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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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All hell breaks loose

By MAJORIE CHIEW, The Star, July 24, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Some faint-hearted Chinese shudder to think of the seventh lunar month, also called the Ghost Month. This year, many of them may be going to bed early (with bedroom lights on) as there are not one but two ghost months. Good news to the denizens of the underworld who are getting a 60-day holiday. Bad news for us, mortals (especially the night birds)!

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Mourners honor `Butcher' with Buddhist ceremony

AP, July 23, 2006

Anlong Veng, Cambodia -- Hundreds of mourners yesterday lit incense and monks chanted prayers as Ta Mok, one of the chief architects of the Khmer Rouge's brutal rule of Cambodia during the late 1970s, was given a traditional Buddhist funeral.

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Venerable stranded in Malaysia finally departs for home

The Buddhist Channel, July 19, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Venerable Padma Chhokid, who fell ill and became incapacited while in Malaysia after attending the Sakyaditta conference from June 9-16, 2006 left for New Delhi from Kuala Lumpur today.

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Chinese Buddhist scripture translated to Vietnamese in one day

by Giao Huong, translated by Hoang Bao, Thanh Nien Daily, July 19, 2006

Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam -- A Buddhist scripture comprising over 2,000 texts preserved in nearly 70 million Chinese characters has been translated into Vietnamese in just one day using a new computer program developed in the US.

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Buddhist monks and nuns graduate after 4th course

VNS, July 11, 2006

HA NOI, Vietnam -- The Viet Nam Buddhist Academy yesterday awarded certificates to 194 graduates from 30 municipal and provincial chapters of the Viet Nam Buddhist Sangha Congregation (VBSC) nationwide upon completion of the 4th study course for the 2002-06 period.

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