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  • Relic believed to be finger bone of Buddha on display in Seoul

    11/11/2005 1:43:31 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 515+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | November 11, 2005
    A 2,500-year-old fragment of bone believed to be one of Buddha's fingers went on public display in Seoul Friday after arriving from China, officials said. The bone was sent to an indoor stadium in southern Seoul for a temporary exhibit after a ceremony at Jogye Temple, said Jin Yeo-shim, a temple official. The temple is the headquarters of Jogye Order, South Korea's largest Buddhist sect. "I think this event will greatly help solidify friendship and religious faith between Korean and Chinese Buddhism," said the Venerable Jigwan, head of the order, during the ceremony, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency....
  • Communist China jails Tibetans for carrying tapes

    08/13/2005 2:53:09 AM PDT · by Srirangan · 10 replies · 371+ views
    Dharamsala, Aug 13 (IANS) Three Tibetans were sentenced to jail by a Chinese court on charges of "instigation to split the country", for carrying Tibetan leader-in-exile Dalai Lama's pictures, along with his preaching in audio and video tapes, into Tibet. The men - two of them in their forties and a youth of 22 - had crossed over from Nepal into Tibet on June 28, 2001, and were arrested for carrying the tapes, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) said here Saturday in this Himalayan town, home to the Tibetan government-in-exile. The court sentenced Jigme, the youth,...
  • Afghan Buddhas recreated

    11/02/2005 2:10:01 PM PST · by Willie Green · 6 replies · 523+ views
    The PakTribune ^ | Thursday November 03, 2005
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use. KABUL: A Japanese artist is to recreate Afghanistan`s destroyed Bamiyan Buddhas using dozens of laser beam images. Hiro Yamagata says the £34m project will also create electricity for local people. The 1,500-year Buddhas were carved into sandstone cliffs but were destroyed in 2001 by the Taliban regime for being "un-Islamic". The project will see the Buddhas recreated using 240 laser beam images, 120 laser systems, 10 windmills and 11,988 solar energy panels. It is hoped the hi-tech project could turn the area into a tourist attraction and reinvigorate the local economy,...
  • Are Jesus and Buddha Brothers?

    10/30/2005 11:05:55 PM PST · by Coleus · 60 replies · 1,448+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | June 2005 | Carl E. Olson
    Are Jesus and Buddha Brothers?"When you are a truly happy Christian, you are also a Buddhist. And vice versa." So concludes best-selling author and Buddhist monk Thich Hhat Hanh near the end of his popular book Living Buddha, Living Christ. Some Catholics agree. For example, Jesuit Father Robert E. Kennedy, a Roshi (Zen master), holds Zen retreats at Morning Star Zendo in Jersey City. He states on his web site: "I ask students to trust themselves and to develop their own self-reliance through the practice of Zen." The St. Francis Chapel at Santa Clara University hosts the weekly practice of...
  • India's RSS urges war against 'evil' of casteism

    10/22/2005 2:19:14 AM PDT · by CarrotAndStick · 23 replies · 2,512+ views
    IANS/ The Times of India ^ | Saturday, October 22, 2005 02:14:11 pm | IANS
    NEW DELHI: Expressing concern over caste-based political and social conflicts, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has urged Hindus to "get rid of this evil at the earliest". "Hindu society should take all necessary measures to ensure entry and access to every Hindu, irrespective of his caste, to their homes, temples, religious places, public wells, ponds, and other public places," a resolution adopted at the three-day national executive meeting of the RSS said. Around 350 RSS volunteers met in Chitrakoot in Madhya Pradesh to brainstorm on several issues, including its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has been dogged...
  • Photos document destruction of Afghan Buddhas (3/2001 sand nazis)

