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Buddhist economics for Nepal

by Dixit, Kantipur.com, Oct 15, 2014


Following the Buddhist concept of right livelihood can help maximise wellbeing for Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Right livelihood’ is one of the Buddha’s noble eightfold paths. But what does that mean for a Nepali, and how can we develop it? The ongoing changes within and around us, our attempts to draft a new constitution, and our neighbours’ push towards greater economic reforms, could change Nepali society in unprecedented ways and redefine what right livelihood can be.   More



New Buddhist center plans to reach out to community
By STEVE BORNFELD, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, October 17, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) -- Everyone rises. Bell-like and pure, an angelic, recorded voice pierces the quiet, climbing up octaves, soon joined by 60 live ones:

Softly blew the breezes on that glorious morn / In Lumbini’s garden where Siddartha was born / From the Earth sprang flowers / Birds in warbles sang / Through the Earth and the heavens/ Strains of music rang.  More


New dam threatens 2,000-year-old Buddhist engravings in Pakistan
By EIICHI MIYASHIRO, Asahi Shimbun, October 17, 2014
Chilas, Pakistan -- As the region of Chilas in northern Pakistan shakes under construction of a dam and renovation of a highway, centuries-old engravings from the early days of Buddhism carved on boulders may be lost forever, according to local archaeologists.  More



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