Buddhism

Thailand: Marching 1,100 Kilometres for Peace Between Buddhists And Muslims In the South

September 7, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,9508,0,0,1,0

More than 70 people, including Buddhist monks, took part in a peace march that began on 11 July and ended on 1 September. Participants walked some 1,100 kilometres, from Mahidol University in Salaya District to the central mosque in Pattani province. Their goal was to tell everyone that peace and coexistence are possible in...

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Korean Bhikkhunis, Creating a Culture Of Their Own

September 2, 2010

Author: Han Sang-hee

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Korea Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,9487,0,0,1,0

Walk into any Buddhist temple in Korea, and you will readily find female monks, or ``bhikkhunis,’’ walking or praying in the temple grounds, just like any other male monk. Sometimes it’s even harder to notice at a glance if they are female or male; which indicates that in Korea, there are almost no...

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China: In Search Of An Identity

August 29, 2010

Author: Ananth Krishnan

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Hindu

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,9467,0,0,1,0

In new China's cities, millions of young people are turning to Buddhism to make sense of their county's rapid transformation while in the far west, minority communities are searching for ways to preserve their culture against the pressures of development.

Every summer, young Chinese from the country's far...

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South Hill Buddhist Monastery Work Continues

August 26, 2010

Author: Krisy Gashler

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Ithaca Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,9470,0,0,1,0

The economic downturn has slowed but not stopped progress on the new Tibetan Buddhist Namgyal Monastery on South Hill.

 Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies was established in Ithaca in 1992 as a branch of the Dalai Lama's main monastery in Dharamsala, India. Ithaca hosts the Dalai Lama's...

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Buddhist Monk to Begin Classes for NHS Staff

August 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Belfast Today

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,9465,0,0,1,0

Controversial "happiness classes" hosted by a Buddhist monk for local NHS staff will take place today, the News Letter can reveal.

Ryushin Paul Haller, from the San Francisco Zen Centre, is due to run two separate workshops specifically aimed at achieving contentment and calmness for employees in the Northern Trust...

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Buddhist Monks Learn Firefighting In China

August 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Sify News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,9447,0,0,1,0

Buddhist monks in China are undergoing training to combat fires so that they can handle emergencies in their temples.

More than 60 monks from 11 temples and Buddhist institutes displayed their skills on how to operate fire extinguishers, hoses and other modern equipment at the first Hangzhou Buddhist Firefighting...

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A Dhamma Journey for Ugandan

August 17, 2010

Author: Marjorie Chew

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=71,9443,0,0,1,0

In June 1990, Steven Kaboggoza, then 24, left Uganda to study in a university in India. His family and kin expected him to return as “a rich businessman with a briefcase”.

After seven years of travelling, Kaboggoza returned home as a Buddhist yogi with a shaven head and a backpack. His family was puzzled...

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Buddhist Temple Embroiled In Bitter Dispute

August 17, 2010

Author: Margaret Ramirez

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Chicago Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,9441,0,0,1,0

Inside the temple, about 50 devoted members attending Friday night meditation close their eyes and chant before Buddha.

The head monk, Phra Worasak Worathammo, prostrates before a massive golden statue and leads the evening chants, along with four other resident monks. 

"We all strive to be...

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Zen And the Art Of Saving the Planet

August 10, 2010

Author: Nick Harding

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Independent

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=6,9416,0,0,1,0

As a vision of the future, the community of Plum Village in the French wine region of the Dordogne doesn't conform to stereotype. It doesn't bristle with technology, scientific endeavour and cutting-edge innovation. It is austere, tranquil and basic, and it is inhabited by brown-robed monks.

Yet this co-operative...

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Buddhist Project Halted By Rankin

August 9, 2010

Author: Justin Fritscher

Source: The Clarion Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20100908/NEWS/9080343/Buddhist+project+halted+by+Rankin

A Buddhist congregation aiming to expand its facility was blocked Tuesday by county officials who cited public safety as the chief concern about the development.

The cozy, 20-person congregation wanted to expand its temple on a rural site north of Pelahatchie...

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Sharing the Faith, Splitting the Rent

August 6, 2010

Author: Sarah Maslin Nir

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/realestate/08cov.html?emc=eta1

Apartment hunters always have a wish list of things that will help them call a new place home — doormen, laundry rooms, southern exposures.

But for some people, faith guides real estate choices. Instead of bay windows and an in-house gym, their must-have may be a kosher kitchen, a short walk to church, room...

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