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Scandal-plagued South Korea Buddhist order elects new leader

AFP, Sep 28, 2018


SEOUL, South Korea
-- South Korea's largest Buddhist denomination elected a new leader on Friday (Sept 28) in an uncontested vote that did little to dispel anger following years of scandals including senior monks breaking celibacy vows, amassing huge wealth and gambling.

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5W1H + Mindfulness: Is this the future of journalism?

By Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 11, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? – also called the six sigma of information gathering are the tools taught at basic journalism schools. Every budding reporting cadet are drilled to probe issues and to deeply investigate using these methods.  More


Buddhist monk master in China resigns after sexual misconduct allegations

by Lusha Zhang and Philip Wen, Reuters, Aug 15, 2018

BEIJING, China -- One of China's highest-ranking Buddhist monks quit as the head of the country's Buddhist association on Wednesday after facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct.  More


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