Faith: Buddhist

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    The Dalai Lama leads one of the four schools, or denominations within Tibetan Buddhism. The 23-year-old Karmapa Lama leads another. His supporters believe he may one day succeed the older man as Buddhism's leading international voice.

    July 11, 2008 | Comments

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    Read more of the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly interview with Tu Weiming, professor of Chinese history and philosophy and Confucian studies at Harvard University.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    Buddhist teachings do not rule out the use of force to relieve a greater suffering, although the Buddhist tradition is rightly known for the systematic practice of nonviolence, its first ethical precept.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    They teach nonviolence, but their demonstrations against the Chinese have sometimes become violent.

    June 27, 2008 | Comments

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    There is no generally agreed figure on the human cost of the crackdown in Myanmar on Buddhist monks and others protesting dictatorial rule. The mass exodus from the country, formally and more widely known as Burma, continues. More

    November 16, 2007 | Comments

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    In Myanmar in Southeast Asia, tens of thousands of Buddhist monks have been marching against the military government and where the regime has harshly cracked down. More

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

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    Read analysis and commentary on the Buddhist protests in Burma by Patrick Pranke and Donald Mitchell.

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

  • Commentator Donald W. Mitchell, a religious studies professor at Purdue University, writes about the protests in Myanmar and “socially engaged Buddhism.” More

    September 28, 2007 | Comments

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    A segment about the Chinese Buddhist tradition of honoring deceased family members at the place where their ashes are interred. Harry Leong of New York City was our guide as he and his mother remembered his late father at the Chuang Yen monastery in Carmel, New York.

    July 20, 2007 | Comments

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    Thailand's Prabhat Namphu Buddhist monastery is an unlikely combination of two things: AIDS hospice and tourist attraction. Amid a display of cadavers, visitors -- including many school kids -- observe what HIV does to the human body.

    March 30, 2007 | Comments

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