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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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Buddhist nun in Israel to teach meditation by RYAN NADEL, Jerusalem Post, Oct. 11, 2006
Jerusalem, Israel -- The Upper Galilee's natural tranquility has been enhanced recently by the presence of Venerable Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women ordained as a Buddhist nun.
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What is happening to Buddhism in Thailand is completely political and unBuddhist by Mettanando Bhikkhu, The Nation, Nov 9, 2006
Bangkok, Thailand -- Sadly at the present time one of the biggest political conflicts among Buddhists in the country is taking place. This wrangling is underscored by a conflict of interest between the two Buddhist denominations of Mahanikaya, the original order of Thai monks with which over 80 per cent of Thai monks are affiliated, and Thammayuttinikaya, the reformed order established by King Mongkut in the 19th century. The latter are in the minority but politically more powerful.
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TIME Magazine Lists Dalai Lama Among Asian Heroes by Phayul, November 9, 2006
New York, USA -- In its issue, Vol. 168, No. 20, dated November 13, 2006, Time said, "The most tumultuous decades of the most populous continent on earth have produced an astonishing array of heroes." "In this special anniversary issue, we pay tribute to the remarkable men and women who have shaped these times," it continued.
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Buddhism Sutra discovered in central Afghanistan by Xinhua, 10 Nov
A Sutra was discovered in Afghanistan's central and historic Bamyan province, one of the center of Buddhism civilization, a Kabul-based English newspaper reported Monday.
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Buddha's Pyramid at Gorai by www.cybernoon.com, November 09, 2006
Pagodas have been an integral part of Buddhist teachings with more than 15,000 pagodas having been in existence during the great saint's time in different countries. ZARIN AMROLIA & VISHWANATH SALIAN discover the construction of the Global Pagoda in our very own city.
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Buddhist Group Draws Crowd by SHAI D. BRONSHTEIN, Contributing Writer, 11/8/2005
Graduate students from the Harvard Buddhist Community (HBC) met with 12 students from the College yesterday in an effort to expand undergraduate involvement in Buddhism on campus through meditation, discussion, and education.
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Why Dalits embrace Buddhism by Sumit Pande, CNN-IBN, 2006-11-06
Fifty years after Dalit messiah and the father of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar embraced Buddhism, nearly two-and-a-half-milllion Dalits have followed suit in 2006 alone. The sudden resurgence of Buddhism in the country has made intellectuals and authorities sit up and take notice, and also wonder as to why of the all the religions, Dalits are looking for an identity in Buddhism.
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