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2nd century “future Buddha” sculpture discovered at ancient site near Taxila by APP, June 20, 2008
WAH CANTT, Pakistan -- The archaeologists team of the Federal Department of Archaeology and Museums found a statue of Bodhisattva Maitreya made of black shiest stone belongs to second century AD at the Buddhist monastery locally called Badal Pur situated about 13 km north-east of Taxila Museum.
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Foreigners seek serenity at Yangon meditation centres by Phyu Lin Wai http://www.mmtimes.com
Daw Vajiranani is a 50-year-old American who became a Buddhist nun in the United States in 1991. Since 1993 she has lived and meditated in Myanmar, and now practices as a nun at Panditarama Shwe-Taung-Gon Sasana Yeiktha in Bahan township and at its branch, Hse-Main-Gon Forest Meditation Centre on the Yangon-Bago Road, about 65 kilometres from Yangon.
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Conference explores mind, happiness by The Buddhist Channel, Nov 16, 2007
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- Three Buddhist organisations are joining forces for the second time to organise the Fifth Global Conference on Buddhism. The conference, organised by the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF), Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia and Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM), will be held at the Sunway Convention Centre on Nov 17 and 18. It is also supported and co-sponsored by 11 other Buddhist organisations in Malaysia.
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Buddhist temples rising all over Western Pennsylvania by Arthur L. Clark, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 15, 2007
"When you take up ordaining, then you're saying this practice is very important, and that you want to transmit it to other people," Ott said. "There doesn't seem to be many people stepping up to do that. And if I'm needed to be helpful in that way, I want to be."
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How To Be A Monk 101 by http://amymayagapyear.blogspot.com Thursday, November 15, 2007
“Be like a spider. If something comes into your web, do not rush to it… inspect it, look at it. Is it edible? Decide what you must do, and then do it. Always return to the center.” She paused, and then added, “Yes, but do not be like the Spiderman… he jumps from building to building and catches people in his webs!”
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Ven. Udakendawala Siri Saranankara, The legendary freedom-fighter by W. A. Abeysinghe http://www.sundayobserver.lk
The life of Venerable Udakendawala Siri Saranankara is inseparable from the history of the world peace movement. His service to mankind as a peace champion, disciple of the Buddha and an internationalist is remarkable.
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The Monk Diet by E. Raymond Rock, November 11, 2007 http://rafaeliahuppert.blog.com
When I was living as a Buddhist monk in the backwater jungles of Thailand, I learned many important lessons that have made my life much easier. One of them was how to handle food. The rules of a Theravada monk include eating only once a day, and that is in the morning.
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Disrobed, Deported, Detained: The Story of a Khmer Monk by 2007-11-09 http://www.unpo.org
Disrobed, deported, detained. Khmer Krom Buddhist Abbot Tim Sa Khorn has had his name displayed on thousands of placards all over the world since his arrest and disappearance four months ago. A prominent Khmer Krom religious figure and human rights defender, Tim Sa Khorn had fled Kampuchea-Krom in 1979 to acquire Cambodian citizenship and settle in the southern city of Phnom Den
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What does Alms mean? by HMECDM http://hmecdm-wod.blogspot.com November 9, 2007
In Theravada Buddhism, many monks (Pāli: bhikkhus) go on a daily almsround (or pindabat) to collect food. This is often perceived as giving the laypeople the opportunity to make merit (Pāli: puñña).
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Buddhist heritage in Pakistan under threat by Yassin Musharbash, Spiegel Online, Nov 8, 2007
Swat, Pakistan -- When the Taliban destroyed two Buddhist statues in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, there was an international outcry. But similar incidents are now occurring in northwest Pakistan, where radical Islamists recently blew up a sculpture of Buddha in broad daylight.
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