Buddhism

New Monastery On the Path to Change

December 29, 2009

Author: Jennifer Green

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Ottawa Citizen

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8818,0,0,1,0

The silence of the snowy fields, the stillness in the Sati Saraniya Hermitage: could such a peaceful place send a tremble through the world of Theravada Buddhism?

Ayya Medhanandi is a Theravada Buddhist nun who has opened Canada's first monastic residence exclusively for women, just west of Perth.

As...

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Buddhists, Christians Unite for Christmas Celebration

December 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: Union of Catholic Asian News, December 28, 2009

 

More than 300 Catholics and 700 Buddhists joined a Christmas celebration in the village of Ohn-pin-su, which is home to just one Catholic family.

People came from villages in Pantanaw parish, south of Yangon, for the event where the message was one of unity between followers of the two religions.

“Although we are from different religions, we all are united as one and ready to help each...

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Buddhist Women Discuss Role In Tackling Global Problems

December 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/VNS

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=55,8820,0,0,1,0

The role of Buddhist women in tackling emerging global issues is being discussed during a one-week international conference that opened yesterday in HCM City.

The 11th Sakyadhita International Conference on Buddhist Women has gathered more than 4,000 Buddhist women from 47 countries and territories in the world. The event...

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Buddhists to Mark New Year With Rituals

December 26, 2009

Author: Mary Adamski

Source: Honolulu Star Bulletin

http://www.starbulletin.com/features/20091226_buddhists_to_mark_new_year_with_rituals.html

The new year will be greeted with quiet spiritual rituals in Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines Thursday night.

Buddhists will strike temple bells 108 times at midnight in a rite of reflection about leaving the bad behind and moving forward with hope for the...

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US Buddhists Join In Christmas Celebration

December 24, 2009

Author: Suli Yi

Source: VOA News

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/lifestyle/-US-Buddhists-Join-in-Christmas-Celebration-80088737.html

It has long been true that Christmas is not just for Christians any more.  Many people, of many different religious persuasions or of no persuasion at all, celebrate the day and the season.  Followers of Buddhism in the Washington area are among the...

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Buddha Finds Home In Farmersville

December 22, 2009

Author: Andrew Snyder

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Star Local News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,8803,0,0,1,0

If a driver takes a left just after passing over Lake Lavon, into a gate set a few steps off the highway, they’ll find a structure majestically out of place in Farmersville: the Kalachakra Buddhist Meditation Temple.

The architecture is striking from hundreds of feet, even before a wealth of statuary,...

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Suspected Insurgents Kill 3 Buddhists In Thai South

December 19, 2009

Author: Surapan Boonthanom, Viparat Jantraprap and Jason Szep

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BI0TD20091219

Suspected Muslim insurgents blew up a gas tank near a school in southern Thailand on Saturday, killing three Buddhist villagers and wounding two including a local leader, police said. 

The blast appeared intended for a senior official of Bajao district in Narathiwat, one of Thailand's three southernmost...

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PIL for Separate Buddhists Crematoriums

December 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Press Trust of India

http://www.ptinews.com/news/423117_PIL-for-separate-Buddhists-crematoriums

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court demanding separate crematoriums in the city for followers of Buddhist religion.

The petitioner, Gautam Korde, a Buddhist in his petition has said the Buddhists are forced to use Hindu crematoriums where they are...

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Buddhist Group Keeps Heritage Alive Among the Children

December 14, 2009

Author: Michelle Gladdon

Source: Asbury Park Press

http://www.app.com/article/20091214/NEWS/91213089/Buddhist-group-helps-to-keep-heritage-alive-among-Howell-children

When Khermesh Badushov of Rutherford began attending Kalmyk Kids' Nomin classes here this July, she had no idea of the ancestral enlightenment she'd get.

"Not a lot of us are fortunate enough to have people...

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Threatened Buddhists to Leave Vietnam Temple: Abbot

December 11, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091211/wl_asia_afp/vietnamreligionbuddhisteu

The head of a Buddhist pagoda in Central Vietnam said Friday that followers of an influential French-based monk can no longer seek shelter with him following three days of mob pressure.

"I had to agree, and I had no choice," Thich Thai Thuan told AFP from...

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Port Richey Man Sees Life's Mission In Buddhism

November 28, 2009

Author: Mindy Rubenstein

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/port-richey-man-sees-lifes-mission-in-buddhism/1054893

Richard Weissman delved into Buddhism by accident five years ago after his dog died. He randomly pulled one of many books off his bookshelf — the Tibetan Book of the Dead — and began reading it to his wife in an effort to...

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