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  :  A continuously-updated series of articles from the Buddhist Channel television network.

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News Archive

  Charles Jones, "What Is Pure Land Buddhism?: A Look At How East Asian Buddhists Chant And Strive For Buddhahood," Conversation, January 8, 2021.

  Rob Goss, "Japan's Hidden World Of Temples," BBC Travel, November 13, 2020.

  Thomas Borchert, "Why Buddhist Monks Collect Alms And Visit Households Even In Times Of Social Distancing," Conversation, July 14, 2020.

  Sean Illing, "Why Buddhism Is True," Vox, April 12, 2020.

  Alisha Haridasani Gupta, "Meet The Kung Fu Nuns Of Nepal," New York Times, November 8, 2019.

  Eliza Barclay, "Thich Nhat Hanh's Final Mindfulness Lesson: How To Die Peacefully," Vox, October 11, 2019.

  Alison Lesley, "Is There Sin In Buddhism?," World Religion News, July 4, 2019.

  Brooke Schedneck, "Thich Nhat Hanh, The Buddhist Monk Who Introduced Mindfulness To The West, Prepares To Die," Conversation, March 18, 2019.

  Hannah Ellis-Petersen, "Battle Of The Bulge: Thailand Strives To Bring Monk Obesity Crisis Under Control," Guardian, December 26, 2018.

  Rick Fulker, "Of Noble Paths And Karma: Buddhism 101," DW, December 17, 2018.

Rick Fulker, "Myths And Methods Of Buddhism," DW, December 17, 2018.

  Kelly Frazier, "Russia Continues Crackdown On Buddhist Stupa," World Religion News, November 24, 2018.

  "Thai Cave Boys Leave Monastery After Novice Monkhood," BBC News, August 4, 2018.

  Hannah Ellis-Petersen, "Thai Cave Boys' Heads Shaved Before Ordination Ceremony," Guardian, July 24, 2018.

  "The Buddha Of Swat In Pakistan Smiles Again," DW, July 12, 2018.

  C. Barnett, "The Weird World Of Buddhist Funerals For Robot Dogs," World Religion News, June 2, 2018.

  Jenny Valentish, "The Giant Jade Buddha And Its Pilgrimage From British Columbia To Bendigo," Guardian, May 13, 2018.

  Andreas Johansson, "Violent Buddhist Extremists Are Targeting Muslims In Sri Lanka," Conversation, April 26, 2018.

  "A Home In The Himalayas For Buddhist Nuns," BBC News, November 26, 2017.

  "Sri Lanka: Buddhism To Remain Paramount In New Charter," Al Jazeera, July 12, 2017.

  Samantha Turnbull et al., "Buddhism Bonanza: Celebrations Across Australia As Religion Maintains Its Popularity," ABC News, July 7, 2017.

  Elisa Meyer, "Richard Gere Among 200,000 At Buddhist Kalachakra Ceremony In Bodh Gaya," World Religion News, January 28, 2017.

  Seth Mydans, "Where Buddhism's Eight-Fold Path Can Be Followed With A Six-Figure Salary," New York Times, December 20, 2016.

  Alison Lesley, "Harvard Has A New Free Online Course About Buddhism," World Religion News, December 12, 2016.

  "Nepal Earthquake: Boudhanath Monastery Reopened," BBC News, November 22, 2016.

  Corey Barnett, "In Japan You Can Order A Priest On Amazon," World Religion News, September 22, 2016.

  Javier C. Hernandez, "China's Tech-Savvy, Burned-Out And Spiritually Adrift, Turn To Buddhism," New York Times, September 7, 2016.

Adam Frank, "Ancient Zen Advice On How Not To 'Be A Jerk,'" 13.7 Cosmos And Culture, NPR, August 28, 2016.

  Nathan Glover, "Buddhist Monk Mummified And Covered In Gold," World Religion News, May 3, 2016.

  Richard C. Paddock, "Thai Officials Battle Buddhist Monks Over Tigers' Fate," New York Times, May 1, 2016.

  Kelly Frazier, "How Buddhism Is Being Adapted For American Society," World Religion News, April 29, 2016.

Merrit Kennedy, "Chinese Buddhist Monk Is Mummified And Covered In Gold," Two-Way, NPR, April 28, 2016.

  Thomson Reuters, "Devotees At Thai Temple Give Alms To Tens Of Thousands Of Buddhist Monks," PRI, April 22, 2016.

  Adam H. Graham, "The Eerie Grave Of 200,000 Monks," BBC Travel, March 17, 2016.

  "Buddhist Monks Celebrate The Makha Bucha Festival -- In Pictures," Guardian, February 22, 2016.

