Buddhism

South Florida Buddhists Gather for Annual Water Repentance Ceremony

August 27, 2007

Author: Melissa Hoyos

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4758,0,0,1,0

Tamarac, FL (USA) -- Tamarac Incense and soothing chants wafted through the small temple Sunday as South Florida Buddhists came to repent and celebrate family members past and present.

About 100 people knelt before a large ivory-and-gold Buddha statue at the Fo Guang Shan Temple for the annual Water Repentance Ceremony. The...

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Roadside Bomb Found in Sri Lanka Ahead of Buddhist Procession

August 26, 2007

Author: BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/roadside-bomb-found-in-sri-lanka-ahead/n20070826092809990003

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lankan police discovered a bomb hidden along a street in a Buddhist holy city on Sunday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate the country's foremost Buddhist festival, an official said.
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Buddhism Rising Rapidly in Europe, say Germans

August 25, 2007

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,4744,0,0,1,0

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Buddhism is definitely making headway in Germany and the rest of Europe. Expressing this view were prominent German invitees to a very significant event marking the 50th anniversary (1957-2007) of the first Sri Lankan Buddhist Mission to Germany, at the Savsiripaya Auditorium in Colombo 7, Sri Lanka on August 22....

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Environment Lovers in Dharamshala Against Certain Buddhist Rituals

August 20, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India/ANI

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/167117.php/Environment-lovers-in-Dharamshala-against-certain-Buddhist-rituals

Dharmashala (Himachal Pradesh), Aug.20: Many residents and environmentalists at Dharamshala are worried over the Tantrik prayer flags of Buddhists "Bon", that are feared to be polluting environment here. The problem has arisen after the...

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Ghostly Presents Hit in New Temple

August 20, 2007

Author: Nick Higginbottom

Source: The Buddhist Channel / Melbourne Herald Sun

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,4714,0,0,1,0

Melbourne, Australia -- SERENITY prevailed yesterday when Buddhist monks, a politician and hungry ghosts opened a new temple at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Health Minister Daniel Andrews opened the temple in the Asian burial grounds.

The temple is believed to be the first of its...

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Thai Buddhist Temple to Rise

August 15, 2007

Author: JAMES MCGINNIS

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20276808/

BENSALEM - Members of the Mongkoltepmunee order believe meditation allows them to reduce stress, improve mental focus and connect with God.

A four-story Thai Buddhist temple of white walls, orange roofs and gold trimmings will soon rise from the woods near Knights and Byberry roads in Bensalem.

The Mongkoltepmunee shrine will be a place of high ceremonies and...

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Buddhist Ritual Upsets State Eco Agency

August 14, 2007

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/14/AR2007081400530.html

PATERSON, N.J. -- Members of a Buddhist sect bought hundreds of eels, frogs and turtles and set them free in the Passaic River, hoping they would survive in the once-polluted stream and realize their karmic potential.

The act did nothing for the karma of the state Department...

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Protesting Buddhist Monks to Stop Rally

August 13, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,4663,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- Members of a Buddhist organisation who had planned to hold another round of a rally here if the proposed constitution which does not officially recognise Buddhism as Thailand's religion sails through next week's referendum have agreed to suspend their activities after Her Majesty the Queen suggested that religion...

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Buddhist Temple Seeks Peace over Food Court

August 12, 2007

Author: DANA BARTHOLOMEW

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_6609027

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - The Thai grub was just too good for its own good.

The nationally acclaimed weekend food court at Wat Thai Los Angeles Buddhist temple closed Sunday, an apparent victim of its own success.

So many foodies have flocked to the Thai food nirvana that the temple has temporarily suspended food sales because of neighborhood...

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Two Buddhists Decapitated in Thai South

August 9, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Scotsman.com

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.scotsman.com/latest_international.cfm?id=1248622007

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim militants killed and decapitated two elderly Buddhists, then burned their houses in violent-wrecked southern Thailand, police said on Thursday.

The attacks in Yala province on Wednesday night followed a security sweep by government...

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Indian Tibetans March to Shame Olympics Host China

August 8, 2007

Author: Jonathan Allen

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070809/wl_nm/india_tibet_protest_dc

Thousands of Tibetans marched through New Delhi and New York on Wednesday, shouting slogans and waving flags in protest against China's actions in Tibet at the start of the one-year countdown to the Beijing Olympics.

In one of the biggest rallies by Tibetans in India,...

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Thai Buddhist Vigilante Squads Suspected

August 7, 2007

Author: RUNGRAWEE C. PINYORAT

Source: Guardian Unlimited

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6833183,00.html

KOLOMUDO VILLAGE, Thailand (AP) - The black-uniformed raiders roared into this Thai Muslim village, firing assault rifles and hurling grenades from a pickup truck at a group of teenagers relaxing near the mosque. When the attack was over, five of the youths lay dead.

As they have done in the past, authorities...

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