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A Charity Aims to Bring Buddhist Studies Into the Modern World

By YENNI KWOK, New York Times, July 29, 2013

HONG KONG, China -- Robert Y.C. Ho, a scion of a historic Hong Kong family, is the chairman of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, which supports study in the fields of Buddhism, Chinese art and culture. The charity is named after Mr. Ho’s father, who founded it in 2005.

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China sentences Buddhist monk of Tibet to 10 years in prison

by Yeshe Choesang, The Tibet Post International, 19 July 2013

Dharamshala, India -- A Tibetan monk from the restive Nyatso Zilkar Monastery has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Dzatoe (Ch: Zaduo) town, Tridu (Ch: Chenduo) County in kyegudo (Chinese: Yushu, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province), Kham region of eastern Tibet.

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Buddhist Temple for Science Nerds

by Brian Ashcraft, Kotaku.com, July 19, 2013

Tokyo, Japan -- It's not every day you see a Buddhist temple with a planetarium. Or with a giant space shuttle. Or a dinosaur. This isn't your everyday Buddhist temple.

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Monks graduate from Tibetan Buddhist school

Xinhua, July 15, 2013

Beijing, China -- The first batch of 150 monks graduated from the Tibet Buddhist Theological Institute on Monday, the autonomous region's first comprehensive Buddhist academy.

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Shortcut to becoming a Buddhist monk or nun

by Clifford Coonan, The Irish Times, July 5, 3013

Ci’en temple in Zhejiang province offers three-month course and part-time vows

Zhejiang, China -- It’s a process that can take years, developing spiritual practice, studying ancient texts, meditating, chanting, and praying to achieve inner peace, following the monastic path to become a Buddhist monk or nun.

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Buddhists believe in outer space: Shaolin abbot

Xinhua, June 13, 2013

Henan, China -- As China's successful launch of its fifth manned spacecraft marks another step in realizing the country's space dream, Chinese monks regularly ponder how space is related to their own life.

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Famed Buddhist temple going global

Xinhua, June 19, 2013

Beijing, China -- The Shaolin Temple, known as the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is preparing to stage its first cultural festival in the United States as part of efforts to expand its global clout.

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Mayor to seek return of Buddhist statue in South Korea

The Japan Times, Jun 15, 2013

TSUSHIMA, NAGASAKI PREF, Japan -- The mayor of Tsushima in Nagasaki Prefecture has vowed to directly ask South Korea to return a Buddhist statue that he claims is the property of a temple on the island.

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Priest uses eraser carving as a path to spread Buddhism

By RYOSUKE YAMAMOTO, Asahi Shimbun, June 19, 2013

OJIYA, Niigata Prefecture (Japan) -- With a cutter in his right hand and a 4-centimeter-square eraser with a paper pattern overlaid in his left, Kojun Asada starts carving.

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Buddhist nun dies after setting herself ablaze in eastern Tibet

by Yeshe Choesang, The Tibet Post International , 11 June 2013

Dharamshala, India -- Emerging reports coming out Tibet say, a Tibetan Buddhist nun has set herself ablaze on Tuesday evening, June 11, 2013 (5pm local time) in Tawu county, Karze, Kham province of eastern Tibet, in an apparent protest against Chinese repressive rule in Tibet.

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