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'Priceless' Buddha images seized en route to the US

The Nation, August 16, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- A container carrying more than 100 Buddha images and artefacts that were about to be smuggled to the United States was impounded yesterday.

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Buddhist nun decorated for charity

VNA, Aug 16, 2006

Hanoi, Vietnam -- Buddhist nun Thich Dam Anh of the Hanoi Phung Thanh pagoda has been presented with the Labour Order, third class, by the State in recognition of her humanitarian activities over the past 60 years.

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Thailand: Lanna legacy gets a face-lift

by KLOYKAMOL SIRIBHAKDI, Bangkok Post, Aug 14, 2006

Thailand's  Fine Arts Department is currently renovating some venerable old temples in the North and, in a break from past practices, is consulting local residents about how best to go about the work

Bangkok, Thailand -- To encourage young people to take pride in their culture and better appreciate the accomplishments of their ancestors, textbooks and lectures are simply no substitute for seeing structures and artefacts from the past with one's own eyes.

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Cambodia enlists Buddhist monks to prevent bird flu

AP, Aug 9, 2006

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Buddhist monks are being enlisted in Cambodia to help spread the word about preventing bird flu, which has killed six people in the country, an official said Wednesday.

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Buddhist monks mark Motherís Day with charity

Reported by Nguyen Thuy, translated by Thu Thuy, Thanh Nien Daily, Aug 9, 2006

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Buddhist dignitaries and monks from several pagodas in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday presented gifts, food and money to the poor in the city on the occasion of Vu Lan Festival (Mother’s Day in Vietnam).

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36m Tall 'Standing Buddha' Being Built In Kelantan

Bernama, August 9, 2006

BACHOK, Kelantan (Malaysia) -- A 36-metre tall "Standing Buddha" is being built at Wat Phithikyan Phutthaktham in Kampung Balai here.It costs RM2 mil (US$ 548,000) to build, mostly using funds donated by the public.

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Renowned scholars to speak at Buddhist meet

By ANTHONY CHEW, The Star, Aug 6, 2006

Penang, Malaysia -- Twenty four world-renowned professors and scholars will be making a beeline to Penang to speak at the 1st International Buddhist College Buddhist Studies Conference at Than Hsiang Temple from Aug 11 to Aug 13. 

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Duc Son pagoda lights hopes for disadvantaged children

VNA, Aug 5, 2006

Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam -- Hundreds of underprivileged children have enjoyed better living conditions and nurtured hope for a brighter future since they were cared by Buddhist nuns in Duc Son pagoda.

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Duc Son pagoda lights hopes for disadvantaged children

VNA, Aug 5, 2006

Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam -- Hundreds of underprivileged children have enjoyed better living conditions and nurtured hope for a brighter future since they were cared by Buddhist nuns in Duc Son pagoda.

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BCWEB2.0: Building Dharma inspired communities the Web 2.0 way

by Kooi Fong Lim, The Buddhist Channel, August 2, 2006

Buddhist Channel to utilize benefits of Web 2.0 technologies to reach out more effectively

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The re-launch of the Buddhist Channel on August 1, 2006 (BCWEB2.0) incorporates a unique system few would have noticed (except perhaps for the tech savvy).

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