  "The Privileged World Of Thailand's Supernatural Dolls," BBC News, January 28, 2016.

  Kelly Frazier, "Beloved Buddhist Leader Thich Nhat Hanh Returns To Plum Village," World Religion News, January 12, 2016.

  Derek Welch, "How Buddhists Can React To Gun Violence," World Religion News, December 18, 2015.

  "Thailand Cremates Top Buddhist Monk -- The Supreme Patriarch," Guardian, December 16, 2015.

  Gary Nguyen, "Fans Flock To Buddhist Statue, Inspired By Rugby Player," World Religion News, December 12, 2015.

  Corey Barnett, "Buddhist Temples Are Closing In Japan At A Startling Rate," World Religion News, November 28, 2015.

  Corey Kilgannon, "A Rite To Improve Karma For Man, Creative And, Now, The Environment," New York Times, November 27, 2015.

  Michael Fouts, "Bringing Back Mongolia's Rich History And Culture Of Buddhism," World Religion News, November 18, 2015.

  Gary Nguyen, "New Movement Demands That Buddhism Be Made The Official Religion In Thailand," World Religion News, November 10, 2015.

  Justin McCurry, "Zen No More: Japan Shuns Its Buddhist Traditions As Temples Close," Guardian, November 6, 2015.

  Jane Perlez, "1,000 Years Of Art At The Edge Of The Gobi Desert," New York Times, October 15, 2015.

Simon Scott, "Hoodie Monks Mix Beats With Their Buddhism," Japan Times, October 11, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "Miracle Of Mindfulness Tour Kicks Off Teaching Mindfulness Practices By Thich Nhat Hanh," World Religion News, September 10, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "Buddhist Temples Use 3D Printed Statues To Reduce Theft Of Priceless Originals," World Religion News, September 7, 2015.

"What's Better For Afghanistan's Future: Buddha Tours Or A Copper Mine?," Goats And Soda, NPR, August 30, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "Colin Miller's Striking Photography Of Buddhist Monasteries," World Religion News, June 18, 2015.

  Kim Willsher, "Facelift For Little-Known Paris Pagoda That Houses 10-Metre Miro Buddha," Guardian, May 31, 2015.

  Charles Haviland, "The Darker Side Of Buddhism," BBC Newsmagazine, May 30, 2015.

  Anna Fifield, "Hardliner Tries To Reform Thailand's Buddhist Monks Behaving Badly," Guardian, May 15, 2015.

  Caroline Davis, "Hong Kong Opens 193 Million Pound Luxury Buddhist Monastery To Public," Guardian, April 16, 2015.

  Hayli Harding, "Sri Lankan And Indian Buddhists Strengthen Cultural Bonds," World Religion News, April 9, 2015.

Alison Lesley, "Thai Monk Scandal In Bangkok: Corruption In The Temple," World Religion News, April 4, 2015.

William Hollingworth, "West's First Buddhist Mission Was In London," Japan Times, March 18, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "1,000-Year-Old Temple Could Shed Light On History Of Buddhism," World Religion News, February 27, 2015.

  Mandy Bartok, "Journey Of 'Eat, Pray, Bathe' Awaits Pilgrims To Mount Koya," Japan Times, February 14, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "200-Year Old Buddhist Monk Discovered Still Meditating In Mongolia," World Religion News, January 29, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "Beautifully Minimal Buddhist Micro-Altars Are Designed For Mourning In A Modern World," World Religion News, January 26, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "Why Are 6,000 Indians Converting To Buddhism In The New Year?," World Religion News, January 7, 2015.

Rohini Mohan, "Sri Lanka's Violent Buddhists," New York Times, January 2, 2015.

  Alison Lesley, "How Does Digital Media Affect Buddhism?," World Religion News, December 1, 2014.

  Emily Murdoch, "New Documentary 'So Be It' Showcases Thai Buddhism," World Religion News, November 17, 2014.

  "Japan: Buddhist Monks Become Models For Fashion Show," BBC News, November 4, 2014.

  Alison Lesley, "Russia Sets The Stage For Religious Diversity With New Buddhist Temple," World Religion News, November 3, 2014.

Chandrahas Choudhury, "Old School Is New Again At India's Nalanda," Japan Times, September 9, 2014.

  "Buddhist Temple Seeks Brand Builders -- Kung Fu Skills Not Essential," Guardian, September 5, 2014.

Alison Lesley, "Why Do Buddhist Monks Wear Robes?," World Religion News, July 31, 2014.

