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Brooke Schedneck

Brooke Schedneck is an author at Religion News Service.

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What is Theravada Buddhism? A scholar of Asian religions explains

By Brooke Schedneck — May 31, 2023
(The Conversation) — Theravada Buddhism is the dominant religious system in several parts of South and Southeast Asia, but there is a rich diversity of beliefs and practices in this tradition.

Dalai Lama identifies the reincarnation of Mongolia’s spiritual leader – a preview of tensions around finding his own replacement

By Brooke Schedneck — April 5, 2023
(The Conversation) — Beijing is eager for more control over the selection of Tibetan Buddhist leaders like the Dalai Lama.

What is walking meditation?

By Brooke Schedneck — February 5, 2022
(The Conversation) — The late Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh popularized the contemplative practice around the world.

Thich Nhat Hanh, who worked for decades to teach mindfulness, approached death in that same spirit

By Brooke Schedneck — January 24, 2022
(The Conversation) — Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings, which earned him a global following, gave simple instructions on mindfulness and emphasized how it could be practiced anytime, even when doing routine chores.

What the world can learn from the Buddhist concept loving-kindness

By Brooke Schedneck — November 11, 2021
(The Conversation) — On World Kindness Day, a scholar of Buddhist studies explains its idea of compassion and the diverse ways to think about and express kindness.

Why choosing the next dalai lama will be a religious – as well as a political – issue

By Brooke Schedneck — June 25, 2021
(The Conversation) — For Tibetan Buddhists it is important that they are in charge of the selection process for the next dalai lama, but China wants to appoint its own.

The pandemic has slowed tourism to Thailand’s Buddhist temples, but the impact is more than economic

By Brooke Schedneck — June 5, 2021
(The Conversation) — Thailand's Buddhist temples, important centers of culture and commerce, rely on donations from international visitors. Because of a steep drop in tourism, these temples have been hit hard.
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