Buddhism

Buddhist Monk Returns to Life After Four Years In Retreat

June 20, 2009

Author: Melanie Reid

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6538999.ece

There are things you expect a Buddhist monk to say when he emerges, blinking, after four years of selfimposed retreat from the world. And there are things you don’t.

“It was a bit like Big Brother without the cameras,” said Gelong Thubten. “What did I miss? I missed my Mum and ice cream....

Read more about Buddhist Monk Returns to Life After Four Years In Retreat

A Day Of Buddhist Culture In St. Petersburg

June 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: New Tang Dynasty Television

http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_life/2009-06-18/657791952308.html

Russians are celebrating the national holiday “Surhaban” in Saint Petersburg. “Surhaban” translates to “the three husbands’ game”. Traditionally, the event includes wrestling, archery, and horse jumping.

The celebration is held to mark a decade of...

Read more about A Day Of Buddhist Culture In St. Petersburg

Prison Service Seeks Buddhist Adviser for Inmates

June 15, 2009

Author: Sue Bailey

Source: Google News

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h1cZqJ62lm4UfOOwxDAdLMLF1miQ

The federal prison system is looking for help to nurture more zen in the Pen.

Corrections officials want to renew a contract worth up to $75,000 over three years to offer Buddhist spiritual advice and support in its prisons near Kingston, Ont.

They include the...

Read more about Prison Service Seeks Buddhist Adviser for Inmates

Burmese Junta Bars Monks From Traveling Abroad

June 15, 2009

Author: Min Lwin

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Irrawaddy

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,8279,0,0,1,0

Burma’s Ministry of Religious Affairs is effectively prohibiting Buddhist monks from traveling abroad by refusing to issue letters of recommendation, according to senior monks in Rangoon.

Without a letter of recommendation from the ministry a monk cannot apply for a visa to travel to a foreign country.
...

Read more about Burmese Junta Bars Monks From Traveling Abroad

Wat Lo Lao Buddhist Festival Under Way In Kennewick

June 13, 2009

Author: Sara Schilling

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Tri-City Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8276,0,0,1,0

A dozen monks in orange and gold robes led the march around the temple. They walked slowly, trailed by a crowd pounding on small drums, playing horns, clanging cymbals and carrying a long banner painted in bright colors.

The banner told the story of Bounphraveth, a central figure in Lao Buddhism and the...

Read more about Wat Lo Lao Buddhist Festival Under Way In Kennewick

Local Buddhists Say 'Thank You' for Support From the Community

June 13, 2009

Author: Matt Russell

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Post-Bulletin

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,8273,0,0,1,0

The Cambodian Buddhist community in Rochester is extending a "thank you" to community members who offered an outpouring of support this week following reports of harassment and vandalism at the local Buddhist temple.

Residents have dropped off flowers to replace those torn up by vandals, and several churches have...

Read more about Local Buddhists Say 'Thank You' for Support From the Community

Buddhist Monk Killed In South Thai Violence

June 11, 2009

Author: Martin Petty

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSP361306

A Buddhist monk was killed and another seriously injured when they were gunned down while collecting alms as more violence erupted in Thailand's restive south, police said on Friday.

The attack was the latest in a recent flare-up of bloody violence in the Muslim-majority region near the Malaysian border, where nearly 3,500 people have been...

Read more about Buddhist Monk Killed In South Thai Violence

Buddhist Monk Faces Worldly Green-Card Matters

June 9, 2009

Author: Miriam Jordan

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Wall Street Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8257,0,0,1,0

Monk Phra Bunphithak Jomthong entered the U.S. four years ago on a religious visa and has since devoted himself to serving a burgeoning Buddhist community in Southern California. Barefoot and clad in a saffron robe, Mr. Jomthong recently gave what amounts to the most accurate job description he has: "to share...

Read more about Buddhist Monk Faces Worldly Green-Card Matters

Monks Complete Four-Year Retreat

June 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/8089769.stm

A Tibetan centre in southern Scotland has welcomed a group of monks emerging after a four-year Buddhist retreat.

The 20 men have been cut off from the outside world since June 2005 when they entered a special sealed-off study centre on the Isle of Arran.

They emerged at the weekend to be taken to...

Read more about Monks Complete Four-Year Retreat

Episcopal Bishop Appears Headed for Defeat

June 5, 2009

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/the_election_of_an_episcopal_bishop_who_has_practiced_zen_buddhism060509/

The election of an Episcopal bishop in Michigan who has practiced Buddhist meditation and changed traditional church prayers appears headed for defeat, according to an unofficial tally kept by a newspaper reporter...

Read more about Episcopal Bishop Appears Headed for Defeat

Buddhists Gather to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

June 5, 2009

Author: Deepa Bharath

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/buddha-buddhist-vesak-2446016-day-buddhists

For the first time, Buddhists from all over Southern California are congregating in Anaheim to celebrate Vesak or Buddha Day at the Convention Center Saturday.

"This is Buddha's birthday," said Thich Con Thanh, abbot of the Lien Hoa Buddhist Temple in Garden Grove. "This is like...

Read more about Buddhists Gather to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

Pages