The Buddhist Channel is closely following the goings-on in Burma. (And Myanmar has the second-most corrupt government in the world, according to Transparency International.) And the Times lede says it all:

Government security forces in Myanmar cracked down for a second day today on nationwide protests, firing shots and tear gas, and raiding at least two Buddhist monasteries, where they beat and arrested dozens of monks, according to reports from the city of Yangon.

Update on the Banned Books in Prison: they might be un-banned due to popular demand. Or at least, steps are being taken in the proper direction. Another update: Our friend Vishvapani on the protests as lovingkindness in action.

Get Daily Dharma in your email

Start your day with a fresh perspective

a photo of a Buddhist meditating
Explore timeless teachings through modern methods.

With Stephen Batchelor, Sharon Salzberg, Andrew Olendzki, and more

See Our Courses

Thank you for subscribing to Tricycle! As a nonprofit, to keep Buddhist teachings and practices widely available.

This article is only for Subscribers!

Subscribe now to read this article and get immediate access to everything else.

Subscribe Now

Already a subscriber? Log in.