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An Overview of India’s Buddhist Movement by Vishvapani, http://www.ambedkar2006.blogspot.com/, The Buddhist Channel, Oct 9, 2006
According to the 2001 census there are 7.95 million Buddhists in India out of a population of 1 billion, making it the country’s fifth-largest religion. The true figure is far higher - between 20-30 million, but many do not register as Buddhists for fear of losing government concessions that are due to low-status Hindus.
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Dalai Lama says exiled Tibetans will return if China agrees to 'meaningful autonomy' by The Associated Press ,October 8, 2006
If Beijing allows an elected government in Tibet and gives it the power to preserve the unique culture of its people, their religion and the environment of the region, "we will return," the Tibetan leader told reporters in New Delhi.
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UNP urged to study 1956 Buddhist Committee Report by Janaka Perera – Asian Tribune, 2006-10-09
The report was reprinted to mark the 2550th Buddha Jayanthi and 50 years since the document was first published. All Buddhist organizations in the country were represented at the ceremony.
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Buddha's followers must be pacifists by PUNNADHAMMO BHIKKHU, Toronto Star - Ontario, Canada, Oct. 7, 2006.
In one respect, the Buddhist position on war is certainly more realistic. The Buddha said that men strap on swords, and slay one another "just for sensual desires." In modern parlance, wars are fought for material gain.
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Robe-giving rites held in South by WAEDAO HARAI MONGKOL KANNIKAR, Bangkok Post, Oct 08, 2006
Royally-sponsored krathin (robe-giving) ceremonies were yesterday organised at 33 temples in the strife-torn deep South as Buddhist Lent ended.
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Japanese envoy to discuss Nalanda university proposal by www.teluguportal.net 07/10/2006
Patna, Oct 6 (IANS) Japanese Ambassador Yasukuni Enoki is slated to pay a two-day official visit to Bihar later this month to discuss the setting up of a university at Nalanda, the site of an ancient Buddhist university, and explore other investment opportunities in the state.
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Five fast facts about meditation ,Julie by Deardorff, Chicago Tribune, 07/10/2006
1. Studies have shown meditation can lower blood pressure, help insomnia, strengthen the immune system, lower heart rate and help reduce chronic pain.
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International groups turn heat on Buddha, Ratan Tata by Sujoy Dhar, Indo-Asian News Service 07/10/06
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) International groups, including scientists from different countries, are sending online petitions to West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadbeb Bhattacharya and Tata Group head Ratan Tata, urging them to stop acquisition of fertile farmlands in Singur near here for a proposed automobile project.
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Two Buddhists shot dead in Thailand by [ 7 Oct, 2006 1828hrs ISTAFP ]
BANGKOK: A Buddhist man and his son were shot dead on Saturday by suspected Islamic militants in Thailand's troubled south, police said.
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Buddha statue made from pills by Spluch
Life... is suffering, but we have lots of medications to get over that.. So, on that note - here's a buddha statue made entirely of pills... Thanks Spluch!
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