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Sri Lanka deports British tourist for her Buddha tattoo

Sri Lanka on Thursday deported a British tourist for having a tattoo of Buddha on her arm which a court said was an insult to the island's main religion.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

People's Daily Online

Young Han Chinese turn to Tibetan Buddhism amid worldly frustrations

The only thing more trendy than moving away from religion is moving towards it, said 29-year-old Liu Wen, a white-collar worker in Beijing who practices Tibetan Buddhism, a religious doctrine that has long been worshipped in China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

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Cape Gazette

IMC-Lewes presents weekend meditation May 2 and 3

Insight Meditation Community of Lewes will welcome returning meditation teacher Larissa Kitenko Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, for an evening Dharma talk and full-day meditation retreat on the 2014 topic, Living the Eight-fold Path.

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The Star Online

UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattoo

A 37-year-old British nurse recounted Tuesday her "hellish" experience in Sri Lanka after she was arrested and sent to a deportation centre for sporting a Buddha tattoo deemed offensive by authorities.

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BBC News

The ways tattoos can get you into trouble

The Sri Lankan authorities have ordered the deportation of a British tourist because she had a Buddha tattoo on her arm.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

BellaOnline

Types of Witchcraft

You might be wondering about all the labels floating around out there on the internet such as green witch, kitchen witch, Christian witch, and others.

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BellaOnline

The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva

The Way of the Boddhisattva , referred to as the Bodhicaryavatara or Bodhisattvacharyavatara, is a classic Mahayana text written in the eighth century by Shantideva, a monk at the famous Buddhist university Nalanda in India.

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Nerve News

Sri Lanka to deport tourist with Buddha tattoo

A female British tourist in Sri Lanka has been detained and will be deported for having a Buddha tattoo on her arm, a media report said Tuesday.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

Thousands flock to Nan Tien Temple for Buddha's birthday: photos

Chocolate lovers were not the only ones celebrating this weekend, as thousands flocked to Berkeley's Nan Tien Temple to observe Buddha's birthday.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Xinhuanet

World Buddhist event to be held in NW China

The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists will be held in northwest China's Shaanxi Province in October, WFB secretary-general said here Friday.

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The Telegraph

Ancient seat cries apathy

Binod Kumar , a resident of Antichak near the ruins of the ancient seat of learning at Vikramshila, said public representatives have ignored the development of the heritage site.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

Nan Tien Temple throwing party for Buddha's Birthday

The stars have aligned this year for a long weekend of religious celebrations for Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox communities and Buddhists alike.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

All About Jazz

Franklin Kiermyer: Further

Quartet. Describing this music as Coltrane-influenced simply doesn't do it justice.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

HeraldNet

Jesus more popular than Mao on Chinese twitter

It's easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on Weibo, China's massive Twitter-like social media platform.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Burlington Times News

Inerconnected: Tibetan monk explores peace, compassion at Elon

As a Tibetan Buddhist monk, Chodha believes in reincarnation, but the answer was not metaphysical.

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Voice of America

Early Hindu, Buddhist Works on View in New York

An exhibit of Hindu and Buddhist sculptural works from first-millennium Southeast Asia opens next week at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

BellaOnline

Vesak or Saga Dawa - Celebrating the Buddha

Vesak is a Buddhist holiday celebrating the Buddha's birth, and is celebrated on various days in the Spring, depending on the country.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Nation

The power of Buddhism

The last five months of struggle by anti-government protesters have been a disappointment due to the absence of a strong Buddhist influence.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

Religion Dispatched

What Does Heidegger's Anti-Semitism Mean for Jewish Philosophy?

And yet, as much as Martin Heidegger is scorned for his Nazi sympathies , he remains one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.

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Xinhuanet

Monks receive Gexe Lharampa degree in Lhasa

Zhukang Tubdain Kaizhub , head of the Tibet branch of the Buddhist Association of China, presents a hada, a strip of raw silk and linen that conveys good blessings, to a monk, who is awarded Gexe Lharampa, the highest academic degree in Tibetan Buddhism studies, at the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous ... (more)

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