    08/08/2005 6:39:59 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 5 replies · 801+ views
    CNN ^ | 3/12/2001 | cnn
    (CNN) -- Afghanistan's Taleban has destroyed two giant Buddhas carved into a cliff centuries ago, pictures obtained by CNN show. United Nations officials confirmed the claims made by the Taleban, which announced last month it would destroy images deemed "offensive to Islam." But no photographs of the demolition were available until Monday. Museums and governments around the world had hoped to save the two Buddhas, the earliest of which is thought to have been carved into the sandstone cliffs of Bamiyan in the third century A.D. At 53 meters (175 feet) and 36 meters (120 feet), the statues were the...
  • Artist to Re-Create Destroyed Buddhas

    08/08/2005 3:37:23 PM PDT · by anymouse · 19 replies · 734+ views
    Yahoo & Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2005 | Solvej Schou
    When the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan destroyed two 1,600-year-old Buddha statues lining Bamiyan Valley's soaring cliffs, the world shook with shock at the demise of such huge archaeological treasures. Now, artist Hiro Yamagata plans to commemorate the towering Buddhas by projecting multicolored laser images onto the clay cliffsides where the figures once stood, about 80 miles west of Kabul. "I'm doing a fine art piece. That's my purpose — not for human rights, or for supporting religion or a political statement," said the 58-year-old artist, whose other laser works include a current display at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao,...
  • Ming Dynasty Stone Buddha Statues Discovered in Chongqing

    Chinese archaeologists have found 400 stone Buddha statues during a field survey at a ruined temple dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) in Liangping County of Chongqing Municipality in southwest China. Ranging from 20 centimeters to 2 meters in height, the stone Buddha statues had sustained severe damage, but traces of distinct features of carving are visible. The finding is of great significance to research on the customs, religion and architecture in the Ming Dynasty, a cultural relics official with the Liangping County. The stone Buddha statues are now being protected by relevant department of the county.
  • Academicians Claim Buddha Turned Into European Saint

    07/04/2005 12:17:05 PM PDT · by blam · 16 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 7-4-2005 | Kim Ki-tae
    Academicians Claim Buddha Turned Into European Saint By Kim Ki-tae Staff Reporter Greek drawings estimated to be from the 12th century show Ioasaph teaching Christianity to the public. A group of researchers claim the European saint is a derivation of the Buddha. Courtesy of AntiquusThe ancient tale of Gautama Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, spread from his homeland to Europe, where he became a Christian saint with the name of ``Iosaphat.¡± That¡¯s the conclusion of a group of Korean researchers who have conducted a multi-linguistic study of the westward spread of the story of the Buddha. ``It is apparent that...
  • Budda who went to the West....(became St. Josaphat)

    06/24/2005 9:33:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 939+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 06/24/05 | Lee Han-soo
    /begin my translation   Budda who went to the West....   "Not as a religion, but as a legend, spreading from Persia to Greece to Spain"Institute for East-West Cultural Exchange: "revered as a saint in the Middle Age" Lee Han-soo hslee@chosun.com  Date : 2005.06.24 Buddha went to the East as well as to the West, according to a new research. The life and teaching of Buddha born in India spread to China and Korea, eventually to Japan, while it spawned Tibetan Buddhism in the North. It was established as a 'religion' in the East. It spread to many S.E. Asian countries in the South,...
  • Mystery of the smiling Buddha that arrived as a gift from the tsunami

    05/30/2005 7:58:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,013+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | May 31, 2005 | Catherine Philp
    THE little Buddhist sage sits underneath the tree only yards from the sea from which he was plucked, a whimsical smile upon his face. Villagers gather before him with offerings of incense and food. “We must look after him,” Gajendram, a fisherman, said as he knelt to light a candle. “He was sent 1,000 miles across the sea to protect us and he will stay with us for ever.” A few miles up the coast at Mahabalipuram, a group of daytrippers marvel at the weathered carvings on a huge rock sitting in the middle of the beach. To one side...
  • FReeper help needed: SaveOurSeal.net video needs images of the Taliban blowing up Buddha statues

