Thursday, March 31, 2016

A monk who founded her own monastery

Read how the first female Buddhist priest in Thailand started her own monastery and cured people of drug addictions.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35918052


Friday, December 11, 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35058281

Police in South Korea have detained a trade union leader who has been taking refuge in a Buddhist Temple in Seoul for almost a month.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Communist Buddhists

There's a new trend in China  - super-rich Communist Buddhists:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30983402


Friday, March 28, 2014

Earliest ever Buddhist shrine

Archaeologists digging at Buddha's birthplace have uncovered remains of the "earliest ever Buddhist shrine".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25088960

"In our Time" archive for podcasts in the BBC Religion category

Here's the whole of the "In our Time" archive for podcasts in the Religion category:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iotr/all

Thai woman identified by researchers as most likely author of important Buddhist treatise


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21936656

A little-known Thai woman has been identified by researchers as the most likely author of an important Buddhist treatise, previously attributed to a high-profile monk.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Twitter

I'm finding Twitter to be a really good source of little snippets about Buddhism.  I follow: