Buddha comes from the Sanskrit language, meaning “awakened.” Simply put, the basic teachings of Buddhism are: first, to do no harm to any living being; second, to do good; and third, to purify the mind from impurity. Buddhist religious practice is the formal discipline of sitting meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. Today .7 percent […]
Read a Dec. 16, 2012, story in the online magazine Awaken about a female Buddhist monk in Thailand and the obstacles she has faced.
Rose Engcoy teaches church history at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Assemblies of God national churches of Asia, Pacific Oceania, and the Assemblies of God World Missions-USA and located in Baguio City, Philippines. She does oral history research on the beginnings of Pentecostal groups, especially in the Philippines. She is fluent in […]
The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers includes indigenous women from the Americas, Asia and Africa who first convened in 2004. Their alliance emphasizes prayer and education to protect the Earth and indigenous ways of life. The group’s office is in Sonora, Calif. Contact using the form on their website.
The Hindu Association of Hong Kong serves nearly 100,000 Hindus from South, South East and Far East Asia. Contact the temple priest, Shri. Hiro Sharma.
The International Center for Research on Women works on a wide variety of issues of importance to women in Asia and East Africa. Press contact is Jeannie Bunton, vice president of external relations.
Thomas W. Simons Jr. directs the Program on Eurasia in Transition at Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and is a fellow at the center. His expertise is in modern and contemporary Islam, South and Southwest Asia, and East-West relations.