The Influence of Ancient Greece on Buddhism - A Cultural Exchange
Taxila, Pakistan --The seemingly unrelated realms of Ancient Greece and Buddhism shared a surprising connection, with Greek thought and aesthetics exerting a significant influence on the Eastern religion. Read more
Temple Fund Investigations Being Considered by Thai Police
Bangkok, Thailand --A series of multi-million baht cases involving monastic fraud has prompted the police in Thailand to contemplate their investigation into temple funds. Read more
UNESCO Recognizes Ancient Buddhist Documents for Memory of the World Register
Otsu, Japan --UNESCO's Memory of the World register will now feature a remarkable collection of documents dating back over a thousand years, shedding light on the historical and cultural exchanges between Japan and China.. Read more
Ariya Vihara celebrate Mother's Day at new home in Sungai Buloh
Sungai Buloh, Malaysia --The congregation on Sunday morning, 14 May 2023 at Ariya Vihara was waiting in high anticipation for the monks and nuns to arrive for the Puja and opening ceremony. This congregation is not common for a Buddhist centre in Malaysia because it consists mainly of female devotees. After all, Ariya Vihara was formed as the 1st Theravada Bhikkhuni Nunnery and Dhamma Training Centre in Malaysia with much interest from women wishing to ordain both from within Malaysia and abroad. Read more
The Art of Calm Abiding Meditation
Bangkok, Thailand -- In November 1967, the 14th Dalai Lama met with Buddhadasa Bhikkhu in Bangkok, marking the Dalai Lama's first international trip outside of India. During their meeting, the Dalai Lama presented Buddhadasa Bhikkhu with a special gift - a line drawing accompanied by written instructions outlining the steps of Calm Abiding Meditation, or "samatha". The replica of this line drawing, created for Suan Mokkh's Spiritual Theatre, is depicted in the painting "Calm Abiding" which visitors can see when they visit the Suan Mokhh centre in Bangkok. Read more
Suan Mokhh Bangkok: Tranquil Space in the Midst of City Frenzy
Bangkok, Thailand -- Meditation is usually not associated with heavenly locations. Walking into Suan Mokhh Bangkok, however, is a different experience all together. Located beside the Vachirabenjatas Park, its entrance is imbued with colorful flowering trees and shrubs, fringing along the rim of a clear water lake. Read more
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The Buddhist Channel stopped its operation from March 2020 till April 2022 due to lock downs imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. A major reason for this was due to its funding organization, Bodhi Vision, an IT based company being made dormant during that period. We have recently resume our services but due to cash flow restrictions, we need help to pay for operating costs and to resume the use of our office in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. We require US$ 18,000 to kickstart our work again and any help that you can give will be much appreciated.
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