Buddhist

Kudumbigala Forest Hermitage, a lonely landmark of Panam Pattuwa

We spotted the isolated rock of Kudumbigala in the distance, before entering the gravel road that led to Kumana National Park. Kudumbigala sits majestically atop a rocky outcrop in Yala East National Park better known as Kumana, 11 kilometers from Panama. Today it is known as the Kumana-Kudumbigala Shrine. There is a shrubby jungle covering thousands of acres. No suitable …

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Hokusai at the British Museum – An Exciting Treasure of Original Drawings

“Lightning strikes dead Virūdhaka” by Katsushika Hokusai (c. 1820-1840) © The Trustees of the British Museum “I was speechless when I saw them, my heart was pounding,” says Tim Clark, former head of the Japanese section of the British Museum. “It was like meeting an old friend that you hadn’t seen for a long time.” Spread out in front of …

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How Jairam Ramesh Describes the Meaning of “The Light of Asia”

Jairam Ramesh is a well-known author of books on Indian politics, politicians and international affairs. Although The Light of Asia departs considerably from his previous writings thematically, it preserves Ramesh’s signature embrace for archival research and his zeal for storytelling. The story he tells this time is not about a person or an event, but about the world life of …

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Elon University / Today at Elon / Pamela Winfield publishes a chapter on Buddhist “art”, museums

Winfield, professor of Buddhist studies at Elon, offers an examination of the “tensions and tactics” of displaying Buddhist visual culture. Buddhist Studies professor Pamela Winfield has contributed to “Secularizing Buddhism: New Perspectives on a Dynamic Tradition,” edited by Richard Payne and published by Shambhala Press. His chapter on “Curating Culture: The Secularization of Buddhism Through Museum Display” examines the tensions …

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Sri Lanka welcomes India’s “continued support” to fight COVID; Offer of $ 15 million to improve religion – The New Indian Express

Through PTI COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s new Foreign Minister GL Peiris on Monday appreciated India’s “continued support” to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the $ 15 million offer to preserve and promote Buddhist cultural sites in the island nation. During a meeting between Peiris and Indian High Commissioner Gopal Baglay here, the two sides stressed the crucial importance of …

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Album review: Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson – Refuge

Austin Wood August 22, 2021 – 12:00 Good for the refuge, and little else Health food stores, Birkenstocks and incense are just a few things Devendra Banhart references when discussing his latest project, Refuge, produced with the help of producer and longtime friend Noah Georgeson. These are proper cues for an album as hippy as this – you can practically …

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Zhongyuan Festival: How to mark China’s “ghost festival”

Lanterns float on the Wanquan River in Qionghai, southern China’s Hainan province, September 2, 2020. / CFP Lanterns float on the Wanquan River in Qionghai, southern China’s Hainan province, September 2, 2020. / CFP The Zhongyuan festival has several names. Followers of Buddhism call it Ullambana, while many people in China call it the “Ghost Festival”. It falls on the …

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Special Buddhist and Hindu prayers in India for the welfare of Sri Lanka and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa

Colombo, August 9 (newsin.asia): The Mahabodhi Society in India held a Sri Lanka-India Ashirvada Puja on Monday at Mulagandhakuti Vihara in Sarnath for the prosperity and welfare of the people of Sri Lanka and also to mark the first anniversary of the swearing-in of Mahinda Rajapaksa as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Subscribe to the most important and interesting stories …

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