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The Lotus Communication Network (LCN) is an informal network of like-minded Asian Buddhist media practitioners and scholars that is in the process of being developed into a social business to serve grassroots Buddhist communities across Asia in media networking and cultural empowerment. The lotus is one of the most poignant representations of Buddhist teachings. The roots of a lotus are in the mud, the stem grows up through the water, and the heavily scented flower lies pristinely above...

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Village Buddhist Monks in Laos Initiate ...

09 December 2017

By Toung Eh Synuanchanh

This article is the 19th in a series of joint productions of Lotus CommunicationNetwork  and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship of the International Press Syndicate.

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The Scourge of Poverty and Proselytism B…

The Scourge of Poverty and Proselytism Breeding Religious Conflict in Sri Lanka

  Link to Publication This book written by Dr. Kalinga Seneviratne is the result of the research project, The Scourge of Poverty and Proselytism Breeding Religious Conflict in Sri Lanka, supported by...

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Recognising Arahantship

This panel discussion explores the question of under which basis an Arahantship of a person is recognized. Taking part in the discussion is Professor Oliver Abeynaike, Dr Kosala de Silva...

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Economic Crisis and Buddhism

VenBhavanaVisutthikhun, Abbot of WatLuangPhorSodhDhammakayaram in Thailand talks to Kalinga Seneviratne about the Buddhist interpretation of Thailand's 1998 economic crisis. This interview was recorded in 2001.

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Katina - Marking the End of the Rains Re…

Katina - Marking the End of the Rains Retreat

This video filmed in Cambodia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Singapore features the Katina ceremony. This is the time when new robes are given to Buddhist monks by devotees at the...

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Laos: Pha That Luang Festival

Laos: Pha That Luang Festival

That Luang Stupa is very sacred to the Lao people. It is believed that a breast bone of the Buddha is enshrined here. It was built over an ancient stupa...

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Sri Lanka: Celebrating Buddha's Birthday…

Sri Lanka: Celebrating Buddha's Birthday

In May Buddhists around the world celebrate the triple anniversary of Gautama Buddha's birth, enligthenment and the passing away on the full moon day of the fifth lunar month. It...

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The Pinnacle of Sinhalese Buddhism

The Pinnacle of Sinhalese Buddhism

This film depicts much of the traditions which take place daily at the temple based on the rich drumming and musical traditions of the hill country Sinhalese. A major focus...

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Lotus Asian Voices No.10 - October 2014

Lotus Asian Voices No.10 - October 2014

This issue of “Lotus Asian Voices” bringing to you news, view and interviews from Buddhist communities across Asia is now on line.  In this program we focus on the concept...

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Lotus Asian Voices - No.9 September 2014

Lotus Asian Voices - No.9 September 2014

In this month’s program, we continue our exploration of human security and peace, with Burmese scholar Maung Zarni and focus on the 5 dimensions of human security and peace. We also...

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Lotus Asian Voices - No. 8 August 2014

Lotus Asian Voices - No. 8 August 2014

In the 8th issue of “Lotus Asian Voices”  we discuss with Dr Hema Goonatileka, the publisher of the Buddhist Times in Sri Lanka about why Buddhist countries need to develop better links between...

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Lotus Asian Voices - No. 7 July 2014

Lotus Asian Voices - No. 7 July 2014

This program focus on the role of music and singing in Buddhist culture and devotion.  We profile Nepali Buddhist nun of Tibetian descent Ani Choying Drolma who has become an international star...

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