OAKLAND, Calif. (RNS) Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, who follows the Zen tradition, calls on Buddhists not to ignore those ways they may be different, whether it’s because of their color, gender or sexual orientation.
NEW DELHI (RNS) Despite growing momentum for equal rights across India, openly LGBT people face fear of prosecution.
(RNS) The Dalai Lama’s work may increasingly engage him with people and events far removed from centers of Buddhist thought.
BEIJING (Reuters) A youth named by China as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism, but reviled as a fake by many Tibetans, told President Xi Jinping he would strive to meet the Communist Party’s expectations.
(RNS) Westerners are missing the point of meditation, according to one of the first American teachers of meditation, Brooklyn-born Lama Surya Das. He explains in his new book, “Make Me One With Everything.”
YANGON (Reuters) A Myanmar court sentenced a writer to two years in jail and hard labor on Tuesday (June 2) for insulting Buddhism, his lawyer said, a verdict derided by activists as a blow to free speech and religious tolerance.
(RNS) Thousands of Rohingya have left Myanmar this spring and at least hundreds are now stranded at sea. Who are these Rohingya and what are they running from? Let us ‘splain …
(RNS) The Central African Republic is bad, Malaysia is getting worse, and ISIS fighters should face the International Criminal Court.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (RNS) A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shattered many of Nepal’s most famous religious sites but doesn’t seem to have shaken the faith of its people.