Buddhism

Berlin Vihare - Gateway of Buddhism to the German World

June 24, 2007

Author: Ramani D.Wickramaratne

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Asian Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,4369,0,0,1,0

Berlin, Germany -- 50 years is a long time and it is highly commendable, that Das Buddhistische Haus (The Berlin Vihare) has withstood the passage of time and the challenges and continued to serve the noble ideals of the “visionaries” who stepped in to fill a void, a void of spirituality in the...

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UK Thai Buddhist Temple Official Opening

June 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,4375,0,0,1,0

London, UK -- The official opening of the Buddha Vihara Temple at Alrewas Road, Kings Bromley, Burton on Trent Staffs DE13 7HR will take place on Saturday 30th June at 2pm.

The ceremony will be attended by a broad cross section of dignitaries and representatives of many organisations together with members of the Thai Sangha (...

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Four Killed in Thailand's Rebellious Muslim South

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/homepageCrisis/idUSBKK113980._CH_.2400

BANGKOK, June 19 (Reuters) - Suspected Muslim separatist rebels killed four people, including a district chief and an army colonel, in Thailand's rebellious Muslim south, police said on Tuesday.

One soldier was killed and two wounded late on Monday as they clashed with militants who set fire to a school in Pattani,...

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Australians Flock to Embrace Buddhism

June 19, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,4335,0,0,1,0

The Dalai Lama has just completed a tour of Australia, boosting what is the country's fastest-growing religion. Australia has more Buddhists per capita than anywhere else in the Western world. From Sydney, Phil Mercer reports on how this religion has moved beyond Asian immigrant communities and into the mainstream.

Tibetan...

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Pilgrimage, With U.S. Dollars, to North Korea Temple

June 11, 2007

Author: Reuters

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-korea-north-temple.html

KAESONG, North Korea (Reuters) - In a rare nod to religion, communist North Korea has welcomed 500 Buddhist monks and followers from the South to a temple dating from the 11th century when Kaesong was capital of a unified peninsula.

The visit...

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Buddhist Base Continues to Grow

June 5, 2007

Author: Giancarlo Rinaldi

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/6723459.stm

Turn a corner on a rural road in Dumfries and Galloway and what might you expect to find?

Some sheep, perhaps, or a wind turbine or two - but probably not an enormous development for Buddhist study.

Yet the Samye Ling Tibetan centre and monastery at Eskdalemuir has become an integral part of...

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Different Cultures Unite for Buddha’s Birthday

June 3, 2007

Author: Venice Buhain

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,4252,0,0,1,0

Olympia, WA (USA) -- A patchwork of colors, styles and cultures at Saint Martin’s Pavilion on Sunday marked the 2,551st anniversary of the birth of the Buddha.

It was the first time that the South Sound Buddhist temples and meditation groups got together to celebrate the birthday of Siddhartha Gautama, whose teachings...

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Day of Vesak Observed at the United Nations

May 31, 2007

Source: Columbo Page

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_07/May31134617CH.html

May 31, (UN_NY): Sri Lanka, together with several other Member States of the UN participated in the annual International Recognition of the Day of Vesak at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 29 May.

The Ceremony consisted of religious observances from the Vajrayana and Theravada sects and colourful cultural performances from Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar...

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