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  2. Burma: Rohingya stranded in no man's land "The Buddhists are killing us!"
  3. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso participated in a conference on how free enterprise, ethical leadership, human happiness, and a greater understanding of the mind can help make for a better life. He said that individual happiness leads to a happy world and that a community’s survival was dependent on one’s purpose in life being to take care of and have compassion for others. The first panel was on “Moral free enterprise: Economic perspectives in business and politics.” Moderator Arthur Brooks summed up the discussion by noting that a capitalist society worked best when free enterprise was predicated on moral living and the practice of compassion. The second panel, “Unlocking the mind and human happiness,” was co-hosted by the Mind and Life Institute. Moderator Arthur Zajonc noted that free enterprise works best when practiced in the spirit of compassion rather than division. “Happiness, Free Enterprise, and Human Flourishing” was held at the American Enterprise Institute
  4. Sanja Matsuri is a religious festival honoring the three brothers who founded Sensō-ji, an ancient Buddhist temple in Tokyo. It is one of the largest religious celebrations in the city. --------------------------------- I was a little surprised to see this ... I thought Japan was more isolated that this ... and that Shinto was the "State religion" .... I have more to learn obviously. Maybe they are a small minority in the country.
  5. Thousands of Buddhist monks and devotees participated in a breathtaking lantern-lit ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok, to mark Makha Bucha Day.Makha Bucha Day, also known as Lord Buddha Day, is a special public holiday observed in Thailand, Cambodia and Laos, celebrated on the full moon of the third lunar month of the calendar, which marks the day when 1,250 monks gathered to be ordained by the Buddha.
  6. “You must learn to be moderate in eating, and eat only enough to remain healthy, and fit for trance. For excessive food obstructs the flow of the breath as it goes in and out, induces lassitude (lack of vitality), sleepiness, and kills all valour. As too much food has unfortunate consequences, also starvation does not lead to efficiency. For starvation drains away the body’s volume, lustre, firmness, performance and strength. You should take food in accordance with your individual capacity, neither too much nor, from pride, too little.” From Buddhist Scriptures), edited by Edward Conze (1959).
  7. Follow the monks' white path through the unending plains of Kalmyki Kalmykia is a steppe region in the south of European Russia and the only European Buddhist republic. An international Buddhist festival is going to take place in a temple in the Kalmykia’s capital, Elista. Monks are preparing a sand mandala. It is a palace that may serve a temporary abode for an enlightened deity. Colored marble sand is applied to the canvas through a cone-shaped tube.
  8. Thailand has long been a hub for the illicit trafficking of wildlife and forest products, including ivory. Exotic birds, mammals and reptiles, some of them endangered species, can often be found on sale in markets tourist destination where visitors snapped selfies with bottle-fed cubs. Tiger parts are used in traditional Chinese medicine. But the temple has been investigated for suspected links to wildlife trafficking and abuse. NOTE above quoted from article
  9. h From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Part of a series on Tibetan Buddhism Schools[show] Glossary[show] Key figures[show] Practices and attainment[show] Major monasteries[show] Festivals[show] Texts[show] Art[show] History and overview[show] Tibetan Buddhism portal Vajrayana Buddhism portal v t e The Kalachakra (Sanskrit Kālacakra, Tibetan: དུས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ།, Wylie: dus kyi 'khor lo; Mongolian: Цогт Цагийн Хүрдэн Tsogt Tsagiin Hurden; Chinese: 時輪) is a term used in Vajrayana Buddhism that means wheel of time or "time-cycles". "Kālacakra" is usually used to refer to a very complex teaching and practice in Tibetan Buddhism. Although the teaching is very advanced and esoteric, there is a tradition of offering it to large public audiences. ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalachakra
  10. Glass jars containing 40 dead tiger cubs were discovered at the Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua Tiger Temple in Sai Yok, Thailand, prompting a large scale police investigation into the discovery. Footage shot on Saturday, shows the containers with the dead tiger cubs still inside. One monk has been detained and faces charges of smuggling after the animal corpses were discovered earlier in the week at the temple which is popular with tourists.
  11. Dunhuang Buddhist art exhibition featuring Mogao Grottoes dated back to 1500 yrs ago opened to public in the US, Sat http://pic.twitter.com/1KdL7HfjnA — People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) May 8, 2016 via TheWorldNewsOrgvia journal.theworldnewsmedia.org
  12. Xian’er, the chubby new-age Buddhist robot, interacted with visitors speaking his centuries-old wisdom at Beijing's Longquan Buddhist Temple.
  13. When asked: “Why there is so much of suffering here if God exists?” Buddha responded with silence because he knew the following: 1) Even though living in heaven, anyone can live as though he lives in hell and vice versa which means how a person thinks is the key. Experience show that whatever a person does with 100% involvement (totality = beauty), it is like he lives in heaven. It means God is not a factor in one’s life nor in his enjoyment. 2) God is not interested in our praise or worship. It is the limitedness of one’s mind that looks for gratitude or praise from others. Fruit-bearing trees that live for others shows their designer (God) is agape (unconditional love—1 John 4:8). No Agape is possible without recipient. That means it is God who feels grateful—not the other way around. Hence True God would not seek praise nor worship from others (just like no liar is possible without a listener who consistently refuses to listen to untruth). If He is not interested in praise, He will not respond to attempts to discredit Him either. Loving fellow humans amounts to loving God (1 John 4:20) which means God is not a factor in true worship also.
  14. Religious organisation joins up with workers and students to prepare for "sacred war" against US and South Korea The organisation has been roused to fury by ongoing US-South Korea military exercises North Korea's Buddhists have thrown off their religion's traditional commitment to peace and harmony to express their commitment to the destruction of what they described as "US imperialists" and the "traitors" of the South Korean government. The religious group's declaration echoes similar threat by trades unions, workers and students in recent days Photo: Alamy"The villains' unprecedentedly hideous provocations are touching off the bitter resentment and anger of all Buddhists in the DPRK," the central committee of the Buddhist Federation of Korea said in a statement. The organisation has been roused to fury by ongoing US-South Korea military exercises, including manoeuvres simulating an attack on the headquarters of Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader. "Neither nuclear bombs nor 'special operations' of the US can ever destroy our earthly paradise and fortress of single-minded unity", the federation said, according to the state-run Korea Central News Agency. "All the Buddhists in the DPRK will courageously turn out in the sacred all-people battle to throw the aggressors and provocateurs into a hell-like cauldron", the federation said. It added that the coming conflict would be similar to the "sacred war" that Buddhist priest Sosan fought to "wipe out the enemies". The US has responded to the North's recent threats by suggesting that Pyongyang might like to turn down the rhetoric "to de-escalate the situation on the Korean Peninsula", while Park Geun-hye, the South Korean president, has called on the military to be prepared for the verbal threats to devolve into physical provocations. North Korea fired a short-range missile on Tuesday afternoon, with state media claiming Kim Jong-un had overseen the test, expressing "great satisfaction over the perfect accuracy of the rockets". The religious group's declaration echoes similar threat by trades unions, workers and students in recent days. Union members have announced they are ready to "join the powerful revolutionary ... army in the battle to blow up the den of the Park regime". State media have also reported that 30,000 secondary school students are demanding to be allowed to join the military "with a strong will to annihilate the heinous provokers". Video

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