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Buddhism In China: Zen And Now

Free Press Journal Bureau, Nov 15, 2014

Kolkata, India -- An exhibition of priceless Indian Buddhist Art that the Indian Museum in Kolkata has put together for display all over Asia is a reminder that Buddhism is becoming the new Communism – the ideology through which governments seek to make friends and influence people.

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China re-discovers priceless value of Buddhism

by Senaka Weeraratna, The Buddhist Channel, Nov 10, 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- In as much as two global religions Christianity and Islam are given leadership today by powerful countries based in the West and Middle East respectively, the time has come for the oldest of the three global religions namely Buddhism to be backed by a powerhouse to dispel the widely circulated myth that it is a weak religion sustained by relatively weaker countries in Asia despite Buddhism’s unmatched contributions to the sustaining of world peace, unqualified respect for the natural environment including reverence for the lives of all living beings and promotion of Ahimsa and non-violence as the basis of resolution of conflict.

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How Would the Buddha Handle North Korea? Mindfulness in diplomacy

by Seok-Hyun Hong, The Huffington Post, Oct 24, 2014

Seoul, South Korea -- Today's diplomacy is dysfunctional, and it seems as if the more we try to fix things without negotiations, the more serious the problems become. Recently the challenges in places like Iraq or Syria have grown so dire that we have to wonder whether we simply have the fundamentals wrong.

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The roots of intolerance and prejudice in Buddhism

by DR PAUL FULLER, DVB, 2 August 2014

London, UK -- Violence related to Buddhism in Sri Lanka and Burma often leaves observers with a sense of bewilderment; many Buddhist practitioners have resorted to violent means in the name of what is essentially a peaceful religion. This contradiction is somewhat easier to understand when viewed from two angles – East and West.

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Rebirth of Indian Buddhism under Narendra Modi

by Senaka Weeraratna, Lankaweb, May 21, 2014

Newly elected Prime Minister will promote India’s rich Buddhist heritage to attract tourists and scholars and enhance India’s standing in the world

New Delhi, India -- The world’s first Global Buddhist missionary Anagarika Dharmapala and the most talked about man in India today and perhaps in the entire policy and decision making world the Prime Minister designate of India the iconic Narendra Modi, share something in common with each other.

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