The Buddhist foundation Tzu Chi USA held a grand opening for its new Tzu Chi Center for Compassionate Relief in New York City.
When hundreds of Taiwanese Buddhist monastics moved to a small farming town in Canada, they learned they had more in common with the locals than anyone expected.
Electronic malas will track mantra recitations in a phone app, tallying “merit” that can be shared on social media.
The Taiwan-based Buddhist volunteer relief organization Tzu Chi has been in the news lately, expanding its Canadian operations.
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre founder Lin Hwai-min says he made his dancers meditate everyday in preparation to perform Songs of the Wanderers.
The BBC profiled what it termed “Taiwan’s new-age Buddhists.” The piece documented a trend toward charitable works.
On the Buddhism Beat: The past week in Buddhist world news, reported by Rev. Danny Fisher.
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