Buddhism

Local Buddhist Temple Celebrates Anniversary, Thai New Year

April 27, 2008

Author: Victor O'Brien

Source: Killeen Daily Herald

http://www.kdhnews.com/news/story.aspx?s=24898

Wat Pah Sammarkki Buddhist Temple in Killeen broke from the normal tradition of peace to celebrate two special occasions Saturday.

On the eve of the Thai new year, temple members and local residents joined to celebrate the temple's 14th anniversary in Killeen with a Songkran (New Year's) Festival on Saturday. The Thai new year typically falls in...

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Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet to Resume Services

April 21, 2008

Author: HENRY SANDERSON

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,6263,0,0,1,0

Buddhist monasteries in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa are poised to resume religious activities for the first time since protests against Chinese rule turned violent last month, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday.

One of Lhasa's main monasteries, the Drepung, will...

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Graffiti Spray-Painted on Zenkoji Temple

April 21, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Yomiuri Shimbun

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=44,6267,0,0,1,0

Graffiti were found on the main building of Zenkoji temple in Nagano on Sunday morning, two days after the temple decided not to serve as the starting point of the Beijing Olympic torch relay, which starts Saturday.

The police, who suspect somebody targeted Zenkoji due to the temple's recent high profile as...

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Dalai Lama Tells Listeners to Embrace Their Traditions

April 20, 2008

Author: NIRAJ WARIKOO

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080420/NEWS05/804200574/1001/news

The Dalai Lama called for the respect of different cultures and interfaith understanding Saturday, saying that the future of the world depends on mutual acceptance.

"I always believe since all different traditions have some potential to bring inner peace, inner value ... it is...

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Press Statement from Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia on the Impending Olympics Torch Run in Kuala Lumpur

April 19, 2008

Author: Press Release

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,6259,0,0,1,0

The Vajrayana Buddhist Council of Malaysia would like to support the call (New Straits Times report dated 16 April 2008) by the Chief High Priest of Malaysia Rev. K. Dhammaratana Thera that politics should be kept out of the coming Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Hence, in conjunction with...

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"Pope, Dalai Lama Show Role of Faith in Changing Societies," a Commentary by Eric O. Hanson

April 18, 2008

Author: Eric O. Hanson

Source: Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_8969561

del.icio.usdel.icio.usDiggDiggRedditRedditYahooMyWebYahooMyWebGoogleGoogleFacebookFacebookWhat's this? RePrintPrint Email Pope, Dalai Lama show role of faith in changing societies By Eric O. Hanson Article Launched: 04/18/2008 01:32:01 AM PDT

For 10 days the United States has become the religious-political capital of the world, hosting visits by the...

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Tibet Monks Held over 'Bomb Plot'

April 13, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/7344984.stm

China has arrested nine Tibetan Buddhist monks who have been accused of a bomb attack, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

Chinese officials said the monks' homemade bomb exploded in a government building in eastern Tibet on 23 March.

Xinhua news agency did not explain why the alleged bomb incident was not reported at the time.
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Police Visit Buddhist Temple

April 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Mississauga News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,6224,0,0,1,0

It's a win-win situation for Peel Regional Police and members of a Buddhist temple in Meadowvale.

Today, Peel police officers are visiting Fo Guang Shan Temple on Millcreek Dr., one of the largest Buddhist temples in the GTA. The visit, which is to last most of the day, includes a tour of the temple and an...

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'I Have Been Telling People to Come Here' Says Buddhist Monk

April 11, 2008

Author: Colleen May and Kay Bel

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Epoch Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,6225,0,0,1,0

Thich Quang Ba, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk from the Vanltanh Temple in Canberra, was a guest at the opening night of the Chinese Spectacular and was impressed by the skill of the artists as well as the important moral messages of the performance.

"The arts presentation of this show is excellent. A lot of...

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Buddhist Monks Build Sand Mandala in Everett

April 9, 2008

Author: Eric Stevick

Source: The Buddhist Channel/HeraldNet

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,6197,0,0,1,0

As curious onlookers recorded the methodical movements with flashing cell phones, the Buddhist monks practiced their ancient craft with handmade tools.

Their disciplined hands funneled each colorful and purposeful grain of sand into place.

In monastic robes, Venerable Tenzin Thutop and Venerable Tenzin...

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China Orders Tibetans 'Reeducated' about Dalai Lama

April 8, 2008

Author: Barbara Demick

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-reeducate8apr08,0,370577.story

In an effort to quell unrest, Communist Party officials are ordering Tibetans back to school.

Buddhist monks, civil servants and public school students have been instructed to attend special classes in the virtues of Chinese rule and the evils of their exiled leader, the Dalai...

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