    05/12/2005 8:15:44 AM PDT · by RonDog · 50 replies · 2,169+ views
    FRiends of SaveOurSeal.net ^ | May 12, 2005 | RonDog [and FRiends]
    . FReeper help needed: To help promote FReeper AnnaZ's BRAND NEW SaveOurSeal.net video, I need some ONLINE images of the Taliban blowing up those Buddha statues. Some time VERY SOON, AnnaZ will be releasing a BRAND NEW short video,which will open with VIDEO images of their destruction by Muslim fanatics.This new video will be about the ACLU fanatics who recently forced Los Angeles County to remove a tiny cross from their official County Seal, and how this ANTI-religious fervor is much more DANGEROUS, and much more WIDESPREAD than some might think. I would like to use something like THESE images,...
  • Buddha statue from 6th c found in Viking hoard in Helgo, Sweden

    04/26/2005 11:26:07 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies · 2,840+ views
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | March/April 2005 | "Worldwide" editor
    This fifth or sixth century A.D. statue of the Buddha from northern India was found in a Viking treasure horde on the Swedish island of Helgö. Globalization is clearly not a recent phenomenon... [F]ew people got around as much as the Vikings. From their Scandinavian coves they visited, raided, traded with and settled in lands from Newfoundland to Baghdad. They conquered Britain, terrorized Ireland and France, settled Iceland, raided Spain and ranged throughout the Mediterranean basin. They established a major presence in Russia, the Ukraine and the Crimea, sending their longboats down the Volga into the Black Sea. They raided...
  • Building Braddock: Buddhists turning bar into convent

    09/30/2004 3:37:19 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 7 replies · 283+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Wednesday, September 29, 2004 | M. Ferguson Tinsley
    The Brandywine Bar and Grille was a 47-year-old fixture with a dubious reputation. But soon the former Braddock hangout will be part of a sangha, a monastic community for Buddhists. That's because God intervened, says Valerie Perkins, 49, who lives in the borough. Two years ago, when she was a drug-addicted streetwalker, Perkins said she often went to the Brandywine. Today, she credits her faith in Jesus Christ for cleaning up her life and for closing the Brandywine. Others say God didn't do it. They contend the former owner's age, condition and need for money, along with pressure from borough...
  • buddhism under siege in Korea

    06/20/2004 12:16:15 PM PDT · by theladyfromjersey · 41 replies · 5,407+ views
    Buddhism Under Siege in South Korea They Seek to Destroy Us Temples in Flames Note: Please view with MS Explorer to read accurately the special characters for pronounciation of Korean words. I wrote the following article with the assistance of my wife Jenny Lim in the the spring of 1996 shortly after arson attacks on Buddhist temples in Suyuri section of northern Seoul. I presented it at a panel entitled "Buddhist and Christian Cooperation for Social Action in Korea" which I organized and moderated for the 1996 Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Conference "Socially Engaged Buddhism and Christianity" hosted by...
  • The Sermon by the Sea

    01/09/2004 9:00:50 PM PST · by TBP · 18 replies · 785+ views
    Religious Science (Science of Mind) | 1959 | Dr. Ernest Holmes
    In his final "Sermon By the Sea" given in 1959 at Asilomar, California, Ernest Holmes shared with us his vision of the outcome of global well-being, the human species and Earth transformed by the consciousness that he had articulated as Science of Mind. His Sermon is a prescription for planetary resurrection, a prophetic, millennial assertion of the role of Religious Science in bringing about the world's rebirth: [Science of Mind] is the most direct impartation of Divine Wisdom that has ever come to the world, because it incorporates the precepts of Jesus, and Emerson, and Buddha, and all the rest...
  • Scientists Map Out Destroyed Afghan Buddha in Preparation for Reconstruction

    11/13/2003 1:39:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 10 replies · 868+ views
    TBO.com ^ | 11/13/03 | Naomi Koppel
    GENEVA (AP) - Swiss-based scientists have created a model of a huge Buddha statue destroyed by the former Taliban regime in Afghanistan and said they hope it will be used to rebuild the ancient figure. The team used 30-year-old photographs and special software to build the three-dimensional model, which represents the larger of two standing Buddhas the hardline Islamic group blew up with dynamite in March 2001. International outcry followed the destruction of the giant Buddhas, which were chiseled into the cliff more than 1,500 years ago in Bamiyan Valley on the ancient Silk Route linking Europe and Central Asia....
  • Bush Taking New Approach With North Korea

