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Brickbat: Big Buddha Is Watching

2 days agoNews : Reason

Burmese police have charged Tun Thurein, Htut Ko Ko Lwin, and New Zealand national Philip Blackwood with two counts each of violating the nation's religion law. The three operate a night club that allegedly had an image of the Buddha wearing headphones on its Facebook page. They face up to two years in prison if convicted.

Big Buddha Is Watching

2 days agoNews : Reason

Burmese police have charged Tun Thurein, Htut Ko Ko Lwin, and New Zealand national Philip Blackwood with two counts each of violating the nation's religion law. The three operate a night club that allegedly had an image of the Buddha wearing headphones on its Facebook page. They face up to two years in prison if convicted.

10 Great Outdoor Adventure Books For Hikers

1. Following Atticus by Tom Ryan Tom Ryan’s inspiring tale of how he and his miniature schnauzer companion, the “Little Buddha” Atticus M. Finch, attempted to scale all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four thousand foot White Mountains twice in the dead of winter. 2. A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz Part diary, part travelogue, A […]            

"A New Zealander and two Burmese men have gone on trial in Myanmar on charges of insulting Buddhism."

"The trio, who run a bar in Yangon, are accused over a flyer promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha... with his eyes shut, wearing large headphones, and surrounded by lurid colours."

Love + Wisdom = Buddha

Thich Nhat Hanh offers his new translation of the Heart Sutra, which teaches transcendent wisdom, and Norman Fischer offers comment. The post Love + Wisdom = Buddha appeared first on Lion's Roar.

Do not Photoshop headphones on Buddha in Burma, unless you enjoy meditating in prison

last weekOdd : Boing Boing

A New Zealander and two Burmese men are facing trial in Burma over this stupid Facebook ad for their bar. Read the rest

The Buddha With Headphones

Three men have just been arrested in Burma on a charge of insulting Buddhism. The three own a bar in Rangoon. It seems they posted an image of the Buddha wearing headphones on the bar’s Facebook as part of an advertisement for an upcoming event at the bar. Show More Summary

Simpsons Homer Buddha 3-Inch Vinyl Mini-Figure

The path to true happiness lies within a donut with sprinkles, according to the wisdom offered by the Simpsons Homer Buddha 3-Inch Vinyl Mini-Figure. Homer Simpson will never be mistaken for a scholar but he does know a thing or two about pursuing (and occasionally finding) happiness. The first secret is to set your expectations […]

Getting over emptiness

In the original teachings of the Buddha there is no mention of emptiness (suñña/shunya & suññatâ/shûnyatâ) as being important in his enlightenment. It’s movement from obscurity to a rising star, where it gained prominence, was due to the Madhyamaka system...

Buber Contra Buddhism

The following quotations are from Martin Buber's I and Thou (tr. Walter Kaufmann, Scribner's, 1970, pp. 140-141): Nor does he [Buddha] lead the unified being further to that supreme You-saying that is open to it. His inmost decision seems to...

The Strangest Cell Phones Ever Sold

last weekOdd : Neatorama

Image via ChinavasionI remember when the iPhone 5 was released and some people made cracks about those who would be flashy enough to buy the gold version. But that phone's got nothin' on the Golden Buddha, shown above. Some people have been known to be bling-blinded by the Buddha and had to seek medical care. Show More Summary

"It's OK when SP makes fun of God, Jesus, Muhammad, Buddha, etc...."

"... but reference a rock star who blew his brains out 20 years ago and everyone goes crazy..."

Practicing Metta Makes Parties More Fun

The Buddha said that if you practice lovingkindness, or metta, meditation, you will experience scores of benefits (well, 11 specific ones). His list did not mention that you will have a better time at parties. Add that. read more

In Burma, it’s a crime to put headphones on the Buddha

last weekNews : BlogPost

A New Zealander and two Burmese men are facing trial in Burma after being accused of insulting Buddhism. The incident stems from an advertisement for an event at their bar in the city of Rangoon, which featured an image of Buddha — wearing a set of large headphones.Read full article >>

In Burma, it’s a crime to put headphones on the Buddha

last weekNews : BlogPost

A New Zealander and two Burmese men are facing trial in Burma after being accused of insulting Buddhism. The incident stems from an advertisement for an event at their bar in the city of Rangoon, which featured an image of Buddha – wearing a set of large headphones. The image caused controversy after it was shared on the bar's Facebook page […]

New Zealand Man and Two Myanmar Citizens Arrested For Posting Advertisement Of Psychedelic Buddha Wearing Headphones

We have yet another crackdown on free speech in the name of religion. A New Zealand bar manager in Myanmar was arrested with two Myanmar employees for “insulting Buddha” by posting an advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones. Philip Blackwood was arrested with the bar’s owner, Tun Thurein, and an employee. The […]

Three Are Detained in Burma For “Insulting” the National Faith With a Promo Image of Buddha Wearing Headphones

Offending the religious sensibilities of Buddhists could land you in jail. For two years.A New Zealand bar manager has been detained in Burma for using an image of the Buddha wearing headphones in a promotion. Police said the promotion...Show More Summary

Thursday’s Religion News Roundup

November 2014: 5,000 people murdered by Muslim extremists. Also: IS barbarians stoop to a new low. Plus: Promoting, in Burma, a bar with an image of the Buddha wearing headphones is asking for trouble. And here's the Internet Movie Database listing that scares the destructive Scientology cult. Full story: Thursday’s Religion News Roundup

Is the Buddha Smiling on Narendra Modi's India?

NEW DELHI -- Since Prime Minister Narendra Modi seldom speaks in Parliament, and also refrains from interacting with the Indian media, the only source one can turn to in order to appraise his record in office are his own words and actions...Show More Summary

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