World Buddhists oddly silent on violence, human rights issues in Myanmar

While the most heavily Buddhist country in the world descends into violence and allegations about human rights abuses beyond those that have long been leveled at Myanmar, world Buddhists, from the Dalai Lama to practitioners in other Asian and European nations remain oddly silent.

Myanmar was originally unified in the 12th century around Buddhism and is the home of some of the most renowned pagodas and temples. Nearly all boys in Myanmar spend their 8-12 years in Buddhist monasteries and the country’s culture moves larges with the rhythm of the the celebration of the Buddha.

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