A new Buddhist global project has been set up to help the Rohingya people, a million of whom are living in the world’s biggest refugee camp, Bangladesh, as a result of Buddhist-led violence in Myanmar/Burma. After fleeing their burning villages, many of them now find themselves living in very difficult conditions facing monsoon rains.
By Munisha on Fri, 18 Jul, 2014 - 00:40How 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.”