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Container full of Buddhist artifacts bound for America intercepted at the Laem Chabang Port

Pattaya City News, November 15, 2006

Pattaya, Thailand -- The export of statues and other items relating to Thai culture and religion is big business but some items, including original artifacts are not permitted to be exported and those attempting to do so are liable for prosecution.


“The Journey of A Great Man” exhibition and talks to commemorate 3 month memorial for the late Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda

The Buddhist Channel, Nov 17, 2006

Famous monks scheduled to arrive in Malaysia for week long commemoration beginning November 26 to December 3, 2006.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- For many devotees particularly in Malaysia and Singapore, the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda Maha Nayaka Thera was not only a monk, he was also a “Great Man” whose life long service to the Dharma virtually transformed the Buddhist landscape here.


Refugee Buddhist villagers at Yala temple suffering from stress

TNA, Nov 13, 2006

YALA, Thailand -- Doctors have visited some 200 villagers who have fled their homes in two districts of this troubled southern province on fears of attacks by southern insurgents and are now taking a temporary shelter at a Buddhist temple have found that a number of them are suffering from stress.


Thai PM hails Buddhist precepts

Bangkok Post, Nov 13, 2006

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand -- Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont says the five precepts of Buddhism are the best means of achieving sustainable development.


Buddhists demand monk's lounge at airport

Bangkok Post, Nov 13, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- The National Buddhism Office of Thailand wants its new Suvarnabhumi Airport to install a monks' lounge in the passenger terminal, citing regular travel by senior monks as a reason.


Paradise on earth

by Jamie Khoo, The Star, November 11, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- KECHARA House, which takes its name from one of Buddhism’s highest tantric deities’ heaven, Kechara Paradise, was established in Malaysia in 2000, under the spiritual guidance of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.


Monks to stop morning alms rounds

Bangkok Post, Nov 12, 2006

Violent attacks fan fears among Buddhists

Narathiwat, Thailand -- Monks in Narathiwat will stop leaving their temples to receive alms in the mornings from tomorrow, as insurgents have stepped up violent attacks to further fan fears among Buddhists in the deep South. Leading monks in the southernmost province met at Wat Prachum Cholthara in Sungai Padi district yesterday before announcing their joint decision.


Thai antiquities unveiled to show true face of Buddhist culture

VietNamNet Bridge, Nov 10, 2006

Hanoi, Vietnam -- An awe-inspiring array of Thailand's antiquities has surfaced from the storage room of the National Museum of Vietnamese History to put a physical face on Buddhist culture.


Buddhists flee from Southern Thailand

by Charoon Thongnual, The Nation, Nov 10, 2006

Fleeing villagers seek refuge in wat of nearby district, fearing attacks by militants

Yala, South Thailand -- Nearly 100 Buddhists from three villages in Yala's Than To and Bannang Sata districts have fled their homes and sought refuge at a temple in a nearby district amid growing fears of more insurgent violence, officials said.


Taiwan Buddhist group to launch TV station in Indonesia

Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Nov 10, 2006

Taipei, Taiwan -- A Taiwan Buddhist group plans to launch a television station in Muslim Indonesia to encourage Indonesians to care for poor people in their country, the group said Friday.


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