Buddhism

Nepal Police Detain More Than 600 Female Tibetan Protesters

May 11, 2008

Author: BINAJ GURUBACHARYA

Source: Boston Examiner

Wire Service: AP

http://www.examiner.com/a-1385594~Nepal_police_detain_more_than_600_female_Tibetan_protesters.html

Police detained more than 600 female Tibetan protesters, including many Buddhist nuns, on Sunday after breaking up several demonstrations against China's recent crackdown in Tibet.

It was the...

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Malaysian Court Allows Muslim Convert to go Back to Buddhism

May 8, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/05/08/asia/malay.php

A Malaysian Islamic court allowed a Muslim convert Thursday to return to her original faith of Buddhism, setting a precedent that could ease religious minorities' worries about their legal rights.

Lawyers said that the Shariah High Court's verdict in the northern state of...

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Buddhist Monastery Fights Power Line

May 6, 2008

Author: Robert King

Source: The Buddist Channel/NV Daily

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6353,0,0,1,0

Deep in the woods of West Virginia, a small, Buddhist monastery uses the calm of nature to meditate. To the Bhavana Society, a monastery in High View, roughly 6 miles from Gore, the forest is an integral part of their religion.

"The forest is considered like our temple," said Bhante Rahula, a monk and vice abbot at the...

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Shingon Mission Marks 100 Years

May 5, 2008

Author: Dennis Fujimoto

Source: The Garden Island/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,6345,0,0,1,0

There were only 30 families in the area when the first shovels of dirt were turned. A hundred years later, families turned out to celebrate the centennial of the Waimea Shingon Mission situated at the base of a cliff in Waimea Valley.

“Little hands made the difference,” said Bishop Dean Okimura...

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The Government of Canada Takes Part in Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation's Harmony Festival

May 5, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,6336,0,0,1,0

Volunteers with the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation Canada will be doing their part to actively fulfill the spirit of Canadian multiculturalism by taking part in the Harmony Festival 2008. The Festival will focus on the issues of global warming and will call ordinary citizens into action to help reduce carbon emissions....

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Hindu Monk Strives to Save Mahabodhi Temple

May 4, 2008

Author: Asim Khan

Source: CNN-IBN

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/hindu-monk-strives-to-save-mahabodhi-temple/64497-3.html

The Mahabodhi temple is one of the holiest shrines for more than 35 crore Buddhists around the world. However, in the last few years this place has been in news for all the wrong reasons.

Today the situation is so grim that it is threatening the very existence of this holy site, including...

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Miller St. Building to Become Monastery

May 4, 2008

Author: CHINKI SINHA

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Observer-Dispatch

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,6335,0,0,1,0

If the design plan on the wall of a nondescript building on Kemble Street is any indication, the city soon will have a Buddhist monastery and a temple, complete with pagodas.

After years of looking at sites around the city, the Burmese Buddhist community last month bought an apartment building on Miller...

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Buddhist Temple Approved for Buxton

May 2, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://news.mainetoday.com/updates/026420.html

Two-and-a-half years after proposing to build a Buddhist temple on a rural road in Buxton, members of southern Maine's Cambodian community this week received approval for their project from the Buxton Planning Board.

The Wat Samaki Temple on Back Nippen Road received the board's unanimous approval Monday with few changes to the proposal other than a...

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Two Muslims Killed in Thai South

April 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Dawn

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dawn.com/2008/04/28/top15.htm

Suspected separatists shot dead two Muslims in the Thai south on Sunday, police said, as the army warned of possible strikes by militants on the anniversary of a deadly mosque raid.

A 36-year-old Muslim suspected of involvement in the insurgency and a 38-year-old local government worker were shot dead in separate incidents in...

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Tibetan Protest Near Chinese Embassy in Nepal, 150 Detained

April 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Original Source: The Times of India

Police detained 150 Tibetans who held a protest on Sunday near the Chinese Embassy visa office in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu.

The protesters, who were mostly Buddhist monks and nuns, were demanding the end of Chinese rule in Tibet.

"Free Tibet! We want freedom," they chanted before police blocked their march to the embassy's visa office and took them away in open trucks and vans to several detention centers in Kathmandu.

Zen, Past and Present

April 28, 2008

Author: Lynn Ascrizzi

Source: Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel

http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.com/news/local/4936565.html

Rocio Orantez of Oakland and her teachers, Stef and Margaret Barragato of Treetop Zen Center, reflect the growing religious pluralism in America.

Buddhism is America's fourth-largest religion, next to Christianity, Judaism and Islam, according to the article, "American Buddhism on the Rise," published in a...

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