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  1. Buddhist role model finds beauty in giving, not receiving

    Posted Oct 30th 2008, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... the market last year when prices were climbing but had not peaked. A devout Buddhist and philanthropist, Ms Kwong uses the principles of her religion to guide her through the treacherous shoals ... and property. Since 2007, she has written an investment column for the East Week magazine. In 2000, she became a Buddhist, joining the Fo Guang Shan (Mountain of Buddhist Light) of Master Hsing Yun, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Buddha Bar row escalates with 'fatwa' against alcohol

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Fabio Scarpello

    ... Fabio Scarpello in Denpasar The continuing controversy surrounding what once was the first Buddha Bar in Asia has led to a Buddhist organisation issuing the first religious edict reminding ... fatwa'. 'It works like how a fatwa works for Muslims. It is a religious statement. It says what is allowed and what is not allowed for Buddhist people,' he said. 'In this case, we ...

  5. No home, little hope

    Posted Mar 10th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... antagonism they face in Myanmar. Thousands of Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar's northern Rakhine state in recent months to risk crossing the Bay of Bengal and then the Andaman Sea ... on a grand scale in the marshy lowlands of Rakhine, once known as Arakan, near Myanmar's isolated western border with Bangladesh. Unable to legally work, move villages or have access ...

  6. Thailand still detaining Rohingya men

    Posted Jan 31st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yet they still face persecution in their home, northern Rakhine state, that is considered as bad as that faced by any people anywhere. The conservative Muslims struggle to obtain national ... face jail. Rohingya trace their roots back centuries to Rakhine state, yet the government refuses to include them among Myanmar's many ethnic groups. That persecution means the UNHCR does ...

  7. Puppies help to save trapped grandmother

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Wang Youqiong did not know the two puppies. But the two canine strangers have become her best friends since they helped save the devout Buddhist who survived 196 hours stuck between two giant rocks. A resident of Chengdu , Ms Wang was planning to stay in a Buddhist temple in the city of Pengzhou throughout May. But her month-long retreat was interrupted when ...

  8. Panchen Lama tours quake zone amid rumours of crackdown

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for thousands of victims. Locals complained that the town was virtually sealed off for hours for the controversial Buddhist leader's visit. State television showed footage of the 20-year-old ... had been investigated by the government. According to a post on her blog yesterday, monks from a respected institute of Buddhist studies in Seda, Sichuan, who were expelled from the quake zone ...

  9. Guiding light

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... together of more than a billion fellow citizens.' Master Hsing Yun, 81, is one of the world's most powerful Buddhist monks. Over the past 41 years, he has built his congregation, Fo Guang ... personnel, of whom 1,000 are women- a major reason why Taiwan has more Buddhist nuns than any country on Earth. Fo Guang Shan has its own television station and a daily newspaper with a circulation ...

  10. Chyi Yu and HKCO Mother's Day Concert

    Posted May 07th 2009, 12:00am by Vivian Chen

    ... songs. She has since released four albums featuring Buddhist chants. 'It feels like when a door was closed on me, a window was opened. The copyright issues are no longer relevant, because we welcome people to download the Buddhist chants. The music is soothing and I can continue my singing,' she says. The 50-year-old will perform an uplifting Buddhist chant, Da Ji Xiang Tian Nv ...




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