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Buddhism

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  • Pagoda festival long banned in Myanmar celebrated again

     
    In Myanmar, thousands thronged to a sacred shrine studded with diamonds for a Buddhist festival that was banned for more than two decades under the former military regime, the latest sign of change in the southeast Asian country. And what a sight it was....
  • Politics swirl over the Tibetan New Year

     
    Tibet, New Year, Dalai Lama: Wedding-goers in the United States often throw rice; in Nepal people are throwing wheat powder for the Tibetan New Year. Every day WorldNow chooses a remarkable photo from around the world. Today this shot from Nepal caught...
  • The Spotlight: Evan Brenner in 'Buddha: A Fantastic Journey'

     
    The first thing you notice about Evan Brenner, who plays Buddha in a new one-man show at the Bootleg Theater, is that he looks nothing like the pot-bellied, crossed-legged, jolly-looking figure of popular imagination. Brenner’s a lean, middle-aged...
  • Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013

     
    Pictures in the News | April 16, 2013...
  • The Boy Scouts and the atheists

     
    From Sunday's print column, which features another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist Dear Boy Scouts of America: All signs suggest that your national board will lift the long-...
  • The Week in Pictures | April 15 – April 21, 2013

     
    The eyes of the world were on Boston this week with the two bomb blasts during the marathon on Monday and subsequent manhunt for two brothers believed to be the perpetrators....
  • Is the MPAA the real bully in the ratings fight over 'Bully'?

     
    Harvey Weinstein cries foul over the MPAA's decision to give his film 'Bully' -- a bullying awareness documentary -- an R rating for its uses of foul language. Patrick Goldstein takes a closer look and offers his perspective....
  • Sri Lankan monks pray against call to investigate war crimes

     
    Every day on World Now we choose a remarkable photo from around the world. Today we spotted this vivid shot of Buddhist monks gathering in Sri Lanka, pushing against calls to investigate alleged war crimes....
  • China steps up control of Tibetan monasteries

     
    Under new rules, Tibetan monasteries must now be run by Chinese government officials, a step that worries human rights groups who say it will worsen tensions in an already inflamed region....
  • South Korea marks Buddhist holiday amidst scandal

     
    SEOUL -- South Korea marked a holiday honoring Buddha's birthday with services in 20,000 temples across the country amidst a scandal over the behavior of monks who had been filmed gambling, drinking and smoking in a hotel suite. About 22% of South Korea's...
  • Pew study finds a mosaic of religious faiths among Asian Americans

     
    The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has a new survey titled “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths” that provides a comprehensive look at the fastest-growing minority in America and their religious beliefs.   Asian-Americans have gone from...