Buddhism

Senior Buddhist Monk Arrested in Rangoon

September 8, 2008

Author: Terry Evans

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,7092,0,0,1,0

A senior Buddhist monk was arrested in Rangoon on Friday after security forces raided his monastery, according to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners—Burma (AAPP).

Military intelligence officers raided the monastery in the early hours of Friday morning and arrested the 58-year-old monk named...

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South Korean President to Apologize for Religious Bias Tuesday

September 8, 2008

Author: Chosun Ilbo

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Daily Press

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,7091,0,0,1,0

President Lee Myung-bak will express regret over what Buddhist circles see as religious bias in a government dominated by evangelical Christians on Tuesday morning, to coincide with his approval of a bill in a Cabinet meeting that prohibits religious bias among public servants.

Lee will apparently express regret...

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Thai Monks Teach Buddhism in Layton

September 6, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,7085,0,0,1,0

Funny how the color can confuse people. Sporting a robe-matching bright orange hoodie sweatshirt as he lugged rocks across the lawn, the man known as Tahn Nong laughed when he recounted the recurring question, an odd one for any practicing Buddhist to hear.

"Some people ask me, 'Are you a hunter?' he said, flashing a huge...

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Vietnamese Community to Build Prague’s First Buddhist Temple

September 1, 2008

Author: Rob Cameron

Source: Radio Prague

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,7058,0,0,1,0

According to a report in Monday’s edition of Právo newspaper, Prague’s Vietnamese community plans to build a Buddhist temple in the suburb of Písnice, home to many Vietnamese.

The temple would be the country’s second: the first opened earlier this year in Varnsdorf, North Bohemia.

Marcel Winter is the head...

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Ann Arbor Buddhist Yard Sale Offers a Bit of Nirvana for Bargain Hunters

August 29, 2008

Author: Jo Mathis

Source: The Ann Arbor News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,7046,0,0,1,0

In the market for a three-pronged, battery-operated marshmallow toaster? How about a set of nail clippers glued to a tiny soccer ball?

If your tastes run a bit more pedestrian, there's also a plethora of the practical at the Ann Arbor's Zen Buddhist Temple's 20th annual Great Green Yard Sale Saturday through Monday.

The...

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South Korea's Buddhists March Against President

August 27, 2008

Author: Jeong Jae-hyun

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/08/27/asia/AS-SKorea-Buddhist-Protest.php

Tens of thousands of South Korean Buddhists rallied Wednesday against alleged religious discrimination by the government of President Lee Myung-bak, the latest setback for his protest-plagued administration.

Discontent among...

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WASC Approves New University of the West Buddhist Chaplaincy Program

August 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Chronicle

http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/71473

University of the West President Dr. Allen Huang announced on Thursday the interim approval of its Buddhist Chaplaincy Program by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

UWest will immediately begin recruiting students to the three-year program for the training of chaplains, who would work at hospitals, prisons and in other...

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Buddhist Ire at's Korean President Grows as Police Search Head Monk

July 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,6914,0,0,1,0

Buddhist leaders on Thursday reacted angrily to President Lee Myung-bak over a controversial police search of the vehicle of their head monk, demanding the Christian leader fire his police chief and stop his "religious partiality."

Lee, an elder in a powerful presbyterian church in central Seoul, has become deeply unpopular...

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US Commission Urges Bush to Speak Out on Religion in China

July 31, 2008

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2137

An independent U.S. commission that has government backing has urged President George W. Bush to speak out publicly on religious freedom and human rights when he attends the forthcoming summer Beijing Olympic Games.

Officials of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued the call on Wednesday 30 July, and said the...

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