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Buddhist monk converts Framingham home into a meditation center by By Richard Price/Daily News correspondent GHS Fri May 18, 2007
FRAMINGHAM - It's the shiny new vinyl kitchen floor that first strikes a visitor to the New England Buddhist Meditation Center. That floor - and the guest bathroom that also recently had a similar makeover - is the handiwork of Venerable Bhante Dhammajothi, a "Mr. Fix-it" in rust-colored robes.
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Buddha’s preaching’s and Politics by Shenali Waduge
The core of Lord Buddha’s teachings rest in what we know as the Middle Path. The path enunciated by Lord Buddha was explained by the Four Noble Truths : There is suffering, the cause for suffering is craving, if craving ceases, suffering ceases & that there is a path to the cessation of suffering. That path was called the Noble Eight Fold path: Right Understanding (Samma Ditti), Right Thought (Samma Samkappa), Right Speech (Samma Vaca), Right Action (Samma Kammanta), Right Livelihood (Samma Ajiva), Right Effort (Samma Vayama), Right Mindfulness (Samma Sati) & Right Concentration (Samma Samadhi).
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Faith tree of Buddhism not keeping well by IANS, May 10, 2007
Bodh Gaya, India -- The Bodhi tree at Bodh Gaya, which is sacred to millions the world over since Lord Buddha attained enlightenment there about 2,550 years ago, is threatened by an unknown disease. 'Hundreds of fresh leaves of the holy tree are falling off daily like never before. Something is wrong with the tree,' said a monk at the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, about 100 km from Bihar's state capital Patna.
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Buddhism: India's spiritual gift to the world! by Sujoy Dhar, Hindustan Times, May 10, 2007
Buddhism today has made deep impact in places like the US. One consequence of Hollywood attention from people like Richard Gere, who found peace in Buddhism and whose emotional explorations took him from Zen to Tibetan Buddhism as enunciated by the Dalai Lama - is that Buddhism, especially the Tibetan strain, has entered mainstream America.
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Over 100,000 Indian tribal people to convert to Buddhism by Hindustan Times, May 10, 2007
Mumbai, India -- India’s largest religious mass conversion will be held at Mahalaxmi Racecourse on May 27. Laxman Mane, a nomadic tribal whose autobiography Upara (Outsider) is a celebrated work of Marathi Dalit literature, will preside as lakhs of his supporters from 42 nomadic tribes convert to Buddhism. Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will perform the rites.
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In the Scottish Lowlands, Europe's first Buddhist monastery turns 40 by AFP, May 10, 2007
Increasingly open to Westerners, the monastery has also established centres in more than 20 countries, including Belgium, Ireland, Poland, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland. The monks and nuns, their heads shaved and wearing orange or burgundy robes, hurry up the small steps that lead them to the temple -- the first built in the West. But there are not just monks.
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The hip and cool take to Buddhism by Saryu Mahajan, CNN-IBN
New Delhi: More and more young people are following various forms of Buddhism like Delhi University law student Anirudh Goswami who plays for a band to unwind and chants Buddhist hymns for solace.
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In the Buddha’s footsteps by S.B. TOH, The Star, May 5, 2007
This is the bodhi tree, planted and replanted from saplings of the original, under which, 25 centuries ago, a certain prince turned pauper and seeker-after-the-truth sat and, meditating, found the answers to the questions of life.
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Shepherd leads experts to ancient Buddha cave paintings by Maseeh Rahman, The Guardian, May 4, 2007
Kathmandu, Nepal -- A shepherd in a remote region of Nepal near the border with Tibet has been instrumental in the discovery of an extraordinary art treasure that lay hidden from the world for centuries - a collection of 55 exquisite cave paintings depicting the life of Buddha.
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Ancient caves with Buddhist paintings found in Nepal by ZeeNews, May 4, 2007
Kathmandu, Nepal -- Explorers have discovered a series of caves decorated with ancient Buddhist paintings, set in sheer cliffs in Nepal's remote Himalayan north, leaving archaeologists excited and puzzled.
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