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Singapore to Help Revive Ancient Indian University by Kalinga Seneviratne, Inter Press Service (IPS) News Agency, Nov 20, 2006
New Delhi, India -- With support from Singapore, Japan and other countries interested in Buddhism, India's ancient Nalanda University, dating back to 5th century B.C., may soon be restored to its past glory as a primary seat of learning in Asia.
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US Forces Korea returns antique Buddha statues by ChosunIlbo, Nov 20, 2006
Seoul, South Korea -- Three Buddhist statues and a tombstone have been returned to the Cultural Properties Administration after being kept for decades in U.S. Forces Korea bases.
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Pakistani authorities seize 625 relics by DPA, www.dailyindia.com, 19 Nov 2006
Islamabad, Nov 19 (DPA) Pakistani customs officers in the port city of Karachi have foiled a bid to smuggle a major consignment of archaeological relics to the Gulf region, the English-language Dawn newspaper reported Sunday.
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Two Koreas hold ceremony for restored buddhist temple on Mt. Geumgang by http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr, 2006/11/19,
MOUNT GEUMGANG, North Korea, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) -- About 700 officials and Buddhists from South and North Korea held a ceremony Sunday to celebrate the restoration of part of a temple on the North's scenic Mount Geumgang that was burnt down during the 1950-53 Korean War.
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BBC Film on Goddess Tara by Tissa Madawela 18-11-2006
The British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London have commissioned a documentary film for the BBC on the 8th century AD gilded bronze figure of Goddess Tara, now on permanent display in the Asia section of the British Museum. This exquisite piece from Sri Lanka, is considered by the British Museum to be one of the ten best artifacts in their vast collection.
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Explore Buddhism in Charlotte by MICHELE NICOLE JOHNSON, Special to the Observer
Visiting exhibit offers rare chance to see relics of ancient masters
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Country lost an authority on Buddhist law and a pious monk by the passing away of Mirisse Dharmasiri Maha Thera by Walter Jayawardhana, Asian Tribune, 2006-11-18
Colombo, 18 November, (Asiantribune.com): The Anu Nayaka Thero of the the Ramanna Maha Nikaya the Venerable Balangod Pannawansa Thero said the country lost one of the leading scholars among Buddhist monks who had an expert knowledge on the Vinaya Pitakaya of the Tripitaka , the three baskets of the Buddha Dharma and a deep knowledge of the Tamil language with the passing away of Venerable Mirisse Dharmasiri Maha Thera.
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One of Sri Lanka's most learned monk passes away by Walter Jayawardhana, Asian Tribune, Nov 18, 2006
"Country lost an authority on Buddhist law and a pious monk by the passing away of Mirisse Dharmasiri Maha Thera" - The Anu Nayaka Thero of the the Ramanna Maha Nikaya the Venerable Balangod Pannawansa Thero
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Monk spreads the word far and wide by nationmultimedia.com, 17 Nov 2006
In demand for his "Dharma on Delivery" service, Phra Maha Sompong Talaputto reveals the key to his success - Lord Buddha's teachings don't have to stay modest and stationary to get known and disseminated.
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The orphan monks of Myanmar by DAVID LONGSTREATH,Wells Fargo Pioneer, November 17, 2006
For these boys, the monastery becomes a family. DAVID LONGSTREATH looks at life among orphan novices.
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