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What Buddhism and Psychotherapy Are Learning From Each Other

by David Loy, The Huffington Post, Jul 2, 2014

One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,but by making the darkness conscious. -- Carl Jung

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Whenever Buddhism has spread to another culture, it has interacted with the belief systems of that culture, resulting in the development of something new. Today the main site of interaction within the West is not Judeo-Christianity but psychology, a conversation that has led to innovative types of psychotherapy and, most recently, to the extraordinary success of the mindfulness movement.

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Walk of hope for amputees

by Majorie Chiew, The Star, June 20, 2014

A Thai orthopaedic surgeon has devoted his life to making free prosthetic limbs for poor amputees.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- WHEN he was a young lad, Assoc Prof Dr Therdchai Jivacate loved to read about air raids and aeroplanes. He imagined that one day he would take off to conquer the skies as an air force pilot. But his parents disapproved of this. They drilled some sense into Therdchai, the second of five children. Their words sank in and set him thinking about his future.

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Perth's Buddhist community prays for MH370

by Amy McNeilage, Sydney Morning Herald, March 30, 2014

Ahead of hundreds of family members potentially descending on Perth to grieve, a Buddhist prayer ceremony was held at Fo Guang Shan Temple on Sunday for missing flight MH370.

Perth, Australia -- The anguished relatives of those on board the missing Malaysia Airlines flight are mostly thousands of miles from where the search for the wreckage is under way off the coast of Western Australia.

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MISSING MH370: Caregiver sacrifices time for family of passengers

By Dawn Chan, New Straits Times, 19 March 2014

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia -- Whether it is a local or international mission, going off at a moment’s notice is normal for a Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysian volunteer.

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Buddhist economics: oxymoron or idea whose time has come?

By Kathleen Maclay, UC Berkeley, March 13, 2014

BERKELEY, CA (USA) -- University of California Berkeley economist Clair Brown acknowledges that “Buddhist economics” may seem like an oxymoron.

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