Buddhism

Annual Kathina Ceremony Celebrated At Indiana Buddhist Temple

October 23, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ColomboPage News Desk

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,8628,0,0,1,0

Indiana Buddhist Temple in Hoagland, Indiana celebrated its Annual Kathina Ceremony on Saturday October 17th, 2009.

This year the Kathina Ceremony was sponsored by Mr. Anuruddha Rathninda and family. The celebration included Buddha Puja, Sangika Dana, Chanting of the Paritha, a colorful Kathina procession...

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Tibetan Monk Makes Sand Mandala At Univ Of Montana

October 23, 2009

Author: Carmen George

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,8632,0,0,1,0

Thin lines of colored sand trickled from the end of a silver instrument resembling a narrow funnel held by Tibetan Buddhist monk Venerable Ngawang Chojor.

Outside the bustle of the UC Market Thursday, Chojor worked silently on a “compassion” mandala, an ancient circular art design made from colored sand, with a...

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Movie "The Dhamma Brothers": Alabama Prison Inmates Go Buddhist

October 23, 2009

Author: Emily Breder

Source: Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-16501-Buddhism-Examiner~y2009m10d23-Movie-The-Dhamma-Brothers-Eat-meets-West-in-the-deep-South

Donaldson Correctional Facility is the end of the road for most men. A life sentence without parole or awaiting capital punishment amounts to about the same thing- four walls and a matter of time. This fishbowl of...

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Korean Buddhist Monks, Nuns Say Conflict With Protestants 'Serious'

October 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/UCAN

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,8630,0,0,1,0

More than 70 percent of Buddhist monks and nuns who responded to a recent survey say that antagonism between their religion and Protestantism is a serious problem.

Many also said that Protestantism is the most influential religion in the country, followed by Catholicism and Buddhism.

The Research Institute of...

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Faith Schools Warned On RE Texts

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/8318765.stm

Independent faith schools must ensure all resources used to teach about other religions are accurate, inspectors say.

Ofsted surveyed 51 schools in England from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths, at the request of Schools Secretary Ed Balls.

Inspectors said some materials were biased or had incorrect information...

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Junta's Online Warning to Buddhist Monks

October 21, 2009

Author: Terry Evans

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Scoop New Zealand

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,8626,0,0,1,0

A military government website, “Kyaymon” [meaning “the mirror”], which operates as an online daily newspaper in Burmese has criticised two well-known Buddhist monks’ organisations and warned that the Burmese military authorities will take action against them.

The website claimed...

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Sikh Storyteller Grabs the Imagination At Faith Day

October 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Bury Times

http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/4693795.Sikh_storyteller_grabs_the_imagination_at_faith_day/

Pupils in Bury have been given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of other faiths and cultures.

Bury CE High School staged its second annual multi-faith day which brought together speakers from the major world religions, thanks to a series of workshops and...

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South Asian Students Team to Celebrate Diwali

October 19, 2009

Author: Amy Julia Harris

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://www.stanforddaily.com/cgi-bin/?p=1034540

The Old Union courtyard was awash in saris, food, candlelight and music Sunday night as hundreds of students celebrated the Hindu holiday of Diwali.

This year, four of Stanford’s most prominent South Asian organizations — the Hindu Student Council, Sanskriti, the Stanford India Association and the dance team Basmati Raas — pooled...

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Vietnam Buddhist Case Shows Suppression: Watchdog

October 19, 2009

Author: Ian Timberlake

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=55,8624,0,0,1,0

The forced expulsion of more than 300 followers of one of the world's most influential Buddhists highlights Vietnam's suppression of religious freedom, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

"The government views many religious groups, particularly popular ones that it fears it can't...

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GTA Hindus Let Lights Shine

October 18, 2009

Author: Tom Godfrey

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2009/10/18/11438616-sun.html

Hindus across the GTA are celebrating Diwali, a festival of lights, that marks the beginning of a new year for believers of the world's oldest religion.

Toronto-area temples were filled last night as worshippers celebrated an end of the old and beginning today of a new year in the Hindu calendar.

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Hindus In Golders Green Give Money, Food And Blood for Diwali

October 18, 2009

Author: Tristan Kirk

Source: Times

http://www.times-series.co.uk/news/4689056.Hindus_in_Golders_Green_give_money__food__and_blood_for_Diwali/

A Hindu temple in Golders Green has celebrated Diwali this weekend by encouraging its members to give blood.

The Shree Swaminarayan Temple, in Finchley Road, opened its doors for the annual festival of light, in which Hindus are encouraged to give...

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Diwali Unites Hindus And Muslims In Olaver Village

October 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Statesman

In a welcome break from religious fanaticism that has become the order of the day, Muslims from a sleepy hamlet downstream the Brahmani river joined hands with Hindu villagers in observing the week-long Kalipuja festivities. Observing Kali puja is a major festival in this far-flung Olaver hamlet of Kendrapara district’s Rajkanika Tehsil and the striking feature of annual puja here is the spontaneous participation of a large number residents from Muslim community, said...

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