  Emily Murdoch, "These Rapping Buddhist Nuns Stun The World With Their Hip Hop Prayers," World Religion News, July 25, 2014.

  Emily Murdoch, "This Buddhist Temple Is Huge, Beautiful, And Stirring Up Controversy," World Religion News, July 1, 2014.

  "Monks' Bad Behaviour Hotline Launched By Thai Buddhist Authorities," Guardian, June 19, 2014.

  Rosie DiManno, "Meet Sri Lanka's Radical Buddhist," Toronto Star, January 13, 2014.

  Jo Confino, "Bhutan 'At Risk From Mindless Growth And Western Consumerism,'" Guardian, May 19, 2014.

  Amy Chavez, "Stone, Sweat And Stamps: Chasing Jizos In Kamakura," Japan Times, May 18, 2014.

Alison Lesley, "Who Are The Kumari, Living Goddesses Of Nepal?," World Religion News, May 5, 2014.

"Sri Lanka To Deport British Tourist Over Buddha Tattoo," Guardian, April 22, 2014.

  Rod Nordland, "Countries Divided On Future Of Ancient Buddhas," New York Times, March 22, 2014.

Tara Limbu, "Bhutan Takes A Second Look At Phallus Worship," Washington Post, March 3, 2014.

  "Stolen Urn Of Buddha's Remains Recovered In Cambodia," Guardian, February 7, 2014.

  Cindy Sui, "Meeting Taiwan's New-Age Buddhists," BBC News, January 29, 2014.

  Julie Masis, "Theft Of Buddha Relics Sparks Showdown Between Monks, Cambodian Government," Globe And Mail, January 21, 2014.

  Kevin Holden, "Buddha's Birthplace Brings Light To Nepal," Al Jazeera, December 12, 2013.

  Takeshi Nishide, "Funeral Gripes Fuel Buddhist Rethink," Japan Times, December 4, 2013.

  Elizabeth Day, "Archaeologists' Discovery Puts Buddha's Birth 300 Years Earlier," Observer, December 1, 2013.

  James Morgan, "'Earliest Shrine' Uncovered At Buddha's Birthplace," BBC News, November 26, 2013.

  "Thailand Mourns Supreme Buddhist Leaders," Australia Network News, October 25, 2013.

  Thanyarat Doksone, "Supreme Patriarch Of Thai Buddhism Dies At 100," Washington Post, October 24, 2013.

  Michael McGhee, "Is Buddhism A Religion?, Part 1," Guardian, October 7, 2013.

  Michael McGhee, "Buddhism As Respite From The Anxiety Of Orthodoxy," Guardian, October 14, 2013.

Michael McGhee, "Humanism Needs Spirituality," Guardian, October 21, 2013.

  Michael McGhee, "The Buddhist Pursuit Of Self-Knowledge," Guardian, October 28, 2013.

  Michael McGhee, "What The Luminous Mind Of The Buddha Shows Us," Guardian, November 4, 2013.

  Michael McGhee, "Can Values Come From Within?," Guardian, November 11, 2013.

  Gardiner Harris, "Archery Gives Bhutan Its Sporting Chance," New York Times, September 2, 2013.

Michael Haas, "The Buddhist Woman Bridging Worlds," On Faith, July 23, 2013.

  "Blasts At Indian Buddhist Shrines Of Bodh Gaya In Bihar," BBC News, July 7, 2013.

  "Thailand Cracks Down On Monks Living It Up With Luxuries," Guardian, June 17, 2013.

Laura Villadiego and Biel Calderon, "In Pictures: Thailand's Female Monks," Al Jazeera, June 17, 2013.

  Yojana Sharma, "India's Ancient University Returns To Life," BBC News, May 29, 2013.

  Alan Strathern, "Why Are Buddhist Monks Attacking Muslims?," BBC News, May 1, 2013.

"Buddhist Theravada Initiation Ceremony -- In Pictures," Guardian, April 24, 2013.

  "The Hardline Buddhists Targeting Sri Lanka's Muslims," BBC News, March 24, 2013.

"Briton Denies Buddha Tattoo Was Disrespectful," BBC News, March 17, 2013.

"Sri Lanka Bars Buddha Tattoo Briton For 'Disrespect,'" BBC News, March 16, 2013.

"Iran Confiscates Buddha Statues In Crackdown On 'Cultural Invasion,'" Guardian, February 17, 2013.

Thomas Fuller, "Monks Lose Relevance As Thailand Grows Richer," New York Times, December 18, 2012.

  Holland Cotter, "Art Review: Rebirth For Cave Buddhas," New York Times, September 13, 2012.

