HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY
Alive Dharma teaching, March 14, 2010
ཆོས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ (chos kyi ‘khor lo): Wheel of Law – The symbol of Buddha Dharma
धर्मचक्र dharmachakra (in Sanskrit), धम्मचक dhammacakka (in Pali), ธรรมจักร thammachak (in Thai)
I. Introduction :“May inner Wisdom manifest more and may the Presence manifest in every moment of our daily life. May we benefit beings through self Awareness. Realising the illusory nature of existence, manifest the vow to liberate beings from their self-made prisons of ignorance.
May all our vajra brothers and sisters, work together harmoniously. benefiting beings. Unity in body, speech and mind.
May, for this coming year, there be peace, harmony, security, and happiness. May everything be well and auspicious for the new year!”
Shifu John Chow
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II.BUDDHIST SPIRITUAL * RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES
2.1. Buddhist calendar * 2nd month , Year of male Metal Tiger March – April 2010
Collective meditations & prayers of Buddha Dharma_OBFI every Sunday from 4-5 pm (GMT+1) or according to your local time. Together we become vegetarians, praying for inner & outer peace on the planet.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcLAVROyqrA 21 verses of Praise
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irc1IDew1Tk Medicine Buddha Blessings
March 25 : 10th day, dedicated to Guru Rinpoche. Dharma practice : Ganachakra and Tsog offering verse by Kyabje Dujom Rinpoche http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mw1nUPF7HU
March 30 – Full moon day :
April 8 – Dakini day. Dharma practice : Ganachakra and Tsog offering verse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mw1nUPF7HU
April 13 – Dharmapala day. Dharma practice : Vajrakilaya tantra Ghurkukma by Jigme Phuntsog Rinpoche http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnGmGWAnVSs
April 14 : Shakyamuni Buddha day. Purification practices and Sang
III. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONTEMPORARY BUDDHIST STUDIES
3.1. Questions and answers :
nutier – France
Dear venerable , please enjoy my questions , thank you .
In Buddhism , we don’t say that there is just one God , but we say that there are many Gods , in many godly realms .The fine material world and the immaterial world together constitute the ” Heavens ” . It’s very rare that beings can go from one realm to another ; in the same way , the Gods don’t rule over humans , they rule over the heavens .
Q.164 – If Gods don’t rule over humans , don’t they rule also over the Hell or all beings in samsara ? Beings in samsara are ruled by the law of karma which is : cause, condition and effect.
Q.165 – If humans don’t need Gods , will they also become Gods themselves ? Human beings should sooner or later become fully enlightened beings, the same as Buddhas. For this we pray.
Q.166 – In this way , will Gods become hell beings , when they finish their good deeds , in samsara ? We also pray for all gods to soon become fully enlightened beings. But enlightenment and liberation depends mainly upon diligent Dharma practice, sincerity. Buddha Shakyamuni said : I show you the path , but you must walk on it . Thus we follow on Lord Buddha´s footsteps.
Q.167 – Will the hell beings become Gods , when they finish also their bad deeds ? We pray for all hell beings to be soon liberated from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May peace , happiness be upon you always ! nutier
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To be Buddhist is to take refuge in the Three Jewels, also called the Three Treasures. The Three Jewels are the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
I take refuge in the Buddha.
I take refuge in the Dharma.
I take refuge in the Sangha.
Taking refuge in the Buddha, we learn to transform anger into compassion; taking refuge in the Dharma, we learn to transform delusion into wisdom;
taking refuge in the Sangha, we learn to transform desire into generosity.
“The genuine Three Jewels, in essence, are none other than the enlightened Buddha nature that is already inside you.” (Master Sheng-Yen)
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ཆོས་ཀྱི་འཁོར་ལོ (chos kyi ‘khor lo): Wheel of Law – The symbol of our Dharma (religion)
धर्मचक्र dharmachakra (in Sanskrit), धम्मचक dhammacakka (in Pali), ธรรมจักร thammachak (in Thai)
The Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta is the Buddha’s first discourse after he reached Enlightenment,
at Sarnath (Isipatana),in the Deer Park,The Turning or The Establishment of the Wheel of Truth.
