Buddhism

Where Next for Burma?

April 8, 2008

Author: Carole Reckinger

Source: New Statesman/Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,6195,0,0,1,0

Six months ago the world watched a courageous attempt led by Buddhist monks to replace military dictatorship with democracy. But what's the situation in Burma today?

In recent days much of the world's attention has been firmly fixed on Tibet and the plight of the Burmese people seems to have been all but...

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Buddha's Birthday 'For All Cultures'

April 7, 2008

Author: AMANDA KING

Source: Times

http://www.times.co.nz/cms/news/2008/04/art100019860.php

BUDDHA’S birthday celebrations at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple in Botany on Sunday will be a day for all cultures and religions to come together, the organisers say.

“It’s to foster a better understanding of other cultures and religious groups,” says temple manager Rev Man Wang.

“Buddhism accepts...

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Religious Freedom Panel Urges Bush to Boycott Beijing Games

April 7, 2008

Author: Kevin Eckstrom

Source: Pew Forum

Wire Service: RNS

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=15337

A federal religious freedom watchdog panel has urged President Bush to boycott the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics unless "there is substantial improvement" in China's treatment of Tibet.

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said China must open "direct and concrete talks"...

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Local Buddhist Temples Plan for April 13 New Year Observance

April 3, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Dallas Morning News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6180,0,0,1,0

During the 1970s, Paul Thai, like most of his fellow countrymen, lived in terror during the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Despite the many hardships from those years, the Dallas police lieutenant said, one of his fondest childhood memories was celebrating Chaul Chnam Thmey, or the Cambodian new year...

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Monks Lead Pro-Tibet Demonstration in Raleigh

March 30, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/WRAL.com

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6152,0,0,1,0

Activists in the Triangle on Saturday joined calls around the world urging support for a protest movement in the Chinese province of Tibet.

About 50 people gathered on the lawn outside the State Capitol Building to pray for peace in Tibet, where peaceful demonstrations led by Buddhist monks turned violent about two...

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Immigration, Pluralism Bring New Faiths to Fox Valley

March 30, 2008

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/lifestyles/866504,3_5_EL30_FAITH_S1.article

The building retains its classically American-Protestant design outside, right up to the steeple pointing heavenward. Inside, the pews have been removed to accommodate Eastern worshippers, and the former pulpit focal point has given way to a 6-foot-tall white marble statue of Sai Baba.

This is the Shirdi Sai Temple, a...

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Ithaca's Buddhist Monastery Unique in U.S.

March 29, 2008

Author: Parveen Talpur

Source: Star-Gazette/Gannett News Service

http://www.star-gazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080329/LIFE/803290309/1035

Tucked inside a turn-of-the-century Victorian house at 412 Aurora St. in Ithaca is a well-known Buddhist monastery that draws in students and visitors from all over North America.

"From the outside, you couldn't tell it is a temple because it is a house in a...

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Berlin Temple to Attract Germans to Sri Lanka

March 25, 2008

Author: Janaka Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asian Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6096,0,0,1,0

The Buddhist Vihara at Berlin could play a major role in attracting German Buddhists to Sri Lanka, according to Tourism Deputy Minister Faiz Mustapha. The Deputy Minister told this [to] the Venerable Wilachchiye Dhammavijaya Thera during a visit to the temple this month.

Mr. Mustapha who visited the temple with a...

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Southern Thailand Hotel Bombing Spurs Security Warnings

March 18, 2008

Author: Simon Montlake

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0318/p99s01-duts.html

Recent attacks in Thailand's restless Muslim-dominated south have rattled Thailand's new government, which called an emergency meeting March 21 with security chiefs. Two people died in a blast Saturday outside a luxury hotel in Pattani Province that is popular with Thai government officials, visiting foreign diplomats, and reporters. A...

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Prayer for Peace in Tibet Said at Buddhist Temple in Kalmykia

March 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Interfax-Religion

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,6058,0,0,1,0

A prayer service for a peaceful settlement of the situation in China's Tibet Autonomous Region was being conducted on Sunday at the Golden Shakyamuni Buddha Shrine temple in Elista, Kalmykia.

The prayer was being conducted by Doctor of Buddhist Philosophy, Geshe Tenzin Dugda and by monks, and was being attended...

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Curbs on Protest in Tibet Lashed by Dalai Lama

March 17, 2008

Author: SOMINI SENGUPTA

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/17/world/asia/17tibet.html?_r=2&hp&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

The Dalai Lama accused China on Sunday of waging “cultural genocide” against his followers in Tibet and called for an international inquiry into the suppression of protests there, his strongest defense to date of Tibetan Buddhists who have staged an uprising...

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Religion-Affiliated Schools Offer Study in Single Faith

March 17, 2008

Author: Huang Yi-jing

Source: Taipei Times

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2008/03/17/2003405885

The country's religion-affiliated schools are accepting applications for the upcoming school year after the Ministry of Education (MOE) agreed last year to allow religion-based schools to set up departments devoted to the study of a single faith.

The decision was a major move for the ministry, which historically...

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