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Bronze Pagoda restoration begins

VNA, June 5, 2006

Hanoi, Vietnam -- A VND 20bil project to restore the Dong (Bronze) Pagoda on Yen Tu Mountain, a scenic and historic site associated with the Truc Lam meditation sect, was officially launched on Saturday.

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Indonesia tsunami victims help earthquake victims

Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, May 29, 2006

Tzu Chi volunteers inspire previous recipients to become benefactors

Jogjakarta, Indonesia -- South Asia Tsunami victims showed their benevolent actions to the Central Java Earthquake victims when volunteers of Taiwan Compassion Relief Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Indonesia Branch appealed for their goodwill.

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Tzu Chi medical aids to Imogiri

Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, May 29, 2006

Bantul, Indonesia -- Local Tzu Chi medical team have treated 200 patients and performed a surgery within the first four hours since the setup of the Imogiri clinic in the Bantul region.

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Tzu Chi to ship 500 tons of rice to Earthquake disaster area

ReliefWeb (Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation), May 28, 2006

Jogjakarta, Indonesia -- Taiwan Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Tzu Chi) is to send first 100 tons of the 500 tons of rice aids to the Indonesian Earthquake disaster area on 29 May. Currently, the Tzu Chi relief and medical teams are providing medical assistances at various Bantul locations as well as assessing the conditions.

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Borobudur escapes quake damage

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, May 27, 2006

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia -- Borobudur temple, the world's largest Buddhist monument, escaped damage during the powerful earthquake Saturday that killed thousands of people Indonesians, officials said.

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Forest temple of Siam square

by ANCHALEE KONGRUT, Bangkok Post, May 21, 2006

Historic temple in green surrounds offers peaceful place for dharma meditation amid the bustle of the commercial district

Bangkok, Thailand -- Siriwan Yodsuksa has visited Siam Square in Pathumwan district almost every day for over 20 years.

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International Conference on Buddhist women in Malaysia

By JADE CHAN, The Star, May 20, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- SOME people have the perception that women are somehow not as capable or worthy as men. This attitude is held only by some men, but also by women themselves.

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Phra Prom returns to Erawan Shrine

Bangkok Post, May 21, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- In a ritual harking back to Thailand's Hindu roots, a reconstructed Brahman statue was paraded Sunday to the Erawan shrine in the heart of Bangkok, where hundreds of worshippers were on hand to welcome the revered deity.

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Lighting up temple with 2,550 candles

By ONG YEE TING, The Star, May 13, 2006

Penang, Malaysia -- THE flickering 2,550 yellow lotus candles lit up the Mahindarama Buddhist Temple on Kampar Road, Penang, in conjunction with the Wesak Day celebration.

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Whistle Blower exposes monk's corruption

The Buddhist Channel, May 18, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- A whistle blower has succeeded in exposing the illegal deeds and acts of corruption by Dr. Dodamgoda Rewatha Thero a Sri Lankan national and Buddhist monk who embezzled funds belonging to the Maha Bodhi Society of India (MBSI), considered to be the head quarters of the Buddhist movement.

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