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Buddhist nun in Israel to teach meditation by RYAN NADEL, Jerusalem Post, Oct. 11, 2006
Jerusalem, Israel -- The Upper Galilee's natural tranquility has been enhanced recently by the presence of Venerable Tenzin Palmo, one of the first Western women ordained as a Buddhist nun.
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What is happening to Buddhism in Thailand is completely political and unBuddhist by Mettanando Bhikkhu, The Nation, Nov 9, 2006
Bangkok, Thailand -- Sadly at the present time one of the biggest political conflicts among Buddhists in the country is taking place. This wrangling is underscored by a conflict of interest between the two Buddhist denominations of Mahanikaya, the original order of Thai monks with which over 80 per cent of Thai monks are affiliated, and Thammayuttinikaya, the reformed order established by King Mongkut in the 19th century. The latter are in the minority but politically more powerful.
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TIME Magazine Lists Dalai Lama Among Asian Heroes by Phayul, November 9, 2006
New York, USA -- In its issue, Vol. 168, No. 20, dated November 13, 2006, Time said, "The most tumultuous decades of the most populous continent on earth have produced an astonishing array of heroes." "In this special anniversary issue, we pay tribute to the remarkable men and women who have shaped these times," it continued.
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Buddhism Sutra discovered in central Afghanistan by Xinhua, 10 Nov
A Sutra was discovered in Afghanistan's central and historic Bamyan province, one of the center of Buddhism civilization, a Kabul-based English newspaper reported Monday.
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Buddha's Pyramid at Gorai by www.cybernoon.com, November 09, 2006
Pagodas have been an integral part of Buddhist teachings with more than 15,000 pagodas having been in existence during the great saint's time in different countries. ZARIN AMROLIA & VISHWANATH SALIAN discover the construction of the Global Pagoda in our very own city.
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Buddhist Group Draws Crowd by SHAI D. BRONSHTEIN, Contributing Writer, 11/8/2005
Graduate students from the Harvard Buddhist Community (HBC) met with 12 students from the College yesterday in an effort to expand undergraduate involvement in Buddhism on campus through meditation, discussion, and education.
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Why Dalits embrace Buddhism by Sumit Pande, CNN-IBN, 2006-11-06
Fifty years after Dalit messiah and the father of Indian Constitution Dr B R Ambedkar embraced Buddhism, nearly two-and-a-half-milllion Dalits have followed suit in 2006 alone. The sudden resurgence of Buddhism in the country has made intellectuals and authorities sit up and take notice, and also wonder as to why of the all the religions, Dalits are looking for an identity in Buddhism.
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Treasure trove of donations buried at Buddhist temple site by dpa German Press Agency , November 5, 2006
Singapore- A fortune in donations has been buried at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple site in Singapore including 1,700 kilograms of jewellery from 15,000 Buddhist devotees, the management said Monday. The temple in Chinatown is scheduled to be completed in February in the hope that its grandeur will make it a landmark.
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Buddha leaves spiritual connection by The Washington Times, November 6, 2006
What is the meaning of paying respect to Buddha's relics? In our society, parents who do good deeds deserve gratitude from their sons and daughters. Teachers who try their best for their students are the greatest teachers. Kings or presidents or any leaders who truly love and develop their country deserve respect from their population.
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Ward meditates on 'Buddha'-Oscar-winning screenwriter to pen family pic by PATRICK FRATER, www.variety.com, Nov 5, 2006
David S. Ward, Oscar-winning scripter of "The Sting," "Milagro Beanfield War" and "Sleepless in Seattle," has signed up to pen "Buddha," the big-budget family production that will mark the filmmaking debut of Beverly Hills-based Indian billionaire Dr. B.K. Modi.
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