Category Archives: Buddhism

Buddhist Fundamentalism?

There are innumerable accounts in the international media and academia on aggression against religious minorities, especially the Muslims, in the Buddhist majority countries in South and Southeast Asia. They report incitement of violence by ‘militant’ Buddhist monks of the the … Continue reading

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Buddha’s teachings can inspire a far more humanistic and universalist politics

by Dayan Jayatilleka In our part of the world and in the world as a whole, one may trace wars, which “originated in the minds of men”, to an excess of attachment to territory, to narrow ethnic identity, to power structures, to … Continue reading

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1956 – A Year of National and Religious Awakening

by  Senaka Weeraratna Buddhism has been the most powerful single factor in the development of Sri Lanka’s civilization. For more than 2, 300 years, Sri Lanka developed and projected a country image that was predominantly Buddhist. Though this pre-disposition was … Continue reading

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