|Report: Thai queen cautions against women's racy dancing at Buddhist ceremony by The Associated Press, October 30, 2006|
|BANGKOK, Thailand Sexy dancing and Buddhism don't mix, or so says Thailand's Queen Sirikit, who issued a command cautioning against lascivious behavior during Buddhist events, local newspapers reported Monday.
After seeing television coverage of women dancing in racy outfits at a Buddhist ceremony in northeastern Thailand, the queen sent a letter to the Culture Ministry saying, "Buddhists in general should always bear in mind what is good for the image of the country," the Nation newspaper reported. |
|Dalai Lama lands in Japan by Tsering Tsomo, October 30, 2006, Phayul|
|OKYO, Japan - His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived at Narita airport in Tokyo early this morning� to begin a two-week visit to Japan.
His activities, beginning Tuesday, include a series of lectures and teachings, and a peace summit in Hiroshima with fellow Nobel peace laureates Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Ms. Betty Williams of Northern Ireland. |
|Chance to learn Buddhism by Adam Smeltz, www.centredaily.com, Oct. 30, 2006|
|Raised a Jew, Prebish converted to Buddhism in his college years, after his father's death. He finished an undergraduate degree in chemistry, eschewed dental school and enrolled in a Buddhism class at what is now Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. |
|Pakistan preserves its rich heritage of Buddhism by Bureau Report, www.zeenews.com, Oct 31, 2006|
|Islamabad, Oct 31: Pakistan on Tuesday said that although it is predominantly a Muslim country it viewed itself as trustee to upkeep and conserve its rich heritage of Buddhism and spared no effort to preserve it.
|First time ever, Buddha's relics in India by www.rediff.com, October 30, 2006|
|Relics of Gautam Buddha have been placed above a keystone of what is claimed to be the world's largest stone-built dome at Gorai Island in north Mumbai.
The dome is part of a pagoda being built by the Global Vipassana Foundation at a cost of Rs 80 crore.
|PM Koirala Promises Biggest Buddha Statue in City by The Himalayan Times Online, November 1|
|Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Tuesday said he would construct the biggest Buddha statue in the capital after the culmination of the peace process.
Addressing the inauguration of the Golden Buddha statue at Shreegha Vihar, he said that the peace process is reaching the point of success and efforts are on from both sides to give a constructive turn to the talks. |
|Remains of Buddhism's founder enshrined in India by AFP, October 30, 2006|
|NEW DELHI -- Thousands of Buddhists from India and abroad gathered in the western financial hub of Mumbai Sunday to lay to rest some of the remains of Buddhism's founder, a report said.
The relics, some ashes and bones of Gautam Buddha, were lowered into a shallow pit on top of a 90-foot (27-meter) high stone structure - the Global Vipassana Pagoda - at Gorai island in the city's north, the Press Trust of India reported.
|Chance to learn about Buddhism by Alison White, www.thisislocallondon.co.uk, 1st November 2006|
|When the monks have taken their share of food, the rest is shared between the group sitting on plush red carpet in the temple's main room.
Building a temple is also a great honour for Buddhists and many people have donated their time and equipment. |
|Dalai Lama consecrates Buddhist Temple in Hiroshima by Tsering Tsomo, November 01, 2006|
|HIROSHIMA, Japan: His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Hiroshima city Wednesday morning to bless a Tibetan Buddhist temple.
The Ryuzoin Drepung Gomang Temple where the Dalai Lama held consecration prayers is officially regarded as the first Tibetan temple in Japan. Founded in July 2004, Ryuzoin is a place for Buddhists in Japan to pray and learn about Tibetan Buddhism. |
|Asia's spectacular monument of gratitude by Raja M, www.atimes.com Nov 1, 2006|
|Which two persons are rare in the world? One who serves others selflessly without expecting anything in return; and one who is grateful toward anyone who does one a kindness. These two persons are rare in the world. - Gotama the Buddha |