Hồi Ký Nguyễn Xuân Thu: Chương 2: Những chặng đường học tập | Chapter 2: My Education Journey

Chương 2: Những chặng đường học tập Học hành dang dở Gia đình tôi ở vùng nông thôn rất nghèo. Như đã nói ở trên, mẹ tôi cố gắng cho tôi đi học chỉ vì bà thương tôi, không muốn tôi bị thất học phải bị bắt làm xâu. Tôi không nhớ chính xác ngày…

Human Rights Watch (2009): The Resistance of the Monks | Buddhism and Activism in Burma | VIII. Cyclone Nargis and Its Aftermath

In 2008, Myanmar suffered its worst natural disaster on record when Cyclone Nargis swept through. Children in western Rakhine State walk along a debris-strewn road after 2010’s Cyclone Giri. | Photo: DPA On May 2, 2008, Burma was struck by its worst natural disaster in modern history. On that day, Cyclone Nargis tore into Burma’s Irrawaddy delta,…

Human Rights Watch (2009): The Resistance of the Monks | Buddhism and Activism in Burma | VII. The September 2007 Crackdown

Since the crackdown, many have wondered, “What happened to the monks?” Several hundred monks, possibly more than 1,000, were arrested, and 237 remain in prison as of August 2009.[1] Some fled overseas, but more went back to life as laypeople. Many monasteries in Rangoon and elsewhere now have less than half as many monks as they…

Human Rights Watch (2009): The Resistance of the Monks | Buddhism and Activism in Burma | VI – The Reemergence of Buddhist Political Activism in Burma

Young monk in Myanmar | Photo: Alessandro Bergamini The demonstrations in August and September 2007 were the largest popular protests against military rule in Burma in nearly 20 years. Human Rights Watch documented the demonstrations and the brutal crackdown by security forces, interviewing more than 100 eyewitnesses to the events. Our report, Crackdown: Repression of the…

Human Rights Watch (2009): The Resistance of the Monks | Buddhism and Activism in Burma | V – The SPDC and Buddhism

Photo: Abdul Rahman Roslan   Following the 1990 crackdown on the monks’ movement and the government’s efforts to show its Buddhist credentials, Buddhism became a central theme in many aspects of governance and social control. On a hill on the northern outskirts of Rangoon, the grandest pagoda to be built in years in Rangoon began…

Nguyên Không Tuấn Khanh: Tiếng Đàn Bất Ngờ Của Nghệ Sĩ Siêu Sao Ở Phòng Chủng Ngừa Covid-19

Buổi diễn bất ngờ của nghệ sĩ Yo-yo Ma | ảnh: BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACEBOOK Mới đây, giới hâm mộ thích thú khám phá một hình ảnh đời thường của Yo-yo Ma, nghệ sĩ chơi cello hàng siêu sao của thế giới, khi ông xách theo cây đàn và chơi cho những người đang chờ…

Human Rights Watch (2009): The Resistance of the Monks | Buddhism and Activism in Burma | IV – Aung San Suu Kyi and Buddhism

My first concern is to abide by Buddhist principles in my worldly dealings. Of course, I do meditate. That’s because I believe that all of us, as human beings, have a spiritual dimension which cannot be neglected. – Aung San Suu Kyi, Conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi BY ALAN CLEMENTS| SEPTEMBER 1, 1997  …

Human Rights Watch (2009): The Resistance of the Monks | Buddhism and Activism in Burma | III – The Role of the Sangha in the 1988 Uprising and After the 1990 Election

On August 8, 1988, massive demonstrations shook Rangoon and almost every town across the country. Millions of people from all walks of life—including monks—took to the streets to vent decades of pent-up frustrations with a regime that had turned what once was one of Asia’s most prosperous countries into an economic and political wreck. The…