First of Three Cardinal Discourses of the Lord Buddha.
The rooftop statues of two golden deer flanking a Dharma wheel in Jokhang temple, Lhasa.
IV. HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY
HATE SPEECH AND EUROPEAN LEGISLATION
48. consultation of representatives of religious communities
Consultation was on Wednesday, Nov 5 2008, at 11:00 pm in the Grand Chamber, Government, Gregorčičeva 27, Ljubljana, Slovenia, European Union (1)
Point 4 :
Dr. Drago Čepar thanked for interesting lectures and invitations to present discussion and questions.
Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche (Buddha – Dharma, Buddhist Association in the Republic of Slovenia) has all the nice welcome and expressed pleasure at the fact that the Government Office for Religious Communities in the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue was able to organize this important conference on hate speech. First, as a catalyst for this conference, she presented some experiences from the perspective of their religious community. She said that the knowledge of this subject in the last two years is deepening and their website also published some research. »Sovražni govor” is in English called “hate speach”. European law is sanctioning hate speech more than legislation on other continents. Buddhist views on hate speech : in Buddhism the doctrine of karma is very well known. Those who in any way disseminate hate speech against someone else, are creating very bad karma for themselves . This works because their state of consciousness is based on hostility. In other religions such as Christianity, Judaism, Bahaii, Islam and others there is doctrine that says: “Do not do to others what you do not want that others do to you.”
What you sow, thus you will reap. These are well-known spiritual truths. Slovenian legislation, Article 300 of the Criminal Code and 141st Article talks about the infringement of equality. Civil society consist from religious organizations, associations and other groups- it is interesting to note that if the society expands hate speech, infringes 3rd Article of the Societies Act, which states that it is not allowed to establish society whose purpose, objective or activities promote racial, ethnic, religious or other discrimination. Anyone who is exposed to hate speech can refer for protection of rights : 34th article of the Constitution (right to personal dignity and safety), 63rd article of the Constitution (prohibition on promoting discrimination and intolerance and Prohibition of Incitement to violence and war), the Law on religious freedom also prohibits such acts which are defined as criminal. Law on prevention of cyber crime is published on the website of the Information and Documentation of the Council of Europe in NUK www.idcse.nuk.si This law prohibits hate speech and other illegal practices on cyberspace . There is also Spletno oko (2). Our experience with this are : the person concerned reports violations and Spletno oko (hotline) only collects the data. They don´t do anything to prevent hate speech! Evidences must be compiled by any single person – about which the hate-speech is published . Sometimes such person must also translate for the state attorney ! With this is a lot of work. Someone who discovers hate speech published on internet should send this evidence material (copies from internet) the appropriate places : the prosecutor or the police. However, the police and prosecutors are not sufficiently skilled to be able to properly identify hate speech. In Slovenia, the situation is very worrying – prosecution procedures are very lengthy(3). Religious communities should always be very patient; general opinion is that religious communities should tolerate every hate speech. . The prosecutor should provide a response within 90 working days. It has happened that there was no reply after 6 months! Council of Europe (4) in its bulletin No. 71 clearly stated that the representatives of religious communities should be educated about human rights. Religious community can not promote hate speech. It is uncivilised that one religious community discriminates another religious community by placing it among controversial groups – only to gain advantage in signing an agreement with the Government of the RS ! If hate speech is disseminated through its website or forum, it means breach of 132nd Article of the Media Act, which states that the necessary web content contributed by users and editorial is considered as the medium under the Law on Media. Each such medium must be registered with the Ministry of Culture. Council of Europe in this factsheet on Human Rights clearly states what is hate speech. In Slovenia (and also elsewhere!) public often do not want to know what is hate speech. Now when concrete examples of hate speech occured on internet , those responsible for preventing hate speech does not want to see that this is exactly what the Council of Europe says. In order to be labeled as hate speech, it is necessary that is directed against a person or group of people. If your name and surname – or of your religious community- is written on internet site which promotes hate speech against you and others – this is hate speech as explained by the Council of Europe in magazine No 71. National laws and practices must punish claims for which the person or group of persons is subjected to discrimination, hostility or violence because of their religion or belonging to any ethnic group.
