Faith: Buddhist

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    “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 (19)

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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 (10)

  • 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 (1)

  • 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 | 0 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 (2)

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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

    September 24, 2013 | Comments (2)

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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 (3)

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    “There is a lot of irony in the fact that the monk Wirathu and his followers are using fear in order to incite acts of violence that are precisely against the spirit of so much Buddhist teaching,” says Eyal Aviv, a professor of religious studies and international affairs at George Washington University. More

    August 22, 2013 | Comments (2)

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    Watch Buddhist teacher and author Lewis Richmond explain a Buddhist approach to old age and read an excerpt from his book “Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser.”
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    August 16, 2013 | Comments (4)

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    “Kindness is one of the gifts older people can bring to a society, because they have seen what happens when kindness disappears from the world. It’s not pretty.” More

    August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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