Guardians of the Sacred Peaks: Tawang and Climate Change

The Buddhist Channel, 22 November 2023

Monks in Tawang’s Ganden Namgyal Lhatse monastery Lead Conservation Efforts Amidst Climate Crisis
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh (India)
-- In the heart of India's easternmost state, Arunachal Pradesh, lies the Bhagajang wetland, a realm of divine significance for followers of Tibetan Buddhism. Home to 20 pristine lakes and a myriad of unique flora and fauna, this sacred high-altitude sanctuary faces mounting threats from climate change.


Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Attain Sentience-ness?

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 5 August 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- This is a question that draws equal awe and fear. The creation of some "terminator like being" (named after the famous movies of James Cameron) conjures dystopian nightmare. While science fiction seems to be converging with scientific reality with the advent of AI such as ChatGPT, many have started to ask about the possibility of AI attaining "sentience-ness".


The Dalai Lama's kissing controversy: Aftermath of a cross cultural misunderstanding

by Kooi F Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 18 April 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The recent Dalai Lama kissing incident has sparked a wave of virulent attacks on His Holiness (HH), a figure who has been long portrayed as a beacon of compassion and peace.


Tibetans Come Forward to Explain Cultural Misunderstanding

The Buddhist Channel, 17 April 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- After the recent controversy surrounding the Dalai Lama's comments regarding a pop kiss and "eating his tongue," Tibetans are now speaking up to clarify that it was a cultural misunderstanding. There are several versions of the argument, but one account is increasingly gaining attention.


The Dalai Lama’s Kissing Incident

The Buddhist Channel, 11 April 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, has been caught in the midst of a controversy following a video that surfaced online showing him kissing a young boy. The video, which was reportedly recorded in February 2023, has sparked outrage online and raised concerns about the moral character of the revered religious figure.


Manipulations at 'World Fellowship of Buddhists' Conference

By Krishan Dutta, IDN-InDepthNews — 26 October 2022

Buddhism Is Losing Its Voice in Asia
BANGKOK, Thailand
-- The theme of this year’s 30th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) was “Buddhism in the Time of Crisis”, but many disillusioned members of this premier Buddhist organization say it is the WFB that is in crisis.


5W1H + Mindfulness: Is this the future of journalism?

By Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 11, 2018

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How? – also called the six sigma of information gathering are the tools taught at basic journalism schools. Every budding reporting cadet are drilled to probe issues and to deeply investigate using these methods.


Mindfulness Journalism and need for an Asian Buddhist Social Media Network

The Buddhist Channel, September 3, 2018

New Delhi, India -- Many of today’s conflicts around the world are centred around cultural identity and the need to protect and preserve one’s cultural heritage from threats from both within and outside a nation or community. These conflicts, especially in Asia, often have socio-economic roots that go back to the colonial occupation era.


Purging the Buddhist Clergy Away From Money

By Richard S. Ehrlich, Scoop, 15 August 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A defrocked Buddhist monk, extradited from the U.S., received a 114-year prison sentence for fraud and money laundering while police raided some of Thailand's most important Buddhist temples, jailing monks and officials allegedly involved in a separate case of money laundering and kickbacks totaling $10 million.


The ‘King’ of Shambhala Buddhism Is Undone by Abuse Report

By Andy Newman, New York Times, July 11, 2018

New York, USA -- In a shrine on the sixth floor of a Manhattan office building, a photo of a man in golden robes hangs above an altar. Another photo of him sits upon a throne. He is the head of one of the largest Buddhist organizations in the West, Shambhala International, a network of more than 200 outposts in over 30 countries where thousands come for training in meditation and mindfulness and some delve into deeper mysteries.


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