Buddhism

Six Rebels Killed, Trains Halted in Thai South

June 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-34187620080623

Security forces killed six suspected Muslim rebels in southern Thailand on Monday, where all rail services have been halted after a brutal weekend attack on a train, police said.

About 200 police and soldiers raided a jungle hideout used by Muslim separatist guerrillas in Yala, one of the four southernmost provinces where more...

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Buddhist Ceremony Honors All Creatures Great and Small

June 22, 2008

Author: Mandy Locke

Source: The News and Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1116305.html

Hundreds of bait-shop crickets and earthworms escaped death by fishhook Saturday.

At an animal blessing and release ceremony in Cary, well-meaning Triangle Buddhists rescued them from a fate as bait for bass or bream.

One by one, crickets hopped out of a cage and into the cover of pine needles at Cary's Ritter Park. The...

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Buddhist Relief Service Reaches Out to Santa Cruz County

June 22, 2008

Author: Melissa Weaver

Source: The Buddhist Channel/San Jose Mercury

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,6682,0,0,1,0

Tzu Chi disaster relief volunteers always bow in respect when handing blankets to disaster victims, who "teach us to appreciate what we have," said volunteer Sherry Shih.

The Buddhist nonprofit group has grown to more than 5 million supporters worldwide with chapters in 30 countries since its inception in...

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Zen and a Place for the Art of Meditation

June 21, 2008

Author: Valentino Lucio

Source: MySA/Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/religion/stories/MYSA062108.10B.Rel_Zen_Center.EN.3e359f6.html

Nearly a dozen people sit cross-legged with their hands clasped on black cushions. With tranquil faces, they're situated side-by-side staring at a white wall. The subtle scent of incense lingers in the sitting area. The room is quiet except for the faint sound of...

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Buddhism Meets Football in Hamburg

June 20, 2008

Author: Michael den Hoet and Chris McMahon

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6666,0,0,1,0

Bathed in glorious sunshine, tens of thousands of fans recently crowded the Heiligengeist fairgrounds, not far from the centre of Germany's harbour city Hamburg.

They were there to cheer the opening games of the 2008 European Football Championships, broadcast live on a giant screen from Austria and...

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Prisons System Ordered to Provide Vegan Meals to Inmate

June 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Examiner.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1448820~Prisons_system_ordered_to_provide_vegan_meals_to_inmate.html

A federal judge has ruled that the state's prison system violated a convicted child killer's civil rights by denying him a vegan diet.

U.S. Chief District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this week that the Department of...

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Pakistan's Buddhist Gandhara Heritage

June 18, 2008

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: Asian Tribune

http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/11832

Today (Poson full moon day June 18) Sri Lankan Buddhists commemorate the arrival in this country of Arahat Mahinda with the message of the Dhamma. Yet Gandhara – the pinnacle of Buddhist Civilization at the time Venerable Mahinda's father, Emperor Ashoka, ruled a greater part of the Indian sub-continent – seems to have received little attention among the majority...

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Religious Leaders Open their Arms, Altars for Ceremonies to Continue

June 17, 2008

Author: David Smith

Source: The Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1445001~Religious_leaders_open_their_arms__altars_for_ceremonies_to_continue.html

Much of the attention about this week’s same-sex weddings is focused on City Hall, but churches and other religious centers are also gearing up for the festivities.

On Friday, Congregation Sherith Israel on California Street...

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Buddha on the Bayou

June 17, 2008

Author: Dan Anderson

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6658,0,0,1,0

There are over 500 Christian churches in the Mobile area, according to usachurch.com. The South has a reputation for being heavily Christian, so this number should come as a surprise to no one.

But take a drive through Irvington, down Murray Heights Drive where the pavement ends and the dirt road begins and where the trailers...

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Wesak Celebrations at Indiana Buddhist Temple

June 15, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Colombo Page

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_08/June15234653CH.html

The familiar beat of rhythmic drums could be heard from afar. Children and adult devotees dressed in white carrying flowers and traditional flags walked in place. Three devotees adorned in the Nilame attire, marched gracefully under the Muthu Kudaya, holding the relics of the Buddha in the Dathu Karaduwa. The Maha Sangha, took calm, slow steps to...

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Mariposa Sangha

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Phone: 512-565-3774 [office], 512-663-7835 [home]
Email: kferland@onr.com [office], rickp@onr.com [office]
Website: http://mariposasangha.org/wp/
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Five Killed in Thai South as Death Toll Rises to 3,300: Police

June 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AFP

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5igVmibnEtLV0GIBvaRhmczha0awg

Suspected separatists killed five people in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, police said Tuesday, as the death toll in the region soared to 3,300 in more than four years of violence.

A spree of shootings hit the far south on Monday evening, with two Muslim men in their 50s and a teenager killed in separate attacks across...

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