  Charles Halivand, "French Tourists Guilty In Sri Lanka Over Buddha Photos," BBC News, August 21, 2012.

  Martin Beckford, "Keeping The Peace: Britain's Buddhist Police," Telegraph, June 25, 2012.

James Atlas, "Opinion: Buddhists' Delight," New York Times, June 16, 2012.

Samanth Subramanian, "The Buddhas Of Bamiyan By Llewelyn Morgan -- Review," Guardian, May 18, 2012.

Sudha Ramachandran, "Sri Lankan Monks Join Rampaging Mob," Asia Times, May 2, 2012.

Vishvapani Blomfield, "How Western Buddhism Has Changed In 50 Years," Guardian, March 16, 2012.

  "Vietnam To Send Buddhist Monks To Spratly Islands," BBC News, March 12, 2012.

Sudha Ramachandran, "Buddha's Birthplace Courts Controversy," Asia Times, November 17, 2011.

  Julian Baggini, "'The Bodhisattva's Brain: Buddhism Naturalized,' By Owen Flanagan; 'Meditating Selflessly: Practical Neural Zen' By James H. Austin -- Review," Observer, October 23, 2011.

  Syed Zain Al-Mahmoud, "Buddhist Nuns Embrace The Power Of Kung Fu," Guardian, September 26, 2011.

  Holland Cotter, "When East Met West Under The Buddha's Gaze," New York Times, August 10, 2011.

  Sanjaya Dhakal, "What Happened To The Dream Of A Buddhist Mecca?," BBC News, July 20, 2011.

Barbara O'Brien, "The Buddhist Art Of Nonjudgmental Judging Is Subtle," Guardian, July 20, 2011.

Stephen Forster, "Horyuji: Buddhism's Cradle In Japan," Japan Times, June 5, 2011.

  Tania Branigan, "Kung Fu Under Attack," Guardian, May 24, 2011.

Stephen Jenkins, "It's Not So Strange For A Buddhist To Endorse Killing," Guardian, May 11, 2011.

  Vishal Arora, "Would Bhutan's Happiness Index Work In Britain?," Guardian, April 14, 2011.

  Mark Vernon, "Buddhism Is The New Opium Of The People," Guardian, March 22, 2011.

  Mary Finnigan, "Hell As A Temporary Measure," Guardian, March 16, 2011.

  Sheila Melvin, "Photography: Bringing A Monastery Back To Life," New York Times, January 19, 2011.

  Andrew Chambers, "Abortion Reform Is Up Against Buddhism In Thailand," Guardian, November 25, 2010.

  Pagan Kennedy, "Breathe In, Breathe Out, Fall In Love," New York Times, November 4, 2010.

  Jo Confino, "How Buddhism Could Be A Way Out Of The Environmental Mess We Are In," Guardian, September 2, 2010.

Madeleine Wightman, "Buddhism With Monsters," Guardian, April 28, 2010.

Wen Stephenson, "You've Come A Long Way, Buddha," Slate, April 6, 2010.

  "Pilgrimage And Buddhist Art," New York Times, March 19, 2010.

  Holland Cotter, "On The Road With Seekers And Other Dharma Bums," New York Times, March 18, 2010.

"Japanese Monk's Hip Hop Buddhism," Telegraph, February 8, 2010.

  Souren Melikian, "Archaeologists Recount A Buddhist Tale," New York Times, November 27, 2009.

  Nguyen Giang, "Religious Tension Mounts In Vietnam," BBC News, September 30, 2009.

  Martin Fackler, "As Japan's Mediums Die, Ancient Tradition Dies," New York Times, August 20, 2009.

"In Pictures: Mongolian Treasures Uncovered," BBC News, August 6, 2009.

"Hidden Gobi Desert Relics Found," BBC News, August 1, 2009.

  Saroj Pathirana, "Elephant Row Erupts In Sri Lanka," BBC News, July 31, 2009.

Barbara O'Brien, "In Buddhism, It Pays To Leave Assumptions At The Door," Guardian, July 29, 2009.

Ralph Frammolino, "A Humble Road To The Noble Truths In India And Nepal," New York Times, May 24, 2009.

Seth Mydans, "Recalculating Happiness In A Himalayan Kingdom," New York Times, May 6, 2009.

Ed Halliwell, "Buddhism And The Brain," Guardian, April 7, 2009.

Lee Lawrence, "The West's Largest Buddhist Stupa Rises In Spain," Christian Science Monitor, March 18, 2009.

"Bollywood Movie Banned In Nepal," BBC News, January 22, 2009.

Kalinga Seneviratne, "Hope For India's 'Broken' Buddhists," Asia Times, January 16, 2009.

