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Why Mainstream Media Continue To Boycott Buddhist/Dalits Events And Gatherings

by Ravikiran Shinde, Counter Currents, October 14, 2016

Nagpur, India -- Dr. Ambedkar in his speech delivered on Oct 13, 1935, in Yewala, in Nashik district had thundered that although he was born as a Hindu, he would not die as one. He advised the Depressed Classes to abandon all agitation for temple-entry privileges; instead, he advised that they should leave Hinduism entirely and embrace some another religion.


Gender Equality Gathers Momentum Among Asian Buddhists

By Kalinga Seneviratne, IDN-INPS, Oct 2, 2016

BANGKOK, Thailand --The first ASEAN Buddhist Conference held on September 22-23 at Nakhonpathom Rajabhat University, about 100 km from Bangkok, brought together Buddhist Bhikkunis (nuns), Bhikkus (monks) and lay Buddhists from across Asia in a bid to form alliances to empower the increasing community of Bhikkunis in Asia.


Apology sought over 'abuse' at Buddhist retreat

By Jo Taylor, BBC, 26 September 2016

Norfolk, UK -- Former members of a Buddhist community claim they suffered years of abuse at a retreat in the 1970s and 80s.


World Fellowship of Buddhists to table resolution proclaiming full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 27, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- At the 28th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) to be held in Seoul, South Korea from 26-30 september 2016, a resolution has been proposed to proclaim the full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’


Dalai Lama criticises Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya silence at EU meeting

Mizzima, 16 September 2016

Brussels, Belgium -- The Dalai Lama has condemned attacks against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, describing them as acts of "some mischievous individuals who do not represent Buddhism," according to the Kuwait News Agency on 15 September, 2016.


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