain her independence as she further lost her mobility. Reverend Jo Laurence, hospice and palliative care chaplain, was there …

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Buddha Purnima: This is how the West discovered the Buddha

Buddhism is the third largest (and fastest growing) religion in Australia with around half a million members. The celebration of Buddha’s birthday here (on or about May 15) has become a major cultural event and the Buddhist doctrine of “mindfulness” has become part of dominant culture. But how and when did the West discover the Buddha? ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW …

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Middle Way Education Announces New Director – Buddhistdoor Global

Brandon Lee, director of Middle Way Education. On youtube.com Middle Way Now Jones Education Chair. At middlewayeducation.org Middle Way Education, a landmark non-profit educational initiative inspired by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s vision of a progressive environment for the education of children grounded in Buddhist values, has announced the appointment of Brandon Lee to its Board of Directors. . “Middle Way Education …

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Dhammapada Utsava in town May 14-15

Mysore/Mysore: Karnataka Buddha Dhamma Samithi and Bharatiya Buddha Mahasabha jointly organized ‘Dhammapada Utsava-2022‘ to mark the 2566th Buddha Purnima. Revealing this at Pathrakartara Bhavan yesterday, Monk of Kollegal Jetavana Buddhist Monastery, Manorakkita Banteji said that Utsava will be held on May 14-15 for the first time in Mysuru at Sanjeevaiah Memorial Educational Institution, Vijayanagar from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. …

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Anna Weyant becomes the youngest artist to join Gagosian

The 27 year old artist Anna Weyant became the youngest artist to join the Gagosian mega-gallery as part of their roster. For most artists, the ascent is gradual – from small galleries to medium-sized galleries, and finally to large, blue-chip galleries. However, Anna Weyant’s rise has been astronomical. She joined the shortlist of artists who had the chance to join …

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Yu-Wen Wu asked Google how to walk from Boston to Taipei. She spent the next 10 years turning directions into an incredible work of art.

Google Maps has become a staple of 21st century life, but it’s generally not used to plan transcontinental trips. But in 2010, when Yu-Wen Wu couldn’t afford the plane ticket from Boston to Taipei to visit her sick grandmother, she typed in the addresses of their respective homes and asked for walking directions. “It actually gave me directions for 155 …

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Journey of Buddhism, from India to Tibet

LHASA, (ANI) – Indo-Tibetan ties date back to the 7th century when Buddhism was introduced to Tibet. To preserve and propagate Dharma Buddhism, Tibet sent many of its people to India to study Buddhism and simultaneously invited many Indian Buddhist masters to Tibet. According to the book “Tibet: A Political History”, Buddhism arrived in Tibet in the 7th century from …

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US-based Human Rights Commission expresses concern over escalating attacks on Bangladeshi minorities by Islamic organizations

NNA | Update: April 30, 2022 11:02 p.m. STI Washington [US]April 30 (ANI): Expressing concern over the escalating attacks on minorities in Bangladesh, the International Commission on Human Rights and Religious Freedom (ICHRRF) in its latest report highlights the historical context of violence against the lives and property of Hindu, Buddhist and Christian citizens by members of Islamist organizations.“The persecution …

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Lotus Lantern Festival lights up after two-year hiatus

A visitor to Cheonggye Stream takes a photo of traditional lanterns on display on Tuesday. (Yonhap) To celebrate Buddha’s 2,566th birthday, which falls on May 8 this year, major Buddhist temples and the Cheonggye Stream area in central Seoul were illuminated with thousands of lotus lanterns. Although the official Yeondeunghoe, the lantern lighting festival, will be held for three days …

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Buddhist Supplies Market Size, Scope and Outlook

New Jersey, United States – The study is a professional and comprehensive assessment of the Buddhist supplies market with an emphasis on in-depth analysis of market data. The aim of the study is to provide a quick understanding of the business along with a comprehensive categorization of the Buddhist Supplies market by type, activity, end-use, and region. The study provides …

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Climate activist dies after setting himself on fire at Supreme Court

“The press then spoke of suicide, but in the end, it is not so. It’s not even a protest. Thich Nhat Hanh wrote monks, adding that “to burn oneself by fire is to prove that what one says is of the utmost importance. There is nothing more painful than getting burned. To say something while feeling this kind of pain …

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Covid-19 to crypto-amulets: Young Thais seek divination upgrades

