Buddhism

Faith in Charity - Charity Regulator Launches Talks with Buddhist Charities in Birmingham

March 17, 2007

Source: Media Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1045435.html

(Media-Newswire.com) - The bridges and barriers to running a faith-based charity will be at the heart of discussions between the Charity Commission and Buddhist charities at a launch event in Birmingham tomorrow. The seminar is the first of its kind with the Buddhist charity community and is part of a larger nationwide campaign run by the charity watchdog to develop its knowledge of the issues facing faith...

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The Sound of Healing in a World of Pain

March 17, 2007

Author: James Woodard

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/ci_5460267

BERKELEY —The world-famous Tibetan Tantric Choir brought its exotic music Wednesday night to a full-house Zellerbach Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, highlighting the upcoming visit of the Dalai Lama to San Francisco in late April.

It was an impressive performance. Zellerbach's stage was decked with ornate tapestries replete...

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New Buddhist Meditation Center Opens In Nashville

March 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel/WKRN.com

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,3842,0,0,1,0

Nashville, TYN (USA) -- There has been a Buddhist temple in Nashville since 1981 and since then, the number of practicing Buddhists has grown dramatically. In turn, the Buddhist temple has opened a new center for meditation.

In a small house off Murfreesboro Road in south Nashville, dozens of immigrants and Asian Americans from the nation formerly known as Burma,...

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Mosque Bombed after 8 Thai Buddhists Slain

March 14, 2007

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-03-14-thailand_N.htm

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A bomb wounded eleven Muslims outside a mosque in southern Thailand on Wednesday, in possible retaliation for the execution-style killings of eight Buddhist commuters in the same area earlier in the day.

Col. Apirat Sangkhao, the police chief in Yala province's Yaha district — where both attacks took place — described the bombing as "an...

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Buddhist Video Game Aims to Teach Morals

March 13, 2007

Author: Lucy Sherriff

Source: The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/13/kids_video_for_good/

We hear a lot about violence in video games being to blame for all the ills besetting the youth of today. Now, a Thai games developer has decided it is time to right the balance and has developed a snappily titled Ethics Game to teach youngsters about being good, decent and teetotal.

The game is based around the five precepts of...

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Muslims, Buddhists Stage Rival Demonstrations in Troubled Southern Thailand

March 11, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/11/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

BANGKOK, Thailand: Muslims and Buddhists staged rival protests Sunday in southern Thailand, as violence in the troubled area continued with three more killings.

In Pattani province, about 60 veiled Muslim women blocked a main road to demand the release of three...

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Buddhist Monks Brave Bitter Cold to Walk for Peace

March 8, 2007

Author: Matthew J. Webster

Source: Salem News

http://www.salemnews.com/local/local_story_067094826?page=0

Dressed in a yellow robe, the Venerable Kato, a Buddhist monk, beat a handheld drum as he marched in the freezing cold wind down Main Street in Essex yesterday, accompanied by eight local supporters.

Kato and Tow-Bee, another Buddhist monk based in the western Massachusetts town of Leverett, chanted in slow drones as they...

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Temple Dispute In State's High Court

March 7, 2007

Author: Lynne Tuohy

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-cambud0307.artmar07,0,6285768.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

Many members of the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut fled the "killing fields" of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge regime three decades ago. Their crucible now is a pitched legal battle over whether they can build a temple on 10 acres they own in Newtown.
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Massaging Young Minds

March 5, 2007

Author: Carol Chung

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Standard

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,3797,0,0,1,0

Hong Kong, China -- The Su Bong Zen monastery, flanked by a foot massage parlor and a hair salon at its entrance, is not hard to find. And it is no longer a rarity in Hong Kong.

Among the more than 40 people sitting on round zafu cushions in the monastery, on the fifth floor of a commercial building in Causeway Bay...

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Buddhist Retreat Center Takes a Gentle Approach

March 5, 2007

Author: John Sullivan

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,3796,0,0,1,0

Shawangunk, New York (USA) -- Victor Lapuszynski had just finished his meal of turnip cakes, fried spring rolls and sushi rolls, when asked what he has gained most from the study of Buddhism.

The proper answer, he replied, was "nothing."

To understand that enigmatic response is to understand some of the wisdom...

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Everyday Sacred: Halifax Shambhala Centre Treats All Things as Inherently Sacred

March 4, 2007

Author: Ann Shaftel

Source: The Chronicle Herald

http://thechronicleherald.ca/AtHome/561141.html

THE HALIFAX Shambhala Centre on Tower Road is known for its colourful shrine rooms filled with sacred art.

Centre director Andrea Doukas discussed the symbolism and care of Shambhala Buddhist sacred art as we walked through the rooms and offices.

She said that in the Shambhala Buddhist approach, everything is inherently sacred. Art...

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Religious Surge in Once-Atheist China Surprises Leaders

March 4, 2007

Author: HOWARD W. FRENCH

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/world/asia/04china.html

SHANGHAI, March 3 — Qin Fangyi’s religious moment came after a walk in the pouring rain two years ago to a nunnery for a ceremony that her mother had urged her to attend.

Ms. Qin’s mother converted to Buddhism two years earlier despite her husband’s open hostility to religion, and quietly nudged her...

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