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Jingle Belanja by Sati Saraniya
Tuesday, December 26, 2006 I stand quietly holding my bowl. A gruff middle-aged Malay man in his long apron is busy dividing a stuffed omelette. He brusquely orders me to wait as if to assert that only he can serve the rice.
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Buddhadasa disciples protest against charms rite by SUPAPHONG CHAOLAN, Bangkok Post, Dec 16, 2006
Surat Thani, Thailand -- Disciples of revered monk Buddhadasa Bhikkhu have protested against the consecration of Buddha amulets at a temple in Chaiya district, complaining the idea of producing good luck charms is ''anti-Buddhist.'
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Head of the London Buddhist Vihara passes away by Lankaweb, Dec 15, 2006
London, United Kingdom -- Most Ven Dr Medagama Vajiragnana, the Head of the London Buddhist Vihara and the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain, passed away today 15th December 2006 at 09.15 am (London time) at the Hammersmith Hospital, London. He was 78.
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Meditation classes help Tihar inmates by IANS, Dec 15, 2006
New Delhi, India -- After a troubled past, inmates of Tihar Jail here have decided to reform themselves as well as change other jailbirds' lives through Vipassana, Buddhist way of meditation.
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India, Japan to join hands to develop Nalanda by Zee News, Dec 15, 2006
Tokyo, Japan -- Nalanda, the ancient seat of Buddhist learning, is set to be revived into an international university with India and Japan today deciding to cooperate in this direction.
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On India PM’s Tokyo list, Rs 5500-cr (US$ 3.7 mil) Buddhist infrastructure upgrade by CITHARA PAUL, Indian Express, December 13, 2006
New Delhi, India -- The tourism sector in India is waiting eagerly for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Japan, starting tomorrow, with details of treaties involving Japanese investment worth Rs 5,570 crore (US$ 3.7 mil) likely to be finalised during his four-day stay.
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Shattered Buddhas open gateway to discovery by Carlotta Gall, Bamiyan, Afghanistan, December 7, 2006
THE empty niches that once held Bamiyan's colossal Buddhas now gape in the rock face — a silent cry at the terrible destruction wrought on this fabled valley and its 1500-year-old treasures, once the largest standing Buddha statues in the world.
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Relics of the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda interned in mini pagoda by The Buddhist Channel, December 2, 2006
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The relics of Malaysia and Singapore's revered Chief Monk, the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda was interned in a specially built pagoda in a ceremony to mark his 3 months memorial today. The venerable passed away on August 31, 2006.
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Temple faces challenge of helping more HIV/AIDS patients by APIRADEE TREERUTKUARKUL, Bangkok Post, Dec 1, 2006
Lop Buri, Thailand -- Groups of emaciated HIV/Aids patients at Lop Buri's Wat Phra Baht Nam Phu will soon be a thing of the past. Instead, the country's hospice for severe Aids patients is now having to cope with an increasing number of people saved by anti-retroviral treatment but who still fall victim to the social stigma associated with the disease.
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Plans afoot to revive pledge to Buddhism by The Nation, Dec 1, 2006
Bangkok, Thailand -- Deputy Interior Minister Banyat Chansena yesterday proposed that all Buddhist children formally pledge their allegiance to Buddhism when they are eight years old - a tradition adopted during the reign of King Rama VI.
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