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Sunday, September 06, 2015

MILITANT MONKS

Some really thought provoking writing in the latest Buddha-dharma-Fall Issue Online

I've been reading some stuff lately on the rise of Buddhist monk militancy in Sri Lanka. It began early in the 20th century and was part of the anti-colonial movement lead by Walpola Rahula and others. Tragically the militancy is now growing beyond the historical Sinhala-Tamil conflict into anti-Christian and, even more, anti-Muslim activism


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The Rise of Militant Monks
by Michael Jerryson

http://www.lionsroar.com/the-rise-of-militant-monks/?utm_source=Shambhala+Sun+Community&utm_campaign=8cd93f7eb7-SF_Weekly_Aug_25_20158_25_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1988ee44b2-8cd93f7eb7-20858053#

Buddhists Betray the Teachings — Jack Kornfield on the anti-Muslim violence in Burma
by Jack Kornfield| July 14, 2014


http://www.lionsroar.com/buddhists-betray-the-teachings-jack-kornfield-on-the-anti-muslim-violence-in-burma/

Be sure to read the debate in the Comments Section of the Kornfield article. Its really interesting. Fair criticism of Kornfield's viewpoint as a white American.

Yours in the Dharma,                          
Innen, doshu
om namo amida butsu   

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