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"Pope, Dalai Lama Show Role of Faith in Changing Societies," a Commentary by Eric O. Hanson

April 18, 2008

Author: Eric O. Hanson

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_8969561

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For 10 days the United States has become the religious-political capital of the world, hosting visits by the...

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Tibet Monks Held over 'Bomb Plot'

April 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7344984.stm

China has arrested nine Tibetan Buddhist monks who have been accused of a bomb attack, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Chinese officials said the monks' homemade bomb exploded in a government building in eastern Tibet on 23 March.

Xinhua news agency did not explain why the alleged bomb incident was not reported at the time.
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Police Visit Buddhist Temple

April 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Mississauga News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,6224,0,0,1,0

It's a win-win situation for Peel Regional Police and members of a Buddhist temple in Meadowvale.

Today, Peel police officers are visiting Fo Guang Shan Temple on Millcreek Dr., one of the largest Buddhist temples in the GTA. The visit, which is to last most of the day, includes a tour of the temple and an...

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'I Have Been Telling People to Come Here' Says Buddhist Monk

April 11, 2008

Author: Colleen May and Kay Bel

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Epoch Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,6225,0,0,1,0

Thich Quang Ba, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk from the Vanltanh Temple in Canberra, was a guest at the opening night of the Chinese Spectacular and was impressed by the skill of the artists as well as the important moral messages of the performance.

"The arts presentation of this show is excellent. A lot of...

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Buddhist Monks Build Sand Mandala in Everett

April 9, 2008

Author: Eric Stevick

Source: The Buddhist Channel/HeraldNet

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,6197,0,0,1,0

As curious onlookers recorded the methodical movements with flashing cell phones, the Buddhist monks practiced their ancient craft with handmade tools.

Their disciplined hands funneled each colorful and purposeful grain of sand into place.

In monastic robes, Venerable Tenzin Thutop and Venerable Tenzin...

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Where Next for Burma?

April 8, 2008

Author: Carole Reckinger

Source: New Statesman/Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,6195,0,0,1,0

Six months ago the world watched a courageous attempt led by Buddhist monks to replace military dictatorship with democracy. But what's the situation in Burma today?

In recent days much of the world's attention has been firmly fixed on Tibet and the plight of the Burmese people seems to have been all but...

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China Orders Tibetans 'Reeducated' about Dalai Lama

April 8, 2008

Author: Barbara Demick

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-reeducate8apr08,0,370577.story

In an effort to quell unrest, Communist Party officials are ordering Tibetans back to school.

Buddhist monks, civil servants and public school students have been instructed to attend special classes in the virtues of Chinese rule and the evils of their exiled leader, the Dalai...

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Religious Freedom Panel Urges Bush to Boycott Beijing Games

April 7, 2008

Author: Kevin Eckstrom

Source: Pew Forum

Wire Service: RNS

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=15337

A federal religious freedom watchdog panel has urged President Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics unless "there is substantial improvement" in China's treatment of Tibet.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said China must open "direct and concrete talks"...

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Buddha's Birthday 'For All Cultures'

April 7, 2008

Author: AMANDA KING

Source: Times

http://www.times.co.nz/cms/news/2008/04/art100019860.php

BUDDHA’S birthday celebrations at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple in Botany on Sunday will be a day for all cultures and religions to come together, the organisers say.

“It’s to foster a better understanding of other cultures and religious groups,” says temple manager Rev Man Wang.

“Buddhism accepts...

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Local Buddhist Temples Plan for April 13 New Year Observance

April 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Dallas Morning News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6180,0,0,1,0

During the 1970s, Paul Thai, like most of his fellow countrymen, lived in terror during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Despite the many hardships from those years, the Dallas police lieutenant said, one of his fondest childhood memories was celebrating Chaul Chnam Thmey, or the Cambodian new year...

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