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  1. What Do Buddhists Believe?

    Posted May 07th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... Compiled by Tim Cribb What Do Buddhists Believe? by Tony Morris Granta, $101 It was Buddha's birthday on Friday, and this book is for the curious who want to learn something of what ... (China is believed to be the only country where all major sects have significant numbers of followers). Part of the 'What Do We Believe?' series from Granta Books, Buddhists is written ...

  2. Hopes of luring Buddhist pilgrims

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... through Nathu Pass, not just traders. Once that happens, Sikkim aims to become the epicentre of an international Buddhist pilgrimage circuit. After visiting the birthplace of the Buddha in Bihar ... by road. And Nepal, with its own Buddhist heritage, is nearby. ...

  3. Suspected Buddhist pine thieves arrested after speedboat chase

    Posted Feb 08th 2006, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Two mainlanders were being held for questioning last night accused of stealing Buddhist pines after being nabbed in a 10-minute high-speed chase off Sai Kung. Marine police ... that Buddhist pines were being stolen in Sai Kung Country Park. An air watch was mounted and at 9pm police in a Government Flying Services helicopter spotted three speedboats heading into Hong Kong ...

  4. The Brigadier's Wife

    Posted Apr 16th 2006, 12:00am by Tim Cribb

    ... powerful mainland connections. Zhang's secret is that he's trying to put together a deal in Rakhine State (formerly Arakan and home of the Rohingya, a minority Muslim ethnic group) ... she's a water nat, one of the spirit entities still recognised by the otherwise devoutly Buddhist Myanmese. Tao throws in a number of other characters to push the narrative along- a curious ...

  5. Trees of knowledge

    Posted May 28th 2006, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Compiled by Paul Kay 1 What word is used to classify trees that lose their leaves for part of the year? 2 The tallest living tree- 112.8 metres- is a coast redwood called the Strato-sphere Giant. Which US state is it in? 3 In Greek mythology, the Meliae w ...

  6. New Year around the world

    Posted Dec 30th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chinese New Year starts with a blast of firecrackers on February 18 and ends 15 days later with the Lantern Festival. Next year will be 4705, the year of the red fire pig. Losar in Tibet is a three-day holiday marked by new clothes and lots of changkol, a ...

  7. Troubled water in Sikkim's holy lake

    Posted Jul 08th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Lake, a 'wishing lake'. Buddhists believe that the birds do not allow even a leaf to fall into its crystal clear waters, which humans are forbidden to touch. There was outrage last ... the Bhutia-Lepchas now represent just 21 per cent of the population in the tiny Buddhist kingdom, high in the Himalayas between Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. 'We have been marginalised in our own homeland. ...

  8. Search and destroy

    Posted May 21st 2006, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty Heritage sites all over the world are being damaged by swelling ranks of visitors. Can they be protected, or should the tourist hordes be compelled to find other ways to satisfy their curiosity? 'Boots-boots-boots-boots-movin' up ...

  9. Shaolin Warriors

    Posted Feb 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Twenty-five Shaolin monks demonstrate feats of physical skill and choreography including boxing, tai chi and qi gong through the four seasons of the Buddhist life cycle. Today-tomorrow, 7.30pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, $120-$380 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2810 8800 ...

  10. Temples for Tsang, churches not so sure

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen looks likely to win support from conservative religions in Hong Kong for a second term, with Buddhists and Confucians praising his ... with an undemocratic process by joining the 800-strong Election Committee. Au Kit-ming, managing director of the Hong Kong Buddhist Association, which has seven seats on the committee, said the Buddhist ...




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