Death of the Mekong, River of Buddhism

by Khanh T. Tran, The Buddhist Channel, June 20, 2016

Hanoi, Vietnam
-- From its origin in the high plateau of Tibet, the Mekong river is 4500 km long and the 12th longest river in the world, flowing through six countries that include China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.


China threatens Tibet’s largest monastery with demolition
The Buddhist Channel, June 20, 2016

Latest attack on religious freedom takes place as campaign launched against Beijing’s plan to appoint Dalai Lama

Gangzi, China
-- The Chinese government has demanded the removal of more than 5,000 monks and nuns from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, in eastern Tibet - currently the largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world.  More

Soto Zen Buddhist Association Statement on the Orlando Tragedy
The Buddhist Channel, June 20, 2016

As members of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association - along with communities and practitioners of all faiths - we stand in solidarity with those who seek to live in peace and nonviolence, and grieve for the loss of life in Orlando. In particular we extend our heartfelt compassion to Orlando’s Latino and LBGTQ communities, their friends and families.  More

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