February 18, 2020

200,000 Eggs Offered to Buddha Statue to make Coronavirus Go Away

By Coconuts Bangkok Feb 18, 2020 | 3:10pm Bangkok time   The group offered pallets upon pallets of eggs to Luang Por Buddha Sothon, a famous Buddha statue at Wat Sothon Wararam in Chachoengsao province in hope […]
February 2, 2020

How China’s Xi Jinping destroyed religion and made himself God

NyPost.com By Steven W. Mosher February 1, 2020 | 1:38pm China’s President Xi Jinping wants to force worship of the Communist Party by destroying traditional religious practice.AFP via Getty Images Catholic churches torn down or denuded of their […]
January 31, 2020

What Is Enlightenment Really?

By Giovanni Dienstmann on Saturday December 31st, 2016 Finding The True Path To Liberation Buddhist monks, Hindu yogis, modern spiritual teachers, and Burning Man enthusiasts all use the term “spiritual enlightenment” – but are they […]
January 31, 2020

The life of the Buddha – prince, warrior, meditator, and finally enlightened teacher

Jan 31, 2020 The Buddhist News The Buddha: prince, warrior, meditator, and finally enlightened teacher. The life of the Buddha, the “One Who is Awake” to the nature of reality, begins 2600 years ago. He founded a […]
January 31, 2020

NEUROIMAGING SHOWS THAT MEDITATION CHANGES THE BRAIN FOR THE BETTER

SARAH SLOAT 1.20.2020 MIND AND BODY A new study documents how meditation alters the brain’s gray matter. Meditation is nothing new: It’s a fixture of many religions, and has been practice for thousands of years. […]
January 31, 2020

Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet Closed; Coronavirus Infections Confirmed in Tibetan Regions of China

By Craig Lewis Buddhistdoor Global | 2020-01-29 | Buddhist landmarks in Tibet, including the iconic Potala Palace, have been closed to the public since Monday. Photo by Craig Lewis Update, 30 January 2020: The official number of coronavirus infections […]
January 31, 2020

Top 10 meditation apps pulled in $195M in 2019, up 52% from 2018

Sarah Perez@sarahintampa   January 31, 2020 Image Credits: Sensor Tower The millennial obsession with wellness and self-care has led to a booming business for meditation apps. In the first quarter of 2018, app intelligence firm Sensor Tower reported the […]
January 30, 2020

How Buddhism spread written language around the world

By ensuring that the Buddha’s teachings were transmitted across millennia, the religion helped develop and spread printing techniques around the world – as a new exhibition reveals. By Cameron Laux   15 January 2020  BBC NEWS […]
January 30, 2020

Vietnam’s largest pagoda complex beckons spring pilgrims

By Giang Huy   January 30, 2020 | 05:06 pm GMT+7 Thousands of pilgrims visited Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex in northern Ha Nam Province, the country’s largest to pray for peace and luck in the lunar […]
January 30, 2020

What makes Buddhist concepts relevant

Suganthy Krishnamachari JANUARY 30, 2020 15:48 IST   S. Gurumurthy with Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche and Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai   | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ MORE-IN They are needed to […]
January 30, 2020

Japan offers assistance in preserving Buddhist sites

The Newspaper’s Correspondent  Updated January 26, 2020 Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kanasugi Kenji visits the ancient site near Taxila. — Dawn TAXILA: Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kanasugi Kenji has offered […]
January 30, 2020

Dalai Lama asks devotees to chant mantra to contain spread of coronavirus

28 JANUARY 2020  Last Updated at 5:58 PM | SOURCE: PTI Dharamshala, Jan 28 (PTI) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has advised his followers in China to chant a mantra to contain the threat […]
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