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Dernier ajout : 18 septembre 2018.

Deputy PM welcomes 12th Gyalwang Drukpa

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception in Hanoi on April 8 for His Holiness the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa, Djigme Padma Aungchen.

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This Harvard-Educated Monk Is Reintroducing Buddhism To The Western World

Hwansan Sunim had a pretty typical suburban American childhood. Born to Korean-American parents in Westchester County, N.Y., he grew up in Irvington, an idyllic small town on the Hudson River.

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Ordination of Buddhist Nuns: The Ice Seems to Be Broken

For forty years, His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet has stood firmly in support of the revival of the ordination of nuns. In a forward written recently for a booklet on Tibetan nuns, H.H. the Dalai Lama explains how, in the eighth century, when the Indian master Śāntaraksita (725–788) brought the ordination lineage for monks (bhikṣus) to Tibet, he did not bring nuns (bhiksunis), thus the ordination lineage for nuns could not take root in Tibet.

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From Mayor in Germany to Theravada Buddhist monk: How I became a monk

Inspired by what he had heard from friends about Buddhism, Hermann Acker from Oberndorf takes a leap of faith and gets ordained in Sri Lanka after listening to and meeting the Chief Incumbent of the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya of Sri Lanka at a function in Germany.

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Enter the Buddhist College at the foot of Mt. Emei

At the foot of Mt. Emei in SW China’s Sichuan province, stands a unique college - Emei Buddhist College. The college is built in Dafo Temple. Unlike other temples filled with worshippers, the Buddhist College is tranquil and solemn.

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Buddhism and medicine meet: Tibetan perspectives on wellness

Like all medical doctors, traditional Tibetan physicians seek to reduce a patient’s suffering. However, the means of accomplishing that end are decidedly spiritual. In order to fully understand the Tibetan medical perspective, one must also understand the tradition’s Buddhist foundation.

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Buddhism in South Korea - "Monk" business

THE Venerable Jaseung has, of late, become good at saying sorry. When eight senior monks were caught smoking and boozing over a game of high-stakes poker in a hotel room last year, the leader of the Jogye order, South Korea’s biggest Buddhist sect, led the 108-bow repentance.

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Thai Buddhism’s Supreme Patriarch dies at 100

Thailand’s Supreme Patriarch, who headed the country’s order of Buddhist monks for more than two decades, died Thursday. He was 100.

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Zen Tale - "Do you miss our old teacher?"

There’s an old Zen tale of two patch-robed monks, students of the same master, who meet, years after his death, on a footbridge over a foaming river. Seeing one another again, the two old friends laugh aloud.

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Japan’s Buddhist Temples keeping up with the times using DJs, apps, video games, booze and more

While religions of all stripes have something to offer in terms of support and advice, they also share a common detriment: they’re all really, really old. While age brings with it wisdom and experience, if religion can’t relate to modern society it runs the risk of getting left behind.

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