THIS IS AMERICA & THE WORLD is a weekly, international affairs television series, which is produced in Washington, New York City, and in countries around the world. The series is broadcast nationally on public television and PBS stations. The series is also distributed internationally by Voice of America Television. Whether here in the United States or abroad, DENNIS WHOLEY sets out to explore the cultural, social and political lives of people around the world.
This week on This Is America & The World, Dennis Wholey is in Lumbini, Nepal to explore the significance of Buddhism within the fabric of Nepali culture. Lumbini, Nepal is the revered birthplace of Lord Buddha and directly ties Nepal to the origins of Buddhism. Dennis sits with Buddhist Monk, Venerable Metteyya Sakyaputta, Vice Chairman of the Lumbini Development Trust at the Mayadevi Temple to learn about the profound philosophy of Buddhism, emphasizing compassion, mindfulness, and the pursuit of inner peace. In addition, Dennis meets with Chandra Prakash Pathak of the Lumbini Development Trust to get an overview of Lumbini and learn about the importance of agriculture to the region.