Buddhism

Voting at Churches Draws Protest

January 24, 2008

Author: Bae Ji-sook

Source: Religion News Service/Korea Times

http://pewforum.org/news/rss.php?NewsID=14822

Religious groups are protesting that voting places are being unequally allocated to protestant churches, and are moving to file a petition with the Constitutional Court next month. They are appealing that the unequal allotment of the facilities is discriminatory and goes against the principle of neutrality that the country should uphold in elections....

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Inner Peace at Maitreya Centre

January 23, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Hasting Observer

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,5807,0,0,1,0

The success of a weekly meditation class in Bexhill led to the opening of the Maitreya Buddhist Centre in Sea Road.

Local interest in meditation continues to grow, according to administrator Andrew Durling, who says the centre is "thriving" as it enters its third year.

A full programme of meditation...

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Public Hearing Set For Proposed Buddhist Temple

January 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The buddhist Channel/WMTW Portland

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,5785,0,0,1,0

A public hearing is set for Monday night before the Buxton Planning Board on an application to establish a Buddhist temple on a quiet rural road in the southern Maine town. Members of the region's Cambodian community want to set up the temple in a single-family house and attached commercial building they bought two years...

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Malaysian Islamic Authorities in New Corpse Row: Report

January 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: AFP

Malaysian police have seized the body of an ethnic Chinese man in the latest dispute between Islamic authorities and family members over a disputed conversion, a report said Monday.

The eldest son of Gan Eng Gor, who died on Sunday aged 74, said his father became a Muslim last July, but his other children reject the claim and insist their father was a Buddhist.

The dispute comes just days after a court ordered a Christian woman's body be returned to her...

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Shaolin Monks Bring Schools to Bay Area

January 21, 2008

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: The buddhist Channel/Inside Bay Area

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5789,0,0,1,0

All it took was one Jet Li kung fu movie for Shi Yanran to know what he wanted to do, way before he was all grown up.

The 25-year-old Buddhist monk was just 6 years old when he watched "Shaolin Temple" on video.

He was so transfixed by the fighting scenes and the 1,500-year-old Buddhist monastery...

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Boisean Teaches the Way of the American Buddhist

January 20, 2008

Author: Dana Oland

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Idaho Statesman

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5787,0,0,1,0

"We have the Buddha nature inside all of us," Dana Marsh says, smiling. "We just have to sit and it will uncover. Pay attention and we can recognize it."

She sits across the table sipping hot tea, draped in bright red and creamy white. Her home is comfortably uncluttered but not spartan: a little Zen, but not too...

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Buddhist Thai Govt Says Fails to Win Muslims' Hearts

January 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: Reuters

The Thai government said on Friday it was failing to win over the ethnic Malays of the predominantly Muslim far south, where more than 2,800 people have been killed in four years of separatist insurgency.

"We made great progress on military operations last year, but our efforts with the people remained static," government spokesman Chaiya Yimwilai told a news conference. "We need to beef up on the arrests, searches, intelligence as well as the civil affairs...

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