Buddhism

Zen Buddhism Sings Softly In The Hills

January 3, 2011

Author: Peter Fabricius

Source: The Independent Online/The Pretoria News

http://www.iol.co.za/travel/south-africa/kwazulu-natal/zen-buddhism-sings-softly-in-the-hills-1.1007400

The Buddhist Retreat Centre at Ixopo is synonymous with its founder, Louis van Loon, who arrived in South Africa from Amsterdam as a 20-year-old in 1956 with one suitcase full of old clothes and another filled with art...

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Bangor Churches Look to the East, Teach Courses Such as Tai Chi

January 2, 2011

Author: Judy Harrison

Source: The Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangordailynews.com/story/bdn/Bangor-churches-look-to-the-East-teach-courses-such-as-tai-chi,162933

Once a week a small group of men and women gathers in the parlor of the Hammond Street Congregational Church for group meditation.

 

A block away at Grace United Methodist Church on Union Street, a retired...

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Tibetan Monks Studying Science At Emory In Atlanta

December 30, 2010

Author: Dorie Turner

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/30/AR2010123000422.html

Munching on pizza. Posting on Facebook. Hanging out with friends on weekends.

 

Some of the newest students at Emory University's student body may act like typical college kids, but there's a key difference: They're...

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Sand Creation By Visiting Tibetan Buddhists Symbolizes Impermanence

December 22, 2010

Author: Scott Hewitt

Source: The Columbian

http://www.columbian.com/news/2010/dec/22/tibetan-buddhists-sacred-sand-art/

Everyone’s enjoyed the paradoxical play of sand castle construction — focusing with delight and deliberation on a project that’s doomed. The point is the process, the reward your own sense of satisfaction despite the looming tide.

Now imagine spending day after day drawing on...

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Buddhist Religious Leaders Bring Cheer to Elderly Folk

December 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,9762,0,0,1,0

A group of 40 Buddhist monks and novitiates displayed their spirit of giving and sharing by distributing food and provisions to elderly residents at Little Sisters of the Poor, Home for the Aged.

 

They were led by Mahindarama Buddhist Temple chief priest Ven E. Indaratana Maha Thera and Ven Dr K....

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Spiritual Discipline Foremost For Young Monks At Bomdila

December 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Indian Express

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,9820,0,0,1,0

Young Buddhist monks are not averse to owning a television set or a motorcycle and would even love going around wearing jeans and sweatshirts, unlike in the past.

Early morning at around 4:30 am, the voices of the monks echo in the Thubchog Gatseling Monastery in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, as they...

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gives Robes to Monks, Nuns In Buddhist Rite

December 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Deutsche Presse-Agentur

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=51,9732,0,0,1,0

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday took part in public religious services for the first time since her release from house arrest. 

Suu Kyi offered donations of robes to about 700 Buddhist monks and 200 nuns gathered in front of the headquarters of her National League for...

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Buddhists Welcome Hindu Statesman Zed to Bodhi Day Commemoration In Nevada

December 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsTrack India

Wire Service: ANI

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/194046

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Buddhists welcomed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to their Bodhi Day commemoration at Reno Buddhist Church (Nevada, USA) on December five.

 Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, talked about some important events in Gautama Buddha's life and briefed...

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Buddhist Monastery In Bolivia to Host About 100 Monks Next Year

December 3, 2010

Author: Andrew Dunn

Source: The Buddhist Channel/StarNews Online

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9715,0,0,1,0

In a patch of woods tucked off a Bolivia road, the monks are building teepees. Each one is formed from a few of the spindly pines that fill their 22 acres. In a few months, they will be guest accommodations of a spartan sort.

 

In June, the Wat Carolina Buddhist monastery, the only temple in...

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