Buddhism

Junta Arrests Prominent Abbot U Gambira

November 18, 2007

Author: Mungpi

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Mizzima News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,5368,0,0,1,0

Sayadaw (abbot) U Gambira, a prominent Buddhist clergy, who took a leading role in the August and September peoples' protest in Burma was arrested by the authorities in Rangoon, after a month in hiding, a source told Mizzima.

The police have been in hot pursuit of U Gambira, who took to the streets and led several...

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Centre a First for Buddhists

November 14, 2007

Author: Stuart Carless

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Age

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,5373,0,0,1,0

The Mollymook centre is understood to be one of only two on the NSW coast south of Wollongong. The other is in Bermagui.

Buddhists in the Milton-Ulladulla region are describing the opening as the next growth phase in Buddhism locally and say the Manjushri Centre will help them meet community needs.

It will...

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Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony held at Indiana Buddhist Temple

November 13, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,5369,0,0,1,0

Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA) -- Indiana Buddhist Temple in Fort Wayne, Indiana held its annual Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony on November 3rd with the participation of about two hundred devotees. Among them were Sri Lankans, Indians, Burmese, Thai, Filipino, as well as the locals residents of the area.

Twenty three venerable monks from Sri Lankan Buddhist temples in...

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Ancient Buddha Statue Damaged

November 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bahrain Tribune Daily

http://www.bahraintribune.com/ArticleDetail.asp?CategoryId=3&ArticleId=178662

In a replay of the vandalism that destroyed the Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan, pro-Taliban militants have damaged a 40-metre tall carving of Buddha in the Swat valley in north-western Pakistan. The Buddha statue’s head, shoulders and feet have been destroyed. The militants have now...

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Beijing Denies Bibles, Other Religious Items Banned from Olympics, but Excludes Falun Gong

November 8, 2007

Author: Anita Chang

Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/20071108-1024-oly-beijingolympics-bibles.html

Beijing Olympic organizers angrily disputed allegations of religious intolerance Thursday, saying Bibles and other religious items for personal use will be welcome at next summer's games – except for the banned Falun Gong...

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Bomb Attacks Kill 4, Wound 5 in Thai Muslim South

November 7, 2007

Author: Nopporn Wong-Anan

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSBKK9380

Suspected separatist rebels launched two bomb attacks in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, killing four people and wounding five, including a Muslim boy, police said on Wednesday.

Three members of a bomb squad were killed and one wounded when they went to check out what turned out to be a remote-controlled bomb on a bridge in Pattani, one...

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Meditation Center Comes to Adelanto

November 6, 2007

Author: RACHEL BYRD

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5339,0,0,1,0

ADELANTO, CA (USA) -- The looming white statue that can be seen from Highway 395 past Chamberlaine Way is the first phase of a Buddhist meditation center.

A white statue sits off Highway 395 past Chamberlaine Way on Tuesday. The statue is the first phase of a Buddhist meditation center.

Builders have been working on...

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Buddhist Church Turns 100

November 5, 2007

Author: David Castellon

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,5345,0,0,1,0

Visalia, CA (USA) -- While their lives have taken them to different parts of California, sisters Kikuko Nishi, Yoko Umeda and Seiko Tamura all came back Sunday to help celebrate the 100th anniversary at the Visalia Buddhist Church.

"It's home to us," said Umeda, 76.

That's because their father, who came to...

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Meet Emory's Newest Professor: The Dalai Lama

November 5, 2007

Author: Erin Curran

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,5331,0,0,1,0

Emory, Georgia (USA) -- One faculty member in Georgia will not only be referred to as professor, but as "His Holiness."

The XIV Dalai Lama has been named Presidential Distinguished Professor at Emory University in Atlanta, the first university appointment accepted by the 1989 Nobel Peace Laureate and leader of the Tibetan exile...

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Buddhist Monks to Create Exquisite Mandala at Case-Geyer

November 2, 2007

Author: Brittany Messenger

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,5322,0,0,1,0

Ithaca, NY (USA) -- Students and faculty will not be the only ones working in the Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology next week.

Two Tibetan monks from Namgyal Monastery in Ithaca, N.Y., will be creating a sand mandala in the reading room on the library's third floor. (See this webcam to watch them...

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