Hundreds of Buddhists participate in Atthasilani in Borobudur

Hundreds of Buddhists from the Indonesian Mahanikaya Buddhist Council (MBMI) participated in Upasika Ratana (Atthasilani) at Borobudur Temple, Magelang, Central Java, on Saturday. “Atthasilani is a Buddhist dhamma-deepening activity to practice the eight precepts. Participants are expected to radiate happiness of love, and full of hope, so that all beings are happy. The love that has been grown […]

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Central Halmahera celebrates national hero status for Talabuddin

The Central Halmahera district government, North Maluku, has expressed pride over President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) designating Salahuddin Bin Talabuddin, who originated from the region, as a national hero. “Of course, the designation of Salahuddin Bin Talabuddin along with four other figures as (national) heroes is a special gift for the people of Central Halmahera,” district […]

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Ministry asks youth to help preserve ‘wayang’

The Coordinating Ministry for Human Development and Culture has urged all young Indonesians to actively take part in preserving wayang (traditional puppetry) as part of the nation’s heritage. “The young generation has a strategic role in the attempts to preserve various cultures in Indonesia, including wayang,” deputy for the coordination of mental revolution, culture promotion, as well as […]

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