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Cracks Show in Tibetan Buddhism

When the Dalai Lama visited Oslo in May for the commemoration of the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize reception, he found protesters accusing him of discrimination against devotees of the Tibetan deity... Read More...
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Sri Lanka Once Again on the Brink

Fears are growing in Sri Lanka that communal violence will break out again following the worst clashes in five years, leaving at least two dead and over 80 injured. On 15 June clashes between Muslim community members and hardline Buddhist groups broke out in D... Read More...
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Buddhist Dharma: Better Than a Therapist?

Over the New Year break, hundreds of thousands of Thais, mainly women, take time to attend prayer and meditation retreats in Buddhist temples across the country. Prayer halls descend into anticipatory silence, ... Read More...
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Monkhood for Thai Women: Sexism’s Religious Barrier

Thailand’s gender dynamics have shifted dramatically over the past few decades to where women fulfill many of the major roles in society. The majority of university enrollees are women, the breadwinners in many families are women, corporate executives and civi... Read More...