Slavoj Žižek
Dr. Dion Peoples


While never personally knowing Slavoj Žižek, and admiring some of his work, many of my associates within Buddhist Studies have become disturbed or are confused over his philosophical representation of Buddhism, and what he feels are important ideas for Buddhists. Therefore, this article examines some of his interpretations, and where or how I can, represent or correct any erroneous presentation.

Rev. George Lin

Buddhist Preacher System is easier to be accepted by West countries society and promote Buddhism development on the west countries. Buddhist development on the west countries, may promote the Buddhism merge with Christianity (including Catholic, Protestants, Orthodox) and west countries culture. And it may found the WEST BUDDHISM.

Buddhism in the Digital Age
Edited by Prof. Le Manh That and Ven. Thich Nhat Tu

From the time of the Buddha until now we have depended largely on language, transmitted orally and in written form, to receive His teachings. In the past twenty years the development of digital techniques of storage have vastly expanded access to these teachings, allowing for reproduction at new orders of magnitude and dissemination, via the Internet, with little or no restriction. Exploration and preservation of sacred Buddhist sites is now also possible through digital means. In this sub-theme of the Vesak Day 2008 conference, Buddhism in the Digital Age, our presenters offer a look at some of the projects that continue to bear fruit from these new technologies.

Buddhist Education Issues
Edited by Prof. Le Manh That and Ven. Thich Nhat Tu

The Buddha’s teaching states the perfection of Buddhist education. Indeed the Buddha realized that birth and death do not exist in the triple world (the world of sense-desires, the world of form and the world of formlessness), but it is due to ignorance (avijja), false views (di hi) and desires (lobha) that living beings do evils to destroy one another, causing suffering to one another and then transmigrating through the round of births and deaths.

Family problems and Buddhist response
Vesak 2008

The health and happiness of the family is essential to the he happiness of society. Despite material security and technological advances in many countries, individuals and families suffer from the lack of true communication and harmony, as well anger, violence, loneliness and despair. The papers in this address the powerful role Buddhist teaching and practice can be healing and transforming family problems at their root.

Care for the environment: Buddhist response to climate change
Vesak 2008

The papers in this volume bring together the presentations that will be made at this workshop. Several scientists, Buddhist practitioners and Buddhist scholars reflect on the reality and importance of human-induced climate and environmental change, and show how and why Buddhists can respond and contribute to the solution and adaptations that will be needed.