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Dernier ajout : 8 janvier 2018.

That time David Bowie almost became a Buddhist monk — and what he said (and sang) about that time

The year was 1967. Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who had fled Tibet and would eventually move to (...)

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Sri Lanka : Protection of Buddhism - Sine qua non in any Constitutional reform

Colombo, Sri Lanka — In the light of the proposed changes to the Constitution of Sri Lanka now under consideration and growing accusations of contrived attempts to neutralise the applicability of Article 9 in the Constitution that imposes a mandatory duty on the State to give to Buddhism the foremost place and protect and foster the Buddha Sasana, while assuring to all religions the rights granted by Articles 10 and 14(1)(e), an important question has arisen “ What is the relationship that should exist in the present day between the State and Buddhism?

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Supreme Patriarch row won’t help clergy

Bangkok, Thailand — Amid heated disputes over who will become the new supreme patriarch, one thing is certain: whoever that may be, there is no way he can tackle the ills plaguing monastic society.

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Sri Lanka accused of allowing continuing human rights abuses

A year after President Mathripala Sirisena promised reforms, serious abuses against Hindou Tamil minority have been denounced in a country where 75% of the population is Bouddhist and Sinhalese.

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India - Buddhist centre to give vocational, spiritual training in Kopargaon

MUMBAI: An institute for Buddhist studies headquartered in Mumbai launched a centre for spiritual practice in rural Maharashtra Thursday.

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British Buddhist monk arrested in Thailand on child pornography charges

Fabian Frederick Blandford, a well known Buddhist scholar, arrested at home in northern Thailand in raid during which British police were reportedly present as observers.

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Reuters: “China co-opts a Buddhist sect in global effort to smear Dalai Lama”

In a new investigation, Reuters says that China has long been backing a break-off sect of Tibetan Buddhism in an effort to smear the Dalai Lama and co-opt Tibetan Buddhism.

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Japan’s Buddhists want Amazon to end ’rent-a-monk’ service

Tokyo, Japan — Japan’s Buddhists want Amazon to stop offering its rent-a-monk service in the country because it harms the religion’s public image.

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Sri Lanka: Leading Monks’Organisations Call For Reforms To Management of Sacred Temple

Colombo, Sri Lanka — The Dalada Maligawa in the ancient hill capital of Kandy where the Tooth Relic of the Buddha is enshrined, is held in high esteem around the Buddhist world and millions of pilgrims visit the temple each year. It is considered as the pinnacle of Sinhalese Buddhism. Yet, in recent years, their management has been openly criticized by many leading Buddhist monks and lay leaders in Sri Lanka.

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Thai crown prince and sister collect remains of supreme patriarch

Bangkok, Thailand — THE cremated remains of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the late Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, were enshrined at Wat Bovoranives Vihara yesterday in a ceremony on December 17.

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