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11/04/2012 - NVA figurehead supports 'Wallonia' Buddhism (VRT Terzake)

This article is not translated. It refers to a news video on VRT (Flemish Radio and Televison broadcasting). Mr. Peumans, The President of the Flemish Parliament, member of the New Flemish Alliance party, talks about his sympathy for the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan case. He gives financial support to a Tibetan temple in Wallonia.

The main subject of the article concerns the lack of objectivity and knowledge in the Flemish media about Buddhism. In short, Tibetan Buddhism has all the attention but people seem not to understand its role and position in relation to the main Buddhist traditions, Mahayana and Theravada. 

Furthermore Theravada is obviously unknown as Buddhism although very well represented and important in the region.

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