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Myanmar: Holy relic stolen

YDR.com, August 20, 2005

Yangon, Myanmar -- A replica of Buddha’s tooth - a holy relic of the Buddhist religion -has been stolen from a temple in a northern suburb of Yangon, Myanmar, an official said.

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Revisiting Buddha's incarnations

by Vasana Chinvarakorn, The Bangkok Post, Aug 6, 2005

An accessible, thought-provoking and occasionally irreverent retelling of some of the classic 'Jataka' tales, illustrated by some marvellous period art

Bangkok, Thailand -- It all began in April 2001. Uthong Prasart-winijchai went on an excursion to southern Italy where her travel companions lavished on themselves an ample supply of illustrated titles on European art, history and architecture.

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In Thailand, British monk brings Buddhism to Westerners

BY MICHAEL Mathes, Lanka Daily News (AFP), Aug 3, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- THEY begin the morning at dawn clothed in white, but by mid-day the 25 Western men gathered at Thailand's largest temple wear the saffron robes of the Buddhist monk.

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Activist monk found hanged

Bangkok Post, Aug 1, 2005

Phrae, Thailand -- An activist monk has been found hanged at a temple in Phrae province.

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Buddhism school trial `a success'

by SIRIKUL BUNNAG, Bangkok Post, July 25, 2005

Principles of dhamma succeed in classroom

Bangkok, Thailand -- Chai Nat could become the first province where all state schools subscribe to the principles of Buddhism in teaching their students following the success of a pilot project there.

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Despite presence of guards, monk prays for his safety

by WASSANA NANUAM, Bangkok Post, July 25, 2005

Narathiwat, Thailand -- Even with the protection of armed troops, a Buddhist monk confesses he prays for his own safety during his daily round of alms-taking.

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Buddhists 'Asadha' to be observed

The Jakarta Post, July 22, 2005

MAGELANG, Central Java (Indonesia) -- Commemorating the Buddhist celebration of Asadha, the Buddhist community is to hold the Sejuta Pelita Sejuta Harapan procession at Borobudur Temple on Saturday.

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Thousands march against liquor firm listing

by PLOY CHITSOMBOON, Bangkok Post, July 21, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- About 10,000 Buddhist monks, nuns, students, and social activists yesterday took part in a mass protest, calling on the government not to allow listing of Thai Beverage Plc on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.

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5,000 Buddhists protest against listing breweries on Thai exchange

Today Online (Singapore), July 20, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- Some 5,000 Buddhist monks, nuns and students have rallied outside the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission to demand that regulators revoke a decision to allow breweries to list on the stock exchange.

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Wat Kamala to be ?blitzed?

Phuket Gazette, July 19, 2005

KAMALA, Phuket (Thailand) -- Popular Australian TV gardening program Backyard Blitz is to spring a Buddhist Lent surprise on tsunami-hit Wat Kamala ? in the shape of a newly-landscaped garden. The program specializes in renovating viewers? gardens along themed lines and is a popular Sunday evening show. This is the first time an episode has been recorded overseas.

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