Buddhism

Beijing Denies Bibles, Other Religious Items Banned from Olympics, but Excludes Falun Gong

November 8, 2007

Author: Anita Chang

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20071108-1024-oly-beijingolympics-bibles.html

Beijing Olympic organizers angrily disputed allegations of religious intolerance Thursday, saying Bibles and other religious items for personal use will be welcome at next summer's games – except for the banned Falun Gong...

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Bomb Attacks Kill 4, Wound 5 in Thai Muslim South

November 7, 2007

Author: Nopporn Wong-Anan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSBKK9380

Suspected separatist rebels launched two bomb attacks in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, killing four people and wounding five, including a Muslim boy, police said on Wednesday.

Three members of a bomb squad were killed and one wounded when they went to check out what turned out to be a remote-controlled bomb on a bridge in Pattani, one...

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Burmese Government Rejects Call for UN-Brokered Talks With Opposition

November 7, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2007-11-07-voa19.cfm

Burma's military government has rejected a United Nations special envoy's call for U.N.-brokered talks with detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

The envoy, Ibrahim Gambari, is on his second visit to Burma since a violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in September.

State media say a Burmese official told Gambari that holding...

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Meditation Center Comes to Adelanto

November 6, 2007

Author: RACHEL BYRD

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5339,0,0,1,0

ADELANTO, CA (USA) -- The looming white statue that can be seen from Highway 395 past Chamberlaine Way is the first phase of a Buddhist meditation center.

A white statue sits off Highway 395 past Chamberlaine Way on Tuesday. The statue is the first phase of a Buddhist meditation center.

Builders have been working on...

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Meet Emory's Newest Professor: The Dalai Lama

November 5, 2007

Author: Erin Curran

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,5331,0,0,1,0

Emory, Georgia (USA) -- One faculty member in Georgia will not only be referred to as professor, but as "His Holiness."

The XIV Dalai Lama has been named Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, the first university appointment accepted by the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Tibetan exile...

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Buddhist Church Turns 100

November 5, 2007

Author: David Castellon

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5345,0,0,1,0

Visalia, CA (USA) -- While their lives have taken them to different parts of California, sisters Kikuko Nishi, Yoko Umeda and Seiko Tamura all came back Sunday to help celebrate the 100th anniversary at the Visalia Buddhist Church.

"It's home to us," said Umeda, 76.

That's because their father, who came to...

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Buddhist Monks to Create Exquisite Mandala at Case-Geyer

November 2, 2007

Author: Brittany Messenger

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,5322,0,0,1,0

Ithaca, NY (USA) -- Students and faculty will not be the only ones working in the Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology next week.

Two Tibetan monks from Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, N.Y., will be creating a sand mandala in the reading room on the library's third floor. (See this webcam to watch them...

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The Awakening

October 30, 2007

Author: Victoria Cheng

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,5285,0,0,1,0

SOMERVILLE, MA (USA) -- Sitting in a dusty house on Hill Street in the deep winter months of 2003, surrounded by rubble and collapsing ceiling panels, the Rev. Youngju Kim wondered whether she would ever fulfill the task that had been entrusted to her: to establish a Buddhist temple in the Boston area that would provide a sanctuary of...

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Junta Coerces Detained Women to Confess to Sexual Relations With Leaders of the Saffron Revolution

October 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Democratic Voice of Burma

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,5281,0,0,1,0

DVB reported that two of the women detained were put under duress by the Home Affairs Ministry to confess to having improper relationships with the monks who led the Saffron Revolution and the Patta-nikkujanna against the junta. They were promised monetary incentives to become prosecutor witnesses to testify...

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