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Does a Philosopher Have Buddha-nature?
Dōgen's take on the enlightened nature within us all
Uploaded 4 Nov 2016
Exploring Buddhism’s Tensions With Modernity: An Interview with Prof. David McMahan
Is the secularization of Buddhism missing the point?
Uploaded 28 Oct 2016
Buddhism in the UK Fire and Rescue Services
A brief history of the work of Faith and Fire
Uploaded 4 Mar 2016
<i>An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism</i> – Book Review
An ambitious study of Buddhist art and archaeology in India
Uploaded 18 Dec 2015
<i>Buddhistdoor View</i>: Forgiveness and Repentance
Forgiveness as a step towards spiritual transformation
Uploaded 21 Aug 2015
<i>Shifting Stones, Shaping the Past: Sculpture from the Buddhist Stupas of Andhra Pradesh</i> – Book Review
A new book about Buddhist landmarks in Andhra Pradesh
Uploaded 10 Jul 2015
The “Yogyakarta Statement”: Guidelines for Religious Harmony and Communal Stability
In recent years, we have heard much about the importance of mutual tolerance and non-discrimination on the part of religious believers and communities. But somehow, the practical reality of achieving
Uploaded 22 May 2015
A General Overview of the Section “Buddhist Art and Architecture” at the IABS 2014
As I am not an art historian, I had some hesitation in attending the talks on “Buddhist Art and Architecture.” However, after reading the abstracts, I was surprised to learn that the resea
Uploaded 17 Oct 2014
The Precept-bestowing Assembly at Eihei-ji
This is the first of a series of articles on Japanese Buddhism written by Gereon Kopf for Buddhistdoor.   When I was teaching at the University of Hong Kong from 2008–9, I was routinely asked about
Uploaded 29 Aug 2014
<i>Buddhistdoor View</i>: Palestine and Israel
The Polish historian Isaac Deutscher offered a famous analogy for the creation of the Israeli nation: a Jewish man leaps from a burning building and lands on a Palestinian, crippling him (Deutscher 19
Uploaded 15 Aug 2014
The Last Spacewalk – Reflections on the Journey of Life
Sangeeta Bansal Ph.D, a researcher and writer, is also the founder of a non-profit called Mindside, which aims to make the benefits of mindfulness meditation available to all. Mindside offers an eight
Uploaded 8 Mar 2014
Nine-Story Mountain: The Making of a Pilgrimage
As an anthropologist and artist, the individualistic and community-focused elements of pilgrimage journeys, which seem to meander easily between the personal and the communal, fascinate me. I am drawn
Uploaded 7 Mar 2014
Gaia Dharma: Self-determination on the Middle Way of Interdependency
“Rise and let go off all the chains...”   Kobzar, Taras Shevchekno   “To whom do you belong?” He asked the ploughmen. “We are the King’s property,&rd
Uploaded 13 Dec 2013
‘Detachment’ in Vairāgyaśataka of Bhartṛhari: Where Buddhist and Brahmanic Ideas Concord
Editor's note: This article was first published in the now-retired Bodhi Journal, Issue 9, September 2008.   01. Prologue Indicating the vedāntic tone in the śataka 
Uploaded 23 Apr 2013
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