Indonesia tightens security at world’s largest Buddhist temple after ISIS threat

RT, August 23, 2014

Jogjakarta, Indonedia
-- Indonesian police have been put on alert at the Borobudur Temple after a threat against the world’s biggest Buddhist temple and UNESCO World heritage Site was made on Facebook by Islamic State supporters.  More

Ananda Guruge: Chronicler of the Buddhist revival
By Susantha Goonatilake, Sunday Times, Aug 24, 2014
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- When Dr. Ananda Guruge died a week ago, Sri Lanka’s Buddhist revival, which he chronicled, and its international spread, especially in the West, were reaching the desired heights. Beginning in the 1950s, yoga started to take hold among the white middle classes in the West to become today a key element of Western physical culture. Currently Buddhist vipassana meditation is following suit as both psychology theory and therapy.  More

Trans*Buddhism, an interview with the creators of transbuddhists.org
by Justin Whitaker, Patheos.com, August 21, 2014
Justin Whitaker shares an interview with the creators of transbuddhists.org and a guide to trans*competence (links at the end of this article).  More

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