BANGKOK — Thai master’s student Dhidhaj Sumedhsvast did not believe in fortune-telling or supernatural powers until the coronavirus pandemic began two years ago. Now he regularly asks the advice of fortune tellers, wears lucky amulets and has images of tarot cards as wallpaper on his phone. “The pandemic has brought so many uncertainties that make us anxious,” said Mr. Dhidhaj, …

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Mahanayake Theros makes a strong statement on the current crisis

COLOMBO (News 1st); In an open letter, the Mahanayake Theros of Sri Lanka’s three main Buddhist sects held the president and every member of parliament accountable for the crisis facing the people due to their callous actions towards those dying while waiting in queues day and night. The letter was addressed to the President, the Prime Minister, the Leader of …

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Japanese Ex-Princess Mako Komuro Takes Unpaid Gig at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mako Komuro, former Japanese Princess Mako and eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko (Image: Reuters) Mako renounced her royal title when she married jurist Kei Kumoro Former Japanese princess Mako Komuro assists curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She moved to New York after marrying her college sweetheart Kei Kumoro last year …

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New Departments and Courses Approved for Sanchi University

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Sanchi University will now train employees working in the corporate sector. Various dimensions of Indian philosophy will be harnessed in the corporate sector for stress management and capacity building, Registrar Alkesh Chaturvedi has informed. Two departments, including the Corporate Training Department and the Strategy and Policy Formulation Department, were established at the university. Sanchi University’s Academic Council, …

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Some thoughts on the temples of the South – The Island

BY DR. DAYAN JAYATILLEKA The situation is deadlocked: the Popular Movement rightly demands that GR GO HOME; GR will not return home; the Movement will not go home either. Since the president will not resign, parliament can cut him off while he is still sitting in his presidential chair. Parliament must become the engine of transition, drawing its social power …

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Plum Village releases documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh – Buddhistdoor Global

At plumvillage.org The Plum Village International Sangha has released a new documentary about the life of revered teacher and committed Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh (affectionately nicknamed Thay). Shared in response to the war and the growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, A cloud never diesdocuments the life and impact of the famous Zen master and is accompanied by an open letter …

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‘Billions’ Season 6, Episode 11: Succession

Billions Succession Season 6 Episode 11 Editor’s note 3 stars *** Photo: Christopher Saunders/SHOWTIME After last week’s grim build-up, where bold terms like “eating the heart of the dragon” were thrown around, finding out that Mike Prince just ran for president seemed like a huge disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it’s Billions‘ facing the nightmare that was the …

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Kaua’i Buddhist Council Celebrates Buddha’s Birth on April 3

LIHU’E – Representatives of the Kaua’i Buddhist Council reported to Mayor Derek SK Kawakami on Wednesday that this year’s Hanamatsuri, or Birth of Buddha Services, will once again be hosted virtually through the Kaua’i Buddhist Council’s YouTube channel. , Sunday from 9:30 a.m. “Unfortunately, many of our members are in the high risk group of being affected by COVID-19,” said …

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The annual Lantern Parade will return after a 2-year hiatus

SEOUL, March 31 (Yonhap) — After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large-scale lantern parade will resume next month on a grand scale as part of the annual Lantern Lighting Festival listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, organizers said on Thursday. The Jogye Order, the country’s largest Buddhist sect, said this year’s …

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UP’s Kushinagar Receives First Group of International Buddhist Delegations | Travel

As regular international flights resumed on Sunday after a roughly two-year hiatus induced by the coronavirus pandemic, a high-level Buddhist delegation from Vietnam and Thailand arrived at Kushinagar International Airport in Uttar Pradesh. The delegation was led by the Most Venerable Thich Duc Thien, Vice President and General Secretary of the Buddhist Sangha of Vietnam through a special charter flight …

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Making national polls participatory according to the 1990 model: council of unity

The Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Unity Council of Bangladesh is holding a press conference at the National Press Club in Dhaka on Tuesday. — New Age Photo Bangladesh Hindu Buddhist Christian Unity Council Secretary General Rana Dashgupta said on Tuesday that political parties should reach consensus on holding the upcoming general elections in a free, fair and participatory manner to …

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Temple Upgrade Promise | Brimbank and North West

By Max Hatzoglou Braybook’s Quang Minh Buddhist Temple will be upgraded if the Labor Party wins the next federal election. Fraser MP Daniel Mulino and Opposition Critic for Multicultural Affairs Andrew Giles visited the temple last year to pledge $100,000 in funding. The proposed upgrade includes a new roof and improved accessibility for seniors and community members with disabilities. The …

