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


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,


Query On Destination After Death

A 60-year-old son was at the bedside of his elderly father and saw him breathing his last. The son was thoroughly anguished and shouted at the top of his voice, “Dad, be

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