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In Other News...exciting new videos: saving Buddhist treasures & more

by Kestrel Slocombe
January 16, 2014
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 16:47 -- Kestrel Slocombe
  • Korean classical innovator Jin Hi Kim to perform multi-media “Digital Buddha” at the Met (Video) - Shambhala SunSpace writes, “Korean pop music—or Kpop as it’s commonly known—is a huge phenomenon in east Asia, with countless websites dedicated to parsing every minute detail of its teenage stars’ lives. So it came as a refreshing surprise when kpopstarz.com chose to feature one of Korea’sindigenous classical music virtuosos, Jin Hi Kim, highlighting her upcoming performance of Digital Buddha January 31 at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.”
  • Mindful Parenting featured on Slate’s parenting podcast - listen to it here
  • New reports of violence in Burma - Barbara O’Brien at About.Com Buddhism has the story.
  • Saving Mes Aynak documentary awarded MacArthur Foundation grant - Shambhala SunSpace reports that professor and filmmaker Brent Huffman has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the MacArthur Foundation to complete his documentary, Saving Mes Aynak. Shambala Sunspace writes, “In October, 2012, SunSpace spotlighted Huffman’s efforts to capture the struggle in Afghanistan between international archaeologists scrambling to preserve the treasures of an ancient Buddhist monastic complex outside Kabul, thought to be more than 2,000 years old, and a Chinese mining company granted permission by the Afghan government to begin a 30-year exploitation of what turns out to be the world’s second-largest copper deposit, located at the very same site.” 

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