    10/19/2003 1:27:24 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 3 replies · 109+ views
    AP ^ | October 19, 2003 | Terence Hunt
    Bush Taking New Approach With North Korea BANGKOK, Thailand - President Bush said Sunday for the first time that the United States, China and other nations may try to defuse a crisis with North Korea by offering Pyongyang written security assurances in exchange for a commitment to scrap its nuclear weapons program. Bush rejected North Korea's demand for a formal no-invasion treaty, saying, "That's off the table." But he left the door open for a security pledge, agreed to by several countries, that would fall short of an actual treaty. Nuclear tensions hung over Monday's opening of a 21-nation...
  • NHS patients to be given cannabis(UK)

    08/20/2003 1:57:43 PM PDT · by JerseyHighlander · 27 replies · 243+ views
      CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX   SEARCH  Low Graphics version | Change edition Feedback | Help News Front Page World UK England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales Business Politics Health Medical notes Education Science/Nature Technology Entertainment ----------------- Have Your Say ----------------- Magazine ----------------- Country Profiles In Depth ----------------- Programmes ----------------- RELATED SITES Last Updated: Wednesday, 20 August, 2003, 07:48 GMT 08:48 UK E-mail this to a friend Printable version NHS patients to be given cannabis Some patients will receive cannabis-based medicines NHS patients are to be given cannabis as part of a government-funded trial. The study, which is being run...
  • Buddha Business

    08/30/2002 9:18:09 AM PDT · by tallhappy · 5 replies · 437+ views
    Far Eastern Economic Review ^ | 9-5-02 | Erling Hoh
    RELIGIONBuddha BusinessTaiwanese Buddhism is no longer the faith of poor monks, but rather a multimillion dollar business. Now it's facing new challenges as it attempts to expand its reach By Erling Hoh/TAIPEI, KAOHSIUNG and STOCKHOLMIssue cover-dated September 05, 2002 ON APRIL 23 THIS YEAR, a notice appeared in the on-line edition of Taiwan's Merit Times, a daily newspaper run by the island's Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Society. Master Hsing Yun, the society's founder and leader, having propagated Buddhism in Taiwan tirelessly for more than 40 years, was convalescing abroad, and would not be returning to Taiwan in the near future....
  • Japanese Daily's Report On Discovery Of Buddha Statues In Iran Denied

    05/16/2002 3:12:39 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 289+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | 5-15-2002
    Japanese Daily's Report on Discovery of Buddha Statues in Iran Denied TEHRAN TIMES CITY DESK TEHRAN -- Director General of Cultural Heritage Department of Fars Province denied reports on discovery of Buddha statues in the province. A Japanese daily *******Asahi******* in its Monday issue said 19 statues of Buddha have been unearthed in the central Iranian province. However, the Iranian official said, "In no historical period, Iran has been under the influence of Buddha culture." Since the 1979 victory of Islamic Revolution no expert group from Japan has conducted excavation operations in Fars Province, he said adding therefore the report...
  • Afghanistan reels over extent of pillage

    04/20/2002 8:25:43 AM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 686+ views
    International Herald tribune ^ | 4-02 | Celestine Bohlen
    NEW YORK Shortly before the Taliban in Afghanistan issued orders to blow up the giant, 1,500-year-old Buddhas of Bamian, which they destroyed in March 2001, a squad of Islamic fundamentalists systematically ransacked a storeroom of artwork from the National Museum in Kabul. They went through boxes of ancient Buddhist and Gandharan statuary, smashing anything with a human or animal image that they deemed idolatrous. . The rubble - all that is left of an unknown number of priceless antiquities - remained hidden until January, when Paul Bucherer, director of a small museum in Switzerland dedicated to Afghan culture, was ushered...