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Critic’s Notebook: Orange County’s new Soka Performing Arts Center - Los Angeles Times


Critic's Notebook: Orange County's new Soka Performing Arts CenterLos Angeles TimesSoka University of America was started in Aliso Viejo in South Orange County 10 years ago on, its mission statement says, "the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life." Co ...>

My respect for Buddhists, and one especially - Irish Times


My respect for Buddhists, and one especiallyIrish TimesInterestingly, there are now also many sanghas ( Buddhist communities) appearing in Ireland. Mindfulness Ireland, an umbrella body for the practice of meditation and mindful living, lists 14 on its website. Some time ago, I wrote an article with ...>

We have World Peace: Ron Artest gets name change - Los Angeles Times


Globe and MailWe have World Peace: Ron Artest gets name changeLos Angeles TimesMetta is a Buddhist term that means loving kindness and friendliness toward others. "Changing my name was meant to inspire and bring youth together all around the world," World Peace said in a statement. "I ...>

Ladies and gentlemen, Ron Artest becomes Metta World Peace! - Los Angeles Times (blog)


Los Angeles TimesLadies and gentlemen, Ron Artest becomes Metta World Peace!Los Angeles Times (blog)Metta is a Buddhist term that means loving kindness and friendliness toward others. Artest -- er, World Peace -- had hoped to adopt the new moniker last month but was rebuffed because of an outstandin ...>

Two Muslims shot dead at prayers in Thai south mosque - Reuters Canada


Two Muslims shot dead at prayers in Thai south mosqueReuters CanadaThe region was an independent sultanate a century ago before it became part of mostly Buddhist Thailand. Shootings in mosques have happened several times in the three provinces. In June 2009, 11 Muslims were killed at prayer at the A ...>

Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine in Sri Lanka: BBC - Indian Express


Buddhist monks destroy Muslim shrine in Sri Lanka: BBCIndian ExpressThis incident took place last Saturday in Anuradhapura, an ancient Buddhist city and UNESCO world heritage site, the BBC reports. A Sri Lankan news website showed photographs of a crowd including monks, apparently destroying a small ...>

US: Religious Freedom on decline in China, Worse in Tibet - isikkim


Christian PostUS: Religious Freedom on decline in China, Worse in TibetisikkimIn its executive summary, the report says about China: “Only religious groups affiliated with one of the five state-sanctioned “patriotic religious associations” (Buddhist, Taoist, Muslim, Catholic, and Protestant) a ...>

“Metta … means loving, kindness and friendliness,” his publicist says - CNN International


"Metta ... means loving, kindness and friendliness," his publicist saysCNN International"Metta is his official first name; which in the Buddhist tradition means loving-kindness and friendliness toward others and his last name is World Peace," his publicist said. The basketball st ...>

* Sri Lanka Buddhist monks’ group calls for amending legal system to stop … - Colombo Page


Colombo Page* Sri Lanka Buddhist monks' group calls for amending legal system to stop ...Colombo PageSept 16, Colombo: A group of Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka has called for amendments to the country's legal system in order to stop animal sacrifices as religious rituals. Advisor of the Nation ...>

Tracing India’s roots to Bamiyan - The Hindu


The HinduTracing India's roots to BamiyanThe HinduOur ancestors saw the birth of many religions that soon spread to the rest of the world, and Buddhism in particular was adopted by many countries including Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Russia where Buddhist shrines have managed, in part, to withst ...>

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