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  1. Rohingya crisis a part of Myanmar's ethnic strife

    Posted Feb 09th 2009, 12:00am by Ian Holliday

    ... is the ethnic strife to which stateless Rohingya testify. For sure, this Muslim minority suffers more than most in a Buddhist-majority state. Treated harshly after the army seized power in 1962, the Rohingya were denied citizenship by passage of a 1982 nationality law. Today, 800,000 Rohingya are stateless in Myanmar's Rakhine state, 230,000 live illegally or as refugees across the border ...

  2. A Buddhist spectacle with political overtones

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... province, yesterday for the state-sponsored Second World Buddhist Forum. Seated beneath a vast, domed ceiling inlaid with giant lotus petals, representatives from 46 countries gasped collectively ... 'It really is a spectacle,' Dr Reeves said. 'But this is China and they do these things very well here.' Vietnamese monk Thich Minh Nhan, a lecturer at Viet Nam Buddhist ...

  3. Buddhist course offers a way to find meaning of life

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Wong Yat-Hei

    ... to this philosophy for answers about the nature of the world, solutions to health issues, or guidance on how to live their lives. The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Centre of Buddhist Studies is offering a master of Buddhist studies to teach the philosophy in a comprehensive and scientific way. Sik Hin Hung, assistant professor of the centre, said the programme drew interest from a wide ...

  4. Kee Club co-owner to sell off collection of Buddhist statues for Tibetan charity

    Posted Nov 11th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Maria Rhomberg is ready to let go of some of her worldly possessions. The Kee Club co-owner and her husband, Christian Rhomberg, are keen Buddhists, and she's decided to sell off a stash of her collection of Buddhist statues. 'We connected to Buddhism about 15 years ago and Maria used to be in the antique ...

  5. Mainland official hails Buddhist gathering

    Posted Mar 26th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan A mainland official has heralded the staging of a cross-strait Buddhist forum in Zhejiang and Taiwan later this week as a sign of progress in warming ties between the two ... Buddhist Forum, to be held in Wuxi and Taipei from Saturday to Wednesday, Ms Fan was quoted as saying. Mainland and Taiwanese authorities are co-operating for the first time in launching ...

  6. Buddhists asked to stop animal releases

    Posted May 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and bullfrogs. 'We believe they were previously freed by Buddhist followers because many of them were found on the river banks near temples,' Dr Cheng said. Releasing animals is a common Buddhist practice, with turtles and fish considered auspicious. But Dr Cheng said many animals were unable to adapt and died. 'This defeats the purpose of saving lives. The non-native animals ...

  7. Songkran in a mall? It's just not the same

    Posted Apr 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... for three days from tomorrow. During the Buddhist festival, people traditionally pour water on others to ritually cleanse them, make offerings to monks and attend temples to pray. The only way ...

  8. Frugal beaus cash in on lantern festival

    Posted Feb 10th 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip Cost-conscious suitors seemed to be taking advantage of the Chinese Spring Lantern Festival yesterday to send flowers to their sweethearts- to avoid having to buy expensive bouquets on Valentine's Day, which falls on Saturday. Some florists r ...

  9. Wretched reality intrudes on idyll

    Posted Jan 18th 2009, 12:00am by Alan Morison

    ... Rohingya, who are Sunni Muslims. The Rohingya are mostly from Rakhine state in western Myanmar. They have suffered at the hands of that nation's junta since 1978, when a military operation ... to the Andaman coast, where Buddhists and Muslims live contentedly together, are remote. But the activities of the army have, for the first time, if inadvertently, connected tourism on the Andaman coast ...

  10. Borobudur

    Posted Jul 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Chris King

    ... Compiled by Chris King Mysterious Nobody knows who built one of the most beautiful Buddhist monuments in Asia. Nobody knows why either. But we do know Borobudur was built around 1,200 ... to the top, you have to walk in circles. Each level depicts a different Buddhist world, and they are shown in stories carved on panels as you walk. There are 2,672 panels. The first level is the world ...




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