Andrew Jacobs, "Town Asks Kung Fu Monks For Tourism Blessings," New York Times, January 1, 2009.

"'Buddha Boy' Reappears In Nepal," BBC News, November 11, 2008.

  Holland Cotter, "Palm-Leaf Offerings From Ancient India," New York Times, August 28, 2008.

  Norimitsu Onishi, "In Japan, Buddhism May Be Dying Out," New York Times, July 14, 2008.

Megawati Wijaya, "Asia's Angry Monk Syndrome," Asia Times, July 9, 2008.

  Justin McCurry, "Buddhism Forced To Turn Trendy To Attract A New Generation In Japan," Guardian, January 10, 2008.

  Chris Hogg, "Japan's Monks Take Buddhism To Bars," BBC News, December 26, 2007.

  Ralph Blumenthal, "A Very Old Zen Master And His Art Of Tough Love," New York Times, December 9, 2007.

Claire Dederer, "The Inner Scholar," New York Times, November 4, 2007.

  Holland Cotter, "On The Roads Of China, The Buddha Was Transformed," New York Times, November 2, 2007.

Daniel Pepper, "Indian Farmers Oppose Giant Buddha Statue," Christian Science Monitor, September 10, 2007.

Mian Ridge, "Buddhist Nationalism Behind Sri Lanka's Violent Surge," Christian Science Monitor, June 18, 2007.

Holland Cotter, "Portraits In Zen, From Celestial To Comic," New York Times, April 6, 2007.

Simon Montlake, "Monk's Return Tests Vietnam's Religious Tolerance," Christian Science Monitor, March 9, 2007.

  Somini Sengupta, "Sri Lankan Government Finds Support From Buddhist Monks," New York Times, February 25, 2007.

Raja M., "India Rediscovers Its Buddha Roots," Asia Times, February 24, 2007.

  "Nepal Buddha Boy 'Sighted Again,'" BBC News, December 26, 2006.

Nicholas D. Kristof, "Beware Of Marauding Buddhists," New York Times, December 11, 2006.

  Randeep Ramesh, "'Untouchables' Undergo Mass Conversion To Buddhism," Guardian, October 13, 2006.

  Jane Lampman, "American Buddhism On The Rise," Christian Science Monitor, September 14, 2006.

Pallavi Aiyar, "Shaolin's Kung Fu Monks Make A Killing," Asia Times, May 20, 2006.

  "China Host First Buddhism Forum," BBC News, April 13, 2006.

Bhagirath Yogi, "Nepal's 'Buddha' Boy Goes Missing," BBC News, March 11, 2006.

  Navin Singh Khadka, "Scientists To Check Nepal Buddha Boy," BBC News, November 30, 2005.

  Kay Larson, "When Buddha Chooses To Be A Woman," New York Times, August 7, 2005.

  Stephen Holden, "Wheel Of Time: With Herzog, Inside A World Of Devotion," New York Times, June 15, 2005.

Adam Goodheart, "'An End To Suffering': Philosopher King," New York Times, February 6, 2005.

  Jim Yardley, "Daring Young 'Monks' Sell Trinkets With Greatest Of Ease," New York Times, January 24, 2005.

  William Grimes, "In An Age Of Strife, What Would Buddha Do?," New York Times, December 27, 2004.

Brenda Koerner, "How Buddhism Got To Russia," Slate, November 30, 2004.

  Soutik Biswas, "Buddhist Monks Join Political Scrum," BBC News, April 5, 2004.

  "Buddhist Monk Helps Rugby Club," BBC News, October 15, 2003.

"Monks Help Scientists Study Brain," BBC News, September 26, 2003.

Debbie Howlett, "Buddhism And The Badge," USA Today, August 20, 2003.

  "Cockroaches To Have Buddhist Funeral," BBC News, May 22, 2003.

  "Buddhist 'Really Are Happier,'" BBC News, May 21, 2003.

Simon Montlake, "Bastion Of Buddhism Faces Gender Debate," Christian Science Monitor, April 17, 2003.

  "China Enters Biggest Buddhist Statue Race," BBC News, May 6, 2001.

  "Sri Lanka's Nuns Make A Comeback," BBC News, November 9, 1999.

Peter J. Gomes, "Honk If You Love Buddha," New York Times, July 12, 1998.

  "Devastated Temple To Rise From The Ashes," BBC News, April 30, 1998.

  "Buddhism 'In Decline,'" BBC News, April 7, 1998.

"Thai Authorities Charge Buddhist Monk Accused Of Predicting Correct Lottery Predictions," BBC News, February 18, 1998.


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