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Buddhist Supplies Market Size and Forecast

New Jersey, United States,- The latest report published by Verified Market Research Reports shows that the Buddhist supplies market is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. Analysts have studied market drivers, restraints, risks, and opportunities in the global market. The Buddhist Supplies market report shows the probable direction of the market in the coming years along with its …

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Obituary of Kikuko Tsukamoto (1920 – 2022) – Resident of San Jose, CA

Kikuko TsukamotoMay 8, 1920 ~ January 15, 2022Resident of San JoseKikuko Tsukamoto was born in San Francisco, California, where her parents owned a laundry business and where she spent her youth. She was the eldest of three children.Kikuko was Nisei, a second generation Japanese American. She spent her teenage and young adult years in Japan for education and to retain …

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‘To free yourself from mental afflictions, you must study your mind’

Born in the remote village of Samagaun in Gorkha, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is one of the most renowned meditation teachers of his generation. His first book, ‘The joy of living’, was on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into more than 20 languages. Since then, he has written six more books. Recently Mingyur Rinpoche launched “Jiunuko …

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Dalit Groups Demand Resignation of Karnataka BJP Minister Over Buddhism Comments

Sudhakar denounced Buddhism and claimed that “Brahmins saved India from the perils of Buddhism.” A coalition of Dalit organizations from Chikkaballapura district in Karnataka released a statement calling for the resignation of state health minister Sudhakar K on Wednesday, March 10. The statement, issued by Dalit Sanghatanegala Okkoota, Chikkaballapura, related to Sudhakar’s comments denouncing Buddhism and claiming “Brahmins have saved …

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Opinion: Tech companies are more like a church than you think

Silicon Valley is reputedly non-religious, boasting one of the lowest rates of religious affiliation in the United States. But in my study of work and spirituality in Silicon Valley, I discovered that tech workers love – at work. I don’t mean they worship to work. I mean, Silicon Valley companies are doing everything they can to satisfy the inner aspirations …

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Indian attitudes towards gender roles: key findings

(IndiaPix/IndiaPicture/Getty Images) Indian adults almost universally say it is important for women to have the same rights as men, including eight in ten who say it is very important. At the same time, however, there are circumstances where Indians believe men should be given preferential treatment: 80% agree that “when there are few jobs, men should have more employment rights …

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Richard Blum, political donor and husband of Senator Feinstein, dies at 86

He has also held nonprofit positions; at one time he served as chairman of the board of trustees of the University of California. With the Dalai Lama among his influential friends, Mr. Blum became interested in South Asia as a home of Buddhist philosophy, as a recipient of philanthropy and as a place of adventure: He led once an expedition …

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Be kind and show our true imperfect faces

A few months ago I went on a spiritual retreat and the first evening the leader read Psalm 46:10: “Stop and know that I am God.” This Old Testament verse is almost a mindfulness mantra now. But then she went on to say, in some translations, this verse becomes, “Stop fighting and know that I am God. Wow! Are you …

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Dr. Paul Farmer: a healing presence, at the bedside and around the world

Support, however, goes beyond personal and clinical relationships. Farmer’s work has shown how he conducts effective politics. Accompaniment is central to how he and Partners In Health have designed health systems that will endure and support the underserved with the quality, dignity and responsiveness they deserve. Accompaniment means training community health workers and building local capacity and preventive awareness, thereby …

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French woman detained under 1897 treaty sues India | Latest India News

A 62-year-old French citizen’s fight to obtain compensation from India for illegally detaining her for more than a year during a pilgrimage to Buddhist sites in the country has been supported by the Working Group of United Nations on arbitrary detentions. The international human rights body has confirmed that on February 16, India sent its response to the accusation of …

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A Comfort Contemplating Karma | ron cole | Journalist

Last night I got a call from an old friend and during our conversation he brought up the idea of ​​karma. He said: “People think of karma as a punishment or some kind of moral justice system, but I think of it almost as a tutor or a teacher who gives us the information we need when we need it. …

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The Buddhist community organizes a health camp and participates in Sirpur Mahotsav

Staff reporter: RAIPUR, Members of the Raipur Buddhist community held a health camp and participated in Sirpur Mahotsav on the occasion of Maghi Purnima on February 16. The health camp was inaugurated by Bhante Arya Nagarjuna Surai Sasai Nagpur. On this occasion, the main guest, the departmental commissioner of inquiry Dilip Wasnikar and the engineer Dhamma Pal were present. In …

