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Buddhism, a landmark in Uzbekistan's history by UZReport , Sept 8, 2006
Tashkent, Uzbekistan -- An exhibition "Monuments of Buddhism in the south of Uzbekistan", dedicated to the history of the development of Buddhism in different historical cultural regions of Central Asia is taking place from 30 August through 30 October in the Tashkent gallery of fine art under the National Bank of Uzbekistan. This exhibition, according to the organizers, was organized specially by the arrival of the prime minister of Japan, Junichiro Koizumi, into Uzbekistan.
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From Ruins to Ruined by Richard C. Paddock, Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2006
Myanmar's regime is obliterating a cultural treasure as it `rebuilds' ancient temples to bring in tourists. Experts are aghast -- and uninvited. BAGAN, Myanmar -- The bricklayers are paid $1.35 a day to rebuild the ancient ruin: a small, 13th century temple reduced by time to little more than its foundation.
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From Ruins to Ruined by Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer, September 7, 2006
Myanmar's regime is obliterating a cultural treasure as it `rebuilds' ancient temples to bring in tourists. Experts are aghast -- and uninvited.
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Loving monk by MAJORIE CHIEW, The Star, September 6, 2006
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Death is no cause for sorrow, but it would be sorrow if one dies without having done something for oneself and for the world. – Chief Reverend Venerable Dr K. Sri Dhammananda, Food for The Thinking Mind
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American Buddhism on the rise by Jane Lampman, The Christian Science Monitor, September 14, 2006
Cambridge, MASS. (USA) -- That genial face has become familiar across the globe - almost as recognizable when it comes to religious leaders, perhaps, as Pope John Paul II. When in America, the Dalai Lama is a sought-after speaker, sharing his compassionate message and engaging aura well beyond the Buddhist community.
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Exploiting Buddha? by Alana B. Elias Kornfeld & Valerie Reiss, Newsweek, Aug 14, 2006
A surge of swanky Buddha-themed bars and restaurants begs the question: WWBD (What Would Buddha Do)? New York, USA -- The lights are so dim at Tao Asian Bistro, a Manhattan restau­rant and bar, you can barely read the menu to see the ingredi­ents in your $12 Tao-tini cocktail. Above all the flirting, drinking, and spending, an illuminated 16-foot Buddha statue looms. In the past year, Buddhism-themed restaurants and bars have proliferated; there are now at least 20 in about 13 cities.
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Beijing Buddhist Receives 4-Year Sentence For Printing Scriptures by Xi Wang, Radio Free Asia, Aug 11, 2006
Beijing, China -- Lei Dayong, a lay Buddhist from the Tongzhou district of Beijing, was sentenced in February to four years in prison for printing Buddhist scriptures.
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Sri Lanka faces shortage of monks by Source: Sinhale News, The Buddhist Channel, Aug 11, 2006
Steps to protect and foster Buddhism needed Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Poson Poya which gave us the Buddha Sasana as well as Buddhist culture and civilisation is a good occasion to discuss steps that should be taken to protect and foster the Sasana here at home.
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Memorial to honor monks killed 15 years ago by Erin Zlomek, The Arizona Republic, Aug. 11, 2006 12:00 AM
When six Thai Buddhist monks wearing orange-yellow robes were shot to death in a West Valley temple, no one thought the place they died would become a destination for Buddhists, Thai and humanitarians worldwide.
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Bamyan Buddha statues in central Afghanistan may be rebuilt by 2009 by Xinhua News, Aug 9, 2006
Bamiyan, Afghanistan -- Some workers are clearing and sorting out the pieces of the two best-known disrupted Bamyan Buddha statues in central Afghanistan's Bamyan province, and an official told Xinhua a possible project of rebuilding the statues may be wrapped up by the end of 2009 if everything goes smoothly.
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