Tag: China

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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

  • 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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    In Washington and in cities across the U.S., followers of the Falun Gong meditation movement are turning out to express solidarity with besieged practitioners in China. Thousands have been detained since China’s Communist government began last week’s crackdown. This week, Falun Gong literature was confiscated and very publicly destroyed. More

    July 30, 1999 | Comments

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    Part two of our series on the Tibetan Buddhists in exile in India. They’re refugees not only from Chinese oppression in Tibet but also from what the Dalai Lama calls “cultural genocide.” More

    June 11, 1999 | Comments

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    Ten years after the Tiananmen Square massacre, U.S.-Sino relations are again at a low point, sparked by the mistaken bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade and charges that China stole nuclear secrets. Some activists are concerned the tense political situation will pose increased difficulties for advocacy and human rights, such as religious freedom. More

    June 4, 1999 | Comments

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    The Dalai Lama was just 15 years old when the Communist Chinese invaded Tibet, burned its monasteries, and slaughtered upwards of a million of its people. Now, he is the spiritual leader of six million Tibetan Buddhists is and is trying to rally support for freedom for his homeland. He preaches compassion, but some of his followers wonder if his methods can work.

    May 15, 1998 | Comments

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