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Buddhist Union – Spiritual Confluence or Geo-Politics?

by Claude Arpi, Niti Central, March 23, 2015

New Delhi, India -- On March 19, an unusual event happened in Delhi. The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama met with a delegation of Sri Lankan Theros (senior monks), to discuss about Vinaya, the Buddhist monastic discipline. It is a rather rare occurrence, as the followers of the Buddha rarely ‘exchange’ their views on their respective interpretations of the Buddha’s words.

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Forest abbot warns Sangha reform 'urgent'

by INTARACHAI PANICHAKUL, The Bangkok Post, 12 Mar 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- Thai Buddhism is in crisis. Public faith is constantly eroded by wayward monks, their blatant abuse of the saffron robes, widespread laxity in monks' discipline, fierce competition for monastic ranks, and distortions of Buddhist teachings. 

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Calling for equality

by Aree Chaisatien, The Sunday Nation, March 8, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- AS THE world marks International Women's Day today, fair-minded people from around the globe will be celebrating the achievements of women and joining voices to call for greater equality in what is still, in many countries, a male-dominated society.

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Myanmar monk's U.N. whore rant 'could hurt Buddhism'

By Thin Lei Win and Andrew R.C. Marshall, Reuters, Jan 21, 2015

Yangon, Myanmar -- A Myanmar Buddhist monk who called a U.N. human rights envoy a "whore" has violated his monastic code and could damage his religion, another prominent monk said on Tuesday, but he is unlikely to face censure.

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The Buddhist Business of Poaching Animals for Good Karma

by Brendon Hong, The Daily Beast, Dec 28, 2104

The Chinese are participating in ‘life release’ ceremonies in which wild animals are held for ransom, then released in exchange for good karma.

Beijing, China -- The Communist Party of China gets a bad rap for cracking down on religion. In many cases, it’s true. Christian proselytization is limited, and the practice of Christian faith requires government sanction.

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