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Buddhism is big business for new breed of upwardly mobile monks

by ETHAN MCNERN, The Scotsman, Aug 4, 2006

Shanghai, China -- Piety and a knowledge of Buddhist scriptures used to be just about the only qualifications needed to become a Chinese monk. Now computer skills, foreign language ability and a degree in financial management are also desirable.


Mongolia's monks make a comeback

TVNZ, Jul 18, 2006

Ulan Bator, Mongolia -- When Gendenjav Choijamts thinks of praying, he thinks of vodka. The 62-year-old monk at Mongolia's oldest Buddhist monastery remembers when his father and his friends had to pretend they were gathering for a drinking session to hide the fact they were gathering in prayer.


Monks retrace historic journey of Xuanzang

China Daily, July 20, 2006

GUANGZHOU, China -- As part of the celebrations for the Year of China-India Friendship, two Buddhist monks from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan Mingxian and Huizai started a journey to India yesterday to follow the footsteps of Xuanzang, a famous Buddhist predecessor.


Thousands rally to temple after Dalai rumour

Reuters, July 19, 2006

BEIJING, China -- Thousands of Buddhists  converged on a Buddhist monastery in western China mistakenly thinking the Dalai Lama would be there, underscoring the devotion many feel toward Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader.


Tibetan Monk Faces Eight Years for Separatism

Phayul, July 17, 2006

Sichuan, China -- A Tibetan monk in China's Sichuan province is facing up to eight years in jail for allegedly painting separatist slogans on government property and circulating pro-independence posters.


Tourism threatening Tibet's sacred spaces

by GEOFFREY YORK, Globe and Mail, July 12, 2006

LHASA, Tibet -- On the roof of the holiest temple in Tibet, the monks are debating Buddhist theology - and trying to ignore the hordes of Chinese tourists who interrupt the debate to grab them for photos.


World Cup fever reaches Tibet's monks

Sapa, July 7, 2006

Lhasa, Tibet -- At Tibet's holiest shrine, young monks are getting up at 03:00 - not to pray - but to watch the World Cup.


Rooftop rail threat to Buddhist paradise

By David Eimer, Reuters, July 3, 2006

BEIJING, China -- As propaganda banners fluttered and cymbals clashed in the thin mountain air, China's President, Hu Jintao, opened the world's highest railway, linking Beijing to Tibet, yesterday.


Living as one big, happy family

by Foong Pek Yee, The Star, June 25, 2006

Love knows no boundary, and in Taiwan’s Fo Guang Shan Orphanage, FOONG PEK YEE finds orphans from countries all over the world growing up together as a harmonious family.

Kaohshiung, Taiwan -- SHOW Bi Laing is single but a proud mother of 624 children of various nationalities, including Portuguese, Indians, South Africans and Taiwanese. The children are orphans at the Fo Quang Shan Buddhist Temple Orphanage in Kaohshiung, Taiwan, which she has been in charge of for more than 25 years. 


Taiwanese Buddhist Master Hsing Yun meets with pope

Taiwan News, June 23, 2006

Taipei, Taiwan -- Pope Benedict XVI met with visiting Master Hsing Yun, founder of the Buddha's Light International Association in Taiwan, Wednesday in a general audience at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican. During the meeting, Benedict XVI expressed his best regards for the Taiwanese people and said he will pray for them. The pope also expressed the hope of meeting the Taiwanese people if the chance arises.


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