Inner Peace, Mindful Outreach

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 10, 2020

Faith, Mindfulness and Sustainability in the new Buddhist Channel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- For most part of this year (2020), the Covid-19 pandemic has altered lives on a global scale. This generation will see for their first time how things that they naturally take for granted can be so utterly upended and lifestyles so suddenly changed at the blink of an eye.
Many take this "new normal" as a nuisance, an event so abnormally "un-normal" that most would want to see the back of it soon enough. For those with wiser eyes however, the pandemic gives an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate what used to be regarded as "normal".

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ABBi - a game changer in Buddhist Dhamma Studies

The Buddhist Channel, 27 July, 2020

Through a sustainable eLearning management system, ABBi hopes to establish a reasonable cluster of quality Dhammaduta learners, the new generation of Dhamma torch bearers who will continue to spin the Dhamma wheel

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Effective Buddhist spiritual propagation (Pali - Dhammaduta) is associated with someone having wide and deep knowledge of the Buddha's teachings (Dhamma) and the ability to use such knowledge appropriately. Knowing the extent of one’s knowledge, and when to use it (or not to use it at all) is the mark of a wise person. Nevertheless, to be truly effective, a Dhamma propagator has to have some depth in Buddhist knowledge.

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Kamma and its Fruit

by Nyanaponika Thera, The Buddhist Channel, May 17, 2020

Most writings on the doctrine of kamma emphasize the strict lawfulness governing kammic action, ensuring a close correspondence between our deeds and their fruits. While this emphasis is perfectly in place, there is another side to the working of kamma - a side rarely noted, but highly important. This is the modifiability of kamma (Ed. Note: emphasis ours), the fact that the lawfulness which governs kamma does not operate with mechanical rigidity but allows for a considerably wide range of modifications in the ripening of the fruit.

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“Am I A Buddhist?”

by Oh Teik Bin, The Buddhist Channel, May 17, 2020

Teluk Intan, Perak (Malaysia) -- Many people declare themselves to be ‘Buddhists’ when in actual fact they do not know what being Buddhists actually means. Today we still see so many different ‘Brands’ of “Buddhists”. Let us look at them and do some reflection.


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From days of yore to modern times: The spread of Buddhism

By Nandiyniy Ranasingha, Sunday Times, May 28, 2018

Sutta Central to be launched in Sri Lanka
Colombo, Sri Lanka
-- According to the great scholar monk Ven.Walpola Rahula Thera, Buddhism is neither a faith nor a belief ; it is a way of life. The way which is called the Noble Eightfold Path or the Middle Path.

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The Buddhist View of Kindness

by Wayne Codling, Vancouver Courier, May 12, 2018

Vancouver, Canada -- The mere fact that Buddhism exists is proof that harmlessness can be the root motivation of human life just as powerfully as the 'western' world's embrace of righteousness as the best metric. In the Buddhist world view it is more important to be kind than to be right. As our world gets smaller the need for wisdom about how to live together on the planet grows in urgency.

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