Monday, September 28, 2009

Wisdom Network News

Bhutanese dancers at annual Tsechu festival, 9/28/09, costumed dancers perform masked dance-dramas celebrating events in the life of Guru Rimpoche, who introduced Buddhism in its Tantric form to Bhutan in the 8th century (Reuters/Singye Wangchuk).

Bored to death meets the New York reality index
What New Yorker hasn't turned to a bastardization of Buddhism in times of personal crisis? (NY Magazine).

Leadership isn't about leaders the fact that it had never voluntarily attacked another land, a nation that had cradled great nonviolent religions -- Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism.... (Forbes, Sangeeth Varghese).

Jaku — Tranquility
Jaku refers to the enlightenment of Buddhism. Now I am nervous as I believe I am not an enlightened person (surely one would know?) although I also believe... (The Epoch Times, Alex Fraser).

Philippines university works to promote religious understanding
Taking part in the university's interfaith week are representatives from Buddhism, the Baha'i faith, Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, indigenous spirituality... (Ekklesia).

Festivals in India
...features fancifully costumed dancers performing masked dance-dramas celebrating events in the life of Guru Rimpoche, who introduced Buddhism in its... (Toronto Sun).

Balance is for Buddhists
‎Balance is a central tenet of Buddhism, foundational to the four noble truths and the eight-fold way. Balance is a superb notion and I... (, Guy R McPherson).

Buddhist Quote: Pema Chodron on Tea Boys, Race Riots...
A good Buddhist quote on how annoying people can turn into bitter enemies, and how Buddhism uses the "tea boy" analogy to keep your enemies as close as you... (

“Japan's road to harmonious decline”
... way: this is a country where thousands of cult leaders offer myriad paths to Happiness, in particular a glib mishmash of New Age and Zen Buddhism.... (BusinessWorld Online, Guy Sorman).

Changing poison into medicine
I do it by turning to my practice of Buddhism (in fact, according to the Buddhist view, chanting guarantees us we can change poison into medicine).... (Psychology Today blog, Alex Lickerman).

Dancers at Tsechu festival in Thimphu, Bhutan, 9/28/09 (Reuters/Singye Wangchuk).

Atwood at the end of the world
Buddhism and Hinduism never got away from their roots, their connection to the natural world. In Islam, the Qur'an is quite clear that animals have their... (Calgary Herald).

Offerings without an altar
Buddhism, considered a philosophy rather than a religion per se, teaches moderation, acceptance, the inevitability of change, and self-trust.... (OpEdNews, Elayne Clift‎).

53rd Dhammachakra Pravartan day celebrated in Nagpur
Ambedkar had embraced Buddhism way back on October 14, 1956 on the occasion of Dussehra and the day is celebrated by his followers all over the country and... (Press Trust of India).

Dalai Lama in Vancouver: Peace and compassion...
Mpho Tutu (Desmond had to cancel on the Summit because of a ruptured disc); French Buddhist monk and author Matthieu Ricard (whom the European media have ... (Vancouver Sun).

Mind & Supermind, plus some Santa Barbara books
His books on Buddhism, Christianity, the poet Rumi, gay mystics, and the common threads shared by all religions have made the seemingly obscure much less so... (Santa Barbara Independent, Colin Marshall).

Compassion in troubled times
The situation hasn't changed with China, and it has for some time suppressed Buddhism. Can we talk of genocide? Public opinion has its way of judging... (The Gazette, Montreal).

Praying for change more about dos and don'ts and is not an inherently spiritual religion and are therefore seeking out spirituality in other religions such as Buddhism.... (

Between state and God
Similarly, the existence of right-wing Indian Hinduism and genocidal Sinhalese [Sri Lankan] Buddhism do little to inspire love for people outside of their congregations.... (Thought Leader).

China marks 2560th birthday of Confucius
...revival of religious belief and practice in China over the past 25 years, particularly the long-established creeds of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. ... (Earthtimes, press release).

Angelina Jolie: Celebrating kids' birthdays greatest pleasures
We're very interested in all types of religions, especially Buddhism. We discussed it and agreed that at home we will celebrate and learn every other... (

Ikenaba master visits from Japan
Ikebana's origins lie in Buddhism, and this spirituality is one of the main features that distinguishes it from the western decorative craft of flower... (Hamilton Spectator‎).

Vietnam Buddhists flee amid threats: monks
HANOI — Followers of one of the world's most influential Buddhist monks said on Monday they had fled their Vietnamese monastery after threats from ... (AFP).

Students lack knowledge of Japanese literature
Some scholars in the audience asked him about the influence of Zen Buddhism on Japanese literature, aesthetics, and attitude towards nature.... (Viet Nam News).