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Rebuilding a battered Church

The Buddhist Channel, July 21, 2014

Tacloban, Philippines -- The Catholic Church in the Village of San Isidro in Tacloban, Philippines which had been battered by typhoon Haiyan recently has been fully restored.

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Why is Buddhism so hip?

by Dr Andrew Skilton, BBC, 27 May 2014

London, UK -- Buddhism has made an indelible mark on popular Western culture. In recent times it has been blessed by celebrity endorsement from the likes of Orlando Bloom, Richard Gere and the retiring rugby union star Jonny Wilkinson, to name just a few.

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International Day of Vesak celebrated at the United Nations

The Buddhist Channel, May 29, 2014

United Nations -- The United Nations (UN) in New York commemorated the International Day of Vesak in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 54/115 at a well-attended ceremony held in the Trusteeship Council in the UN Conference Building on the 13th May, 2014.

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Secretary-General's Message for the Day of Vesak 2014

United Nations, May 13, 2014

On Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha, the United Nations joins millions of people - Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike - in reflecting on his life and teachings.

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Thinking clearly towards Buddhist enlightenment

by Cynthia Karena, WA Today, April 30, 2014

Perth, Australia -- I first went to Buddhist teachings because I was interested in meditation. My mind seemed unsettled and my thoughts were wandering all over the place. I didn’t want to take drugs to get calm, but the calmest person I knew meditated, so meditation it was.

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Bhutanese heads team to translate Tibetan Buddhist text

by Yip Yoke Teng, The Star, March 22, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- BRINGING the true teachings of Buddha to the world by translating over 231,800 pages of text from Tibetan to English and other languages is a painstaking 100-year project.

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