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Buddhist monk Gen Kelsang Wangden to speak on Tuesday by www.dickinsonstate.com, 10/6/2006
Wangden is a Michigan native and has been studying and practicing Buddhism for many years. Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist school founded by the Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054 A.D.). Kadampa teachers are known not only for their excellence as scholars but also for their spiritual purity and sincerity.
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More rain coming, Ayutthaya flooded by www.bangkokpost.com 10/06/2006
The flood situation in Ayutthaya Province is still in a critical condition, and many ancient sites there have already been submerged. Many units are working together to aid people in 445 villages of 91 tambons in Ayutthaya.
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Ratna Manjari Guruma dies at 83 by www.gorkhapatra.org.np [ 2006-10-6 ]
KATHMANDU, Oct. 5: Senior Instructor of Vipassana Meditation Anagarika (Buddhist nun) Ratna Manjari Guruma passed away at the age of 83 at Dharma Kirti Vihar, Naghal this morning.
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India's heritage beckons seekers of spiritual nirvana by Nirmala George, Associated Press, October 6, 2006
BODH GAYA, India -- The road to Bodh Gaya, one of Buddhism's holiest sites, had been long and strenuous.
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Buddha enlightens travelers to India by Nirlama George The Associated Press
The elaborately carved Mahabodhi Temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine and a popular destination for nirvana seekers, marks the site where the prince-turned-hermit-turned-spiritual-leader, Gautama Siddhartha, attained enlightenment some 2,500 years ago after intense meditation.
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India's Buddhist heritage a draw by Bureau Report
From then on, he was known as the Buddha, or "Enlightened One." Today, there are an estimated 360 million Buddhists around the globe. Bihar is a checkerboard of Buddhist holy sites. A few hours drive from Bodh Gaya is the town of Rajgir, where the Buddha taught and prayed. Nearby is Nalanda, one of the world's earliest universities, which flourished in the 5th century B.C.
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Strength lies in love and peace by Sivananthi T., The Sun Oct 3, 2006
So it was refreshing to hear someone saying: "In the Western world it is widely held that only positivistic reason and the forms of philosophy based on it are universally valid. Yet the world's profoundly religious cultures see this exclusion of the divine from the universality of reason as an attack on their most profound convictions.
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Archaeologists work to salvage fragments of the giant Buddhas by Andrew Maykuth, www.myrtlebeachonline.com, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Thu, Oct. 05, 2006
It took Buddhist monks several decades to build the monuments 1,500 years ago. The Taliban, who declared the statues idolatrous and un-Islamic, required only a few weeks to blow them up. Five years later, experts are still making an inventory of the fragments, slowed by stoppages every half hour or so to look for buried bombs, grenades and mines.
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Dalai Lama blesses Shekhar Kapur's 'Buddha' film by IANS Thursday, October 05, 2006 09:38 IST
NEW DELHI: Producer Bhupendra Kumar Modi organised a special luncheon party in Los Angeles to seek the blessings of the Dalai Lama before launching his $120 million epic feature film Buddha to be directed by Shekhar Kapur.
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We must strive for peace by Myra Furse Oct, 05,2006
My youngest daughter, who lives in San Francisco, has been involved with Buddhism for many years. She is currently meditating at the Zen Center where she lived when she first moved there. She and about 500 others are meeting for meditation every morning at 4:30 a.m.
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