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‘Boycott Chennai Super Kings’ – Fans outraged after Sri Lankan army player joins IPL champions

As the 2022 Indian Premier League auction ended this week, controversy erupted after defending champions Chennai Super Kings bought Sri Lankan army cricketer Maheesh Theekshana to join the franchise based in Tamil Nadu. The hashtags #Boycott_ChennaiSuperKings and #DontNormaliseTamilGenocide began to be shared on social media platforms as the Sri Lankan army corporal joined the squad. The 21-year-old has previously praised …

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No country for minorities in the Middle Kingdom

Beijing’s policy is ‘fusing’ minorities into the broader Chinese identity through state-encouraged intermarriage and the mass settlement of unemployed migrant Chinese workers on minority land File image of Chinese President Xi Jinping. PA Some observers say that what is happening these days in Tibet and other so-called minority regions of China is another “cultural revolution”. For others who have a …

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Prambanan and Borobudur temples launched as global places of worship

Yogyakarta (ANTARA) – The Indonesian government has officially launched Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta and Borobudur Temple, Pawon Temple and Mendut Temple in Central Java as global places of worship for Hindus and Buddhists. “We hope these temples can be places of worship for Hindus and Buddhists in Indonesia and around the world,” Adung Abdul Rochman, special coordinator at the Ministry …

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What’s in a game: concentration

Focus. It’s a key ingredient in everyday life and athletes tend to be quite adept at the practice. however, it is not just for athletes. Concentration allows you to exclude all unnecessary details and emotions in order to direct you towards a goal. It’s a kind of “tunnel vision”. There are many techniques people use to gain, regain, or maintain …

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Simpson College Adds Professor of Buddhist Studies Through Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Grant – Buddhistdoor Global

From wikipedia.org Simpson College, a private liberal arts college in Indianola, Iowa, has announced it will offer a Buddhist studies program beginning in 2022. A new position is being created at the college, funded by a grant from the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, which is administered by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The …

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HISTORY: SINDH BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF THE ARABS – Journal

Many facets of Sindh history are shrouded in mystery. One such aspect is the era before the advent of Arab rule in 711, when the region was under Buddhist and Brahmin rule. The limited scholarship that has been done on the subject portrays Sindh as a highly developed and prosperous society at the time. Dutch scholar JE van Lohuizen-De Leeuw, …

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Japanese poetry of the Heian period: Mibu no Tadamine and China

Japanese poetry from the Heian period: Mibu no Tadamine and China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time The entrenchment of Chinese culture continued unabated throughout the Heian period (794-1185) in Japan. This followed the flows of the Middle Kingdom (China) which developed strongly during the Nara period (710-794). Thus, the life of Mibu no Tadamine – who served the Heian …

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United by a red thread

I had an exceptional chance to write about a country where I went very often, two countries where I actually lived, and a country where I could not live because of the invasion of a country neighbor but whose civilization is very familiar. And they are intimately united by a red thread: Buddhism. My inspiration comes from part of a …

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Anniversary of Myanmar takeover marked by strike, international concern

BANGKOK – Opponents of military rule in Myanmar marked the first anniversary of the military’s takeover with a nationwide strike on Tuesday to show strength and solidarity in the face of concern over what has become a power struggle more and more violent. The “silent strike” aimed to empty the streets of Myanmar’s towns and villages by forcing people to …

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Buddhists plan to demolish the center of Speer, Colfax and build a new one

Leaders of a center of Buddhist culture and worship in the Golden Triangle seek to do more with less. Soka Gakkai International-USA Denver has submitted plans to the city to tear down its three-story building at 1450 Speer Blvd., near the Colfax intersection, and replace it with a two-story facility that would be about half the size of its current …

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Economic misery and majority tyranny

In the end, it doesn’t matter how it turns out, but unless this tyranny ends, there is no hope for a lasting economic recovery. Independence Day 2022 would be celebrated in a unique economic crisis environment never experienced by any previous government since 1948. For millions of people in this country, even one meal a day has become a luxury. …

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Research suggests people with strong Buddhist beliefs are more likely to be blood donors – Buddhistdoor Global

At vietnamplus.vn A recent study indicated that people with strong Buddhist beliefs are more likely to be blood donors. The research, conducted in China and published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychologysuggests this is due to higher levels of moral attentiveness in Buddhist practitioners. Cited in a recent article on the psychology and neuroscience news website PsyPost, the research …

