Buddhism

Buddhism with a Brazilian Touch

September 10, 2007

Author: Mauricio Savarese

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUSN0325424920070910

TRES COROAS, Brazil (Reuters Life!) - The voices chanting the ancient Tibetan Buddhist mantras have a trace of a bossa nova lilt. Meditation sometimes has to wait until after a game of soccer.

High in the mountains of Brazil's Rio Grande do Sul state lies the Chagdud Gonpa Khadro Ling (Buddhist center) -- "the sacred...

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Association of Monks in Burma Urges Holding Protest Day on Sept 11

September 10, 2007

Author: Joi Htaw

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Independent Mon News Agency

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=51,4836,0,0,1,0

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) -- The association of monks in Burma ­ Sangha Thanmaggi has urged all monks to step outside monasteries and stage peaceful protest walks tomorrow to show their unity and condemn the violence perpetrated by the [pro-junta] Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) and Pyithu Swan...

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Protests and Demonstrations not Sitting Well with all Buddhists

September 10, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,4827,0,0,1,0

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- The executive committee of Mahabodhi Maitri Mandalahas has unanimously endorsed a joint resolution condemning the growing number of protests and demonstrations incited by members of the Buddhist Sangha throughout Asia.

The resolution specifically made references to actions by members of the Sangha in...

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Oklahoma's Buddhists to Gather for Conference

September 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/NewsOK

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4812,0,0,1,0

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA) -- Focusing on one of the tenets of their religion, Buddhists in Oklahoma are gearing up for the ninth annual Oklahoma Buddhist Conference on Saturday at Giac Quang Temple, 2625 SE 44.

The theme of this year's conference is "Practicing Tolerance,” and it is appropriate in many ways,...

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Buddha Statue Stolen for Scrap Metal

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,4805,0,0,1,0

ELK RIVER, Minn. (USA) -- The high demand and soaring prices for scrap metal appeared to be the reason a 7-foot statue of Buddha, covered in copper-laden bronze, was stolen from an outdoor temple shrine at the Thai Buddhist Center of Minnesota, police said. Police Chief Jeff Beahen said a 45-year-old Elk River woman was arrested Friday...

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Virginia Beach Says Rural Home is No Place for Buddhist Center

September 4, 2007

Author: RICHARD QUINN

Source: Daily Press/The Virginian Pilot

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-va--buddhistcenter0904sep04,0,4331415.story

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Is it a home? Or a house of worship?

A four-acre ranch near the corner of Princess Anne and West Neck roads is both, and the ambiguity has created a face-off between religion and regulation in the rural fields of Pungo.
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Thailand's Frenzy for Amulets

September 3, 2007

Author: Jonathan Head

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6976705.stm

For advertisers in Thailand, the most spectacular location to promote their products is on the side of the country's tallest building, the Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok.

But the image that appeared there a few weeks ago was not the usual logo for shampoo or a mobile phone company.

It depicted the statuesque head of a mythical Hindu figure,...

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New Chinese Rules on Dalai Lama

September 1, 2007

Author: Michael Bristow

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6973605.stm

Communist China has introduced new rules that appear aimed at controlling the selection of the next Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's spiritual head.

Most Tibetans believe that eminent monks, such as the Dalai Lama, are reincarnated after death.

China, which governs Tibet, will now have the final say over who can be selected as a...

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Buddhist Fest Lets Nashville in on the Secret of Inner Peace

September 1, 2007

Author: RAY WADDLE

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Tennessean

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4790,0,0,1,0

Nashville, Tennessee (USA) -- This month, you are invited to change your mind. No, not from liberal to conservative, or CNN to Fox, or red to blue, or original to extra crispy, or one hue of anger to another. (In the culture wars, people don't change their minds; they just change channels.)

Instead, on Change Your...

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Insurgents Target Thai Civilians

August 28, 2007

Author: Amy Kazmin

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3dcb853a-54c8-11dc-890c-0000779fd2ac.html

Separatist insurgents in southern Thailand are deliberately targeting Muslim and Buddhist civilians in their brutal campaign for an independent Islamic state, undermining their claims to legitimacy, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

While the Thai armed forces have committed serious and widespread abuses...

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