About Hate speech will be written in a report- it will be posted on the website : project on human rights. Hate speech, which other religious community disseminated on the Internet, was sent to the prosecutor , but it was rejected because the prosecutor was not rained to recognise hate speech.(5) The same evidences of hate speech were sent to the President of the Republic Slovenia dr. Danilo Türk (6) His advisor dr. Erik Kerševan saw enough evidence for hate speech and religious discrimination in this case. Copies of his letter was sent to the Ombudsman for human rights and the Office for Religious Communities.
Finally, she again expressed pleasure that this conference is organized and emphasized that as a general benefitial organization they are committed to the dignity of human being . They ask all who are faced with hate speech to send evidence to the police and prosecutor’s office. No one should be victimised . This will also contribute to greater democratization of society in Slovenia.
1. 48th consultation , organised by the Government of Republic Slovenia- Office for religious communities, is published at www.uvs.gov.si Slovenian language. In this essay / research we added additional internet addresses for better evidence .
SPLETNO–OKO.SI is a Slovenian hotline which provides means for anonymous reporting of illegal Internet contents. Spletno oko is dealing with the reports …
Spletno Oko is dealing with the reports on child pornography and hate speech on the internet.
The project Spletno-oko.si is co-funded by the European Union, through the Safer Internet plus programme and in March 2007 Spletno oko joined INHOPE network. The membership of Spletno oko advisory board includes the State prosecution of Slovenia, the Slovenian Police Force, Slovenian media and other institutions concerned with children rights protection.
Project is financed by the Directorate for the Information Society at the European Commission, Directorate for the Information Socitey at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology and partners – University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Sciences, Slovene Consumers Association and ARNES – Academic and Research Network of Slovenia.
Cooperation of similar hotlines throughout Europe has proven to be an effective measure in the fight against illegal and harmful Internet contents such as child abuse images and the presence of hate speech. Slovenian Internet users now have a chance to make the Internet safer by reporting potentially illegal and harmful contents.
3. Minister for foreign affairs of RS was asked to provide evidence about human rights situation in Slovenia -to the Council of Europe, in first months of 2010.
The Council of Europe gathers 47 Member States, that is to say the near total of the countries of the European continent. Its objective is to create common …
5. Office of the ombudsman for human rights followed this process and saw the need to train the police to recognise hate speech in the future.
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Prepared by Lama Tara Tulku Drimed Drolkhar Rinpoche , president of Buddha Dharma, March 10,2010 .
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4.1 Congratulations to US President Barack Obama , friend of Buddha Dharma on YouTube- on meeting with H.H. the Dalai Lama. Human rights report for 2009 is correct : there are many violations of human rights in China , especially in Tibet. If China wish to become open democratic state, it must improve human rights and religious freedom. His Holiness pointed out also the need for greater role of women (source : Snow Lion magazine, Ithaca, N.Y. winter 2010).
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10 March (1959) is Tibetan National Uprising Day
Fearing an abduction attempt by China, 300,000 Tibetans surround the Dalai Lama’s palace to prevent his removal.On March 17,HH Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, flees Tibet for India.
Bhoe Gyallo! Bhoe Rangzen! “Victory for Tibet! Free Tibet!
bod-rgyal-lo bod-rang-btsan (Pö gyalo, Pö rangzen)
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Thanks for you presence and all you do, your activities it’s real and pure and healing.
In one of Jetsun Milarepa´s 100.000 songs there is wisdom verse:
“MEDITATING ON LOVE AND COMPASSION
I FORGOT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYSELF AND OTHERS.”
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May this Manifestation be useful to help uncover the all encompassing truth !
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