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300 Buddhist nuns learn self-defense from Kathmandu monastery’s kung-fu masters

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Three hundred nuns from the Druk Gawa Khilwa Buddhist nunnery near Kathmandu are learning kung fu from the masters of Nepal’s Drukpa monastery. In a break with centuries of tradition, others from as far away as the Himachal Pradesh area of India have traveled […]

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NY Times: Scorned Buddhist convert besieges Tibetan master with 8,000 threatening “tweets”

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“Even the Buddha of compassion might have been distressed to be on the receiving end of the diatribes that William Lawrence Cassidy is accused of posting on Twitter,” directed at Tibetan Buddhist reincarnated master Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo, reports the New […]

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Japanese Buddhists, Christians mark six-month anniversary of earthquake, tsunami

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While the United States was observing the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Japan on Sunday was marking the six-month anniversary of the March earthquake and tsunami that devasted a large portion of the island nation. The Japanese observed […]

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Ugandan college student returns home, baffles family with scuba gear, saffron robes

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In June 1990, Steven Kaboggoza,24, left his home in the African nation of Uganda to attend college in India. His family and kin expected him to return as “a rich businessman with a briefcase,” writes Marjorie Chiew, writing for the […]

Peace conference stirs up conflict between Muslim scholars

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The Dalai Lama will join controversial Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan in Montreal on Wednesday for a conference on world religions and peace in the aftermath of 9/11. “But rather than promising inspiration in a world plagued by religious tumult, the […]

Malaysian Buddhist mystic offers local news reporters tour of hell

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A Buddhist medium, Master Kek Eng Seng of the Tze Bei Guan Yin Dhamma Center in Georgetown, Malaysia, says he can travel mystically through the realms of Earth, heaven and hell — and recently offered to take a group of 50 […]

China sentences Buddhist monk to 11 years in feiry suicide protest for Tibet

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A court in southwestern China on Monday convicted a Buddhist monk of murder and sentenced him to 11 years in prison following the death of a younger monk who set fire to himself to protest Chinese rule in Tibet. The […]

Hong Kong billionaire denies report 249-foot goddess statue will be his tomb

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A Buddhist group overseeing the construction of the world’s tallest bronze statue of the goddess Guanyin on the outskirts of Hong Kong is denying it will also serve as the final resting place for billionaire Li Ka-shing. East Asian Buddhists venerate […]

Reuters: Tsunami survivors observe “obon” at spared Buddist temple

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In a little room of a small hillside Buddhist temple that barely survived Japan’s tsunami five months ago, Yuko Kikuchi knelt down, quietly sobbing and gently caressing the boxes that hold the bones and ashes of her perished mother and […]

India eases visa restrictions for Mongolian Buddhists

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India has eased its immigration rules for visiting Buddhist scholars from Mongolia — in order to deepen cultural ties and boost bilateral relations between the two nations, according to Ashwini Shrivastava, reporting for the Buddhist Channel. “India has liberalized its visa regime […]

Massachusetts Tibetans liberate 534 lobsters in celebration of Buddha’s first sermon

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“Instead of plunging headfirst to their death in a pot of boiling water, 534 live lobsters escaped the dinner plate and belly flopped to freedom into the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean,” reports the Buddhist Channel. The liberation of […]

Long-delayed show of Buddhist art from Pakistan to open

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A long-planned exhibition of nearly 70 pieces of Buddhist art from Pakistan will finally open at New York City’s Asia Society on Aug. 9, after political intrigue in Pakistan and a breakdown in American-Pakistani relations delayed it for six months, […]

Death of Buddhist leader leaves hole in Yakima’s Japanese community

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 The death of Yoshi Uchida, born in a Japanese-American relocation camp during World War II, leaves a gaping hole in the Yakima, Washington, Buddhist community, according to the Yakima Herald-Republic. “Sweeping berries from a walk at the Yakima Buddhist Church […]

Washington Post: Can Christians be “a little bit Buddhist?”

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The Dalai Lama, who just celebrated his 76th birthday, is in Washington, D.C., for a ten-day event promoting peace. He has written: “I have come to the conclusion that whether or not a person is a religious believer does not matter much. […]

Dalai Lama to host 11-day peace festival in D.C.

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By JACK JENKINS ~ c. 2011 Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The Dalai Lama will visit Washington next month for an 11-day peace rally that is being billed as “the largest gathering for world peace in history.” The July 6-16 […]

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