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အိုဘားမားအေၾကာင္း သီတဂူ ဆရာေတာ္ ေဟာၾကား by Ko Soe, www.irrawaddy.org
အိုဘားမားအေၾကာင္း သီတဂူ ဆရာေတာ္ ေဟာၾကား
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Buddhism misinterpreted by Upali S. Jayasekera, The Island, Jan 10, 2009
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- When you enter certain Buddhist temples (in Sri Lanka) you can view statues of various ‘ gods’ in a wing of the temple. There are some temples where pictures of deities who claim to be incarnations of ‘gods’ being given pride of place and offerings made.
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Burmese Buddhist monastery opens in Finland by Yee May Aung, DVB, Jan 5, 2009
Kuopio, Finland -- The first Burmese Buddhist monastery in Finland was officially consecrated in Kuopio on 3 January by five monks led by Penang abbot U Pannya Wuntha and abbot U Uttara of London’s Sasana Ramsi Vihara. The Buddha Dhamma Ramsi monastery was set up by Burmese Buddhists living in Finland with the help of the abbots, according to monastery secretary Kyaw Htay.
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Role Of Sangitis In Maintaining Purity Of Buddhavacana (Buddha Teachings) by Ven. Sumedha, Asian Tribune, Jan 1, 2009
New Delhi, India -- In its extended sense in the Buddhist texts ‘Sangiti’- (‘sam+gai’) means collective recitation, proclamation, rehearsal. It has finally come to signify general convocation of the Buddhist monks in order to settle the questions of the doctrine and to fix text of the scripture. In the Saddharma Pundarika Sutra we get the reference to the experts in proclamation of the doctrine of the Tathagata (Sangiti kusala Tathagatadhammanam).
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Meditation courses gain popularity among youth by Ye Lwin, www.mmtimes.com
“As meditation is a kind of mental training to ease stress and mental suffering, it is not intended solely for those who believe in Buddhism. Anyone can practise regardless of race or religion, age or time,” said Ma Mya Thida, who studied and practised meditation for a decade after matriculation. “It helps you distinguish very clearly between right and wrong.”
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Lessons drawn from life by VANNIYA SRIANGURA, The Bangkok Post, Sept 12, 2008
Today, Buddhist-approach schools that follow an educational system which is somehow regarded as out-of-date are seeing their waiting lists grow. Flowers Bloom, a dhamma-related hymn by a Buddhist nun, Mae Chee Sansanee Sthirasuta, commonly sung in rongrien withi pud has become a popular song among kindergarten-age kids nationwide. While vowing to keep the five moral precepts, sitting meditation and phae metta - extending kindness to all lives in the world - are some of the routine rituals an increasing number of schoolchildren perform every morning.
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Two Truths in Buddhism by Professor N. A. de S. Amaratunga, The Island, Sept 9, 2008
Kandy, Sri Lanka -- Theravada Buddhism had described two Truths; Absolute Truth (Paramatha Sathya) and Conventional Truth (Sammuti Sathya). Nagarjuna Thera of the Mahayana Tradition also identified two truths, but his theory was different from that of Theravada Buddhism.
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Korea’s Buddhists in Revolt by Shim Jae Hoon, Asia Sentinel, September 2, 2008
Korean Buddhists, fired by allegations of religious bias from the Lee administration, take to the streets but the real reason lies much deeper
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A New Breed of Monk Rises in Myanmar by The Wall Street Journal
Mr. Sitagu Sayadaw was born in 1937 in a small town in central Myanmar, then known as Burma. At age seven, he entered the local monastery to study, and by 20 years old became a Buddhist monk, taking the formal name Ashin Nanissara. He later studied Pali scripture, in which he is considered an expert, at Mandalay University.
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Buddha's Caves by The Daily Star, July 7, 2008
The first cave at Mogaoku was carved in A.D. 366 by an itinerant monk named Yuezun who said that one night he saw flame-like lights pulsing across the cliff face and took them as a sign: Here you must stay. So he cut a hole in the sandstone wall and moved in.
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