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Randeep Ramesh in Hyderabad by The Guardian, Saturday October 14, 2006
The mass conversion of dalits takes place on the anniversary of one of India's most controversial religious events. Sixty years ago BR Ambedkar, the first untouchable to hold high office in India and the man who wrote India's constitution, renounced Hinduism as a creed in the grip of casteism and converted - with more than 100,000 of his followers - to Buddhism.
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Outcasts switch faith to gain freedom by Ashling O’Connor, The Times October 13, 2006
ABOUT 100,000 outcast Hindus are expected to attend a mass conversion ceremony in central India tomorrow to be freed from the social injustices of the caste system and to protest at curbs on religious freedom.
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At Auschwitz, Buddhist meditation set me free by perry garfinkel, Friday October 13, 2006
“I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings.” — Elie Wiesel
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Love Hurts - Overcoming Emotional Hurts with Meditation by www.ukprwire.com
Rajesh Ananda – a world leading authority on meditation and personal spiritual unfoldment says “Our suffering comes from emotional attachment. Now, we have to learn the difference between attachment and non-attachment. As the word implies – attachment, means that we are attached to something or someone.
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Buddhist monastery site made sacred by Steve Linsenmayer, slinsenmayer@news-sentinel.com, Oct. 13, 2006
A special ceremony with chanting and rituals consecrates the site for the hall near New Haven
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India's Buddhist heritage beckons tourists by CNN, October 12, 2006
A year-long celebration of the 2,550th anniversary of the Buddha's death, called the Parinirvana, began in May, but plans to gradually upgrade facilities will unfold over 25 years.
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Buddhists to speak on worth and world issues by Elizabeth Ellis , Staff writer 10/12/2006
The Soka Gakkai International (SGI) branch headquartered in Orange will be conducting a presentation on Buddhism and how it relates to our culture and times at the Scranton Memorial Library in Madison on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. "I think many people have this perception of Buddhism of sitting on a mountain and meditating," says SGI member Meg Cooney. "But our true mission is much more active, it is reaching out and helping others."
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Meditation is Doorway to Superconsciousness by Swami Kriyananda ,THE TIMES OF INDIA
The essential attitude for correct meditation is one of listening. The mind must be kept receptive, because we can't think our way into deep meditation.
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First endowed Professorship in Buddhist Studies in the UK is established at Oxford by The Buddhist Channel, October 11, 2006
The Numata Chair will be a member of the Oriental Studies Faculty in the Humanities Division of Oxford University, and the Professor, once appointed, will be a fellow of Balliol College.
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Great Buddha at Todaiji temple by The Yomiuri Shimbun
During the reign of Emperor Shomu, the country suffered epidemics and major conflicts. Hoping to relieve the anxiety of the people and bring peace, Emperor Shomu built the Great Buddha at Todaiji temple.
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