Buddhism

Buddhist Ire at's Korean President Grows as Police Search Head Monk

July 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,6914,0,0,1,0

Buddhist leaders on Thursday reacted angrily to President Lee Myung-bak over a controversial police search of the vehicle of their head monk, demanding the Christian leader fire his police chief and stop his "religious partiality."

Lee, an elder in a powerful presbyterian church in central Seoul, has become deeply unpopular...

Read more about Buddhist Ire at's Korean President Grows as Police Search Head Monk

Dalai Lama Challenged by New Generation of Buddhist Activists

July 31, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/07/31/amanpour.buddhas.warriors/index.html

Gedun Gyatso, a 27-year-old Tibetan Buddhist monk, is so devoted to the Dalai Lama that when he was in prison, he placed a picture of him next to his pillow in open defiance of his jailers. The gesture earned Gyatso another month of incarceration on top of the three years he had served for his political...

Read more about Dalai Lama Challenged by New Generation of Buddhist Activists

Bulgaria Prosecutors Office Asks Termination of Five Religious Organizations

July 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Novinite.com

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=95646

The Supreme Administrative Prosecutor's Office has submitted to the Court five claims to terminate the activities of five religious organizations in Bulgaria because they have been preaching contrary to the law.

The news was announced by the Prosecutor's Office press-center. The claims have been submitted as result of materials published in Bulgarian media....

Read more about Bulgaria Prosecutors Office Asks Termination of Five Religious Organizations

A Son of Minnesota Returns as a Worldly-Wise Monk

July 29, 2008

Author: Douglas McGill

Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet

http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2008/07/29/monk-minnesota-tells-his-epic-transformation-and-many-close-shaves.html

Jim Reynolds began his 40-minute talk to a group of Mayo Clinic physicians and health care workers last week by closing his eyes, putting his palms together and intoning an ancient chant in a dead language....

Read more about A Son of Minnesota Returns as a Worldly-Wise Monk

Dancing, Smiles, Unity at 63rd Obon Fest

July 28, 2008

Author: Cody Glenn

Source: The Daily Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,6883,0,0,1,0

Late in the evening, the lines between performers and onlookers vanished at the 63rd annual Obon Memorial Folk Dance Festival as the always-popular audience participation dance got under way.

More than 300 audience members, wearing T-shirts and shorts, left the safety of their lawn chairs Saturday evening to join performers in...

Read more about Dancing, Smiles, Unity at 63rd Obon Fest

Newtown Dispute Continues Over Buddhist Society's Rights

July 19, 2008

Author: Elizabeth Hamilton

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-buddhists0719.artjul19,0,3266656.story?page=1

When the Cambodian Buddhist Society lost its plea before the state Supreme Court six months ago to build a temple on a Newtown hilltop, both the residents who lived near the proposed temple and the Buddhists who wanted to build it believed their long battle was over.

But...

Read more about Newtown Dispute Continues Over Buddhist Society's Rights

The Dalai Lama's Buddhist Foes

July 18, 2008

Author: David Van Biema

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1824531,00.html

It was not an object lesson in Buddhist dispassion. On Thursday afternoon, following a teaching by the Dalai Lama at New York City's Radio City Music Hall, a group of 500 or more audience members screamed at and spat at a mixed group of about 100 people, both Tibetan and Western, who had been peacefully protesting the high lama. Police...

Read more about The Dalai Lama's Buddhist Foes

Pope Benedict XVI Meets Non-Christian Leaders

July 18, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Australian

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24039586-2702,00.html

Leaders of non-Christian faiths have met Pope Benedict XVI, who hailed the shared moral values of the world's major religions.

About 20 religious leaders from the Jewish, Hindu, Islamic and Buddhist communities gathered to meet the Pope and the Catholic Archbishop of Sydney George Pell in the Chapter Hall...

Read more about Pope Benedict XVI Meets Non-Christian Leaders

Dhamma Day Celebrates Buddhist Teachers

July 16, 2008

Author: Heather Harrison

Source: The Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/07/16/dhamma-day-celebrates-buddhist-teachers/

Friday marks the day that Theravada Buddhists celebrate Dhamma Day, also known as Asalha Puja or Asanha Puja Day. The festival is celebrated on the full moon day of the eighth lunar month. Dhamma Day commemorates the first teaching of the Buddha.

After the...

Read more about Dhamma Day Celebrates Buddhist Teachers

Minorities Push for Secular Constitution in Muslim Bangladesh

July 8, 2008

Author: Anto Akkara

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2064

A joint forum of Buddhist, Christian and Hindu minorities in Bangladesh is lobbying quietly for the restoration of a secular constitution that was abolished 20 years ago making Islam the state religion in the Muslim-majority nation.

"We are trying our best to make our voices heard," Nirmal Rozario, organizing secretary of the Bangladesh Hindu...

Read more about Minorities Push for Secular Constitution in Muslim Bangladesh

Shootings Kill Seven in Restive Thai South

July 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Associated Free Press

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5hd_otaqnZQpWUHWdH-axlbbgvt6w

Seven people have been killed in four separate shooting incidents in Thailand's troubled southern states, police said Saturday.

In a drive-by shooting early Saturday, witnesses said at least five militants in a pick-up truck opened fire on a tea shop in Yala province's Raman district, killing four villagers and...

Read more about Shootings Kill Seven in Restive Thai South

Pages