Buddhist monks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Buddhist monks


Holy rap! 'Funky' Japan monk gets grannies in a spin

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Akinobu Tatsumi Tatsumi isn't your typical Buddhist monk. He has long hair, tied in a ponytail, and fancies himself as a human beatbox – a genre also steeped in hip hop culture.

DOUBLE LIFE. Akinobu Tatsumi leads a double life -- as a Buddhist monk who preaches about DJing. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Elderly Buddhist monk hacked to death in Bangladesh – police

May 14, 2016 - 1:21 PM

UPDATED It is the latest in a spate of murders of religious minorities and secular activists in Bangladesh

EU slams Myanmar inter-marriage bill

Jul 10, 2015 - 4:18 AM

A draft of the bill published in December laid out a web of rules governing marriage between Buddhist women and men of other faiths

‘Facebook’ monk crowdsources for goodwill in Palawan

Apr 18, 2015 - 9:56 AM

In Puerto Princesa Palawan a Buddhist monk helps solve people’s problems by logging onto Facebook and finding connections

STUDENT AND MENTOR. Under Bhante’s guidance and encouragement, Rhodora would like to have a future wherein everyday, she is helping people who grew up in the same kind of poverty she did.

Manila invites monks to pray for killed Luneta hostages

Aug 07, 2014 - 4:17 PM

The Buddhist monks will pray at the Quirino Grandstand – the site of the hostage drama – for 12 hours on August 9 for the victims and for the greater good of the Philippines

Thailand's top Buddhist leader dies aged 100

Oct 25, 2013 - 12:04 AM

The revered Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara died of a blood infection following recent surgery for an intestinal infection

REVERED. Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara Somdet Phra Sangharaja turned 100 on October 3 and is considered the longest living Supreme Patriarch in Thai history. Photo by Pornchai Kittiwongsakul/Agence France-Presse

Thich Nhat Hanh: 'Peace is every breath'

May 15, 2013 - 11:32 AM

Our spiritual practice can be there at any moment as we cultivate the energy of mindfulness and concentration

PEACE IS EVERY BREATH. Thich Nhat Hanh's meditative calligraphy. Image courtesy of Rina Angela Corpus