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Buddhism bonanza: Celebrations across Australia as religion maintains its popularity

By Samantha Turnbull, Justin Huntsdale and Anthony Scully, ABC North Coast, 7 Jul 2017



Sydney, Australia
-- The 2016 census shows Australians are less religious than ever before, but one religion is maintaining its popularity, with diverse celebrations planned across the country this weekend.

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Bhutan: A Buddhist Development Model Worth Emulating
by the Venerable Dr Omalpe Sobhitha Mahathera, InDepthNews, 19 July 2017

ENBILIPITIYA, Sri Lanka -- There will be many answers to the question: which is the country where the happiest people live? In response many famous, developed nations will come to mind, but you will be surprised that the name of a little-known country could be the right answer to this question. It is Bhutan, the wonderful and amazing country that beats all others on the happiness index.  More


Thailand monks: Wirapol Sukphol case highlights country's Buddhism crisis
By Jonathan Head BBC News, 22 July 2017

Bangkok, Thailand -- It was a jarring image; a group of Buddhist monks, with shaven heads and orange robes, sitting back in the soft-leather seats of an executive jet, passing luxury accessories among themselves.  More


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