BANGKOK (RNS) In some parts of Asia, a more assertive, strident and militant Buddhism is emerging.
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(RNS) Some of the brightest pro-business minds in the nation prodded the Dalai Lama to offer a warm endorsement of capitalism. They came up short.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (RNS) Cambodian dance was nearly destroyed under the Khmer Rouge. Now a troupe of dancers is rededicating Cambodian temples in Boston, New York, Washington and Los Angeles.
Buddhist monks work hours to create the design, only to wipe the sand away and pour it into a nearby creek.
Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in India construct a Medicine Buddha sand mandala for mental (inner) and physical health.
There’s a struggle going on inside Thailand. It’s between two powerful influences. One side can be found in places like this; the other in crowded spaces like this. For now it seems that one side is falling behind.
(RNS) His English is terribly broken, and punctuated by sudden fits of giggles. But for nearly an hour Tuesday, the Dalai Lama entranced an arena full of admirers at the University of Maryland, who said he conveyed his message perfectly.
(RNS) In its latest move to crack down on dissent, the Chinese government treats self-immolations as a crime and charges anyone inciting the act with “intentional murder.”