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Sri Lanka press ignores world Buddhism by Janaka Perera, Asian Tribune 2007-05-03
Although there are numerous international Buddhist publications and websites such as t he BBC's Buddhism News, the Buddhist Channel, Shambala Sun and Tricycle that focus on global Buddhist events not a single mainstream Sri Lankan English newspaper here gives sufficient coverage to them – even on poya days.
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Sri Lanka press ignores world Buddhism by Janaka Perera, Asian Tribune, May 3, 2007
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Looking at Sri Lanka 's English language press we wonder whether an unseen anti-Buddhist hand is manipulating it. More than 40 years after the Press Commission noted the scant attention that the mainstream English newspapers give to the coverage of world Buddhist news, the situation remains largely the same.
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World's tallest Buddhist pagoda in east China by Hindu - Chennai,India May 2, 2007
The 13-storey Zen Buddhist pagoda is believed to be the tallest pagoda in the world as it is nearly 42 meters taller than the Shwedagon Paya in Myanmar
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Enlightening gestures by MAJORIE CHIEW, Malaysia Star ,Monday April 30, 2007
The way the Buddha used his fingers while preaching has been captured by sculptors, painters and carvers in their works.
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Consecration ceremony for Buddha images by The Star April 30, 2007
PENANG: It was a glittering sea of gold at the Bodhi Heart Sanctuary’s Zen Garden in Mount Erskine where 3,200 tiny Buddha images were consecrated during a symbolic ceremony.
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Molokai hosts Buddhism conference by Nancy Hall, Molikai Times, April 30, 2007
Molokai, Hawaii (USA) -- Molokai's tiny Buddhist community hosted the state's 42nd annual women's association conference April 28- 29. Ten families made all the arrangements simply by working day and night for months.
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What is Vesak? by The Buddhist Channel, April 30, 2007
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Vesak (Sinhalese) is the most holy time in the Buddhist calendar. In Indian Mahayana Buddhist traditions, the holiday is known by its Sanskrit equivalent, Vaisakha. Due to the leap year in the lunar calendar, Vesak is celebrated on both May 1 and 31 in 2007 (varies according to countries).
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Celebrating enlightenment by CHAI MEI LING, The New Straits Times, April 29, 2007
Q: What is the significance of Wesak Day? A: It signifies the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Gautama Buddha, which occurred in May during the full moon. Every four to five years, there will be two full moons in this month, as with this year, on the 1st and 31st. The World Fellowship of Buddhists and the World Buddhist Sangha Council decided to mark Wesak on May 1. Wesak can be observed on both days. (Singapore will observe Wesak on May 31).
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Friction surprises Buddhist leaders by Rosa Salter Rodriguez, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne,IN,USA, April 29, 2007
Fort Wayne, Indiana (USA) -- During the past six years Sylvia Street neighbors’ patience has been tried by some of the city’s newest residents. They are members of one of the growing number of Buddhist temples in the city – new immigrants from Asia whose behavior and customs often don’t match American expectations but also don’t necessarily run afoul of the law.
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Still many an obstacle in their path by www.sundaytimes.lk,Sunday, April 29, 2007
Daleena Samara in conversation with Bhikkuni H. Supeshala, one of the winners of the 2006 United Nations Award for Outstanding Women in Buddhism in Southeast Asia
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