January 07, 2008

Treeleaf Zendo, More Media Stifling in Burma, and Violence in Mumbai

Buddhist Geeks speak with Jundo Cohen, abbot of the almost totally virtual Treeleaf Zendo. If you haven't dropped by the Treeleaf Zendo for their daily zazen retreat, you don't know what you're missing!

Burma's Junta, Oblivious to International Pressure, Imposes Media Control

Independence Day: What is there to Celebrate in Burma?

And in Mumbai Sunday, a Buddhist monk apparently committed suicide to protest a development in the northeastern suburb of Deonar — or was he murdered because he stood in the developer's way? Some called the death suspicious and violence erupted among the Buddhist dalits in the city. Read about it here, here, and here.

And the Chicago Sun-Times profiled a five-acre temple complex, including a six-bedroom apartment for resident monks, in Homestead, Florida, that has become a community center for local Thais.

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