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  1. Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and Sri Lanka has its roots in the political struggles that have engulfed the two nations. The importance of Buddhism in the conflicts in Myanmar and Sri Lanka is not that the tenets of faith are responsible for the pogroms, but that those bent on confrontation have adopted the garb of religion as a means of gaining a constituency and justifying their actions.
  2. Chinese shrine seeks stock-market path to financial nirvana
    Zhejiang's Mount Putuo is latest sacred site to contemplate listing, prompting alarm over commercialisation of Chinese culture

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Mount Putuo in Zhejiang is the latest of several religious sites whose administrators have announced plans for a multimillion-pound stock-market flotation.
  3. Coming Back to Life
    Practices to Reconnect Our Lives, Our World

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    A guidebook for dealing with the despair that stands in the way our our changing the world.
  4. Connexions Library: Religion Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on religion.
  5. A Marxist History of the World part 24: Hindus, Buddhists, and the Gupta Empire
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
    More than half a millennium separated the fall of India’s Mauryan Empire in the late 3rd century BCE (before the common era) from the rise of the Gupta Empire in the early 4th century CE (common era). Economic and social change during the interval altered the foundations of imperialism.
  6. Mes Aynak: Afghanistan's Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Mes Aynak, a magnificent Buddhist city, is the most important archaeological discovery in a generation. But it is sitting on a vast copper deposit and is about to be destroyed.
  7. On Buddhist Fundamentalism
    Hollywood, Please Take Note

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 8—10,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS — Bodu Bala Sena: the most active and pernicious of Buddhist fundamentalist groups that have sprouted in Sinhala strongholds throughout the island— are on the rampage again.
  8. A Paradise Built in Hell
    The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2010
    The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides.
  9. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  10. Stephen Schettini, Quiet Mind Seminars
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  11. Small is Beautiful
    A Study of Economics as if People Mattered

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    Schumacher argues that mainstream economics is incompatible with the long-term ends of humanity.
  12. Tokyo National Museum
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    Resource Type: Organization
  13. Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1963
    "The knowledge of Zen, and a concern with it," writes Erich Fromm, "can have a most fertile and clarifying influence on the theory and technique of psychoanalysis."

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