Buddhism

Spiritual Discipline Foremost For Young Monks At Bomdila

December 12, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Indian Express

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,9820,0,0,1,0

Young Buddhist monks are not averse to owning a television set or a motorcycle and would even love going around wearing jeans and sweatshirts, unlike in the past.

Early morning at around 4:30 am, the voices of the monks echo in the Thubchog Gatseling Monastery in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, as they...

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Aung San Suu Kyi Gives Robes to Monks, Nuns In Buddhist Rite

December 8, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Deutsche Presse-Agentur

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=51,9732,0,0,1,0

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday took part in public religious services for the first time since her release from house arrest. 

Suu Kyi offered donations of robes to about 700 Buddhist monks and 200 nuns gathered in front of the headquarters of her National League for...

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Buddhists Welcome Hindu Statesman Zed to Bodhi Day Commemoration In Nevada

December 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: NewsTrack India

Wire Service: ANI

http://newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/194046

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, Buddhists welcomed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed to their Bodhi Day commemoration at Reno Buddhist Church (Nevada, USA) on December five.

 Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, talked about some important events in Gautama Buddha's life and briefed...

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Buddhist Monastery In Bolivia to Host About 100 Monks Next Year

December 3, 2010

Author: Andrew Dunn

Source: The Buddhist Channel/StarNews Online

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9715,0,0,1,0

In a patch of woods tucked off a Bolivia road, the monks are building teepees. Each one is formed from a few of the spindly pines that fill their 22 acres. In a few months, they will be guest accommodations of a spartan sort.

 

In June, the Wat Carolina Buddhist monastery, the only temple in...

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Film Brings Buddhist Nuns' Story Out Of the Shadows

December 2, 2010

Author: Paul Liberatore

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Marin Independent Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=12,9718,0,0,1,0

After a 20-year career as a still photographer, Marin's Heather Kessinger makes her filmmaking debut with "In the Shadow of Buddha," a documentary that takes viewers into the seldom-seen world of Tibetan Buddhist nuns in northernmost India. While beautifully photographed, it doesn't paint a completely...

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Western Buddhist Teachers Implore President Obama to Press Burma On Crimes Against Ethnic Nationalities

November 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Western Buddhist Teachers for a Free Burma

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,9671,0,0,1,0

On November 1, 2010, the who's who of Buddhist teachers in the United States wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, imploring his administration to "to repudiate the results of the upcoming election" in Burma.

 

They have also asked for the establishment of a Commission...

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'Samsara' Installation Reflects the Imperfection and Impermanence of Life

November 12, 2010

Author: Mary Thomas

Source: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11012/1117205-437.stm

Fumino Hora's exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center is exotic yet accessible, spare yet brimming with objects, inspired by imperfection but perfect.

 

"The Way of Samsara" is an installation but comprises individual artworks that arise from aspects of Buddhism and from Ms. Hora's life experiences. As such it blends...

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Mesa Buddhist Center to Hold Ceremony Rarely Done In West

November 12, 2010

Author: Srianthi Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Arizona Republic

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,9672,0,0,1,0

A Buddhist ceremony rarely performed in the Western world is scheduled to take place in Mesa on Saturday.

 

The Arizona International Buddhist Meditation Center will hold the Atavisi Buddha Puja, a devotional ceremony to pay homage to the 28 Buddhas in this eon. An eon in Buddhism is a...

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