Khin Mai Aung reports from the International Conference on Protection and Accountability in Burma, which called attention to the ongoing human rights violations against religious minorities in the Buddhist-majority country of Myanmar.
In media reports on religious violence in Sri Lanka and Myanmar, the perspectives of moderate and progressive Buddhists are often invisible. Khin Mai Aung talks to six Theravada Buddhists about Theravada extremism.
Last week, a prominent Buddhist teacher defended Aung San Suu Kyi, the Buddhist Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Myanmar civilian leader, against allegations that she is party to genocide. Khin Mai Aung explains why that defense doesn’t hold up.
How have Buddhists become implicated in one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world? Randy Rosenthal looks through history to understand how a religion of peace has become a justification for violence.
Burmese meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita had a defining influence on the Western Insight movement of Theravada Buddhism.
The motion to revoke Aug San Suu Kyi’s citizenship was passed unanimously.
After interviewing more than 850 witnesses, the UN says the Myanmar military is “killing indiscriminately.”
Determined to save Buddhism in Burma during colonial rule, Ledi Sayadaw popularized the teachings of the Abhidharma and introduced thousands of laypeople to the practice of insight meditation. As Erik Braun tells us, he set in motion a revolution in Buddhist practice still being felt around the globe.
Richard Reoch reports from the refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Observers increasingly believe genocide could be taking place in Myanmar, a Buddhist-majority nation.