Buddhism

Buddhism Fastest-Growing Religion in Singapore

May 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DPA/The Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/206296,buddhism-fastest-growing-religion-in-singapore.html

Buddhism is the fastest-growing religion in Singapore, particularly among the young and educated, census figures released Monday showed. The number of people aged 15 and over who are Buddhists jumped from 31 per cent of the population in 1990 to 43 per cent,...

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Buddhist Monks Establish Aid Network

May 19, 2008

Author: Brett Popplewell

Source: The Star

http://www.thestar.com/News/World/article/427293

As Burma's military junta continues to prevent international aid that would help the estimated 1.5 million people affected by Cyclone Nargis, an international network of Burmese monks has come up with an alternative solution for would-be donors and relief workers.

With the military rulers doing little to help the starving, homeless and injured survivors...

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Quake Victims Remembered in Buddhist Celebration

May 19, 2008

Author: Lacee A.C. Martinez

Source: Pacific Daily News

http://www.guampdn.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080519/NEWS01/805190314/1002

There were smiles from both children and adults at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple in Barrigada, as they were entertained by a lively lion dance in honor of Buddha's birthday yesterday. Hundreds came to the temple for the Bathing of the Buddha ceremony, part of the centuries old...

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China Announces Re-Opening of Famed Tibetan Buddhist Temple

May 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-05-17-voa37.cfm

Chinese state media say the most famous Buddhist temple in Tibet has opened its doors again to worshippers.

Chinese authorities shut down the Jokhang Temple, in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa, after a series of protests by Tibetan monks in March. The protests, initially peacefully, eventually led to violent clashes between the monks and Chinese...

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U.N. Buddhist Event in Vietnam Remembers Disaster Victims

May 14, 2008

Author: Grant McCool

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSBKK5494820080514

Victims of China's earthquake and Myanmar's cyclone were remembered on Wednesday when Buddhists opened a rare international religious event in Vietnam, whose critics accuse the government of abusing freedom of worship.

Hundreds of monks in yellow, maroon and saffron robes mixed with government officials and diplomats in suits in a Hanoi...

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Buddhist Centre Plan for Norwich

May 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Dereham Times 24

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6419,0,0,1,0

A Buddhist retreat could soon be open for meditation and religious festivals. Murray Wright, a senior ordained Buddhist, has applied for retrospective planning permission for the place of worship at his home in Mill Road, Hardingham.

The retreat is set around a pond water meadow and stream leading to Blackwater...

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Nepal Police Detain More Than 600 Female Tibetan Protesters

May 11, 2008

Author: BINAJ GURUBACHARYA

Source: Boston Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1385594~Nepal_police_detain_more_than_600_female_Tibetan_protesters.html

Police detained more than 600 female Tibetan protesters, including many Buddhist nuns, on Sunday after breaking up several demonstrations against China's recent crackdown in Tibet.

It was the...

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Malaysian Court Allows Muslim Convert to go Back to Buddhism

May 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/08/asia/malay.php

A Malaysian Islamic court allowed a Muslim convert Thursday to return to her original faith of Buddhism, setting a precedent that could ease religious minorities' worries about their legal rights.

Lawyers said that the Shariah High Court's verdict in the northern state of...

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Buddhist Monastery Fights Power Line

May 6, 2008

Author: Robert King

Source: The Buddist Channel/NV Daily

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6353,0,0,1,0

Deep in the woods of West Virginia, a small, Buddhist monastery uses the calm of nature to meditate. To the Bhavana Society, a monastery in High View, roughly 6 miles from Gore, the forest is an integral part of their religion.

"The forest is considered like our temple," said Bhante Rahula, a monk and vice abbot at the...

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Shingon Mission Marks 100 Years

May 5, 2008

Author: Dennis Fujimoto

Source: The Garden Island/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,6345,0,0,1,0

There were only 30 families in the area when the first shovels of dirt were turned. A hundred years later, families turned out to celebrate the centennial of the Waimea Shingon Mission situated at the base of a cliff in Waimea Valley.

“Little hands made the difference,” said Bishop Dean Okimura...

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