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OCBS News - September 2013 - Taking the Buddha Seriously

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On 6 July 2013 Richard Gombrich gave a thought-provoking keynote address (via video recording) at the 8th Global Conference on Buddhism, held at the Kong Meng Shan Phor Kark See Monastery in Singapore. The theme of the conference was ‘In the World of Rapid Change’ and Prof Gombrich remarked, among other things, on the recent outbursts of anti-Muslim violence, which are to his mind entirely incompatible with the Buddhist values of non-violence, kindness, and compassion. This talk, entitled ‘Taking the Buddha Seriously’, may be read together with his keynote address at a 2010 conference in Bangkok, as there is some thematic and textual overlap between them. The text of both talks may be found here.




 

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