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Molokai hosts Buddhism conference by Nancy Hall, Molikai Times, April 30, 2007
Molokai, Hawaii (USA) -- Molokai's tiny Buddhist community hosted the state's 42nd annual women's association conference April 28- 29. Ten families made all the arrangements simply by working day and night for months.
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What is Vesak? by The Buddhist Channel, April 30, 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Vesak (Sinhalese) is the most holy time in the Buddhist calendar. In Indian Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit equivalent, Vaisakha. Due to the leap year in the lunar calendar, Vesak is celebrated on both May 1 and 31 in 2007 (varies according to countries).
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Celebrating enlightenment by CHAI MEI LING, The New Straits Times, April 29, 2007
Q: What is the significance of Wesak Day? A: It signifies the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha, which occurred in May during the full moon. Every four to five years, there will be two full moons in this month, as with this year, on the 1st and 31st. The World Fellowship of Buddhists and the World Buddhist Sangha Council decided to mark Wesak on May 1. Wesak can be observed on both days. (Singapore will observe Wesak on May 31).
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Friction surprises Buddhist leaders by Rosa Salter Rodriguez, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA, April 29, 2007
Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA) -- During the past six years Sylvia Street neighborsí patience has been tried by some of the cityís newest residents. They are members of one of the growing number of Buddhist temples in the city Ė new immigrants from Asia whose behavior and customs often donít match American expectations but also donít necessarily run afoul of the law.
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Still many an obstacle in their path by www.sundaytimes.lk,Sunday, April 29, 2007
Daleena Samara in conversation with Bhikkuni H. Supeshala, one of the winners of the 2006 United Nations Award for Outstanding Women in Buddhism in Southeast Asia
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The birth of the Buddhist flag by D.C. Ranatunga, www.sundaytimes.lk,Sunday, April 29, 2007
In recent history, we have not heard of Vesak full moon Poya day falling in April. Vesak has always been celebrated in May. One hundred and twenty two years ago, however, in 1885 Vesak Poya fell on April 28.
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Dam Threatens Ancient Buddhist Stone Carvings by Joachim Hoelzgen, Spiegel, April 26, 2007
Pakistan's Cultural Heritage in peril Nanga Parbat, Pakistan -- Some 35,000 petroglyphs located in Pakistan's Indus River area will soon be flooded by a giant dam. An archeologist from Heidelberg is trying to save as much as he can before encroaching modernity destroys the remote area's cultural history.
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USA: Buddhism Boom by ANTHONY FLOTT, NC Register, April 22-28, 2007
BOISE, Idaho (USA) -- Bill Burns knows it is easy for unncommitted Christians and others to get interested in Buddhism - especially when the Dalai Lama visits America this month.
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A Growing Buddhist Population Tests the Neighborliness of a City by CHRISTOPHER MAAG, The New York Times, April 21, 2007
Fort Wayne, a city of 248,000 people and 606 Christian churches, is in the midst of a Buddhist temple boom. Southeast Asians have opened six temples here in the last seven years, including one for Laotians, two for Burmese and two for Mon, another Burmese ethnic group.
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Seeing things as they are by Olivia L. Ranido, Sun Star Manila, Thursday, April 19, 2007
I didnít know that learning how to meditate properly would be this lonely and difficult but I was determined to do it and have been signing myself up for this 10-day course for the last 2 years so I knew what I was getting into. Now, 14 days later, Iím happy to report that I got more than what I bargained for.
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