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Cop who killed doctor ‘cannot be ordered’

Pol L/Cpl Norawich Buadok and his father Pol Sub Lt Nikom (in white robes) enter monastic life at Pariwat Ratchasongkram Temple on Monday. (Photo by Wassayos Ngamkham) The monastic status of a police officer whose motorbike hit and killed a doctor has been thrown into limbo after the National Office of Buddhism objected to their ordination. The NOB has not …

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Anti-Hindu, anti-Buddhist and anti-Sikh phobias need UN attention, says Indian envoy Tirumurti

New Delhi: India, which earlier this month assumed the chairmanship of the UN Security Council’s Counter-Terrorism Committee for 2022, says the world must acknowledge and recognize ‘Hinduphobia’ as well as hatred against religions Buddhists and Sikhs. TS Tirumurti, India’s Ambassador to the UN, said earlier this week that “we must not accept double standards in this battle…”. “Terrorists are terrorists, …

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The art of fasting | The Economist

January 22, 2022 STIMETABLE DAYS, long nights, freezing temperatures, Christmas a rapidly fading memory and the distant prospect of spring – “the cruellest month” is not April, as TS Eliot wrote, but January. The garden harvest of kale and collard greens, and perhaps beets, carrots and parsnips, is rare but often delicious. January is the season of looking in the …

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Why looking at Varanasi through the prism of its views on the ruling party is disrespectful to its pluralistic character

Varanasi has witnessed the coming and going of many empires and dynasties, kings and queens, all leaving their mark for posterity but ultimately overshadowed by its magnificence. Archive image of the Gyanwapi Mosque in Varanasi. Image Courtesy: [email protected]/Wikimedia Commons Images of Varanasi on social media often fetishize naked sadhus wielding trishul with ash on their bodies, pilgrims taking holy baths …

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She fell in love with her ‘Buddhist teacher’ and her ‘charm’…before he flew into a jealous rage and broke his jaw – all because she talked to another man

A mother is speaking out bravely after her jealous ex flew into a violent rage and broke his jaw just for talking to another man. Leanna Papadopoulos says her former partner Kevin McTribouy became a “Buddhist teacher” after the High Peak couple broke up. The 32-year-old says she met McTribouy in Manchester and fell in love with his “charm” and …

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Relevance of Swami Vivekananda’s 1893 speech in Chicago in modern times

In the history of mankind, there have been rare instances where the introductory words spoken by one person electrified the entire audience as much as Swami Vivekananda’s groundbreaking speech to the World Parliament of Religions in 1893. Beginning with With the words “Sisters and Brothers of America”, the speech succeeded in eliminating the difference between Swamiji’s status as a person …

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Buddhists turn to robotic costume for help on religious pilgrimage

ZENTSUJI, Kagawa Prefecture – Buddhist pilgrims now have two reassuring companions who make their difficult journey easier: the spirit of a former Buddhist saint and a high-tech robotic exoskeleton. In mid-December, a man climbed a slope with ease while generating a gentle mechanical hum. The sight of his robotic exoskeleton elicited praise and amazement from the television crew filming it. …

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Mgr. Robert Tucker: Baptism: Challenge and union!

The feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus today celebrates the beginning of his public ministry. Jesus is challenged to begin to reconcile creation with its Creator and his humble role as an obedient servant of his Father. As John the Baptist baptizes him with the Holy Spirit, the union of the Father and the Son as love and …

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Telangana’s 10th Century Jain Sculptures in a State of Abandonment – The New Indian Express

Through Express news service HYDERABAD: Beautiful Jain sculptures of Lord Vardhamana Mahavira and his historically significant associate Matanga Yaksha were found buried under an anthill on the outskirts of Pullur village in Siddipet mandal, Siddipet district, by historians and archaeologists on Wednesday . Dr E Sivanagireddy, an archaeologist and Buddhist consultant, said the sculptures were dated to the 10th century …

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Plans underway to complete Buddhist pilgrimage site at Nagarjuna Sagar, central India

From thenewsminute.com Telangana State Tourism Development Corp., based in the central Indian state of Telangana, has announced updated plans for its development of Buddhavanam, a Buddhist heritage theme park. The park site, located in Nagarjunasagar, about 150 kilometers southeast of Hyderbad, has revealed a treasure trove of Buddhist and other ancient relics, and is expected to open soon, although confirmed …

