Gautama Buddha


What the movers and shakers are reading

Cary List, president and chief executive, Canadian Financial Planners Standards Council

Saturday, 6 December, 2008, 12:00am

Collector's passion for antique Buddhas sheds light on how he found his destiny

Shanghai antique collector Zhou Maodi has spent nearly 30 years collecting items ranging from Buddha statues to bronzes and jades. Mr Zhou explains why antiques are his destiny and how beginners should learn about collecting.

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19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

The story of Buddhism

This week Buddhism by Damien Keown

Buddhism is a complicated subject and this book can be a challenge for non-native speakers.

However, people who have a deep interest in religion will enjoy reading this book.

The writer likens the study of Buddhism to a story told by the Buddha.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Auspicious date needed for reopening, fund shui master warns

An auspicious date should be chosen for the reopening of the Ngong Ping 360 to avoid a repeat of the glitches that have plagued the cable car, a fung shui master has warned.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

'Buddha Boy' reappears after nine months in the jungle

A mysterious 'Buddha Boy' who has reappeared before excited locals nine months after he went missing in Nepal's southern jungles says he has been meditating and surviving on herbs.

Among the faithful who flocked to see Ram Bahadur Banjan was his mother, 'her face half in tears and half in joy', but he did not acknowledge her.

27 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Enlightened about buddha

Today is a public holiday in celebration of Buddha's birthday. For many, it's a day to take it easy and relax, to put away the worries of work.

But CitySeen is curious about the origins of the holiday and about the facts surrounding Buddha, father of one of the world's great religions.

26 May 2004 - 12:00am

No More Buddha, Only Football

No More Buddha, Only Football

by Chris England

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8 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Sacred moment

Two monks pay their respects along with thousands of devotees at the Hong Kong Coliseum yesterday following the arrival of the sacred Buddha Sakyamuni's tooth relic from Beijing.

Earlier, the faithful joined in prayer as the tooth was unloaded from a truck decorated to resemble a giant lotus flower.

22 May 1999 - 12:00am

Tight security planned for 'Buddha's tooth'

A chartered plane bristling with security will be hired to deliver a sacred tooth said to have belonged to the Buddha from Beijing to the SAR next month - but the priceless relic will not be insured for the trip.

10 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Shrine's door stays closed to pilgrims

WORSHIPPERS who usually queue at the popular 10,000 Buddhas Monastery will have to find somewhere else to dedicate their first offering to the holy man on Wednesday.

Thousands made the pilgrimage to the famous Sha Tin temple to welcome the Year of the Ox last February, but the building was badly damaged by landslides and flooding in July.

25 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Buddha Save The Queens

Buddha Save The Queens The Nonsensemakers Cultural Centre Studio Theatre December 29 It is easy to wander off during this 'alternative' multimedia stage production and ask oneself: 'What is this?' The answer is more apparent in the programme than the performance.

31 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Holiday to mark Buddha's Birthday

Buddha's Birthday will be marked by a public holiday from 1999, Executive Councillors decided yesterday.

19 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Buddha bashing

Three elderly people were attacked with a statue of a Thai Buddha and plates in an old people's home in Kam Sheung Road, Sheung Shui. Two men, aged 75 and 80, and a 74-year-old woman were sent to hospital.

31 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Pulp Faction

The newspaper stories Hong Kong is really talking about Sisters under the skin Best friends Yun-ling, 19, and Ji-lui have given new meaning to the phrase 'sharing each other's pain'. 'When she had appendicitis last year, my stomach hurt until she recovered,' Yun told EastWeek magazine.

3 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Monks at fair

BUDDHIST monks are organising a fun fair to celebrate the 2,000th birthday of the Buddha. Two senior monks from Shanghai will officiate with 18 local senior monks at a 'bath ceremony' for Gautama Siddartha during the function today at Victoria Park, Causeway Bay.

6 May 1995 - 12:00am