Buddhism

Bomb Blasts in Thailand's Restive South Kills 1, Wounds 12

October 1, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/10/01/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

Nine bombs exploded near bustling markets in Thailand's restive south early Monday, killing a soldier and wounding 12 people including a Buddhist monk, police said.

The coordinated blasts, triggered by mobile phones...

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Indian Buddhist Monks Express Solidarity with their Burmese Counterparts

September 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DailyIndia.com/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/178413.php/Indian-Buddhist-monks-express-solidarity-with-their-Burmese-counterparts

Indian Buddhist monks on Sunday held a sit-in against the violent crackdown of pro-democracy demonstrators in Myanmar and expressed solidarity with their counterparts in Myanmar, who are facing repression by the military junta...

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Religion's Revolutionary Role

September 30, 2007

Author: Kelly Wallace

Source: CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/09/30/eveningnews/main3312642.shtml

The struggle in Myanmar between the military government and its opponents has been going on for decades. But it was the striking image of Buddhist monks demanding political justice that finally got Myanmar front page attention around the world, reports CBS News correspondent Kelly Wallace.

"They make us stop and...

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Monks Killed in Myanmar crackdown

September 26, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: THe Buddhist Channel/AlJazeera English News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=51,4984,0,0,1,0

Up to seven people including three monks are reported to have been killed in a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in Myanmar.

Riot police used tear gas and batons to disperse tens of thousands of protesters on Wednesday, bringing swift international condemnation.

A witness in...

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Monks’ Protest Is Challenging Burmese Junta

September 24, 2007

Author: SETH MYDANS

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/24/world/asia/24myanmar.html?ex=1191297600&en=74723f2f699a53db&ei=5070&emc=eta1

The largest street protests in two decades against Myanmar’s military rulers gained momentum Sunday as thousands of onlookers cheered huge columns of Buddhist monks and shouted support for the detained pro-democracy leader Daw Aung...

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Vandals Splash Paint on Gates of Kyoto's Sanjusangendo

September 24, 2007

Author: Yomiuri Shimbun

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=44,4956,0,0,1,0

Two gates of the renowned Sanjusangendo Buddhist hall in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, were found Sunday morning to have been vandalized with gray paint, police said.

Higashiyama Police Station is investigating the case on suspicion of property destruction.

About 8 a.m., a temple employee noticed the paint splotches...

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Locals Tune into iMonk for Enlightenment

September 20, 2007

Author: Edward Stoner

Source: Vail Daily

http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20070920/NEWS/70918026

EDWARDS — Up past the gates of Cordillera, on a ridge with sweeping views of the neighborhood, in the basement of a large, immaculately kept home, is where they seek awakening.

To one side of the room is a table with a photo of the Dalai Lama and a photo of the Karmapa, another Buddhist leader. There’s also a small figure of the...

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Western Nuns: The More Difficult Path

September 18, 2007

Author: Sopaporn Kurz

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Nation

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=6,4899,0,0,1,0

For Western women, leaving behind the worldly life for that of a Buddhist monastery is not an easy choice. Even once personal apprehension is overcome, your family's misgivings can be daunting. Unlike Thai men being ordained for brief periods, taking the vows in other countries can mean a promise never to leave.

"I...

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NGOs Call China to Withdraw Measures on Tibetan Buddhism

September 15, 2007

Author: Ngawang C. Drakmargyapon

Source: Phayul

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=NGOs+call+China+to+withdraw+Measures+on+Tibetan+Buddhism&id=17925

In a statement to the Sixth session of the UN Human Rights Council on Thursday, 10 NGOs urged Ms. Asma Jahangir, the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, to endorse their call “that the Chinese authorities...

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First American Nun Installed as Resident Minister of U.S. Nichiren Temple

September 14, 2007

Author: Sandra Seki/Myokei Caine-Barrett

Source: Nichiren Shu News/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4873,0,0,1,0

Rev. Myokei Caine-Barrett, the first Amerian (Afro-Amerian) nun of the Nichiren-shu Order, was installed as the first resident minister of the Myokenji Temple of the Nichiren Buddhist Sangha of Texas in a ceremony held in the Cullen Oaks Community Center on July 8. Bishop Shokai Kanai of the Nichiren...

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