Myanmar Art Fundraiser in NYC from 9-11 December

Artists Against Tyranny is launching a project with three different components to support Burmese artists, humanitarian efforts in Myanmar, and the country’s democratic movement.  An art exhibit featuring art from Myanmar artists at the Jane Lombard Gallery at 58 White Street, New York City from 9-11 December. Gallery-goers will have the option to purchase the artwork […]

Announcement: The Practice of 21 Tara, with Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche

Yayasan Pema Norbu Vihara (YPNV) is delighted to invite you to a precious teaching on the practice of the 21 Tara. This teaching is being given one of the most senior Buddhist luminaries of the Nyingma tradition and the Palyul Lineage, Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche. During this Zoom event, attendees have the precious opportunity to […]

Design for Wisdom: 84000 hosts a “Doodle” Contest

Preservationists of Tibetan Buddhist Canon crowdsource a doodle to Milton Glaser logo New York: August 26, 2019— The year 2020 will mark 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha’s first 10 year anniversary, and in a two-month contest respectfully inspired by Google’s homepage doodles, 84000 is crowdsourcing a temporary “doodle” for their existing logo, designed by the globally […]

Hong Kong’s Buddhists Plug into the Belt and Road Initiative

By Arun Kumar Yadav Over the past few years, several major Buddhist institutions in Hong Kong, including the famous Chan monastery of Po Lin, have expressed their interest in participating in China’s monumental Belt and Road Initiative. Another such group is the Institute of Maitreya Studies, a non-governmental organization based in Hong Kong. On its […]

Buddhistdoor Global Moves to New Premises

Dear readers and friends of Buddhistdoor Global, After more than a decade based at the Buddhist temple Wang Fat Ching She (WFCS) in Hong Kong, Buddhistdoor Global has moved to new offices so that the 80-year-old WFCS can undergo extensive renovations. Administered by the charitable organization Tung Lin Kok Yuen since 1960, WFCS was built in 1938 by the Buddhist householder […]

Buddhism and Youth: A Symposium

University of British Columbia • November 4, 2017 There are Buddhist monastic rules, stories, and teachings that directly address those of lesser years and the issues that are thought to be unique to their stage of life. And Buddhist individuals and groups have created literature, activities, and organizations for boys, girls, and young people in general. Although young people have appeared throughout Buddhist history, Buddhists have engaged most […]

The Importance of Interreligious Dialogue and Goals for the Encounter: From the Buddhist Perspective

A speech given by Ven. Hin Hung, director of the Centre of Buddhist Studies at The University of Hong Kong, on 27 July 2017 at The University of Mysticism in Avila, Spain. Our world is rapidly changing. With the advances in science and technology, modern means of communication and transportation bring us closer together, but, […]

1st. World Encounter Teresian Mysticism and Interreligious Dialogue: Theravada Buddhism and Teresian Mysticism — Meditation and Contemplation, Pathways to Peace

Dear friends, a troupe from HKU’s Centre of Buddhist Studies and Buddhistdoor Global are in the medieval city of Avila, the hometown of Saint Teresa of Avila and where the University of Mysticism is based. The University will hold its interfaith conference between Carmelite and Buddhist contemplatives tomorrow on the 27th. If this sounds of […]

Conference: “The Inexplicable and the Unfathomable: China and Britain, 1600–1900”

The “Chinese character seems at present inexplicable,” observed Lord Macartney during his celebrated embassy to China in the 1790s, while the Chinese themselves at this time often described “western ocean barbarians” as “unfathomable.” The failure of Macartney’s embassy is well known, not least the Emperor Qianlong’s dismissive comment that “we possess all things. I set […]

15th Sakyadhita International Conference On Buddhist Women To Be Held in Hong Kong From 22–28 June 2017

Press Office The University of Hong Kong’s (HKU) Centre of Buddhist Studies (CBS) will co-organize the 15th Sakyadhita International Conference with the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, with the support of the Dharma Nature Preaching Hall, Buddhistdoor, the Centre of Buddhist Studies Alumni Association (CBSAA), and the Hong Kong Society of Dharma Supporters (HKSDS). […]