Buddhism

U.S., European Buddhist Nuns Ordained In Taiwan

November 7, 2010

Author: Hermia Lin

Source: The Buddhist Channel/CNA

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=48,9660,0,0,1,0

Six Tibetan Buddhist nuns from Europe and the United States were ordained in a solemn ceremony held in Taipei on Sunday and they said they will try their best to make Buddhism take root in the West.

With the help of Venerable Heng-ching, the Committee of Western Bhikshunis, and Sakyadhita International, the six Buddhist...

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Tibetan Buddhist Monks Create Artistic Symbol Of Enlightenment - Here Today, Gone On Sunday

November 4, 2010

Author: Janette Williams

Source: The Pasadena Star-News

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_16526391#ixzz14Qq67vDa

For five days, five Tibetan Buddhist monks will hunch over a table, holding their breath as they place grains of brilliantly dyed river sand to create a sacred mandala.

 

At 1 p.m. Sunday at the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., they will put the last hand-ground grain in the mandala's...

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Legal Status Foreseen for Christianity In Buddhist Bhutan

November 4, 2010

Source: The Buddhist Channel/CDN

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,9652,0,0,1,0

For the first time in Bhutan’s history, the Buddhist nation’s government seems ready to grant much-awaited official recognition and accompanying rights to a miniscule Christian population that has remained largely underground.

The authority that regulates religious organizations will discuss in its next meeting – to be held by the end of December...

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Out of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

November 4, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/out-of-many-one-diwali-il_b_778973.html

Diwali is a joyous festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists (Dharmic traditions) and the festive spirit expressed by those of "any, all and no faith." Though celebrated for different reasons, it has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural...

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Sumatra Hopes Pagoda Will Lift Harmony And Tourism

November 1, 2010

Author: Aidi Yursal

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Antara News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=58,9644,0,0,1,0

A replica of Burma’s famous Shwedagon Pagoda was officially opened in North Sumatra on Sunday in a ceremony attended by hundreds of Buddhist monks from across Asia.

 

Construction of the pagoda, which shares the same name as the original in Burma, began three years ago on three hectares of land at...

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Access to Drugs a Lifesaver for People With HIV

November 1, 2010

Author: Irwin Loy

Source: The Buddhist Channel/IPS

http://buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=53,9716,0,0,1,0

The monsoon rains soaked the ground beneath Mon Hol’s home until it turned to ankle-deep mud. The aged thatched-leaf roof of his hut, badly in need of replacement, provided little protection.

 

But despite these conditions at home, he and his wife were healthy; his three children had enough food to eat today. That...

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On an Indian Reservation, a Garden of Buddhas

October 31, 2010

Author: Jim Robbins

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/01/us/01monks.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

On a rural American Indian reservation here, amid grazing horses and cattle, a Buddhist lama from the other side of the world is nearing completion of a $1.6 million meditative garden that he hopes will draw spiritual pilgrims.

 

 

“There is something pure and powerful about this landscape,...

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Pakistan to Preserve 2,400-Year-Old Buddhist Caves In Capital

October 18, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Xinhua

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=38,9621,0,0,1,0

As the natural beauty of Pakistan 's federal capital Islamabad is fading rapidly due to wide constructions and development activities, the government decided to preserve the archeological beauty of the city by approving a plan to protect the 2,400-year-old caves, local media reported on Monday.

The remains of more than 2...

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Buddhist Relics to Visit City

October 15, 2010

Author: Bronislaus B. Kush

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Worcester Telegram

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,9610,0,0,1,0

The life story and teachings of Siddhartha Gautama - a wealthy prince born in northern India sometime between the fifth and sixth centuries B.C. — laid the foundations for the establishment of Buddhism, the world’s fourth largest religion.

After his death, Gautama, who’s revered as...

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