Topic / Buddhism

Sex pest: a Buddhist master, aged 105

THE ZEN Buddhist community in in the US are said to be shocked and distressed by revelations that a prominent teacher – Joshu Sasaki, 105 –  is being investigated for having groped and sexually harassed female students for decades. Since arriving in Los Angeles from Japan in 1962, Sasaki has taught thousands of Americans at […]

Buddhist kicks off over Keds

BUDDHISTS “all over the world” have had their “sentiments hurt” by a new range of “blasphemous” Keds sneakers bearing the image of the Dalai Lama. Now, we all imagine that Buddhists are a laidback, tolerant lot whose philosophy is in no way as red in tooth and claw as say, Islam, whose followers exist in […]

Buddhist anger over ‘blasphemous’ bar

A GROUP of angry Indonesian Buddhists symbolically sealed the upmarket Buddha Bar in Jakarta yesterday, urging authorities to immediately close the Paris-based entertainment franchise for “blasphemy”. About 150 mainly student protesters carrying joss sticks and flowers gathered outside the bar in a wealthy neighbourhood of the capital and denounced its decorative use of sacred symbols […]