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Video: Georgios Halkias on Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism

**Reblogged from Asia Pacific Memo*** Featuring Georgios T. Halkias A few months ago the Asia Pacific Memo sat down with Dr. Georgios T. Halkias a noted scholar of Pure Land Buddhism, particularly of the Himalayan region, and the author ofLuminous Bliss, A [...]

Video: Georgios Halkias on Pure Land in Tibetan Buddhism 2014-01-28T15:09:06+00:00

APM: Japanese Buddhism After the Earthquake

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., [...]

APM: Japanese Buddhism After the Earthquake 2011-04-05T12:31:45+00:00

Public Lecture: Jim Placzek on the Bhikkuni Ordination Issue

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 [...]

Public Lecture: Jim Placzek on the Bhikkuni Ordination Issue 2011-03-09T11:40:03+00:00

Tsering Shakya on the Karmapa Controversy

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 [...]

Tsering Shakya on the Karmapa Controversy 2011-02-10T19:06:09+00:00

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. […]

Threads, Robes, and Alms-Rounds: Thai Buddhist Monks in the Recent Yellow Shirt vs. Red Shirt Conflict 2010-07-22T15:25:11+00:00