Buddhists in Myanmar are pushing back against the country’s nationalist monastics and trying to shift public opinion on the Rohingya crisis.
Myanmar charges hate-monger monk Ashin Wirathu with sedition, the US ambassador to China calls for dialogue with the Dalai Lama, and bodhisattvas sell for millions at a Buddhist art auction. Tricycle looks back at the events of this week in the Buddhist world.
Review: The Venerable W is an “Unsettling Self Portrait” of Burmese Buddhist Monk and Hate-monger Ashin Wirathu
The film is a very personal lament from a man in a state of shock that his beloved Theravada Buddhism is being used to fuel race hatred and genocide, writes New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones.