Buddhism

Russian Buddhists Hope Dalai Lama Will Be Allowed to Visit Russia In 2010

April 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Interfax

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=7127

Russian Buddhists are hoping that the Russian Foreign Ministry will give the 14th Dalai Lama permission to come to Russia.

"Millions of Russian Buddhists are looking forward to the Dalai Lama's visit and a decision should be made on this matter," Mikhail Kapura, who represents the Republic of Kalmykia in the Federation Council, told ...

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Six Killed In Thailand's Insurgency-Plagued South

April 1, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom and Jason Szep

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6302EI20100401

Suspected Islamic insurgents shot dead six Buddhist villagers in Thailand's restive south Thursday, police said, the latest attack in the troubled region bordering Malaysia.

The villagers in Narathiwat province were believed to have been ambushed, said police Colonel Sanit Suwanno. Two bodies were found in a pick-up truck and four...

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New Film Explores the Buddha’s Life, Message

April 1, 2010

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/new_film_explores_the_buddhas_life_message1/

Siddhartha Gautama was suffering. For six long years the young spiritual seeker had practiced strict asceticism: surviving on one grain of rice a day, sleeping on nails, drinking his own urine. His arms were thin as vines; his spine looked like a thread of beads.

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Anti-Buddhist Vandalism Denounced In Kentucky

March 31, 2010

Author: Tan Ong

Source: The Chakra

http://www.chakranews.com/anti-buddhist-vandalism-denounced-in-kentucky/640

Interfaith religion supporters recently denounced acts of vandalism on a Buddhist temple in Louisville, Kentucky. A local Buddhist temple was vandalized by culprits wanting to spread hatred and fear among the Buddhists in the area.  These acts are counter to the areas efforts to build acceptance and religious...

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Tuva Buddhists Hold Prayers In Memory Of Metro Blast Victims

March 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ITAR-Tass

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,9043,0,0,1,0

Buddhists of Russia’s Tuva will hold in capital Kyzyl on Tuesday prayer services in memory of those killed in suicide bomb attacks on two metro trains in Moscow on Monday.

All parishioners who want to express condolences to the families of the people killed in the terrorist acts and pray for the dead are invited...

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Buddhist Tradition Thrives In Austin

March 27, 2010

Author: Joshunda Sanders

Source: Austin American-Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/opinion/insight/buddhist-tradition-thrives-in-austin-462910.html

One of the most popular ambassadors of Buddhism in the West, the Dalai Lama, met with President Barack Obama in February. The meeting, which riled Chinese leaders, happened right after Tiger Woods mentioned a return to his Buddhist roots in a public apology for his...

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Buddhist Leaders Attend Indonesia's Muslim Congress Opening

March 23, 2010

Author: Bagus BT Saragih

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Jakarta Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=58,9022,0,0,1,0

The opening ceremony of the Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) congress Tuesday represents the largest Islamic organization’s commitment to religious harmony. Wearing orange monk’s robes, two Buddhist leaders stole the spotlight among the thousands of NU members participating in the congress.

One of...

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Buddhist Temple Vandalized for Second Time In Two Weeks

March 20, 2010

Author: Shayla Reaves

Source: WAVE3

http://www.wave3.com/Global/story.asp?S=12176536

A Buddhist temple is vandalized for the second time in two weeks. It happened at the Phuoc Hau temple in the 8500-block of Old Third Street Road. Volunteers contacted WAVE 3 to help get answers.

"It's hard to deal with this every year," Volunteer Jennifer Le said.

Le arrived to help with yard work and discovered property destroyed by vandalism. Spray-...

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In Fort Worth, Buddhists Are Raising a Temple

March 19, 2010

Author: Jim Jones

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/03/19/2053576/in-fort-worth-buddhists-are-raising.html

An impressive Buddhist temple is rising on the city's east side. To the Rev. Buu Duc, the Vietnamese-born abbot of the Huong Dao Temple and Monastery, it's an improbable dream come true.

"My only goal when I came here 10 years ago was to share my Buddhist knowledge," said Duc,...

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Euless to Get Nepalese Community Center With Hindu, Buddhist Temples

March 19, 2010

Author: Diane Smith

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.star-telegram.com/2010/03/19/2053578/euless-to-get-nepalese-community.html

Long known as a popular place to live for Tongans and other Pacific Islanders, Euless is also a hot spot for Nepalese immigrants.

So much, in fact, that Euless Boulevard will soon be sprouting Hindu and Buddhist temples.

Four acres along Euless Boulevard will soon...

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Holi Finds Mention In US Congress

March 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Holi-finds-mention-in-US-Congress/593081

Holi, the festival of colours, has found mention in the US Congress with an American lawmaker from New York terming it as a "visually stunning" event. 

Holi is a time when communities come together after a long winter to welcome the spring harvest, Congressman Steve Israel said in the House of...

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