Buddhism

Nepal to Recognise Buddhist and Muslim Religious Schools

February 19, 2008

Author: Kalpit Parajuli

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=39,5924,0,0,1,0

Hundreds of Muslim and Buddhist schools want to join the public school system after the government signalled its intention of recognising religious schools, but has set some conditions to do so, namely that such schools also use non-religious textbooks recommended by the government’s Education Board rather than rely...

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World Religious Leaders Pray for Global Peace

February 17, 2008

Author: Kestur Vasuki

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/world-religious-leaders-pray-for-global-peace_10018352.html

Hundreds of religious leaders from across the globe have congregated at the Art of Living Centre here for a two day conference on Vedanta and Buddhism at the outskirts of Bangalore.

The religious leaders from India, Taiwan, China,...

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Silicon Valley Tibetan Buddhists Find a New Home

February 17, 2008

Author: Jessie Mangaliman

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Mercury News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5914,0,0,1,0

For 10 years, followers of Gyalwa Gyatso Buddhist Center did not have a home, shuttling from living room to living room, libraries and community centers.

And like many Silicon Valley companies, it existed virtually - a dot-org known mostly to West Valley residents who practice Buddhism in the tradition of the...

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Dear Kev, Good Onya - Dalai Lama

February 15, 2008

Author: Mark Schliebs

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,23219933-12377,00.html

KEVIN Rudd didn't only win over Australians with his apology to Aboriginal people: he earned the praise of one of the world's most respected spiritual leaders - the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama was so tickled-pink with the new prime minister’s commitment to reconciliation, Mr Rudd’s office...

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Beijing’s Hand-Picked Panchen Lama to Enter Politics

February 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: AsiaNews

http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=11523&size=A

Sources in China’s Communist Party said that the Communist-picked Panchen Lama is likely to become a member of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress as early as next month, a rank equivalent to that of cabinet minister. Unrecognised by the mainstream Tibetan Buddhism he is slated to become the youngest Chinese leader ever...

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One Student's Path to Enlightenment

February 14, 2008

Author: Cristina Rojas

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Daily Free Press

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,5892,0,0,1,0

Brian Hanrahan leaves the hustle and bustle of Boston University each week and retreats to the Won Buddhism of Boston temple in Somerville, where the resonating sound of a gong indicates the start of meditation services.

Though he was born and raised Catholic, Hanrahan, a College of Arts and Sciences...

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At Buddhist Temple, Cleansing Rituals to Ring in the New Year

February 7, 2008

Author: ANN FARMER

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/nyregion/07nuns.html?_r=1&scp=29&sq=religion&st=nyt&oref=slogin

Ha Tran was applying the final swipes on Saturday to a 20-foot Buddhist statue inside a Chinatown temple. It took two days, but Mrs. Tran, a 62-year-old Vietnamese immigrant, lovingly washed every one of the deity’s thousand arms and did the same for its 10...

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Buddhist Immersion

February 3, 2008

Author: SHIRLEY WEST

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Observer

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5862,0,0,1,0

Waking up in the peaceful stillness of the California wilderness, he remembers that it is his turn to cook breakfast. After a few inventive attempts at waking his roommate, they work together to cook pancakes for the rest of the volunteers.

After congregating around a huge stone fireplace to eat a breakfast of...

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A Chaitya to be Built in Birmingham Maha Vihara, UK

January 30, 2008

Author: Tissa Madawela

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lanka Everything

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,5841,0,0,1,0

For the first time in the history of England a full scale Sri Lankan style Chaitya is to be built at the Birmingham Maha Vihara in the Midlands.

This was revealed to a visiting Rupavahini news crew who went to the Vihara to record a news item on the honorary facilitation of the OBE by Her Majesty the Queen...

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Malaysian Buddhists Lose Conversion Case

January 29, 2008

Author: JULIA ZAPPEI

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

Wire Service: AP

A Malaysian court on Tuesday rejected a petition to have a dead man declared a Buddhist after he was buried as a Muslim in the latest interfaith dispute to rock this multiethnic but largely Muslim nation.

Relatives of the late Gan Eng Gor had asked the High Court in southern Seremban state to reverse a decision by an Islamic Shariah court that declared him a Muslim. But the High Court rejected the...

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Buddhists Offered a Home: Mansfield Zen Center's Founder 'Here to Support'

January 26, 2008

Author: ANGEL N. ROSS

Source: Mansfield News Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,5826,0,0,1,0

MANSFIELD, OH (USA) -- Michael Minock, founder of the Mansfield Zen Center, is reaching out to other Zen Buddhists who would like to practice with him. "I'm here to support Buddhist practice," Minock said.

The Mansfield Zen Center is in the living room of Minock's Lexington Avenue apartment -- until he can get a building or...

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China Cracks Down on Tibetan Buddhism Ahead of Olympics

January 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Radio Free Asia

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,5830,0,0,1,0

Chinese authorities in Tibet have recruited more than 140 Tibetan youths to perform traditional dances at the forthcoming Beijing Olympics, even as they impose new curbs on Buddhist culture in the Himalayan region, sources there say.

“The Chinese authorities believe that monasteries are the chief centers...

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Vietnamese Open First Buddhist Temple in Czech Republic

January 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Prague Daily Monitor/ÄŒTK

http://www.praguemonitor.com/en/258/czech_national_news/17592/

The first Buddhist temple in the Czech Republic has been opened in Varnsdorf, north Bohemia, on the initiative of the local Vietnamese community, the daily Pravo wrote Wednesday.

The local Vietnamese have even had gold-plated statues and a Buddhist monk transported from Taiwan, the paper writes.

"It is...

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