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China Exclusive: China's "first emperor" banned Buddhism, expert says - Xinhua

China Exclusive: China's "first emperor" banned Buddhism, expert saysXinhua, ChinaXI'AN, May 11 (Xinhua) -- The first emperor of a united China could go down in history not only for the Great Wall or the terra cotta army of guards and horses, but also for his attempt to crush ...>

Dawkins strips away religion's dead wood -

Dawkins strips away religion's dead, UKWe've got off lightly from other anti-religionists too – Sam Harris even goes on Buddhist meditation retreats. The International Buddhist Film Festival, which opened in London last week, has at least provoked a bit of poking at ...>

Faye Wong sings at Buddhist Event - China Daily

Faye Wong sings at Buddhist EventChina Daily, ChinaFaye Wong performs at a rehearsal for a buddhist ceremony in the Famen Temple in Shaanxi province of northwest China, May 8, 2009. Mando-pop diva Faye Wong sang a buddhist song "Heart Sutra" during a low-key rehearsal for a buddhist c ...>

May 11, 868: Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Wired News

Wired NewsMay 11, 868: Signed, Sealed, DeliveredWired NewsBy Tony Long 868: The Diamond Sutra, a 16-foot scroll containing one of the most cherished Buddhist texts, is printed. A dated colophon is included, making it the first known printed text to carry an explicit date. The text, in Sanskrit, ... ...>

To What Extent Can Buddhism Help With Depression? -

To What Extent Can Buddhism Help With Depression?, NYAfter reading Daphne Merkin's A Journey Through Darkness in today's New York Times Magazine, I was left contemplating Buddhist viewpoints on treating depression. It's no secret that many people are drawn to the dharma ...>

'Tenets of Buddhism based on reason' - Times of India

'Tenets of Buddhism based on reason'Times of India, IndiaMANGALORE: The tenets of Buddhism are based on scientific reasoning, which is why BR Ambedkar thought it to be the ideal path to progress for the oppressed in society, said Rachaiah, HOD, department of economics, DVS Arts and Scie ...>

Dalai Lama sees long-term hope for Tibet - AFP

AFPDalai Lama sees long-term hope for TibetAFPViewed locally, the Dalai Lama said, Tibet's prospects appear "hopeless" as communist rulers look to flood his homeland with ethnic-Chinese settlers and dilute its Buddhist culture. "If we look at Tibetan issue from wider perspective, ...>

Storied buddhist shrine finds new home - Calgary Herald

Storied buddhist shrine finds new homeCalgary Herald,  CanadaThe shrine from the former Japanese Buddhist temple in Raymond, the first and largest of its kind in Western Canada, was officially welcomed into the Glenbow Museum's Art of Asia gallery during a blessing ceremony last Sunday. It& ...>

President opens ceremony to mark Mother's Day - eTaiwan News

President opens ceremony to mark Mother's DayeTaiwan News, TaiwanThe president also offered his appreciation to Taiwan's Buddhist organizations for their long-term efforts to integrate Buddhism into daily life and to promote Buddhist cultures around the world with the passion of social ...>

Buddhist inmate wins religious lawsuit - OneNewsNow

OneNewsNowBuddhist inmate wins religious lawsuitOneNewsNow, MSA Buddhist prison inmate in Texas has won a lawsuit over rules for religious practice. The prison system requires religious services to be performed by a chaplain or approved religious volunteers. Muslims were allowed to hold religio ...>

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