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Buddhist cremation and burial garden opens at Enfield Memorial Park in Adelaide

Monks will plant trees and chant at the official opening of Adelaide's Buddhist cremation and burial garden on Sunday.<p>Chief executive of the Adelaide …

The Wisdom Podcast - Bhikkhu Bodhi: The Buddha on Social Harmony

This episode of the Wisdom Podcast features our second interview with renowned Buddhist scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi. Ven. Bodhi tells us about the …

5 Easy Meditation Techniques for Beginners (and How to Know Where to Start)

Years ago, meditation and mindfulness practice changed my life in ways I had never imagined were possible.I’m not talking about increased …

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

Are Women More Religious Than Men?

Mary Eddy Baker and Helena Blavatsky aside, religious leaders and cult founders have tended to be male. A simple scroll of the most prominent names …

Myanmar's former president leaves office, joins monkhood

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's former president Thein Sein has shed his formal attire and his hair to join the Buddhist monkhood.<p>Thein Sein's ordination as a monk took place Monday, officials said, four days after he presided over a historic transition of power to the former opposition party …