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Lucky charms "not Buddhist"

Story by WASSAYOS NGAMKHAM, Aug 22, 2005

Senior monk warns people against their use

Bangkok, Thailand -- Palat khik, while much sought after by many people, has nothing to do with Buddhism, says a senior monk. Phra Sripariyatimoli, deputy rector for foreign affairs of Mahachulalongkorn Ratchawithayalai Buddhist University, said the phallic symbol charms are not mentioned in the Tripitaka and worshipping them is not a Buddhist way of showing respect.


Myanmar: Holy relic stolen

YDR.com, August 20, 2005

Yangon, Myanmar -- A replica of Buddha’s tooth - a holy relic of the Buddhist religion -has been stolen from a temple in a northern suburb of Yangon, Myanmar, an official said.


Revisiting Buddha's incarnations

by Vasana Chinvarakorn, The Bangkok Post, Aug 6, 2005

An accessible, thought-provoking and occasionally irreverent retelling of some of the classic 'Jataka' tales, illustrated by some marvellous period art

Bangkok, Thailand -- It all began in April 2001. Uthong Prasart-winijchai went on an excursion to southern Italy where her travel companions lavished on themselves an ample supply of illustrated titles on European art, history and architecture.


In Thailand, British monk brings Buddhism to Westerners

BY MICHAEL Mathes, Lanka Daily News (AFP), Aug 3, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- THEY begin the morning at dawn clothed in white, but by mid-day the 25 Western men gathered at Thailand's largest temple wear the saffron robes of the Buddhist monk.


Activist monk found hanged

Bangkok Post, Aug 1, 2005

Phrae, Thailand -- An activist monk has been found hanged at a temple in Phrae province.


Buddhism school trial `a success'

by SIRIKUL BUNNAG, Bangkok Post, July 25, 2005

Principles of dhamma succeed in classroom

Bangkok, Thailand -- Chai Nat could become the first province where all state schools subscribe to the principles of Buddhism in teaching their students following the success of a pilot project there.


Despite presence of guards, monk prays for his safety

by WASSANA NANUAM, Bangkok Post, July 25, 2005

Narathiwat, Thailand -- Even with the protection of armed troops, a Buddhist monk confesses he prays for his own safety during his daily round of alms-taking.


Buddhists 'Asadha' to be observed

The Jakarta Post, July 22, 2005

MAGELANG, Central Java (Indonesia) -- Commemorating the Buddhist celebration of Asadha, the Buddhist community is to hold the Sejuta Pelita Sejuta Harapan procession at Borobudur Temple on Saturday.


Thousands march against liquor firm listing

by PLOY CHITSOMBOON, Bangkok Post, July 21, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- About 10,000 Buddhist monks, nuns, students, and social activists yesterday took part in a mass protest, calling on the government not to allow listing of Thai Beverage Plc on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.


5,000 Buddhists protest against listing breweries on Thai exchange

Today Online (Singapore), July 20, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- Some 5,000 Buddhist monks, nuns and students have rallied outside the Thai Securities and Exchange Commission to demand that regulators revoke a decision to allow breweries to list on the stock exchange.


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