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Interfaith Rainforest Initiative

Phra Paisal Visalo Nobel Peace Center, Oslo 19 June 2017 Without nature, human being is nothing. Our existence is possible because of air, water, food and other requisites provided by nature. Not only survival, our well-being also depends on the generosity of nature....

World Future Council World Future Forum 2017

The Bregenz Declaration - A Call to our Collective Consciousness 2 April 2017 We, the World Future Council commit to take action for systems change. If you, like us, believe this time of breakdown is and can be a time of breakthrough; if you are willing to commit...

Govt Bans U Wirathu from Preaching Sermons

Burma’s infamous nationalist Buddhist monk U Wirathu was banned from delivering sermons across the country for one year, starting from March 10, due to his religious hate speeches. The decision was made at a special meeting of the country’s 47 senior Buddhist monks...

What a Buddhist Monk Taught Xi Jinping

ZHENGDING, China — In 1982, two men arrived in this dusty provincial town. One was Shi Youming, a Buddhist monk who was taking up a post in the ruins of one of Zhengding’s legendary temples. The other was Xi Jinping, the 29-year-old son of a top Communist Party...

THE SONG OF SIDDHARTHA

As seen and imagined by Aspi Mistry COME, said the Muse, Sing me a song no poet yet has chanted, Sing me the Universal. In this broad Earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed Perfection....

A Zen Master’s Advice On Coping With Trump

For HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, we’re telling stories of how people are standing up to hate and supporting those most threatened. What will you stand up for? Tell us with #LoveTakesAction. What can Zen Buddhism teach us about the art of effective activism in...

The Best Advice ever from the Dalai Lama about Trump.

A lot of people were puzzled when Trump won the U.S. presidential election. Blogs on what to do are circulating the internet like crazy. Who’s better than the Dalai Lama to give advice during this distressing period? I attended the Dalai Lama’s birthday celebration in...

Spearheading Buddhist knowledge and education in Sri Lanka

Spearheading Buddhist knowledge and education in Sri Lanka WEDNESDAY, 08 OCTOBER 2014 01:26 Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies (PGIPBS) Ven. Professor Kotapitiye Rahula Thera, Director of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist StudiesUniversity...

Reflections on 22 May 2014 Coup

I suggested that we become interested in PLAYBOY magazine (seehttps://www.facebook.com/ sulak.sivaraksa/posts/ 10152186019152798) because I felt that now is the time to rely on humor more than sorrow, anger or hatred. It’s not good to be attached to any...

2014 Coup: Old Wine in a New Bottle?

  At first sight, the most recent coup d’état on 22 May 2014 seemed to have learned admirably well from the failures of the previous coup in 2006. But what have and what haven’t the military leaders learned from the 2006 coup? Here are some observations.  1. The...

Why Buddhism and the West Need Each Other

David R. Loy The mercy of the West has been social revolution. The mercy of the East has been individual insight into the basic self/void. We need both. -- Gary Snyder Another way to put it:  the highest ideal of the Western tradition has been to restructure our...

The New Bodhisattva

Bodhisattva (Pali and Sanskrit, from bodhi “awakened” + sattva “being”): any person who, motivated by compassion, wishes to attain Buddhahood for the sake of all living beings. Unless you’reon long retreat in a Himalayan cave, it’s becoming more difficult to overlook...

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace : A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society.

The international magazine, Seeds of peace is published thrice annually in January, May and September, in order to promote the aims and objectives of the Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development (TICD) and the Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) as well as the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). In order to subscribe a $50/year donation is suggested. Personal checks from the UK, US, and Euro are accepted.


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 Vol.33 No.2 May-August. 2560 (2017)
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