Buddhism

Buddhists to Agitate for Control of Mahabodhi Temple

November 21, 2006

Author: Anand Mohan Sahay

Source: Rediff India Abroad

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/nov/21budd.htm

Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi Vihar All India Action Committee will launch a nationwide fresh agitation for control of the management of the 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya town.

Currently, the temple's management is controlled by non-Buddhists.

Bhante Anand, president of the Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi Vihar All India Action...

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Buddhist Writer and Teacher Cheri Huber Says we all have Plenty of Reasons to Give Thanks

November 20, 2006

Author: David Ian Miller

Source: The Buddhist Channel/San Francisco Gate

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=9,3453,0,0,1,0

It's Thanksgiving, time for another nationwide gratitude wake-up call. On this one day each year, Americans feel free -- or some might say compelled -- to openly express thanks for life's blessings. On the other 364 days, we are left in peace to mumble and grumble about the minor annoyances of life, interspersed with...

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Teenage Buddhist Hipsters, or "Buddsters," Find Inner Peace

November 15, 2006

Author: Rupali Arora

Source: azcentral/Columbia News Service

As Mary Reagan folds her hands in prayer, chanting with her friends in Japanese, multihued rubber bands hold her short black curls in eight petite fountains atop her head.

A black top tied in a front-bow adorns her pink knee-length dress, accented by rainbow-striped stockings.

White sneakers covered in a graffiti of green stars and the words “I love Jesse” are tied to her ankles with long black laces.

Mary, 13, is one of...

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Terror Threats Keep Monks Indoors

November 13, 2006

Source: Tricycle: the Buddhist Review

Don't look for Buddhist monks in the Narathiwat province of Thailand begging for alms on their morning rounds anymore. Once a familiar sight on the streets of cities and villages here, the monks will now only be found inside their temples. The reason is safety concerns stemming from terror threats: Buddhists, and especially monks, have become the target of attacks by Islamic insurgents in Thailand's most southern provinces, Songkhla, Pattani, Yala, and Narathiwat. The decision to keep begging monks...

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Buddhism Becoming Popular in Fargo

November 12, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,3412,0,0,1,0

FARGO, North Dakota (USA) -- Buddhism is budding in North Dakota's largest city. A Buddhist study group formed in Fargo earlier this year. Weekly meditation sessions are held in different settings. And last week, four Buddhist monks visited the area, speaking at North Dakota State University and Minnesota State University Moorhead....

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First International Congress of Buddhist Women’s Role in the Sangha to be held in Hamburg

November 8, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3385,0,0,1,0

Hamburg, Germany -- The Foundation for Buddhist Studies, Hamburg is holding an International Congress with H. H. XIVth Dalai Lama on July 18/19/20 2007 in Hamburg.

The main theme will be the rights of Buddhists Women within the Sangha and the Re-establishment of full ordination for nuns, as per the tradition of Buddhism in Tibet. This congress will be held in close...

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Shaukat Stresses Interfaith Harmony for World Peace

November 6, 2006

Source: The International News

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=30207

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Tuesday stressed the need for promoting interfaith and inter-culture harmony to create a world of peace and tolerance.

Talking to a 35-member Buddhist delegation from Japan, led by Chief Priest of Tokyo's prestigious Kenchoji Temple, The prime minister said that Pakistan was working for building better understanding among people of different...

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Buddhist Monks Creating a Peaceful Place in Westford

November 6, 2006

Author: MARIE DONOVAN

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1909,0,0,1,0

WESTFORD, Mass. (USA) -- When the Venerable Ajahn Mangkone Dhammadharo occasionally goes out on the town, the first thing a stranger may notice about the Buddhist monk is his appearance.

Dhammadharo, abbot for the Wat Buddha Bhavana of Massachusetts, typically wears a long robe and sandals. He sports a smoothly shaved head....

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A United Effort is in the Best Interest of Russia’s Buddhists

November 5, 2006

Author: Anton Cooper, translator

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3427,0,0,1,0

In the early days of October, Kalmykia celebrated the tenth opening anniversary of the republic’s first Buddhist monastery: Geden Sheddup Choikorling. Considering the very rapid pace of development of Buddhist teaching in the steppe republic, this celebration has in some way become a new milepost, on the one hand allowing...

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Buddhist Center Stupa Called ‘One of a Kind'

November 1, 2006

Author: Paul Boerger

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Mt. Shasta Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,3365,0,0,1,0

Tara's Refuge Buddhist Center in Mount Shasta has added a new stupa that Refuge facilitator John Cashman says is one of a kind in the world.

“It is the only female designated stupa in the world,” Cashman said.

A stupa, Cashman explained, is the “representation of the body, mind...

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Sangha Lends Helping Hand to the Needy

November 1, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=55,3363,0,0,1,0

Hanoi, Vietnam -- The Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), which will celebrate its 25th founding anniversary on November 7, has so far raised more than VND 400 billion (US$ 24.8 mil) for humanitarian activities.

Buddhist monks and nuns are running nearly 700 medical stations providing free treatment to poor people, 165 classes and 16 kindergartens for poor children, as well as...

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Kent's Only Buddhist Temple is up and Running in Gravesend

November 1, 2006

Author: Alison White

Source: Local London

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/indepth/features/display.var.998122.0.chance_to_learn_about_buddhism.php

Kent's only Buddhist temple is up and running in Gravesend. Reporter ALISON WHITE looks around the self-funded building and learns about the Buddhists' efforts to demystify their way of life.

FROM outside, Rose Street's temple looks like...

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Dalai Lama Speaks on Peace and Compassion in Hiroshima

November 1, 2006

Author: Tsering Tsomo

Source: Phayul News

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?article=Dalai+Lama+speaks+on+peace+and+compassion+in+Hiroshima&id=14537

HIROSHIMA, Japan November 1 - “Compassion and peace are the basic elements for the survival of humanity”, said His Holiness the Dalai Lama Wednesday afternoon in Hiroshima city.

Delivering the keynote speech on the...

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Buddhism Professor Heading Westward for New Job

October 30, 2006

Author: Adam Smeltz

Source: Centre Daily Times

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/living/education/higher_learning/15882562.htm

For 35 years and thousands of Penn State students, Charles Prebish has been a gateway to the Eastern world.

He has been the sole professor of Buddhism here since 1971, introducing to undergraduates a religion that is fast emerging in the U.S. and in global cultural...

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