For Tricycle, an independent Buddhist publication, Linda Heuman writes on how to understand problems in the transmission of Buddhism to the West, drawing on, in particular, Charles Taylor’s work on secularism.
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Last week in Myanmar, ethnic and religious clashes between majority-group Rakhine Buddhists and minority-group Rohingya Muslims left at least a dozen dead and thousands displaced.
Last week at BBC News, Robert Pigott reported that the Dalai Lama will give to charity the £1.1 million in Templeton prize money that he was awarded earlier this month.
BBC News reported recently on the release of a collection of rare fifth-century Buddhist manuscripts, known together as the Lotus Sutra, in book form in India.
On April 25th, 2012, Gyaltsen Norbu, the 11th Panchen Lama, delivered a speech for the first time outside of the Chinese mainland.
BBC news reports the ordered removal of a mosque in the central town of Dambulla, Sri Lanka.
The word “magisterial” in publishers’ blurbs usually means little more than “too long,” and indeed Religion in Human Evolution is very long, but it is also magisterial in many of the ways that the Oxford English Dictionary suggests: “Of, relating to, designating, or befitting a master, teacher, or other person qualified to speak with authority; masterly, authoritative, commanding.” It is certainly all of those, a book full of the wisdom and erudition that comes only when someone quite brilliant has thought about a big subject for many years.