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Myanmar monks say most oppose anti-Muslim campaign

The image of Myanmar's Buddhist clergy has undergone a battering in recent months, as saffron-robed monks incite discrimination and violence against Muslim communities.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 6:56am

Myanmese Buddhists fear violence in Malaysia

Myanmese Buddhists in Malaysia have been living in fear for more than a year as they believe Muslim Rohingya are taking revenge on them for sectarian killings in their home country.

9 Jun 2013 - 9:00am

Hongkongers just want to be heard, says eminent Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh

You can stop one protest for a time, but you can't stop another one from starting up if you don't deal with the problem, says an eminent Buddhist monk.

20 May 2013 - 3:15pm

Students search for emotional benefits in Buddhist studies

It is a known fact that teaching and research constitute the prime tasks of a university. Teaching is, of course, the dissemination of knowledge. Research, on the other hand, is the creation of new knowledge.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

'Monkey King' actor hopes to save historic Buddhist temple in Xian

Zhang Jinlai, who played the Monkey King in Journey to the West, has called on the government to wade in on a proposed project to demolish a part of Xingjiao Temple where a revered Tang Dynasty monk is buried.

11 Apr 2013 - 3:20pm 1 comment

Bogus monks' nightly pub crawl with begging bowls

In Lan Kwai Fong on Friday, a monk dressed in an orange robe was seen begging for alms by tapping men on the shoulder. 

24 Feb 2013 - 5:02am 1 comment

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard happiest man known to science

As he grins serenely and his burgundy robes billow in the Himalayan wind, it is not difficult to see why scientists declared Dr Matthieu Ricard the happiest man they had tested.

30 Oct 2012 - 3:16am

Kyocera founder Kazuo Inamori builds success on Buddhist beliefs

As Japanese cars were being overturned on the streets of Chinese cities in September and employees at Japanese-owned factories staged shop-floor demonstrations, the atmosphere at Chinese plants operated by Kyoto-based Kyocera was very different.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

China Digest, October 10, 2012


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10 Oct 2012 - 4:30am

Muslim mob in Bangladesh torch Buddhist temples

Thousands of rioters have torched Buddhist temples and homes in southeastern Bangladesh after a photo posted on Facebook was deemed offensive to Islam.

The 25,000-strong mob set fire to five temples and dozens of homes in Ramu town and the adjoining villages, 350 kilometres from the capital of Dhaka, in a rare attack against the Buddhist community, officials said.

1 Oct 2012 - 4:42am