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  1. Why the Dalai Lama says reincarnation might not be for himRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    ... conferred by the central government," the government says. (Andreas Solaro / AFP/Getty Images) Adherents of Tibetan Buddhism believe the Dalai Lama, the religion's highest spiritual authority, has been reincarnated in an unbroken line for centuries. ...

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  2. Lahaina Banyon TreeRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | TrekEarth

    ... the ground and become woody trunks. In India, the banyan tree is sacred and temples are built beneath. In Theravada Buddhism, the tree is used to achieve enlightenment. A practical natural benefit is providing shade underneath its large canopy.

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  3. Seven Wonders of the Buddhist WorldRead the original story

    Yesterday | KISU-TV Pocatello

    Historian Bettany Hughes seeks to understand the different beliefs and practices that form the core of the Buddhist philosophy, beginning at the Mahabodhi Temple in India where Buddhism was born. At Nepal's Boudhanath Stupa, she looks into the teaching of Buddha or dharma, and she explores karma at the Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka. 1 comment

  4. 's Christmas ReadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The American Conservative

    ... acknowledges the ambiguous legacy of the institutional church. And did you know that some scholars think Tibetan Buddhism's rich liturgical practices may derive in part from contact with early Christian communities in the far east? I'm convinced ...

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  5. .com | Dalai Lama's star fading in the West - ChinaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News24

    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West, and is only winning eyeballs with suggestions his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official told state media. Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death.

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  6. NZ man accused of insulting Buddhism goes on trial in BurmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Asian Correspondent

    A New Zealand bar manager and two Burma men have pleaded innocent to charges they insulted religion by posting an advertisement with an image of a pink Buddha wearing headphones. Philip Blackwood, general manager of the V Gastro Bar, was arrested last week after posting the online advertisement for the bar in Burma's biggest city, Yangon.

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  7. Dalai Lama's star waning in the West, China official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | AlertNet

    Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is drawing less and less attention in the West and manages to win eyeballs only with pointless suggestions that his title will die out with him, a top Chinese official told state media. Tibetan Buddhism holds that the soul of a senior lama is reincarnated in the body of a child on his death.

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  8. Women ban hurts SanghaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Bangkok Post

    ... the military junta the Sangha's cooperation with the reform process, the clergy - through the National Office of Buddhism - has proposed a bill to "support and protect Buddhism". Under the proposed bill, wayward monks will also face criminal charges ...

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  9. Myanmar women object to proposed restrictions on interfaith marriageRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Religion News Service

    ... to a Hindu man. Like other women interviewed, she asked not to be identified in hopes of not showing disrespect to Buddhism and Buddhist leaders. Despite social pressure from other Muslims and from her husband's family, the couple has been married ...

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  10. Eyes of FaithRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Psychology Today

    ... hypothesized that similar effect size differences would be found comparing religious to non-religious people. Buddhism emphasizes generalized compassion and social concern and thus might lead to perceptual processing that gravitates toward the ...

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  11. Burma poster trial: Kiwi denies he insulted BuddhaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The New Zealand Herald

    The Kiwi manager of the Rangoon bar has pleaded not guilty to charges under Burma's Religion Act over this poster. A New Zealand manager accused of insulting Buddhism in a promotional poster for a bar in Rangoon, Burma, has pleaded not guilty to three charges.

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  12. My role should cease after my death Dalai LamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Hindustan Times

    ... people should decide whether to continue the spiritual line, which dates back to the 15th century. In Tibetan Buddhism, the soul of a senior lama is traditionally believed to be reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. China says the ...

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  13. NZ National May Face 4 Years for Insulting Religion: LawyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    ... a psychedelic backdrop. Some internet Internet users found the image offensive to Burma's dominant religion, Buddhism. All three men now face charges for violation of articles 295, 295(a) and 188 of Burma's Penal Code. The first two charges pertain ...

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  14. Myanmar tries NZ man on charge of insulting BuddhaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    A police officer escorts New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood, left, who is accused of insulting Buddhism, for a court hearing in Yangon, Myanmar, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014.

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  15. NZ man in court over Buddha flyerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Bangkok Post

    Two employees and the manager of a Yangon bar shut down for using image of the Buddha wearing headphones to promote an event appeared in court Thursday to face charges of insulting Buddhism. General manager Philip Blackwood, 32, owner Tun Thurein, 40, and manager Htut Ko Ko Lwin, 26, were charged with blasphemy over the "inappropriate use of a Buddha image.

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  16. Three men on trial for 'insulting' Buddhism in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Mashable

    The trio, who worked at the V Gastro Bar in Yangon, were arrested last week after posting an online advertisement showing a psychedelic image of Buddha wearing headphones. The image, which shows a neon pink Buddha wearing DJ-style headphones, was posted on the bar's Facebook page, and quickly spread online.

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  17. Kiwi faces Myanmar court over Buddha imagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 18 | Dominion Post

    A New Zealand bar manager has had charges of insulting Buddhism against him upheld and has been denied bail from a Burmese jail. News organisation The Democratic Voice of Burma, published from Thailand, reported that the charges against Philip Blackwood, 32, who hails from Wellington, and his two Burmese business partners were upheld by a judge in Yangon on Thursday.

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  18. Myanmar trial over 'Buddha insult'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | BBC News

    ... formation officer with the opposition National League for Democracy, had given a speech that "criticised the use of Buddhism as a tool for discrimination and extreme nationalism", the Irrawaddy reported.

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  19. Dalai Lama Says His Role Should Cease After his DeathRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | The Irrawaddy Newsmagazine

    ... people should decide whether to continue the spiritual line, which dates back to the 15th century. In Tibetan Buddhism, the soul of a senior lama is traditionally believed to be reincarnated in the body of a child on his death. China says the ...

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  20. Dalai Lama says he would rather be the last than have a stupid successorRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 17 | Examiner.com

    ... is Tenzin Gyatso, has taken the stance that he may be the last person to fill the position of Dalai Lama. Tibetan Buddhism holds that the Dalai Lama is reincarnated after death in the body of a male child. How this male child is found has varied ...

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