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New Zealand: Buddhism gains foothold in the Bay

by RACHEL PINDER, Hawkes Bay Today, Jan 13, 2007

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand -- The house on Tamatea's Norfolk Street looks like any other, but it's not. Six months ago, Hawke's Bay people from the Thai and Laos communities decided to club together and buy a house to convert into a temple, and so the Samma Patipadaram Monastery was born.


Gandhari expert sheds light on Buddhism

Huliq, University of Sydney, Jan 2, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- Out of the turmoil of Afghanistan, hundreds of precious Buddhist manuscripts have come to the west.


Buddhist way of life kindles curiosity

Bendigo Your Guide, November 20, 2006

Bendigo, Australia -- More than 1000 people took the opportunity to explore the Atisha Centre yesterday and learn more about the Buddhist way of life.


His Eminence Ratna Vajra Rinpoche's Teaching Tour of Australia

Sakya.com.au, November 17, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- After the eventful opening of Sakya International Buddhist Academy (SIBA - Tsarchen Choeling) by His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche on 9 September 2006, the inaugural three month retreat program has begun in great earnest. Only two months old, SIBA has already become an important Tibetan Buddhist learning and practice centre.


Buddhist stress relief

by Myles Wearring, SSONET.com.au, Nov 10, 2006

Stresses of modern life can be eased with a little Buddhist know-how

Sydney, Australia -- Buddhist leader the Seventh Dzogchen Rinpoche is currently in Sydney giving talks on coping with stress and healing the mind.


Bendigo to support Dalai Lama visit

Bendigo News, October 20, 2006

Bendigo, Australia -- The City of Greater Bendigo will support a visit to Bendigo by his Holiness the Dalai Lama in June next year. Mayor of the City, Cr David Jones is anticipating the visit will provide opportunities for Bendigo, including an event that is set to attract international attention.


Sands of time run out for art work

By Nigel Benson, OTAGO DAILY TIMES, October 16, 2006

Dunedin, New Zealand -- A spiritual art work that was weeks in the making was destroyed in a few seconds in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery yesterday. More than 200 people turned up for the deconstruction ceremony of the Chenrezig sand mandala.


Dalai Lama to visit Great Stupa in Australia

by Ian Green, Chorten, September 2006

Construction of great Stupa gets underway in preparation for visit by His Holiness Dalai Lama

Bendigo, Victoria (Australia) -- The next stage in the construction of the Great Stupa of Universal Compassion, near Bendigo, Victoria, Australia  has commenced. This stage will see the erection of large galvanised pillars and beams that will rise two stories high. Supporting the steel will be concrete sheer walls that will also be erected in this building phase.


Not time to grief, says Ajahn Brahmavamso

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 31, 2006

Perth, Australia -- Well known Dharma teacher Ajahn Brahmavamso in a condolence message from Australia has advised devotees in Malaysia that now is not the time to grief over the loss of their much beloved Chief Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda, who passed away today.


Dalai Lama to visit Australia in 2007

The Australian, August 28, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- The Dalai Lama will visit Australia in June next year, giving free public lectures on religious tolerance.


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