The Awakening
28/08/2012 23:16 (GMT+7)
Buffeted by the whims of larger, more powerful nations and isolated from the international community, Laos, at least until only a few years ago, remained more rumour than reality. Its capital, Vientiane, an anomaly on the world map. With the completion in 1994 of the Australian-funded Mittaphab, or 'Friendship bridge', connecting Vientiane with neighbouring Thailand, and the increasing economic interest in the development of the lower Mekong basin, Vientiane's days of charming obscurity could well be numbered.
Some Impressions Of The Buddha: Dreiser And Sir Edwin Arnold's The Light Of Asia
15/06/2012 04:44 (GMT+7)
Since the early nineteenth century, a small but influential minority of American writers and intellectuals has responded with varying degrees of intensity to the religious and philosophical traditions of Asia. One of these authors is Theordore Dreiser. His literary use of Hindu teachings in The Stoic (1947) is well known and has been evaluated by a number of critics.[1] The strong interest in Buddhism expressed in his non-fiction, on the other hand, has largely escaped attention.

Compassion: An East-West Comparison
15/06/2012 04:40 (GMT+7)
Compassion is an emotion that occupies a central position in Mahayana Buddhist philosophy while it is often a neglected subject in contemporary western philosophy. This essay is a comparison between an Eastern view of compassion based upon Mahayana Buddhist perspectives and a western view of the same emotion.
The Practice Of Buddhist Economics? Another View
20/04/2012 06:38 (GMT+7)
The guidance provided by Buddhism about forms of economy is examined, focusing on individual and social aspects of Buddhist practice, rather than a literal readings of the canonical texts. The case of the village-level development organization in Sri Lanka, Sarvodaya Shramadana, illustrates issues concerning Buddhist approaches to organization at the micro level. The impact of the Buddhist institution of the laity supporting monks on economic growth is considered, and the role of material welfare in a Buddhist conception of development. This examination of Buddhism suggests that its practice reveals insights into approaches to economy.

Buddhist calm becomes big business
15/06/2012 05:39 (GMT+7)
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- This has become a daily ritual. In Mr Ryan's world, it's a stretch for people to get this relaxed. He's a member of Congress.
Countering Stress and Depression
30/01/2013 11:45 (GMT+7)
A great Tibetan teacher of mind training once remarked that one of the mind’s most marvellous qualities is that it can be transformed. I have no doubt that those who attempt to transform their minds, overcome their disturbing emotions and achieve a sense of inner peace, will, over a period of time, notice a change in their mental attitudes and responses to people and events. Their minds will become more disciplined and positive. And I am sure they will find their own sense of happiness grow as they contribute to the greater happiness of others.

Nagarjuna and Quantum physics: Eastern and Western Modes of Thought
20/02/2013 19:06 (GMT+7)
Christian Thomas Kohl dissects key terms in the teachings of Nagarjuna and transposes these ideas with Quantum Physics. The following is a summary of his thesis on the subject.
Kalama Sutta
29/03/2013 08:41 (GMT+7)
The Instruction to the Kalamas which is translated from the Pali by Soma Thera.

The Position of Women in Buddhism
04/11/2013 22:11 (GMT+7)
Today, when the role of Women in Society is an issue of worldwide interest it is opportune that we should pause to look at it from a Buddhist perspective.
Korean Nun Publishes New Book on Buddhist Cuisine to Heal Mind and Body
09/01/2017 05:24 (GMT+7)
Korean Buddhist nun Venerable Seon Jae, best known for popularizing the cuisine of Korean Buddhist temples, has released a new book titled What Do You Eat for Living? During a press briefing about the book in Seoul, in late December, Ven. Seon Jae spoke about temple food and the Buddhist culinary culture.

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