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Vietnamese Buddhist patriarch hospitalized

Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa, September 28, 2006

Hanoi, Vietnam -- The 86-year-old patriarch of a banned Buddhist sect in Vietnam has been hospitalized and was being transferred to a Ho Chi Minh City facility for heart and lung problems, his Paris-based supporters said Thursday.


Towards genuine inter-faith understanding

by SANTIKARO, Bangkok Post, Sept 24, 2006

An early exponent of Theravadins opening up to other Buddhist traditions, Buddhadasa Bhikku wasn't an activist in the sense of organising inter-religious conferences, but the interest he showed in other religions and his willingness to critique practices he saw as wayward influenced others to do just that

Bangkok, Thailand -- Buddhadasa Bhikkhu was one of the most influential figures in Thai Buddhism during the last century. His progressive and reformist character, as well as his profound but extremely straightforward dharma teachings made a lasting impact on Theravada Buddhism. This year we mark the centenary of his birth and this is the second in a series of "Turning Wheel" articles written in his honour.


A New Journey with Meditation at Clove&Clive

by Chuah Ai Jou, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 25, 2006

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia – September 25, 2006 sees the birth of a new meditation centre, Clove&Clive in Kelana Jaya, a commercial suburb of Petaling Jaya.


Mon monks disrobed by Thai authorities

Kaowao News, September 22, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- Thai authorities disrobed eight monks in a Mon temple for illegal entry into the kingdom today.


Famous lacquer paintings successfully preserved

VNS, Sept 19, 2006

Ha noi, Vietnam -- Two culturally and historically significant Vietnamese traditional lacquer paintings have been successfully preserved with US government funding.


Buddhist delegation brings gifts for highland children

VNS, Sept 16, 2006

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- Disadvantaged Mong and Dao Do ethnic minority children in 10 northern mountainous provinces received gifts and a visit from the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha delegation earlier this week.


Archive: Funeral of the late Chief Venerable K Sri Dhammananda

The Buddhist Channel, September 17, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Due to popular demand, the Buddhist Channel have compiled all the resources produced by various parties and individuals during the late Chief Venerable's funeral from August 31 - September 3, 2006.

The Buddhist Channel feels blessed to have been able to cover the event "live" via the Internet. Through active collaborations with renowned bloggers like Jeff Ooi and Oon Yeoh, we have been able to demonstrate the power of "New Media" as a viable media platform. An example would be the online tribute facility, which gave the opportunity to those who were not able to attend the funeral to pay their tribute to revered venerable.

We would like to thank all parties concerned for their kind contribution.


Buddhism Academy ends first phase of construction

VNS, Sept 9, 2006

Hanoi, Vietnam -- A ceremony was held to mark the completion of the first phase of the Viet Nam Buddhism Academy in Ha Noi’s outlying district of Soc Son yesterday. The academy also began classes for the 5th school year for Bachelor of Arts in Buddhism.


`Blitzkrieg' rehab imperils Myanmar's ancient temples

By Richard C. Paddock, Los Angeles Times, September 10, 2006

BAGAN, Myanmar -- The bricklayers are paid $1.35 a day to rebuild the ancient ruin: a small, 13th Century temple reduced by time to little more than its foundation.


Mandalay authority member sells liquor near Buddhist monasteries

DVB/Buddhist Channel, Sept 11, 2006

Mandalay, Myanmar -- A member of Burma's ruling junta, Thidar Aye Ward authority member Aye Pe opened a liquor shop near two Buddhist monasteries in the township of Mandalay's Maha Aungmye.


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