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U-Theatre, one of the leading theatre troupes in Taiwan, is epon-ymous not only with Buddhist-themed performance but also the steely displays of its actors. The secret? 'Rigorous meditation training,' answers artistic director Liu Ruo-yu.

Sunday, 20 May, 2007, 12:00am

Buddhist reawakening answers new realities

He Jian, a meteorologist from southwest Yunnan , had been searching for the right spiritual path for years.

But the 32-year-old was 'resistant to anything doctrinal or ritualistic'.

'I weighed up Catholicism, Protestantism, Islam and even Mormonism, and then I turned to Buddhism,' he said.

7 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Spirit of change

'A year ago I went to China, visited the market and met some people,' recalls the Venerable Athuraliye Rathana, a revered Sri Lankan monk. 'I noticed there are no ethics, and people are not happy. They are rather like machines. They have huge, marvellous cities in China, even bigger than New York. But I think nobody there is happy.'

27 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Even monks must pay their bills

I think the comments made by your columnist Kevin Sinclair about Po Lin Monastery were unfair ('Buddhists who are fluent in the language of money', South China Morning Post, October 26).

What is wrong with monks trying to protect their existing rights?

31 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

September 11 underlined the many ways trauma half a world away can rattle a continent

Globalisation has well and truly come to Asia, if the events in the United States on September 11 are to be used as the yardstick.

The shockwaves of the acts of terrorism carried out by 19 young men have reverberated into every corner of the region. But the effects have gone well beyond the obvious - the travel industry, the export business and shipping.

30 Dec 2001 - 12:00am


Please allow me to correct a number of widely held misconceptions about Buddhism which appeared in the Buddhist section of Tinja Tsang's 'Consumer Guide to Religion' (Sunday Morning Post Magazine, February 25).

24 Mar 1996 - 12:00am

Buddhists in mass show of devotion

MORE than 2,000 young people took part in a ceremony at Guangji Monastery in Beijing to declare their conversion to Buddhism.

The Lay Buddhist Society of Beijing claimed it was the largest gathering since 1949 and testifies to the growing popularity of Buddhism even among officials and Communist Party members.

22 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

True Asian culture supports peace not torture

OVER the past few years we have had statements from various governments in Asia that Western human rights standards and Asian cultural standards cannot be compared.

28 May 1993 - 12:00am