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New looks at the types, and effects, of meditation by Carey Goldberg The Boston Globe,WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2005
Meditation seems to energize the sleep-deprived. It seems to help with concentration. It even seems to bolster the structure of the brain as we age.
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Inside the minds of monks and moms by By Katherine Ellison, Los Angeles Times, Oct 23, 2005
Davidson's research on meditating monks (more extensive than his work on moms) suggests their brains also produce very strong gamma waves, which have been linked to concentration and memory. The findings were published in November in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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A glimpse of Buddhism in ancient Bangladesh by by D P Barua, PeaceJournalism.com, Sept 26, 2005
It is a fact that Buddhism is the original religion of Bangladesh for more than 2000 years and has made deep impact on Bengali life culture and civilisation through centuries.
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Drawing Lessons from Ayodhya & Ayutthaya by by K SUBRAHMANYAM, Times of India, July 6, 2005
Ayutthaya, Thailand -- Ayutthaya was a flourishing Buddhist kingdom in Thailand for 400 years, from the 14th to 18th century. The name was derived from the original Ayo-dhya of the Raghus on the banks of the Sarayu. Founded by Ramathibodi I, Ayutthaya became one of the most powerful kingdoms of South East Asia. One day this kingdom was invaded and the capital Ayutthaya occupied and destroyed by invading Burmese forces. English Sangha Trust. In 1975, he established Wat Pah Nanachat, international forest monastery, in Ubon Province, Thailand, and is considered a founding figure of the Thai Forest monastic tradition in the West. He is the author of Now is the Knowing, and his teachings are widely recognized for being practical and direct. Ajahn Sumedho was interviewed by Philip Moffitt, vipassana teacher and founder of the Life Balance Institute, for a feature in the Spirit Rock News, Volume 19, Number 1 (February 2006-August 2006)
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Singapore's Chinatown to build 53 m dollar temple for Buddha's tooth relic by ANI, Jan 30, 2005
Singapore -- Singapore's Chinatown has activated plans to build a 53 million dollar Buddha Tooth Relic Temple on Sago Street, the construction of which will commence in March. According to a report in The Straits Times, the temple will house over 10,000 Buddha statues, including a six-metre tall Maitreya Buddha, as well as the Tripitaka, a collection of Buddhist scriptures. Its Buddha tooth relic will be kept in an over two metre tall dome-shaped 'stupa' made of gold.
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Monks to be trained in conservation of Buddhist sites by Press Trust of India, Jan 17, 2005
New Delhi, India -- The growing pressure of tourism on Buddhist sites in India has stirred cultural organisations to train monks and local communities in heritage conservation by developing preventive conservation skills.
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The State's role in purifying and perpetuating Buddha Sasana by by U Hla Myint, Lanka Daily News, Dec 22, 2004
Yangon, Myanmar -- Opinions may differ on whether the State should be involved in the Sasana affairs or not. The past experiences of Myanmar, however, reflect the fact that the State's involvement in the Sasana affairs could contribute towards the promotion, propagation and purification of the Buddha Sasana.
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Don?t bash the Sangha by Island Editorial - December 20, 2004
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Under the principles of British criminal law, which we Sri Lankans continue to practise, a person is presumed to be innocent of a charge until proven guilty. This principle is normally upheld, although cynics say that in certain instances, this presumption of innocence is pure fiction. Nonetheless, this presumption of innocence has come to be accepted as a part and parcel of the dispensation of Sri Lankan justice.
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The saga of the first Buddhist school by by Prof. W. M. Karunadasa, University of Colombo, Dec 5, 2004
Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Media in recent months has given wide publicity to the first Buddhist school in Sri Lanka - G/Piyaratana Maha Vidyalaya, which is located between 64 and 65 mile post along Galle - Colombo road in the Southern Province.
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True freedom by by Danai Chanchaochai, Bangkok Post, Nov 24, 2004
Developing a high Dhamma Quotient is the most noble and practical goal of every human Bangkok, Thailand -- Over a small dinner party I recently attended, the conversation turned, perhaps inevitably, to our troubled world, to the problems in Iraq, Palestine and Israel, to the persecution of refugees in Darfur. One friend in particular in our little group of friends turned to me. "What's your answer? Do you still believe what you call a good dose of your Dhamma Quotient or DQ, would solve the problem?
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