Nationwide interfaith program launched to boost Singapore’s social cohesion

SINGAPORE: A new interfaith initiative to boost Singapore’s resilience and ensure social cohesion was launched on Saturday (Feb 3), by Singapore’s five district mayors at the Singapore Management University’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium. The nationwide programme, called Common Senses for Common … Continue reading

This Tibetan Mountain Is Sacred to Adherents of Four Different Religions

This appears in Slate Why is Tibet’s roughly 22,000-foot Mount Kailash sacred? Depends who you ask. Jains believe it’s where a saint achieved enlightenment. Bonpos believe it’s where their founder descended to Earth. Hindus believe it is where the god … Continue reading

China’s top political advisor calls on Buddhists to contribute to social stability, ethnic unity

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90785/6887469.html One hopes this is for real.  (It appears in the People’s Daily). Additionally, if it is a genuine invitation, one hopes that the Buddhist community and leaders in question have the fortitude to function as a true voice of … Continue reading

Dalai Lama’s Sermons in Leh

Source: http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/dalai-lama-addressing-four-day-congregation-in-leh_100236756.html Dalai Lama addressing four-day congregation in Leh August 23rd, 2009 Leh, Aug.23 (ANI): The Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama, is delivering religious sermons on Bodhisattva, attended by thousands of devotees at a four-day congregation here. Thousands of Buddhists … Continue reading