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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.


Stop Separating Immigrant Families - Statement by 200 Buddhist Leaders

The Buddhist Channel, June 19, 2018

San Francisco, CA (USA) --  The Soto Zen Buddhist Association (United States) has released a statement on the separation of children from their parents at the US–Mexico border. The statement  is signed by more than 200 teachers across Buddhist traditions.


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