Buddhism

Monks, Supporters Urge Charter Drafters to Name Buddhism National Religion

February 14, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3737,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- A group of Buddhist monks and supporters rallied in front of Parliament Tuesday to demand charter drafters to state that Buddhism is the national religion.

The group of 100 demonstrators is led by Phra Mahacho Thassaniyo of Maha Chulalongkorn Monks University.

The monk said so far over 300,000 Buddhists had signed their name to demand that...

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Memorial Hall for Chinese Monk Opens in North India's Buddhist Shrine

February 13, 2007

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200702/13/eng20070213_349520.html

A memorial hall to mark Xuan Zang, a Chinese monk who traveled to India for Buddhist knowledge some 1,300 years ago, opened at Nalanda of north Indian state Bihar on Monday.

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing attended the opening ceremony with a high-profile Chinese delegation including 80 monks.

"Let us write a new chapter of our relationship," Li...

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Memorial Hall for Chinese Monk Opens in North India's Buddhist Shrine

February 13, 2007

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200702/13/eng20070213_349520.html

A memorial hall to mark Xuan Zang, a Chinese monk who traveled to India for Buddhist knowledge some 1,300 years ago, opened at Nalanda of north Indian state Bihar on Monday.

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing attended the opening ceremony with a high-profile Chinese delegation including 80 monks.

"Let us write a new chapter of our relationship," Li...

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Memorial Hall for Chinese Monk Opens in North India's Buddhist Shrine

February 13, 2007

Source: People's Daily Online

http://english.people.com.cn/200702/13/eng20070213_349520.html

A memorial hall to mark Xuan Zang, a Chinese monk who traveled to India for Buddhist knowledge some 1,300 years ago, opened at Nalanda of north Indian state Bihar on Monday.

Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing attended the opening ceremony with a high-profile Chinese delegation including 80 monks.

"Let us write a new chapter of our relationship," Li...

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Thailand's Constitution Concerns Escalating

February 12, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Nation

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3725,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- Defence Minister General Boonrawd Somtas is worried about growing disunity over calls to declare Buddhism the official religion in the new constitution. He predicted yesterday the issue could become a national controversy.

"If there is public opposition to omitting the declaration from the charter then the government could be in trouble," he...

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Thailand's Constitution Concerns Escalating

February 12, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Nation

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3725,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- Defence Minister General Boonrawd Somtas is worried about growing disunity over calls to declare Buddhism the official religion in the new constitution. He predicted yesterday the issue could become a national controversy.

"If there is public opposition to omitting the declaration from the charter then the government could be in trouble," he...

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Thailand's Constitution Concerns Escalating

February 12, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Nation

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,3725,0,0,1,0

Bangkok, Thailand -- Defence Minister General Boonrawd Somtas is worried about growing disunity over calls to declare Buddhism the official religion in the new constitution. He predicted yesterday the issue could become a national controversy.

"If there is public opposition to omitting the declaration from the charter then the government could be in trouble," he...

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Children Learn to Meditate in Buddhist Method at Center

February 9, 2007

Author: Greg Garrison

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,3718,0,0,1,0

Birmingham, Alabama (USA) -- On Sunday afternoon at the Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center in Avondale, children sitting on red cushions took turns talking about Buddha and discussed learning how to meditate.

"I'm kind of crazy these days and my mom says I should come here," said Ashlin Duncan, 6.

"I came here...

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Children Learn to Meditate in Buddhist Method at Center

February 9, 2007

Author: Greg Garrison

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,3718,0,0,1,0

Birmingham, Alabama (USA) -- On Sunday afternoon at the Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center in Avondale, children sitting on red cushions took turns talking about Buddha and discussed learning how to meditate.

"I'm kind of crazy these days and my mom says I should come here," said Ashlin Duncan, 6.

"I came here...

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Children Learn to Meditate in Buddhist Method at Center

February 9, 2007

Author: Greg Garrison

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,3718,0,0,1,0

Birmingham, Alabama (USA) -- On Sunday afternoon at the Birmingham Shambhala Meditation Center in Avondale, children sitting on red cushions took turns talking about Buddha and discussed learning how to meditate.

"I'm kind of crazy these days and my mom says I should come here," said Ashlin Duncan, 6.

"I came here...

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Some William and Mary College Alumni Hold Back Donations After Cross Removal

February 5, 2007

Source: Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,250340,00.html

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Some College of William and Mary alumni are holding back donations until an 18-inch cross that was removed from the campus' Wren Chapel altar after more than 60 years is permanently restored.

Campus President Gene Nichol ordered the cross removed in October to make the chapel more welcoming to students of all faiths.

Nichol told the Board of Visitors in November that...

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Iceland Buddhist Association Wants to Build a Temple

February 4, 2007

Source: celand review/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3687,0,0,1,0

Reykjavík, Iceland -- Buddhists in Iceland have submitted a request to Minister of Justice and Ecclesiastical Affairs Björn Bjarnason for a lot near Reykjavík to build a Buddhist temple.

The lot they want is near Vífilsstadir, an old farm and tuberculosis asylum in the Reykjavík suburb of Gardabaer. Fréttabladid reports.

According to Páll...

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A Legacy of Hope

February 3, 2007

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2007/02/03/features/story01.html

The sound of chanting sets a serene scene at the Buddhist temple. But the low volume at the Honpa Hongwanji Betsuin Sunday services is not a thoroughly wonderful thing, since it reflects the diminishing energy of an aging congregation whose numbers are shrinking.

The good news is that it gets boomingly noisy on the grounds of the Pali Highway landmark on weekdays when students at the...

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