Buddhism

Oklahoma's Buddhists to Gather for Conference

September 5, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/NewsOK

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4812,0,0,1,0

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (USA) -- Focusing on one of the tenets of their religion, Buddhists in Oklahoma are gearing up for the ninth annual Oklahoma Buddhist Conference on Saturday at Giac Quang Temple, 2625 SE 44.

The theme of this year's conference is "Practicing Tolerance,” and it is appropriate in many ways,...

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Buddha Statue Stolen for Scrap Metal

September 4, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,4805,0,0,1,0

ELK RIVER, Minn. (USA) -- The high demand and soaring prices for scrap metal appeared to be the reason a 7-foot statue of Buddha, covered in copper-laden bronze, was stolen from an outdoor temple shrine at the Thai Buddhist Center of Minnesota, police said. Police Chief Jeff Beahen said a 45-year-old Elk River woman was arrested Friday...

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Virginia Beach Says Rural Home is No Place for Buddhist Center

September 4, 2007

Author: RICHARD QUINN

Source: Daily Press/The Virginian Pilot

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-va--buddhistcenter0904sep04,0,4331415.story

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Is it a home? Or a house of worship?

A four-acre ranch near the corner of Princess Anne and West Neck roads is both, and the ambiguity has created a face-off between religion and regulation in the rural fields of Pungo.
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Thailand's Frenzy for Amulets

September 3, 2007

Author: Jonathan Head

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6976705.stm

For advertisers in Thailand, the most spectacular location to promote their products is on the side of the country's tallest building, the Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok.

But the image that appeared there a few weeks ago was not the usual logo for shampoo or a mobile phone company.

It depicted the statuesque head of a mythical Hindu figure,...

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Buddhist Fest Lets Nashville in on the Secret of Inner Peace

September 1, 2007

Author: RAY WADDLE

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Tennessean

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4790,0,0,1,0

Nashville, Tennessee (USA) -- This month, you are invited to change your mind. No, not from liberal to conservative, or CNN to Fox, or red to blue, or original to extra crispy, or one hue of anger to another. (In the culture wars, people don't change their minds; they just change channels.)

Instead, on Change Your...

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New Chinese Rules on Dalai Lama

September 1, 2007

Author: Michael Bristow

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6973605.stm

Communist China has introduced new rules that appear aimed at controlling the selection of the next Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's spiritual head.

Most Tibetans believe that eminent monks, such as the Dalai Lama, are reincarnated after death.

China, which governs Tibet, will now have the final say over who can be selected as a...

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Insurgents Target Thai Civilians

August 28, 2007

Author: Amy Kazmin

Source: Financial Times

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3dcb853a-54c8-11dc-890c-0000779fd2ac.html

Separatist insurgents in southern Thailand are deliberately targeting Muslim and Buddhist civilians in their brutal campaign for an independent Islamic state, undermining their claims to legitimacy, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.

While the Thai armed forces have committed serious and widespread abuses...

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South Florida Buddhists Gather for Annual Water Repentance Ceremony

August 27, 2007

Author: Melissa Hoyos

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4758,0,0,1,0

Tamarac, FL (USA) -- Tamarac Incense and soothing chants wafted through the small temple Sunday as South Florida Buddhists came to repent and celebrate family members past and present.

About 100 people knelt before a large ivory-and-gold Buddha statue at the Fo Guang Shan Temple for the annual Water Repentance Ceremony. The...

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Roadside Bomb Found in Sri Lanka Ahead of Buddhist Procession

August 26, 2007

Author: BHARATHA MALLAWARACHI

Source: AOL News

Wire Service: AP

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/roadside-bomb-found-in-sri-lanka-ahead/n20070826092809990003

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lankan police discovered a bomb hidden along a street in a Buddhist holy city on Sunday as thousands of people gathered to celebrate the country's foremost Buddhist festival, an official said.
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Buddhism Rising Rapidly in Europe, say Germans

August 25, 2007

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,4744,0,0,1,0

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Buddhism is definitely making headway in Germany and the rest of Europe. Expressing this view were prominent German invitees to a very significant event marking the 50th anniversary (1957-2007) of the first Sri Lankan Buddhist Mission to Germany, at the Savsiripaya Auditorium in Colombo 7, Sri Lanka on August 22....

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Ghostly Presents Hit in New Temple

August 20, 2007

Author: Nick Higginbottom

Source: The Buddhist Channel / Melbourne Herald Sun

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,4714,0,0,1,0

Melbourne, Australia -- SERENITY prevailed yesterday when Buddhist monks, a politician and hungry ghosts opened a new temple at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Health Minister Daniel Andrews opened the temple in the Asian burial grounds.

The temple is believed to be the first of its...

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