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Small paws on the path to Buddhist enlightenment

by Linda Morris, Sydney Morning Herald, June 13, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- THERE were purebreds and mongrels, shaggy dogs and short-haired cats, divas and ruffians. And, to the amazement of their owners, barely a bark or paw-swipe in protest as the saffron-robed Tibetan Buddhist master came to help family pets on the path to enlightenment.


International conference examine issues on fundamentalism

by Oon Yeoh, The Buddhist Channel, June 10, 2006

Perth, Australia -- When you are dealing with fundamentalists (who are sometimes not only unreasonable but also violent and belligerent) what do you do?


Keeping babies snug as bugs

By SARAH MACDONALD, Howick and Pakuranga Times, June 1, 2006

WINTER babies will be warm after a generous woolly donation from an East Tamaki charity.

Auckland, New Zealand -- The Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation has gifted 200 baby blankets and singlets to Middlemore Hospital’s neonatal unit and post-natal wards.


Buddhist finds inner peace in Dandenong

By Shaun Inguanzo, Dandenong Star, June 1, 2006

Buddhist lama Khentrul Rinpoche will visit Greater Dandenong and draw on several different Buddhist streams to teach others how to lead a happy life.


Buddhist monks connect with Indigenous community

Australian Broadcasting Corp, May 19, 2006

Kimberley, Australia -- A group of Buddhist monks are finding solace in a far north Western Australian Indigenous community famous for its rock art.


Australia: More choosing Buddhist path

By Sarah Price, Sydney Morning Herald, May 7, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- BUDDHISM is growing as a religion of choice for Australians seeking an antidote to a greedy, violent and stressed out world.


Proposed Buddhist Pagoda Causes Stir

Newswire (New Zealand), May 10, 2006

Auckland, New Zealand -- Plans to build a ten-storey Buddhist tower, a pagoda, in south Auckland has angered some residents. The Buddhist temple in Flat Bush has applied for resource consent to build the tower, where the ashes of cremated followers will be stored.


Tibetan chic: Why Buddhism is so hot right now

by Amanda Whibley, EurekAlert, April 20, 2006

Sydney, Australia -- Madonna made those little red Kabbalah bracelets cool for five minutes, and Tom Cruise talked up Scientology, but Buddhism firmly remains the religion du jour for Westerners looking for respite from a greedy, violent and stressed out world, according to a University of Western Sydney expert.


Totally devoted to you

By Pip Cummings, Sydney Morning Herald, April 13, 2006

With Easter, Passover and Buddha's birthday upon us, it's time to get holy.

Sydney, Australia -- When Kerry Williams purchased a metre-high Virgin Mary statue at auction, she was faced with a transport problem. So she strapped the statue in to the front seat of her sports car, roof down, and took her for a drive.


Funds drive on for Buddhist shrine

ABC News Online, April 7, 2006

Bendigo, Australia -- Financial support is being sought from around the world for a planned $15 million Buddhist shrine near Bendigo. It will be the same size and design as the Great Stupa in Tibet.


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