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Thailand Embraces ‘Socially Engaged Buddhism’ to Pursue Justice Beyond Meditation

A group of socially aware Buddhists in Thailand is questioning traditional notions of personal devotion to address urgent issues within their faith and extend

Houses of Worship: A Dream of Faith, Thailand’s White Temple—Wat Rong Khun

Thailand is home to the second largest population of Buddhists in the world, with some 64 millions Buddhists and 41,000 temples. Buddhism came to

10 Biggest Controversial Religious Sites

These religious locations around the world cause tension and conflict. 1. Western Wall This wall, located near the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, is historically

Post-Stroke Update: Thich Nhat Hanh on His 92nd Birthday

The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh celebrated his 92nd birthday this month. Thich Nhat Hanh turned 92 on October 11, and the monks and

New Head of C.I.A. Tortured Muslims and Destroyed Files

New Head of C.I.A. Tortured Muslims and Destroyed Files

President Donald Trump's nomination for director of C.I.A. is linked with a dark history Tuesday was a busy day for President Trump's national security

Buddhist Scholar May Go to Jail after Insulting Thai Monarchy

Buddhist Scholar May Go to Jail after Insulting Thai Monarchy

Sulak Sivaraksa is a scholar and royalist who wants to uphold the truth Sulak Sivaraksa, a well-known Thai Buddhist scholar, has been charged by

Couple Facing Jail Time Over Butt Selfie at Thai Holy Site

Couple Faces Jail Time for Butt Selfies At Thai Holy Site

Charged with Public Indecency and Cyber Crime Public nudity is usually not a good decision. Public nudity in a foreign country is an even

Lindsay Lohan Photographed Wearing a Burkini in Thailand

Pictures create a stir on the Internet; fans give mixed reactions to the pictures. Speculations about Lindsay Lohan’s change of faith may spike up

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Moves to Thailand

Two years after suffering a stroke, Thich Nhat Hanh travels to Thailand to be closer to his homeland of Vietnam. Thich Nhat Hanh, popularly

250,000 Dollar Car Is the Focus of Investigation on Buddhist Monk

90-year-old monk Thai Monk Somdet Chuang being investigated over vintage Mercedes-Benz. A classic 1953 Mercedes-Benz has become the focus point in a political battle