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Buddhists betray the Dharma in Burma?

On Fri, 18 July, 2014 - 00:40
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How do we make sense of the Buddhist violence against Muslims in Burma (and elsewhere)?

Following a visit to Burma, American Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield writes in the magazine Shambala Sun:

“In [Burma’s] culture of devotion [to the Buddha and monastic sangha], the teachings of the noble truths and eightfold path, of nonviolence, mindfulness, meditation, and virtue, are not emphasized. And the Buddha’s admonition to see and think for yourself is lost entirely.”

Read the full article by Jack Kornfield.
Read the statement issued by Sangharakshita and other senior members of the Triratna Buddhist Order last year.
Read a piece on the BBC website.

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