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via the AhlulBayt News Agency, Second round of Islam-Buddhism interfaith dialogue titled "Role of Religions in Confronting Violence in Human Societies" is to be held in the holy city of Qom.The preliminary session for this conference is to be held in the Organization of Culture and Islamic Communication on April 16.Second round of interfaith dialogue between Islam and Buddhism is to be attended by Mohammad Reza Dehshiri, educational deputy and Mohammad Hussein Mozaffari, head of interfaith dialogue center and also, Nanarata head of Pali Buddhism Study Center.The conference is to be held in the University of Religions and Denominations of Qom on April 18, 2011. More »
0 commentsToday’s Daily Dharma: For most of us, the hardest precept to honor is to speak the truth. I’m not talking about staying clear of bald-faced whoppers that cover up sordid affairs or some headline-grabbing misdeeds, but about our everyday exaggerations, self-aggrandizements, and self-image facelifts. In other words, what usually happens when we talk uninterrupted for more than a few minutes. Besides, even when we do speak the truth, are we able to listen to whoever is talking without an agenda or obsessing about what we’re going to say next? And how comfortable are we if there is nothing to say? Like surfing, staying present is always a challenge, but doing it while interacting with others tends to be like managing in choppy, cross-current seas. We have not only our own thoughts and impulses to contend with but also those of our conversational partners. More »