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Need A Powerful Alternative Driven By Philosophy

GurumurthyDr S Gurumurthy, Vice Chairman, Vivekananda International Foundation argues that to counter the conflict-driven media culture today, we need a powerful alternative that is driven by Indic-Buddhist civilizational philosophy. This is an edited version of a keynote address he delivered at the first Asian Buddhist Media Conclave in Delhi in August 2018 organised by the International Buddhist Confederation in association with VIF.
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Venerable Piyasilo: Mindful Journalism - A Buddhist Approach

PiyasiloVenerable Phuwadol Piyasilo Bhikku of the Yen Boon Forest Monastery from Thailand is a mass communication graduate from Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University and has worked as a journalist for awhile. He is now a Forest Buddhist Monk in the north of Thailand. In a keynote address to a seminar on 'Mindful Communication for ASEAN Integration' at Chulalongkorn University in December 2015, he reflects upon Buddhist mindfulness philosophy and the craft of journalism. 

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Lotus Talks: Become A Vegetarian and Save the World

NgYoung Buddhist Environmental and Animal Rights advocate Ng Xin Zhao from Singapore argues passionately to adopt vegetarian eating practices to help save the world from increased greenhouse gas emissions.

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Lotus Talks: Buddhist Approach to Development Communication

KalingaDr Kalinga Seneviratne, Founder of Lotus Communication Network talks at the launch of the 'Lotus Talks' project in May 2016 in Singapore on the topic of mindful communications and Buddhist perspectives in developing a new paradigm for Development Communications

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Launch of ‘Lotus Talks’ - A Buddhist Initiative To Apply Buddha Dhamma To Improve Modern Society

May15PosterLotus Communication Network in association with Singapore Buddhist Library and Sri Bodhiraja Society are pleased to announce the launch of a new project “LOTUS TALKS”.

The first “Lotus Talks” is a panel discussion on the theme of Socially Engaged Buddhism for the 21st Century  

Lotus Talks: Showing Compassion to Precarious Workers – Buddhist Perspective

PiyalalJayasri Piyalal, Director, Finance Section, UNI Global Asia-Pacific argues that the practice of Buddhist compassion and wisdom would help to create a better world of decent work and decent rewards. He is talking here at the launch of 'Lotus Talks' in Singapore on 15 May 2015.

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Panel Discussion: Reviving Cambodian Buddhism After Pol Pot “Genocide”

Ankor2Cambodia, has a long history of Buddhism and is the custodian of a rich Buddhist heritage. Yet, all this was almost destroyed by the “genocidal” Khmer Rouge regime of Pol Pot from 1975-1979. When the regime was overthrown by the invading Vietnamese forces, there were hardly any Buddhist monks left in the country. But, since then, Cambodians have restored their Buddhist monasteries and much of their traditions. In this panel discussion, some of the actors in this great revival of Buddhism talks about those dark days and how Buddhism was revived in the country and the challenges they face now.

Taking part in the discussion are: Ven Oeun Sam Art, Vice Dean, Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University, Ven Kou Sopheap, Lecturer at Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Pou Sovachana, Lecturer Ethic and Political Science, Pannasastra University of Cambodia, Prof Roath Kim Soeum, Retired Politial Scientist and Ven. Nhab Tat, Personal Aid Protocol of Sangharaja of Cambodia.

This is a “Lotus Talks” production of the Lotus Communication Network.

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