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Stop Separating Immigrant Families - Statement by 200 Buddhist Leaders

The Buddhist Channel, June 19, 2018



San Francisco, CA (USA)
--  The Soto Zen Buddhist Association (United States) has released a statement on the separation of children from their parents at the US–Mexico border. The statement  is signed by more than 200 teachers across Buddhist traditions.

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Mekong Tourism Forum 2018, June 26-29, Nakhon Phanom, Thailand

Thai Buddhist monks' health suffering from sugary drinks

by Liam Cochrane and Supattra Vimonsuknopparat, ABC, May 28, 2018

Bangkok, Thailand -- The daily afternoon fasting of Thai Buddhist monks is making them fat, thanks largely to modern sugary drinks, says a leading nutritionist.  More



The Ephemeral Butter Art of Tibetan Buddhism

by Anne Ewbank, May 23, 2018

The artists need cold fingers and plenty of patience.

Tibet, China
-- In many cultures, sculpted butter is an artistic medium, whether as a banquet-hall spectacle or an exhibit at the county fair. But for Tibetan Buddhist monks and laity, artistic butter designs, known as torma or tsepdro, take on a spiritual role.  More



A Buddhist’s pilgrimage to Pakistan
by Manoranjan Sharma, Daily Times, May 24, 2018

Taxila, Pakistan -- At Lumbini in Nepal, we have a connection with Buddhism like a baby has with the breast. It is religious and spiritual, yes, but far more. Since it is the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a pilgrimage site, Buddhism – its sacraments and ceremonies – flows through the streets and sites of Lumbini like blood through veins. It is a part of our everyday life, like to a Muslim living in Mecca or a Christian in Vatican. So when I heard from my friends Bikram Pandey and Sarad Pradhan – who had been to Pakistan on the Buddha Circuit Tourism – about the country’s Hindu and Buddhist monuments, I decided to go and explore our heritage there.  More


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