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Visitors flock to shrines and temples, but still a relative trickle

Visitors to Sensoji Temple, Meiji Shrine, Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, and Kawasaki Daishi Temple in the greater Tokyo area on January 1 (Photo taken by Takahiro Kumakura) On January 1, the number of visitors to Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples in the greater Tokyo area was up from the same day in 2021, when Japan was plagued by a surge in …

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Buddhist monk calls for global understanding, respect for religions

A prominent Thai Buddhist monk called on people around the world to understand their respective beliefs so that they could “share and respect” other religions. Dec 31 2021 Senior Buddhist monk Phramaha Thongrattana Thavorn, a member of the Focolare movement, also known as Luce Ardente, is seen greeting Pope Francis in this undated photo from the Focolare movement. BANGKOK: A …

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Cape Town, South Africa holds musical and interfaith tribute to Desmond Tutu

Published on: 12/30/2021 – 01:56 An interfaith musical memorial on Wednesday in honor of South Africa’s revered anti-apartheid icon, Desmond Tutu, had a rabbi and a dancing monk as Cape Town bid farewell to its first black Anglican archbishop. The colorful town hall service in honor of Tutu, who passed away over the weekend, brought together family members and politicians, …

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Narendra Modi and bloodthirsty pregnant Dharam Sansad are closer than most people think

Speaking in his usual dog-whistle mode, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reinforced Haridwar’s hideous message ‘Dharam Sansad’. Those expressing disappointment at the failure of BJP leaders and Union ministers – let alone the Prime Minister and Home Secretary – to condemn the genocidal appeals against Muslims launched by the speakers must understand that ‘there is no substantial difference between them. After …

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How India’s Anti-Conversion Laws Deny Religious Freedom

Through Paul Swamidass, Opinion contributor | Sunday, December 26, 2021 Christians pray while others go to confession during prayer services on Good Friday April 10, 2009, in the village of Raikia, south of Bhubaneswar, India. | Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images India is famous Emperor Ashoka was a former convert from Hinduism to Buddhism. He demonstrated that a person is …

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Scheduled caste or British Columbia? Dalit Christians damned back and forth

The system of categorizing only Hindu, Buddhist and Sikh Dalits as scheduled castes exposes those who do not fall into these formal categories to harassment from hostile bureaucrats. Michael *, a Dalit Christian from Thanjavur district, converted to Hinduism a few years ago through the Arya Samaj, to change his Backward Class (BC) categorization to Scheduled Caste. He had hoped …

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5 things to do in Kinnaur

5 things to do in Kinnaur Published on Dec 22 2021, 12:41 pm Kinnaur has a lot to explore and enjoy Located about 235 kilometers from Shimla, Kinnaur is one of the most beautiful places in Himachal Pradesh. It offers a unique confluence of Hinduism and Buddhism. You can also experience Tibetan culture here as the place shares its borders …

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Ministry of Minority Affairs Implements Free Allied Coaching Program (Naya Savera) under which free coaching is provided to students belonging to Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Muslims | Odisha News | Latest Odisha News

New Delhi: The Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing the Free and Allied Coaching Program (Naya Savera) under which free coaching is provided to students / applicants belonging to the six notified minority communities (Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, Jains and Muslims). The criteria for the establishment of Project Executing Agencies (PIAs) under the program are as follows: The institute must …

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In Myanmar, churches burn in silence

Most often left out, the situation of Christians in Myanmar (formerly Burma) continues to deteriorate, as evidenced by the recent destruction of churches in the country. “If churches and Catholic buildings are attacked again, all cordial relations will be interrupted and this will have painful consequences for all”, warns Mgr. Peter Hla, for whom the cup is full. The bishop …

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84000 Announces World’s First Complete English Tengyur Catalog

84000: Translate the words of the Buddha, a global non-profit initiative to translate and share the Tibetan Buddhist Canon founded by acclaimed Bhutanese lama, author and filmmaker Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, announced the first complete catalog of the Tengyur– Tibetan translations collected from treatises by the great Indian Buddhist masters explaining and developing the words of the Buddha. “This work …

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Best of November Haiku Challenge

Just as a bird needs two wings to fly, a poet must learn the art of reading haiku as well as writing them. No form of literature is more fully dependent on our emotional and imaginative response to what we read. We are inspired by the study of the work of other poets. . . and reminds us of what …

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