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New Lotus #139

(2015-02-27)

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Society / Engaged Buddhism

Monastic Schools and Their Role in Myanmar

Monastic Schools and Their Role in Myanmar

There is a banner above the gateway of Parahita Monastery, in the Bago region of...

History / Art / Antiquities

The Birthplace of Atish Dipankar Comes to Light

The Birthplace of Atish Dipankar Comes to Light

Atish Dipankar (Skt. Atisha Dipamkara; 980–1053) was a widely known Buddhi...

People and Personalities

Being a Social Architect in Sri Lanka: An Interview with Dr. Charika Marasinghe

Being a Social Architect in Sri Lanka: An Interview with Dr. Charika Marasinghe

Dr. Ahangamage Tudor Ariyaratne embodies patient but unwavering activism in a fr...

Columnists

Moving with the Times: An Integrated Education for Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Nuns

Moving with the Times: An Integrated Education for Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Nuns

From his travels around the world, Tsoknyi Rinpoche has seen the benefits of mod...

Commentary

Giving Form to Fear: America’s Firearm Culture

Giving Form to Fear: America’s Firearm Culture

There are unique experiences in the American heritage that have decisively influ...

Columnists

Zen and the Art of Tea Drinking—an Exhibition at the Freer

Zen and the Art of Tea Drinking—an Exhibition at the Freer

There is a painting in the Freer Gallery of Art’s current exhibition, Zen,...

Arts & Culture

Muktinath: An Exemplar of Religious Symbiosis

Muktinath: An Exemplar of Religious Symbiosis

“ . . . I accept all religions that were in the past, and worship with them all;...

History / Art / Antiquities

The Art of Salvation: The “Descent of Amitabha” Motif in Pure Land Art

The Art of Salvation: The “Descent of Amitabha” Motif in Pure Land Art

“Return to Amida, Return to Amida, So even dewdrops fall,” wrote the Soto Zen he...

People and Personalities

The Active Buddhist: George Takei

The Active Buddhist: George Takei

Calling all Trekkies! If you’re a fan of the original Star Trek TV ser...

Columnists

More about the Correlation between Faith and Practice in Pure Land Buddhism

More about the Correlation between Faith and Practice in Pure Land Buddhism

Faith is not genuine if the practice is not always active   Master Shandao (61...