Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhist Monks Create Artistic Symbol Of Enlightenment - Here Today, Gone On Sunday

November 4, 2010

Author: Janette Williams

Source: The Pasadena Star-News

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_16526391#ixzz14Qq67vDa

For five days, five Tibetan Buddhist monks will hunch over a table, holding their breath as they place grains of brilliantly dyed river sand to create a sacred mandala.

 

At 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., they will put the last hand-ground grain in the mandala's...

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Access to Drugs a Lifesaver for People With HIV

November 1, 2010

Author: Irwin Loy

Source: The Buddhist Channel/IPS

http://buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=53,9716,0,0,1,0

The monsoon rains soaked the ground beneath Mon Hol’s home until it turned to ankle-deep mud. The aged thatched-leaf roof of his hut, badly in need of replacement, provided little protection.

 

But despite these conditions at home, he and his wife were healthy; his three children had enough food to eat today. That...

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Sumatra Hopes Pagoda Will Lift Harmony And Tourism

November 1, 2010

Author: Aidi Yursal

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Antara News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=58,9644,0,0,1,0

A replica of Burma’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda was officially opened in North Sumatra on Sunday in a ceremony attended by hundreds of Buddhist monks from across Asia.

 

Construction of the pagoda, which shares the same name as the original in Burma, began three years ago on three hectares of land at...

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On an Indian Reservation, a Garden of Buddhas

October 31, 2010

Author: Jim Robbins

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/01monks.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

On a rural American Indian reservation here, amid grazing horses and cattle, a Buddhist lama from the other side of the world is nearing completion of a $1.6 million meditative garden that he hopes will draw spiritual pilgrims.

 

 

“There is something pure and powerful about this landscape,...

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Pakistan to Preserve 2,400-Year-Old Buddhist Caves In Capital

October 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Xinhua

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=38,9621,0,0,1,0

As the natural beauty of Pakistan 's federal capital Islamabad is fading rapidly due to wide constructions and development activities, the government decided to preserve the archeological beauty of the city by approving a plan to protect the 2,400-year-old caves, local media reported on Monday.

The remains of more than 2...

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Buddhist Relics to Visit City

October 15, 2010

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Worcester Telegram

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,9610,0,0,1,0

The life story and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama - a wealthy prince born in northern India sometime between the fifth and sixth centuries B.C. — laid the foundations for the establishment of Buddhism, the world’s fourth largest religion.

After his death, Gautama, who’s revered as...

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At Stanford, the Dalai Lama Speaks Of Science And Compassion

October 14, 2010

Author: Ryan Mac

Source: The Bay Citizen

http://www.baycitizen.org/religion/story/stanford-dalai-lama-speaks-science-and/

Stanford University President John Hennessy is accustomed to meeting foreign dignitaries and world icons, all while projecting a calm and collected presence.

 

But when the Dalai Lama calls, you come running.

 

This morning, after introducing the spiritual leader...

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Tibet: China to Tighten Control Over Buddhist Monasteries

October 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Phayul

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,9607,0,0,1,0

China plans to tighten control over Tibetan Buddhist monasteries to reduce the influence of the exiled Dalai Lama and other 'internal and external separatist forces,' according to a government notice seen on Oct 11, 2010.

 

The State Administration of Religious Affairs issued the 'Management measure for...

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Dalai Lama to Focus On Peace Among Religions In Silicon Valley Visit

October 8, 2010

Author: Joe Rodriguez

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_16291170

In a region hamstrung by a stunted economy, besieged by dirty campaign ads and ever mindful of terrorist threats, here comes the Dalai Lama with a message of personal compassion and religious kinship.

Events of the four-day visit to Silicon Valley by the Tibetan Buddhist leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate are mostly sold out, a sign he...

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