Looking beyond Vesak

It seems that persistent attacks directed in different forms at the historic Buddhist cultural establishment of Sri Lanka are based on the deliberate misconception or the distorted perception  that the Buddhist worldview

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Greco-Buddhist Synthesis

This is an ancient Buddhist inscription etched on a rock in eastern Afghanistan. It reads, Namo o-buddho, Namo o-dharmo, Namo o-sango. For centuries, Buddhists have recited some variation of this formula as

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Should Buddhists Be Social Activists?

In the first part of this series, I challenged the idea that the Buddha’s teachings on compassion and the overcoming of suffering provide support for social activism. ‘Changing the world’, challenging patriarchy,

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Social Consciousness in Buddhism

This is the inaugural instalment of a thought-provoking series originally featured in Daily Philosophy. With permissions from both the editor of Daily Philosophy and the author behind this compelling series, we are

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