Buddhism

Buddhism Meets Football in Hamburg

June 20, 2008

Author: Michael den Hoet and Chris McMahon

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6666,0,0,1,0

Bathed in glorious sunshine, tens of thousands of fans recently crowded the Heiligengeist fairgrounds, not far from the centre of Germany's harbour city Hamburg.

They were there to cheer the opening games of the 2008 European Football Championships, broadcast live on a giant screen from Austria and...

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Prisons System Ordered to Provide Vegan Meals to Inmate

June 19, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Examiner.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1448820~Prisons_system_ordered_to_provide_vegan_meals_to_inmate.html

A federal judge has ruled that the state's prison system violated a convicted child killer's civil rights by denying him a vegan diet.

U.S. Chief District Judge Mark Wolf ruled this week that the Department of...

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Pakistan's Buddhist Gandhara Heritage

June 18, 2008

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: Asian Tribune

http://www.asiantribune.com/?q=node/11832

Today (Poson full moon day June 18) Sri Lankan Buddhists commemorate the arrival in this country of Arahat Mahinda with the message of the Dhamma. Yet Gandhara – the pinnacle of Buddhist Civilization at the time Venerable Mahinda's father, Emperor Ashoka, ruled a greater part of the Indian sub-continent – seems to have received little attention among the majority...

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Buddha on the Bayou

June 17, 2008

Author: Dan Anderson

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6658,0,0,1,0

There are over 500 Christian churches in the Mobile area, according to usachurch.com. The South has a reputation for being heavily Christian, so this number should come as a surprise to no one.

But take a drive through Irvington, down Murray Heights Drive where the pavement ends and the dirt road begins and where the trailers...

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Religious Leaders Open their Arms, Altars for Ceremonies to Continue

June 17, 2008

Author: David Smith

Source: The Boston Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-1445001~Religious_leaders_open_their_arms__altars_for_ceremonies_to_continue.html

Much of the attention about this week’s same-sex weddings is focused on City Hall, but churches and other religious centers are also gearing up for the festivities.

On Friday, Congregation Sherith Israel on California Street...

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St. Maarten a Terrific Candidate for Tapping Faith Tourism Market

June 3, 2008

Author: Judy H. Fitzpatrick and Hazel Durand

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.thedailyherald.com/news/daily/l010/faith010.html

St. Maarten may be only sixteen square miles, but its varied facilities, natural Caribbean setting, strategic location and cultural and religious diversity make it a prime candidate for faith tourism, a multibillion-dollar industry beckoning to be exploited.

With the pressure to find new niche markets to...

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Global Buddhist Event Comes to Hoagland

May 31, 2008

Author: Rosa Salter Rodriguez

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Journal Gazette

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,6562,0,0,1,0

Buddhists hailing from far-away countries and nearby states will gather today in Hoagland for a joyous celebration that some compare with Christmas and Easter wrapped into one.

The event is called Wesak. Pronounced vay-sack, Wesak is marked annually with large gatherings featuring devotional music...

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Bolton Faiths Unite for Victims of Disasters

May 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Bolton News

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/display.var.2309259.0.bolton_faiths_unite_for_victims_of_disasters.php

Religious groups from Bolton are coming together to raise funds for the victims of two devastating natural disasters.

The Bolton Interfaith Council is organising a "Helping in Harmony" event following the cyclone in Burma and the Chinese...

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Myanmar Adopts New Pro-Military Constitution

May 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News/DPA

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/world-news/myanmar-adopts-new-pro-military-constitution_10054395.html

Myanmar Thursday adopted a new constitution that guarantees military control over future elected governments after a heavily-criticised national referendum approved the charter with a more than 90 percent vote in its favour. State television...

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Lantern Pins Down Tight-Knit Community

May 29, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Star News Group

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,6543,0,0,1,0

Berwick's Buddhist Temple of Victoria celebrated the Buddhist birthday by creating a lantern made of more than 300 bundles of wool and 1500 drawing pins.

The unique lantern is a decoration made every year to symbolise the Buddha and in past years the lanterns were created from paper, tissue paper and bamboo....

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