S2022 E114 - Mindful of power: Politics and nationalism in Buddhist-majority societies

Ear to Asia by Asia Institute, The University of Melbourne
While non-violence and detachment may be central to Buddhist teachings, there are growing accounts of human rights abuses – often along ethnic lines – in Buddhist-majority countries like Myanmar and Sri Lanka, often carried out in the name of Buddhism. So how does Buddhism intersect with political power? And how has Buddhism itself been c  ...  See more
Jul 24 2022
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