Shinzo Abe's "Buddhist" Legacy

Op-Ed, The BuddhistChannel, 14 July 2022

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- On 8 July, 2022, ex-Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe was assassinated. In the days following his death, obituaries and reports began reflecting his contributions towards Japanese politics, international relations and history. He was Japan's longest post World War 2 serving Prime Minister (2012-2020).

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Buddhists Map A New Paradigm for Development Communication

By Krishan Dutta, IDN-InDepthNews, 12 March, 2021


BANGKOK (IDN) -- A group of Buddhist economists and communication scholars from Asia are embarking on a mission to redefine the development communication paradigm using concepts from the Buddhist philosophy.

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COVID-19: We Need A Vaccine for The Mind

By Kalinga Seneviratne, IDN - InDepthNews/IPS, May 6, 2020

This article is the 40th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, the flagship of the International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous reports.
SYDNEY, Australia
-- Today the global media reports daily about the race to develop a vaccine against COVID-19, but what they fail to understand is that this vaccine may not help us to overcome the severe human security crisis we face today. Rather than a vaccine for the body, we need a vaccine for the mind.

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Dzongzar Kyentse Rinpoche rips the west over hypocritical treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Buddhist Channel, Nov 24, 2018

Timphu, Bhutan -- Renowned Tibetan Buddhism teacher Dzongzar Kyentse Rinpoche has let ripped western institutions over what he calls as "blatant double standards" over their treatment of Aung San Suu Kyi, the first and incumbent State Counsellor of Myanmar, a position akin to a prime minister. His complaints were over the spate of withdrawals of international awards to the Burmese politician, such as those from Amnesty International as well as honorary citizenship from Canada.

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Buddhism as the Official National Religion of Thailand

by Aik Theng Cheong, The Buddhist Channel, April 9, 2018

Singapore -- Buddhist scholar Suraphot Thaweesak warns that a bid to enshrine Buddhism as the national religion would increase the kind of extremism that French journalist Arnaud Dubus writes about in his recently book “Buddhism and Politics in Thailand.”

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