See previous blog for the first half of the essay (The Buddha on Modern Warfare). Part 1 had the following sub headings : (more…)

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As a General in the Buddha’s army of the Sangha, I have taken the opportunity to write an 11,700 word essay titled The Buddha and Modern Warfare. It is the final essay for a slim book entitled The Political Buddha. I have drawn on some of the discourses of the Buddha where he addresses war.  Here is the first half of the essay (6200 words) beginning with the Buddha’s views on suffering through conflict. Second half of the essay is in the next blog.

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I wrote a single blog (on August 5, 2014) as a response to the conflict between the Israeli government and Hamas, the Palestinian government in Gaza. I received a number of responses through social media, emails and conversations.

Some of the messages were thoughtful and reflective, and others were less thoughtful (that is a genuine English understatement). (more…)

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Idea and Photo by Sahar.

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We held our 14th French Yatra (pilgrimage) for 10 days in the beautiful region of Limoux, southern France. Around 130 or more, including 25 aged from 15 years down to babies, participated.  We walked in the precious beauty of the Pyrenees mountains.

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