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  1. Sri Lanka deporting British tourist with Buddha tattoo; police say she hurt religious feelingsRead the original story

    47 min ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

    ... answer calls seeking a comment. Coleman could not be reached and it wasn't clear if she was travelling with others. Buddhism is Sri Lanka's state religion and plays an important part in political and social affairs. About 70 per cent of Sri Lanka's ...

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  2. A Cloud Hangs Over Marble-Crafting Village in BurmaRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    ... border to sell to Chinese craftsmen. The crafted sculptures include images of the Buddha or figures related to Buddhism. Most of those are bought up by traders on Kuauk Sit Tan. Unlike Kuauk Sit Tan, though, Sagyin village also offers a range of ...

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  3. UK tourist recounts 'hellish' time in Sri Lanka over Buddha tattooRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | The Star Online

    ... centre. "I am a practising Buddhist and meditate. That is why I have the tattoo -- not out of disrespect for Buddhism." Earlier, pulling up her white t-shirt, Coleman displayed for an AFP photographer the tattoo of a meditating Buddha seated on a ...

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  4. The ways tattoos can get you into troubleRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | BBC News

    ... can get you into trouble, writes Vanessa Barford. The authorities in Sri Lanka are tough on perceived insults to Buddhism , the religion of the island's majority Sinhalese, and particularly sensitive about images of Buddha. In March, another tourist ...

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  5. British tourista s tattoo leads to Sri Lanka arrestRead the original story

    16 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... report: "I am a practising Buddhist and meditate. That is why I have the tattoo -- not out of disrespect for Buddhism." Coleman is hardly the first Western national to fall afoul of Sri Lanka's sensitive laws regarding the Buddha, no matter his or ...

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  6. Types of WitchcraftRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | BellaOnline

    ... him or her through the practice of any skill from accounting to knitting to witchcraft. Buddhist Witch: Mixing Buddhism and witchcraft gets a little iffy because the Buddha regarded preoccupation with witchcraft to be a distraction from the deeper ...

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  7. Tattoo Of Buddha Gets British Tourist Thrown Out Of Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WGBH

    ... a mental health nurse, told the BBC. The news agency says Coleman "[told] police in a statement that she practised Buddhism and had attended meditation retreats and workshops in Thailand, India, Cambodia and Nepal. "Ms Coleman said she had to spend ...

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  8. The Way of the Bodhisattva by ShantidevaRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | BellaOnline

    ... 'awakening mind.') It is considered one of the best expressions of the Madhyamika, or 'wisdom tradition', school of Buddhism, and is particularly honored within Tibetan Buddhism. The Dalai Lama has said, "If I have any understanding of compassion ...

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  9. Woman claims Buddha tattoo led to deportation orderRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | CNews

    ... got a Buddha tattoo." She was then taken to a police station where she defended the tattoo, saying she practises Buddhism. She was held in custody and appeared before a court, where Coleman said she was not allowed to speak. "Then they said, 'You're ...

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  10. Briton to be deported by Sri Lanka over Buddha tattooRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Metro

    ... is currently being held at an immigration detention centre. The Sri Lankan authorities take any perceived insult of Buddhism very seriously, and this isn't the first incident of its kind. Last year Anthony Ratcliffe from Nottingham was denied entry ...

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  11. British woman to be kicked out of Sri Lanka because of Buddha tattoo on her armRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Mirror.co.uk

    ... as offensive to their religion and the authorities take strict action against what they perceive is an insult to Buddhism. The Foreign Office would only said: "We are aware a British national is being held and we are providing appropriate consular ...

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  12. Woman's tattoo gets her booted from Sri LankaRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Iol.co.za

    ... Sri Lanka barred another British tourist from entering the island in March last year for showing "disrespect" to Buddhism by having a Buddha tattooed on his arm. In August 2012, three French tourists were sentenced to six months in jail, which was ...

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  13. Sri Lanka to deport tourist with Buddha tattooRead the original story

    Yesterday | Nerve News

    ... sitting on a lotus flower on her right arm, BBC reported. The authorities found the tattoo to be an insult to Buddhism, the religion of the majority ethnic Sinhalese. Coleman is being held at an immigration detention camp until her deportation. Sri ...

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  14. Peace and paranoia converge in spring art exhibitionRead the original story

    Yesterday | The Wave

    ... together here, you can feel kind of the obsessiveness of his constant presence in people's lives," Salmond added. "Buddhism: Stories and Symbols" is a collection of Buddha and Buddha deity imagery from more than 10 different countries, including ...

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  15. UK tourist deported over Buddha tattooRead the original story

    Yesterday | News24

    ... Sri Lanka barred another British tourist from entering the island in March last year for showing "disrespect" to Buddhism by having a Buddha tattooed on his arm. Sri Lanka, a majority Buddhist nation, is highly sensitive to perceived threats to the ...

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  16. Sri Lanka detains British tourist over...Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Suria

    ... Sri Lanka barred another British tourist from entering the island in March last year for showing "disrespect" to Buddhism by having a Buddha tattooed on his arm. In August 2012, three French tourists were sentenced to six months in jail, which was ...

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  17. Sri Lanka Detains British Tourist for Having a Buddha TattooRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2013 | Time

    ... not specified, but Sri Lanka has in a series of previous cases shown a high sensitivity to perceived threats to Buddhism, the nation's majority religion. In March, a British tourist was barred from entering the country for showing "disrespect" by ...

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  18. The Future of Christianity: Made in ChinaRead the original story

    Monday | News Max

    ... for its censorship of any potential religious influence, including mentions of such faiths as Islam, Tibetan Buddhism, and Christianity. But a survey of the Asian country's social media platform by Tea Leaf Nation has found that Chinese censors are ...

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  19. Triangle Buddhists celebrate Earth Day with interfaith service, vegetarian fare, prayers, danceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | News Observer

    ... really good chi ," she said, using the Chinese word for energy. "Nothing's required – and that's why I like Buddhism – it's a suggestion." Several regulars noted that attendance was lower than usual Sunday because the Earth Day ...

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  20. 'If life were just, I would become a great conductor'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | On An Overgrown Path

    ... influenced Philip Glass - Jan Willis went on to become the first African American scholar-practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. In 2000 she was named one of the six spiritual innovators for the new millennium by Time magazine and today is professor of ...

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