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Teenage Buddhist hipsters, or "Buddsters," find inner peace by Rupali Arora, Columbia News Service, Nov. 15, 2006
"She had terrible testing anxiety because I never tested her when home-schooling," said her mother, Kim Reagan. �She went to bed crying every night for two weeks. So I made her get into a rhythm of chanting for 15 minutes after every 30 minutes of studying, and she scored the highest in her class."
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Container full of Buddhist artifacts bound for America intercepted at the Laem Chabang Port. by www.pattayacitynews.net, 15th November 2006
The export of statues and other items relating to Thai culture and religion is big business but some items, including original artifacts are not permitted to be exported and those attempting to do so are liable for prosecution.
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A United Effort is in the Best Interest of Russia’s Buddhists by (Translated) Anton Cooper , savetibet.ru, November 15, 2006
In the early days of October, Kalmykia celebrated the tenth opening anniversary of the republic’s first Buddhist monastery: Geden Sheddup Choikorling.
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2550 novice monks to be ordained in Sri Lanka with government assistance by ColomboPage News Desk, November 14, 2006
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Sri Lanka Ministry of Education has advised all principal monks of the temple schools, or Pirivenas, to work to fulfill the target of ordaining 2550 novice monks to commemorate the 2550th anniversary of the passing of the Buddha.
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Myanmar's military rulers hold mystical rite in new capital for replica of famed pagoda by The Associated Press, 14 Nov 2006
Myanmar's military rulers held a mystical groundbreaking ceremony in their new capital for a Buddhist temple that will be a replica of Yangon's famous golden Shwedagon pagoda, state-run media reported Monday.
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A bigger economy doesn't always buy happiness by Eric Weiner, Los Angeles Times, November 13, 2006
I think we Americans could embrace something similar — not as a replacement for more traditional measures but as a supplement. I can envision a day in the not-too-distant future when a happiness index scrolls alongside GDP and stock prices on your cable screen. Sound strange? Flaky? No stranger — or flakier — than pinning our hopes and dreams to a statistic that tallies oil spills and wars on the plus side of the ledger.
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Too risky for Buddhist monks to ask for alms anymore by www.asianews.it, 13 November, 2006 ,
After several attacks, monks in the southern Narathiwat province have decided to suspend their regular morning custom, inviting believers to bring their offerings to the temples instead.
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Secret sutra found in rubble of Bamiyan Buddha by AFP, November 12, 2006
The fragment of the scripture was believed to be the original Sanscrit document, written with the letters often used in the 6th and 7th century, according to a Kyodo news dispatch from Kabul.
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Monks to stop morning alms rounds by Bangkok Post, Nov 12, 2006
Narathiwat, Thailand -- Monks in Narathiwat will stop leaving their temples to receive alms in the mornings from tomorrow, as insurgents have stepped up violent attacks to further fan fears among Buddhists in the deep South. Leading monks in the southernmost province met at Wat Prachum Cholthara in Sungai Padi district yesterday before announcing their joint decision.
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Burmese days by John Witzig, www.smh.com.au, 11 Nov 2006
Ten days in Burma is simply not enough, John Witzig learnt. It's a country of great natural beauty, ancient cities and temples, and warm and welcoming people.
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