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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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Obama’s Final Asian Tour ‘Unpivots’ US War ...

11 September 2016

Lotus News Analysis by Kalinga Seneviratne

President Barack Obama’s ‘pivot to Asia’ policy that realigned U.S. relationship to Asia, is largely regarded favourably in this region. Yet, his farewell ...

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Bhutan: Monks learn to be barbers

10 June 2016

Monks in Dechenphodrang monastery and Trashichhodzong in Thimphu will now have their own saloon or barbers in the monasteries.

The labour ministry established two saloons at a cost of Nu 250,000. ...

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Sri Lanka: Multiculturalism May Hinder R…

Sri Lanka: Multiculturalism May Hinder Reconciliation

By Shenali Waduge Since the fall of the Mahinda Rajapakse government in January 2015, reconciliation has propelled to the top of the political agenda with western governments pushing Sri Lanka to...

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Bored by the old mantra, Asian youth nee…

Bored by the old mantra, Asian youth need new Buddhist hook

By Kalinga Seneviratne While the Buddha’s ideas are fast being adopted in the West as part of a 21st-century secular lifestyle, in the East the young generation is increasingly distancing itself...

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Myanmar: Bagan, the glory of magical Mya…

Myanmar: Bagan, the glory of magical Myanmar Must Be Preserved As Tourism Grows

By Myo Myint No history of Myanmar is complete without recounting the greatness of the Bagan period (9th to 13th century AD). So also for foreign tourists, no visit to Myanmar,...

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Vietnam: Greed, naivety to blame for cas…

Vietnam: Greed, naivety to blame for cases of mass fraud

 by Chu Lan Huong Last month, news on multi-level marketing form Lien Ket Viet, which was prosecuted for fraudulent appropriation of assets in an apparent pyramid scheme, overwhelmed newspapers and social...

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Dalai Lama Q & A

Dalai Lama Q & A

In this issue of ‘Focus on Buddhism’ broadcast on Sydney’s Radio  2SER-FM in 1983, His Holiness Dalai Lama answers questions such as should you renounce life to practice Buddhism?;  What...

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Recognising Arahantship

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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Celebrating Buddha's Birthday

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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Thailand: Consumerism or Sufficiency Ecn…

This documentary explores how Thai Buddhists are trying to apply Buddhist principles to modern economics and development models.

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Path of the Dhamma

Path of the Dhamma

This documentary, filmed in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and Singapore, explores the spread of Buddhism from South Asia to Southeast Asia – which was historically known...

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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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