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Tibetans’ leader blames China for self-immolations - San Jose Mercury News


The GuardianTibetans' leader blames China for self-immolationsSan Jose Mercury NewsBy ASHWINI BHATIA AP Tibetan Buddhist monks wait for the arrival of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama to deliver a religious talk on the 15th day of the Tibetan New Year in Dharmsala, India, Thursda ...>

Rival Tibetan lamas compete for recognition - Regina Leader-Post


Rival Tibetan lamas compete for recognitionRegina Leader-PostDorje was only 18 months old when, according to his biographers, he began telling people he was the reincarnation of one of Tibetan Buddhism's most influential leaders, the Karmapa Lama. Thaye Dorje was only 18 months old when, accordi ...>

‘Uprising Day’ plans muted by China clampdown - Times of India


Los Angeles Times'Uprising Day' plans muted by China clampdownTimes of IndiaBut the monks at Taersi Buddhist Monastery in the northwestern province of Qinghai have no plans to mark the day their revered spiritual leader fled Tibet following a failed uprising against China's rule in 1959. ...>

Records show Japan gov’t knew meltdown risk early - Daily Herald


Here And NowRecords show Japan gov't knew meltdown risk earlyDaily HeraldA Buddhist monk bows and offers a prayer in a neighborhood destroyed by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, Friday, March 9, 2012, two days before the one-year anniversary of the disaster. (AP ...>

Last year’s tragedy failed to rouse Japan from its stagnation - Washington Post


Last year's tragedy failed to rouse Japan from its stagnationWashington PostKAMAKURA, Japan At 2:46 pm this Sunday, March 11, my family and I will join millions of Japanese standing silently, perhaps at a Buddhist temple or a Shinto shrine. With heads bowed, we will remember the events of one ye ...>

National Zen Leader To Speak At Wheeling Jesuit University - WTRF


National Zen Leader To Speak At Wheeling Jesuit UniversityWTRFBy DK Wright, Digital Journalist - email Sense and Nonsense, Wheeling Jesuit University's student philosophy club, will present a national Zen leader for a talk on Buddhism in the 21st Century. According to a news release, Venerable S ...>

Got news? Communion for a Buddhist? - GetReligion


Got news? Communion for a Buddhist?GetReligionBuddhism is in large measure an “atheistic” system. We do not free ourselves from evil through the good which comes from God; we liberate ourselves only through detachment from the world, which is bad. The fullness of such a detachment is not union . ...>

Pew study: U.S. is top destination for Christian, Buddhist immigrants - National Catholic Reporter (blog)


Pew study: U.S. is top destination for Christian, Buddhist immigrantsNational Catholic Reporter (blog)09, 2012 The US is the top destination for the world's migrating Christians and Buddhists, as well as those with no particular religious affiliation, including atheists and agnostics, a new stud ...>

The YouTube confessional sending shockwaves through the Buddhist world - The Guardian


The GuardianThe YouTube confessional sending shockwaves through the Buddhist worldThe GuardianKalu Rinpoche chronicles his moods, his existential angst, his activities and philosophical insights on Facebook – and he recently broke the most profoundly entrenched Tibetan Buddhist taboo with a confes ...>

Since the Tsunami, Fewer Tears - New York Times (blog)


New York Times (blog)Since the Tsunami, Fewer TearsNew York Times (blog)By JAMES ESTRIN A little less than a year ago, the photographer Hiroko Masuike was living with a group of Japanese tsunami and earthquake survivors who had found shelter inside an ancient Buddhist temple after their community wa ...>

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