May 1, 2021

News Round Up w/e 1st May 2021

News and snippets from Zen cyber-space

This week on the Zen gateway, a Buddhist temple plans to open a branch in space, the story behind the Shri Lankan Buddhist revival, and an re-examination of the question: do Buddhists proselytize?

Illustration by Nolan Pelletier

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Do Buddhists try to convert people? - Lion's Roar (lionsroar.com)

Temple in Kyoto sets up committee to open branch in space (kyodonews.net) A temple in Kyoto has set up a committee to open a branch in space in cooperation with a satellite development company by installing Buddhist objects on a satellite scheduled to be launched in 2023.

Do Buddhists try to convert people? - Lion's Roar (lionsroar.com) I’ve heard that Buddhists don’t proselytize, but I’ve had some conversations with Buddhists who are trying to convince me their view is right. Do Buddhists try to convert people like other religions do?

TRAVEL: Poverty in the land of the Buddha (nationalheraldindia.com) Poverty and illness had driven Prince Siddharth from home and led to Buddhism. They ironically still persist in his land.

The giant behind the revival of Buddhism | Daily News Our Most Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Thera was born on January 20, 1827. It was a dark era in the history of Sri Lanka where the country which suffered tremendously under the suffocating rule of Portuguese and Dutch colonists at the time, was forced to officially surrender itself to the British Empire.

Wake Up to the Revolution - Lion's Roar (lionsroar.com) Only when we recognize our connectedness to the earth, says Thich Nhat Hanh, can real change begin.

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