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  1. Buddhists clean up with 'mercy' water

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Terence Leung Buddhist officials seized on a harmonious business opportunity during the exhibition of sacred relics in Wan Chai, selling 43,200 bottles of blessed bottled water at double ... which cost $5 at convenience stores, were selling for $10 after being blessed by Buddhist monks. Buddhist volunteer Leung Kam said the water- drunk to cleanse the spirit and induce calm- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458404/buddhists-clean-mercy-water
  2. Politics has no place in religion: Buddhist leader

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... and religious communities should never become opposition parties, said the Venerable Kok Kwong, chairman of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association. The 85-year-old monk also said as compassion ... China Morning Post, Sik Kok Kwong said religion should be above secular affairs. The association he chairs represents Hong Kong's estimated 800,000 Buddhists. 'Buddhism is a religion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456036/politics-has-no-place-religion-buddhist-leader
  3. Buddhists have right to political expression

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was saddened, as a Buddhist westerner, that the celebration of the Buddha's birthday this year and the blessing ceremony for the Buddha's Finger relic degenerated ... by the president of the Chinese Buddhist Association, Master Yicheng, or the abbot of Famen Monastery, Master Xuecheng? Or even a Chinese government official, rather than a Communist Party official? ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/457406/buddhists-have-right-political-expression
  4. Yangzhou to build Buddhist academy

    Posted Mar 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The former leader's hometown will soon host the country's largest Buddhist academy. An official with the Buddhist Association of China said construction of the academy was scheduled ... Temple, the 1,500-year-old temple at which Jianzhen was an abbot. The institute will be run by both the Daming Temple and the Buddhist Association of China. Part of the cost will be covered ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/449329/yangzhou-build-buddhist-academy
  5. Buddhist leader urges public not to protest on July 1

    Posted May 19th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Hong Kong's chief Buddhist monk is calling on the public not to take part in the July 1 demonstration in order to maintain social harmony. Protesting would bring more instability to an already 'chaotic' society, he said. The Venerable Kok Kwong- who is president of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association and a former drafter of the Basic Law- said people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456336/buddhist-leader-urges-public-not-protest-july-1
  6. Von Burens support Buddhist group

    Posted Jun 09th 2004, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... the proceeds from a handcrafted ostrich egg with sterling silver dragon (left), and a percentage of total proceeds will go to the Khyentse Foundation, a Buddhist organisation. The silent auction takes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/458761/von-burens-support-buddhist-group
  7. Buddhist sanctuary

    Posted Apr 04th 2004, 12:00am by Susan Jung

    ... and hawkers shouting. At the entrance of the Joyful Vegetarian is a small stand holding Buddhist pamphlets; inside, large Buddhist prints decorate the walls and customers- including a contingent of Buddhist monks- eat quietly. The restaurant is clean and the service friendly and helpful. It has a large selection of dishes' and while no milk products are used some dishes contain egg, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450939/buddhist-sanctuary
  8. Give rally a miss, says top Buddhist

    Posted May 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Monk claims Hong Kong is in chaos, and calls on democrats to give up fight Hong Kong's chief Buddhist monk has called on the public not to take part in the July ... Buddhist Association and a former drafter of the Basic Law- said people should stop fighting for universal suffrage in 2007 because this was a goal that would only be fulfilled when the time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456040/give-rally-miss-says-top-buddhist
  9. Buddhist scripture to grace Lantau hills

    Posted Sep 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung More mainland, Japanese and Korean tourists are expected to flock to the tranquil foothills of Lantau Peak after a project to plant timber obelisks bearing a Buddhist ... to the religious atmosphere on Lantau, which is home to numerous Buddhist monasteries. The Heart Sutra is considered one of the most important Buddhist scriptures. The 260-character document carries ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/472304/buddhist-scripture-grace-lantau-hills
  10. Crackdown pours cold water on sex pests

    Posted Apr 11th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi in Bangkok If it's April in Thailand, then it must be Songkran. And with the Thai New Year water festival about to begin, controversy is never far away. In the past few years, concern has centred on 'killer amoebas' in filth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/451716/crackdown-pours-cold-water-sex-pests

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