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The Problem with Karma

What are we going to do about karma? It’s no use pretending that karma hasn’t become a problem for contemporary Buddhism.  In many ways Buddhist teachings seem very modern in their emphasis on impermanence and interdependence (evolution, ecology),...

Transcendence or Immanence?

The influence of Axial traditions will continue to decline as it becomes ever more apparent that their resources are incommensurate with the moral challenges of the global problematique. In particular, to the extent that these traditions have stressed cosmological...

Collective Bubbles of Delusion

What makes human beings unique is also our Achilles heel – the defect that may yet destroy our species, along with most others. Like other animals, we have instincts, but, thanks to our large neo-cortex, we can gainsome degree of freedom from them by choosing how to...

Advancing Peace through Inclusive Development

“Advancing Peace through Inclusive Development” Lahpai Seng Raw, at Raman Magsaysay Centre Awardees’ Lecture Series No 3, Manila 29 August 2013 Lahpai Seng Raw is pictured with children in the Irrawaddy Delta during post-Cyclone Nargis rebuilding efforts in 2008....

Rebuilding Family, Community, Region, and Nation

Amidst Nuclear Fallout Rev. Toku-un Tanaka Rev. Toku-un Tanaka is the abbot of Dokei-ji temple in the Odaka Ward of Minami Soma City in Fukushima, some 17 kilometers from the nuclear power plants, as well as abbot of Chuzen-ji temple in the town of Futaba even closer...

Ecological suffering: From a Buddhist perspective

“...There will be great suffering caused by our human-created climate change, but we may need to go through this process in order to see the 'light'.”  Nigel Crawhall (IUCN, CEESP representative, South Africa) Ecological suffering is the result of centuries of...

The Case at the Supreme Administrative Court

Question: Please tell us about your oral closing statement at the Supreme Administrative Court on 9 July 2013. What was the atmosphere like in the court room? Answer: In my oral closing statement I respectfully reminded the Court that I had asked my lawyer to submit a...

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program: The Case of the Minute Books of the Council of Siam Society under Royal Patronage UNESCO is a paper tiger. It often portrays its excellence in embarrassing ways; for instance, in the recognition of great personalities worldwide....

In Dawei, activists and residents find their voice

In Dawei, activists and residents find their voice By Marcus Rhinelander   |   Monday, 18 February 2013 U Aw Ba Tha explains the Dawei Special Economic Zone project to residents of Ma Yin Gyi. (Marcus Rhinelander/The Myanmar Times) A...

Community way of Buddhism in South India

To conducting yoga, meditation for strengthening the inner values for making the citizens to sensitize on the philosophy of Buddhism, Ambedkarism, Feminism. It is for preaching the higher values on spirituality in Buddhism to respect each other's on humanity and it...

Siamese Society from the Perspective of Its Tenth Intellectual

? I I don?t know the exact origin of the word ?intellectual?. All I know is that several individuals have labeled me as an intellectual. For instance, Saichon Sattayanurak examines the thoughts of ten leading Siamese intellectuals from past to present in her research...

Buddhist Nationalism in Burma

Institutionalized racism against the Rohingya Muslims led Burma to genocide   For those outside Burma, the broadcast images of the Theravada monks of the ?Saffron Revolution? of 2007 are still fresh. Backed by the devout Buddhist population, these monks were seen...

Assumption College

? American Protestant missionaries established the first Christian school in Bangkok. It was initially situated on the Thonburi side but ultimately moved to Sathorn road and became known as Bangkok Christian College. Prince Damrong Rajanubhab observed that Catholics...

The Engaged Buddhism of Sulak Sivaraksa

The Engaged Buddhismof Sulak Sivaraksa BY MATTEO PISTONO, photo by Hannah Sommer Note: Sulak Sivaraksa turns 80 years of age on March 27, 2013 Sulak reinterprets the five classic Buddhist precepts for the modern day. Individuals may not be killing outright, but they...

Wise, irrepresssible, and a bit of a troublemaker

MARTIN FLANAGANDecember 5, 2009 SULAK Sivaraksa, who is in Melbourne for the Parliament of the World's Religions, says he is known by many labels in his home country of Thailand. To some he is "the Siamese intellectual". "To the Thai Government," he says with some...

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.1 Jan-Apr. 2560 (2017)
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