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The Lesson of Patacara: Reaching Out to Seattle’s Downtrodden and Dispossessed
The story of Patacara inspires American Buddhists to provide refuge for the homeless
Uploaded 13 Nov 2015
The Fabric of Happiness: Facets of Bhutanese Weaving
Raymond Lam delves into the vibrant textile arts of Bhutan
Uploaded 25 Sep 2015
Can Mindfulness be Practiced Independently of Buddhism?
In February this year, Time magazine included a feature called “The Mindful Revolution” as its cover story, illustrated with an image of a girl meditating peacefully. With the great efforts to researc
Uploaded 14 Nov 2014
“Buddhist Voices from the Land of Rivers:” Looking from the Inside Out
This is the fourth article in our series “Buddhist Voices from the Land of Rivers.” Here, John Cannon is in conversation with Ashok Kumar Chakma, executive director of Moanoghar, an educat
Uploaded 7 Nov 2014
Inter-relation between self-cultivation and social Service in Theravada Buddhism
Introduction   Theravᾱda Buddhism is widely recognized as a religion emphasizing personal salvation without any regard for social welfare. Therefore, it is named as the Hinayᾱna, which means a self-
Uploaded 11 May 2013
Professor Y. Karunadasa and Venerable Chandawimala on – “The political monk in contemporary Sri Lanka: a Blessing or a Hindrance”
Editor's note: This feature was first published in the now-retired Bodhi Journal, Issue 1, October 2006. With the recent election of nine Bhikkhus to seats in Sri Lanka’s federal parliament, the issue
Uploaded 17 Apr 2013
A Review of the Buddhist History and Current State of Buddhism in China
Editor's note: This feature was first published in the now-retired Bodhi Journal, Issue 3, April 2007. IntroductionThe efflorescence of Chinese Buddhism reached its summit during the Tang dynasty (618
Uploaded 17 Apr 2013
A Buddhist View on Capitalism and Consumerism
The world economy has been going through a crisis since the summer of 2007 and this turmoil affects the normal rhythm and fluctuations of stock prices, currency rates, and financial institutio
Uploaded 1 Feb 2012
Engaged Buddhism for post-war Sri Lanka
My Dhamma greetings to you all,        As you all know, India is the birthplace of Buddhism. After the Buddha's Mahaparinirvana, all his disciples assembled to compile his teachings. They were comp
Uploaded 6 Dec 2010
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