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Recognising Arahantship

BodhgayaMonkThis 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 and Das Miriyagama. The moderator is Raja Kuruppu. This was originally broadcast on Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation ‘Buddhist Forum’ programme on 28.8.2012.

Duration: 29’20”

Recognising Arahantship

 

Path To Cessation of Suffering

This is a talk by the legendary Sri Lankan scholar monk the late Venerable Narada Mahathera recorded in the 1970s. In a simple and easy to understand presentation he explains the elementary principles of the Buddha’s teachings – The Four Nobel Truths – that could lead oneself to the cessation of suffering and achieving the pure state of happiness – Nirvana.

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Lotus Asian Voices - No. 8 August 2014

Sukothai1In 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 themselves, and we also bring you an interview with the Chief Justice of Bhutan, Lyonpo Tobgye on Buddhist Jurisprudence. Plus we bring you the first of a two-part feature on human security and peace, as seen by a Burmese scholar Maung Zarni, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics

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Lotus Asian Voices No.10 - October 2014

SingBudFamilyThis 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 of Engaged Buddhism and discuss application of Buddhist compassion and charity. We will talk to a Singaporean monk now living in Taiwan and a Japanese social and peace activist.

With this program, we have come to the end of our 10 part series of monthly programs looking at Buddhism and its modern practices across Asia.  I hope you enjoyed the programs and found them interesting and educational.

In 2015, we plan to bring to you another series of Lotus Asian Voices that would profile Asian Buddhist communities from a social, economic and cultural perspective.

The programs are productions of Lotus Communication Network in Singapore and produced by Dr Kalinga Seneviratne.

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Lotus Asian Voices - No. 7 July 2014

AniThis 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 singing Tibetian and Nepali Buddhist chants to the accompaniment of the guitar and percussion. The program includes excerpts of an interview given to Lotus Asian Voices just before she performed to a sell-out audience at Singapore’s leading performance arts venue, The Esplanade in April this year. 

We also explore the role of singing and chanting in the Sri Lankan Buddhist culture and speak to  Venerable Budugala Jinawansa Thera, a young Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and a media studies graduate.


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Lotus Asian Voices - No.9 September 2014

MyanmrSchoolBoysIn 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 talk to 3 writers from  Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar about the literary scene in these Buddhist countries.

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Lotus Asian Voices - No. 6 June 2014

MontageFollowing the military coup in Thailand on 22 May, this month’s program examine the political conflict in Thailand and explore whether there is a Buddhist solution to solving the conflict – using the “Middle Way”.

We bring you a part of an interview the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra – who is the focus of the political conflict – gave to Korea’s English language regional TV channel Arirang, explaining his rural empowerment policies that were introduced during his term of office.  We also hear from two critics of Thaksin and his regimes, Thai political scientist Dr Termsak Chalermpalanupap and former Senator and TV host Dr Somkiat Omniwon. 

This program is produced by Dr Kalinga Seneviratne of the Lotus Communication Network in Singapore.

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May they attain Nibbana