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The Lotus Communication Network (LCN) is an informal network of like-minded Asian Buddhist media practitioners and scholars who are dedicated to develop better communication among Asian Buddhist communities. Lotus News Features is the flagship project of LCN that provides feature stories related to Buddhism and Buddhist communities across Asia written by Buddhist communicators adopting a mindful communication methodology.
Message from Dhammapada
There should be no delay in doing good deeds. One must avail oneself of every opportunity to do good. Such good actions rebound to one's eternal happiness
Lotus News Features
News feature stories from Asia using mindful communication principles drawn from Buddhist concepts
Mindful Journalism requires the journalist to understand the reasons for sorrow/unhappiness, and to desist from using his/her craft to increase desire(tanha) and clinging(upadana) - Shelton Gunaratne
LOTUS VIDEO SONG CLIPS
This song, sung in Sinhalese and recorded by Sri Lankan musical group Metta is a production of Lotus Communication Network. The song is based on Sigalovada Sutra - Buddha's advice to young Sigala - on how to cultivate good friends. (Duration 2.40)
Sung in Sinhalese and recorded by the Sri Lankan musical group Metta, this song is a production of Lotus Communication Network. The song is based on the importance of the mind in Buddhist practice. It explains how a well tamed mind bestows pleasure and happiness to life. (Duration 3.11)
Even though he harass me, insults me, defeats me and steals from me, I don’t have hatred for him. My hatred has dissipated. This is the message of this song sung in Sinhalese. This is a Lotus Communication Network production. Sung by Chamara Hapangama and Muditha Ranga Abeysinghe. (Duration 3.58)
I HAVE NO HATRED
A touching song, this reflects man's cruelty towards animals. A newborn infant is robbed of her mother's love because illegal poachers kill the mother to take her tusks(ivory). Sung in Sinhalese by Viveka Perera from Sri Lanka.(Duration 2.46)
Appeal for sponsors
Lotus Communication Network is currently looking for donors to help fund commissioning of special stories for the Lotus News Features project from Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Please donate generously to help empower Buddhist communities in Asia.
Dr Kalinga Seneviratne
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