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Japanese Buddhism After the Earthquake: Memorials, Spiritual Comfort, and Emergency Response Originally posted on March 31, 2011, at Asia Pacific Memo (#69) byJessica L. Main – jessica.main [at] ubc.ca On the 7th day after the earthquake, at precisely 2:46 p.m., … Continue reading
Fully Ordained Nuns in Theravada Buddhism Originally posted at Asia Pacific Memo by Jim Placzek – placzek66 [at] gmail.com There are no fully ordained nuns, or Bhikkhunis, in Theravada Buddhism. Last year, after 35 years in the West, the Theravadin … Continue reading
Karmapa Controversy – Raid on a Tibetan Monastery in India Originally posted at Asia Pacific Memo by Tsering Shakya – tsering.shakya [at] ubc.ca There is media frenzy in India following a police raid on the temple residence of Ugyen Thinley … Continue reading
Threads, Robes, and Alms-Rounds: Thai Buddhist Monks in the Recent Yellow Shirt vs. Red Shirt Conflict
by Jessica L. Main, reposted from Asia Pacific Memo. Reports disseminated by Buddhist news aggregators suggest instances when Buddhist monks act along political “lines” while claiming political neutrality. The recent conflict in Thailand is no exception.