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Japanese group helps restore Chinese World Heritage caves

Japan Today, Oct 24, 2005

GIFU, China --  A Japanese group has donated 12 million yen to a Chinese-led project to restore UNESCO's World Heritage caves in Dunhuang County in Gansu Province, the group's head said Monday.


Tzu Chi sends relief team to help Pakistani quake victims

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, Oct 19, 2005

Taipei, Taiwan -- A 15-member relief team organized by the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, on Oct. 19 to join relief operations for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck the northern regions of Pakistan on Oct. 8.


Dharma Drum Mountain opens World Center for Buddhist Education

By To Lee, The China Post, Oct 21, 2005

Taipei, Taiwan -- After 16 years of resource gathering and construction, the Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) World Center for Buddhist Education in Taipei County will be inaugurated today.


Tzu Chi aid to U.S. hurricane victims tops US$3 million

ReliefWeb, Oct 20, 2005

Taipei, Taiwan -- The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation's relief efforts for the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina that struck several U.S. states in late August are still ongoing, and as of mid-October, its financial assistance to the evacuees in 11 states has surpassed US$3 million.


China's Buddhist Relics to be Exhibited in South Korea

CRIENGLISH.com, Oct 19, 2005

Beijing, China -- Chinese Buddhist relics will be exhibited in South Korea from November 11 as a form of religious offering.


Buddhist Monks Attend Business School In Shanghai

Bernama, Oct 10, 2005

SHANGHAI, China -- Buddhist monks, long regarded as seclusive and irrelevant to secular matters, are joining white-collar workers in this cosmopolitan city in a business school for MBA courses, the Xinhua news agency reported Monday.


"Civilization on a palm leaf" to be preserved in China

People's Daily, Sept 30, 2005

Beijing, China -- China has made efforts to preserve the traditional cultures of its various ethnic groups as they fall under increasing threat from the country's rapid modernization.


Construction starts on Tzu Chi-funded village in Aceh to house disaster refugees

Taiwan Headlines, September 26, 2005

Taipei, Taiwan -- The tsunami caused by the great earthquake in South Asian seas last December resulted in over 200,000 deaths in the Indonesian province of Aceh. Taiwan's Tzu Chi Foundation for Buddhist compassion relief was among the first organizations on the ground in Aceh after the disaster to provide relief to residents of the area.


Will Mongolia go the way of South Korea?

BY ELIZABETH DALZIEL, AP, September 25, 2005

Christian missionaries flocking to newly open Mongolia

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia -- Mongolia is rife with religion these days -- young Mormons going door-to-door, Korean Christians working with homeless children, Roman Catholic churches sprouting on the grassy steppe.


Buddhist monk finishes running ritual

By KENJI HALL, Associated Press, September 20, 2005

TOKYO, Japan -- A Buddhist priest dubbed the “marathon monk” has completed an ancient running ritual in the remote Japanese mountains that took seven years and covered a distance equivalent to a trip round the globe.


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