Buddhism

Meditation Classes Help Tihar Inmates

December 15, 2006

Source: Daily India/Indo Asian News Service

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/93383.php/Meditation-classes-help-Tihar-inmates

New Delhi-- After a troubled past, inmates of Tihar Jail here have decided to reform themselves as well as change other jailbirds' lives through Vipassana, Buddhist way of meditation.

'We have around 500 inmates going through 10 different meditation courses of Vipassana in the jail,' said Sunil Gupta, law officer...

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Hundreds View Relics of Buddha

December 8, 2006

Author: JEFF BRUMLEY

Source: Jacksonville Times-Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/120306/met_6593716.shtml

While thousands of Wake Forest and Georgia Tech faithful watched their teams play at Alltel Stadium on Saturday, the spiritually curious joined hundreds of Buddhists from the region at a Buddhist temple to view, venerate and be blessed by relics of Gautama Buddha.

That's the historical Buddha, whose...

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After Buddhist Dies, Legal Battle Continues

December 3, 2006

Author: Megan Tench

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/yourlife/health/other/articles/2006/12/03/after_buddhist_dies_legal_battle_continues/

The family of 72-year-old Cho Fook Cheng of Brookline knew there was no chance that he would ever wake up again.

Last week, doctors declared Cheng, a grandfather of seven who suffered cardiac arrest the day after Thanksgiving, brain-...

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Shaolin Monk Suicide Shocks New York Chinese Community

December 1, 2006

Author: Joe Xia and Crystal Feng, Translation by Eugenia C

Source: Sing Tao Daily/New American Media

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=b8bd81f8d45fca9cd0197912ef7aa8da

NEW YORK -- The suicide of a Shaolin temple monk has shocked the Chinese community in New York, who are now questioning the treatment of monks by their temples.

Heng Shan, a 27-year-...

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Southern Buddhists Pray for Peace

November 30, 2006

Source: Bangkock Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=114474

More than 1,000 Thai Buddhists in southern provinces today joined in a mass merit-making ceremony held to boost the morale of local Buddhist monks and people in the country's far South affected by the growing insurgency and to pray for the restoration of peace in the region.

Some 500 Buddhist monks from 266 temples in Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat were...

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Cambodian Monks Get the Vote

November 29, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=53,3470,0,0,1,0

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Cambodian Buddhist monks have the right to vote in upcoming commune and national elections, acting head of state Chea Sim told a Buddhist congress in the capital Wednesday. His statement threatens to reignite a public debate which flared before the 2003 general elections when Supreme Patriarch of Cambodian Buddhists and leader of the Mahanikaya Buddhist sect...

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Buddhism's Growth may Surprise Some

November 26, 2006

Author: Steve Grant

Source: KY3-News

http://www.ky3.com/news/4715926.html

Next year, the Dalai Lama will receive this nation's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal. If that seems odd, you might not know that Buddhism is the fourth largest religion in the United States. Some say the Tibetan leader's charisma, and Buddhism’s eastern ethics and practical psychology are driving its growth, even in the Ozarks.

Colored and consecrated...

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Removing Obstacles to Development of Buddhism in Russia

November 26, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3469,0,0,1,0

Thousands residents of the Russian Buddhist republic of Kalmykia gathered yesterday in Elista’s magnificent new temple “The Golden Abode of the Buddha Shakyamuni” to take part in a large scale ritual intended to remove obstacles on the path of the spiritual development of Buddhist teaching.

The Torgyak ritual, led by the Ritual Master Yelo Rinpoche, who...

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Monk, Neighbors Not at Peace

November 22, 2006

Author: Krista J. Kapralos

Source: The Buddhist Channel/HeraldNet

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,3452,0,0,1,0

Cars clogged Jefferson Way near Lynnwood and lined the residential road's narrow shoulders. The traditional southeast-Asian music blasting from the temple's stereo was so loud that neighbors longed for earplugs.

"It was terrible, chaotic," said Sharon Beer, who can see the terra-cotta lions guarding the temple'...

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