Article: The (Russian) Buddhists Vs. The Billionare

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Article: The (Russian) Buddhists Vs. The Billionare

Postby anjali » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Interesting RadioFreeEurope photo journal article: http://www.rferl.org/a/russia-religion- ... 21640.html.

In Russia's Ural Mountains, a small group of Buddhists led by a veteran of the U.S.S.R.'s Afghanistan war has spent the past 21 years establishing a monastery on an isolated mountaintop. But it sits on land claimed by a company belonging to one of Russia's most powerful oligarchs. After years of delays, a date has now been set for the complex's removal. RFE/RL's Amos Chapple visited the monastery for the inside story.
All things are unworthy of clinging to (sabbe dhammā nâla abhinivesāyā). --Shakyamuni Buddha
Wanting to grasp the ungraspable, you exhaust yourself in vain. --Gendun Rinpoche

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Re: Article: The (Russian) Buddhists Vs. The Billionare

Postby tiagolps » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:30 am

anjali wrote:Interesting RadioFreeEurope photo journal article: http://www.rferl.org/a/russia-religion- ... 21640.html.

In Russia's Ural Mountains, a small group of Buddhists led by a veteran of the U.S.S.R.'s Afghanistan war has spent the past 21 years establishing a monastery on an isolated mountaintop. But it sits on land claimed by a company belonging to one of Russia's most powerful oligarchs. After years of delays, a date has now been set for the complex's removal. RFE/RL's Amos Chapple visited the monastery for the inside story.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMvpr5gGekg

I wish I could speak Russian :cry:
"Buddhahhod, really, is like an infection, it goes from one person to another,
You can fight it off, but it's a pitty if you do that."

-Rigdzin Shikpo


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