Faith: Buddhist

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    More than 2,200 candle-lit paper lanterns with individually written messages of peace were set afloat onto a large reflecting pool in New York City in honor of people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of peace. More

    July 10, 2014 | Comments

  • Dhammakaya-Temple-v1-FEAT

    Leaders of the largest Buddhist temple in the world want it “to be like Mecca is in Islam, a global center,” says Rachelle Scott, an expert on the group and assistant director of religious studies at the University of Tennessee. “Critics question the intentions of the temple. They think that the primary intention is to make money.” More

    June 13, 2014 | Comments

  • Yoga-FEAT

    “Yoga’s techniques and goals move in and through and outside of religion in very interesting and complex ways,” says Debra Diamond, associate curator of south and southeastern Asian art for the Smithsonian Institution’s Freer and Sackler galleries. Following its Washington debut, “Yoga: The Art of Transformation,” an exhibition on yoga in Indian art history, was at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, and it will soon travel to the Cleveland Museum of Art for the summer. More

    May 16, 2014 | Comments

  • Rohingya-Muslims-FEAT

    “There’s a fear among large segments of the Buddhist population in Myanmar,” says Matthew Smith, executive director of Fortify Rights, an independent organization to protect and defend human rights, “that the country is at risk of being taken over by Muslims. It’s a very unreasonable, irrational fear.” More

    April 18, 2014 | Comments

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    Emory University students in “Secular Ethics 101” learn compassion meditation and discuss the possibility of an ethic that will unite the world. More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

  • Prof-Wendy-Farley-FEAT

    “Christianity and Buddhism both are trying to think about how we communicate our contemplative tradition in a way that isn’t restricted to the monastic community.” More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

  • Paul-Wolpe-Interview-FEAT

    “It doesn’t matter which ethical system you use, it can always be enhanced by a compassionate approach.” More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

  • Geshe-Lobsang-Tenzin-FEAT

    “Ethics of compassion is a major part of all major religions. But ethics of compassion can also be developed without having to rely on a specific religion.” More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-shinnyo-lanterns-800

    More than 2,200 candle-lit paper lanterns with individually written messages of peace were set afloat onto a large reflecting pool in New York City in honor of people who have dedicated their lives to the cause of peace. More

    September 24, 2013 | Comments

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    For decades, the Indian government has encouraged pilgrims to come to one of India’s holiest locations, the ancient city of Bodh Gaya. Now there is an effort to revive the Buddhist university that once flourished there long before universities like Cambridge and Oxford were founded in the West. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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