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Buddhists run inspirational projects in Cambodia

Source: ARCWorld, April 19 2006, Published on the Buddhist Channel, Nov 1, 2006

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Over the past year, ARC has conducted a series of case studies on organisations run by, or working with, Buddhist monks and nuns on issues ranging through HIV, microfinance, local governance, conflict management, education, gender, health care and community forestry.


Young dancing girls a dilemma for Culture

The Nation, Nov 1, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- A proposed regulation to ban women aged younger than 20 working as so-called "coyote dancers" is attracting fire for alleged violation of workers' rights.


A Million Light Offerings for Buddha

By JADE CHAN, The Star, October 27, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Losang Dragpa Buddhist Society (LDC) recently organised a Million Light Offerings event at the Chinese Assembly Hall in Kuala Lumpur.


Thai Queen concerned over racy dancing

Bangkok Post, Oct 30, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Her Majesty the Queen has expressed concern over the racy dancing of "Coyote Girls" during a ceremony held to mark the end of Buddhist Lent in Nong Khai early this month, says Culture Minister Khaisri Sri-aroon.


Buddhist funeral hall to accommodate visitors to Thai flower show

China Post (AP), Oct 28, 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Cheap and quiet accommodation is available for visitors to Thailand's upcoming international horticultural show, but some may find it too quiet - the lodgings are in the funeral hall of a Buddhist temple.


Buddhist sites new destination for Thai Airways

DPA, Oct 26, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Thai Airways International (THAI) will fly to three new destinations in India from next week to tap the country's growing business and tourist attractions.


Her Majesty has concern over Buddhist monks in deep South

The Nation, Oct 25,2006

Bangkok,Thailand -- Her Majesty the Queen has concern over safety of Buddhist monks in the deep South following last week's bomb attack, PM's Office Minister Khunying Dipavadee Meksawan said Wednesday.


Abbot Luang Phor Uttama dies at 97

The Nation, Oct 19, 2006

Kanchanaburi, Thailand -- Highly-revered Buddhist monk Luang Phor Uttama passed away yesterday from sepsis stemming from a chronic lung infection. He was 97.


Malaysian Buddhist Coordination Committee disapproves “Relics Expo of the Buddha & His Chief Disciples”

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 18, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The Malaysian Buddhist Coordination Committee (MBCC), in a meeting convened on October 15, 2006, unanimously agreed to disapprove “The Relics Expo of the Buddha and His Chief Disciples” organised by the Kuala Lumpur Gelugpa Buddhist Association (Malaysia).


In Thailand, More Survive AIDS, Only to Face Rejection

By SETH MYDANS, International Herald Tribune, October 16, 2006

LOP BURI, Thailand -- Thailand’s primary AIDS hospice at a Buddhist temple here, once a place of certain death, is now becoming overcrowded by the living — people whose lives have been saved by medication but are rejected by their families or neighbors.


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