Yet again, COVID-19 affects the annual Japanese holiday for honoring ancestors. Plus, the Institute of Buddhist Studies becomes the newest member of the Graduate Theological Union, and the US ambassador to India meets with a representative of the Dalai Lama.
Two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists are released from prison in Myanmar, Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn declares himself the Royal Patron of Buddhism, Tibetan lama Dagri Rinpoche faces #MeToo, and Columbia University hosts a conference on Buddhist chaplaincy. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.
Half a million people have crossed the border from Myanmar seeking safety from persecution and violence.