Buddhism

The Government of Canada Takes Part in Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation's Harmony Festival

May 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,6336,0,0,1,0

Volunteers with the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada will be doing their part to actively fulfill the spirit of Canadian multiculturalism by taking part in the Harmony Festival 2008. The Festival will focus on the issues of global warming and will call ordinary citizens into action to help reduce carbon emissions....

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Hindu Monk Strives to Save Mahabodhi Temple

May 4, 2008

Author: Asim Khan

Source: CNN-IBN

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/hindu-monk-strives-to-save-mahabodhi-temple/64497-3.html

The Mahabodhi temple is one of the holiest shrines for more than 35 crore Buddhists around the world. However, in the last few years this place has been in news for all the wrong reasons.

Today the situation is so grim that it is threatening the very existence of this holy site, including...

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Miller St. Building to Become Monastery

May 4, 2008

Author: CHINKI SINHA

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Observer-Dispatch

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,6335,0,0,1,0

If the design plan on the wall of a nondescript building on Kemble Street is any indication, the city soon will have a Buddhist monastery and a temple, complete with pagodas.

After years of looking at sites around the city, the Burmese Buddhist community last month bought an apartment building on Miller...

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Buddhist Temple Approved for Buxton

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://news.mainetoday.com/updates/026420.html

Two-and-a-half years after proposing to build a Buddhist temple on a rural road in Buxton, members of southern Maine's Cambodian community this week received approval for their project from the Buxton Planning Board.

The Wat Samaki Temple on Back Nippen Road received the board's unanimous approval Monday with few changes to the proposal other than a...

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Activists: China Persecuting Buddhist Monks in Tibet

April 30, 2008

Author: TINI TRAN

Source: AP

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h5Z6bJwtN_roGSIUQiQnfbf2NkhgD90CA5E05

China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest.

The actions came a day after six monks were given lengthy prison sentences in the first trial of rioters since deadly violence in Tibet's...

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Two Muslims Killed in Thai South

April 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dawn

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dawn.com/2008/04/28/top15.htm

Suspected separatists shot dead two Muslims in the Thai south on Sunday, police said, as the army warned of possible strikes by militants on the anniversary of a deadly mosque raid.

A 36-year-old Muslim suspected of involvement in the insurgency and a 38-year-old local government worker were shot dead in separate incidents in...

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Tibetan Protest Near Chinese Embassy in Nepal, 150 Detained

April 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/World/Tibetan_protest_near_Chinese_embassy_in_Nepal_150_detained/articleshow/2988767.cms

Police detained 150 Tibetans who held a protest on Sunday near the Chinese Embassy visa office in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

The protesters, who were mostly Buddhist monks and nuns, were...

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Zen, Past and Present

April 28, 2008

Author: Lynn Ascrizzi

Source: Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel

http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/4936565.html

Rocio Orantez of Oakland and her teachers, Stef and Margaret Barragato of Treetop Zen Center, reflect the growing religious pluralism in America.

Buddhism is America's fourth-largest religion, next to Christianity, Judaism and Islam, according to the article, "American Buddhism on the Rise," published in a...

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Local Buddhist Temple Celebrates Anniversary, Thai New Year

April 27, 2008

Author: Victor O'Brien

Source: Killeen Daily Herald

http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=24898

Wat Pah Sammarkki Buddhist Temple in Killeen broke from the normal tradition of peace to celebrate two special occasions Saturday.

On the eve of the Thai new year, temple members and local residents joined to celebrate the temple's 14th anniversary in Killeen with a Songkran (New Year's) Festival on Saturday. The Thai new year typically falls in...

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Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet to Resume Services

April 21, 2008

Author: HENRY SANDERSON

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,6263,0,0,1,0

Buddhist monasteries in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa are poised to resume religious activities for the first time since protests against Chinese rule turned violent last month, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

One of Lhasa's main monasteries, the Drepung, will...

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Graffiti Spray-Painted on Zenkoji Temple

April 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Yomiuri Shimbun

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=44,6267,0,0,1,0

Graffiti were found on the main building of Zenkoji temple in Nagano on Sunday morning, two days after the temple decided not to serve as the starting point of the Beijing Olympic torch relay, which starts Saturday.

The police, who suspect somebody targeted Zenkoji due to the temple's recent high profile as...

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Dalai Lama Tells Listeners to Embrace Their Traditions

April 20, 2008

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080420/NEWS05/804200574/1001/news

The Dalai Lama called for the respect of different cultures and interfaith understanding Saturday, saying that the future of the world depends on mutual acceptance.

"I always believe since all different traditions have some potential to bring inner peace, inner value ... it is...

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Press Statement from Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia on the Impending Olympics Torch Run in Kuala Lumpur

April 19, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,6259,0,0,1,0

The Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia would like to support the call (New Straits Times report dated 16 April 2008) by the Chief High Priest of Malaysia Rev. K. Dhammaratana Thera that politics should be kept out of the coming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Hence, in conjunction with...

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