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Group seeks Buddhist statues from 'Saipan' pilgrimage

The Yomiuri Shimbun, June 25, 2005

Saipan, Japan -- The hunt is on for 79 stone Buddhist statues taken by Japanese emigrants 70 years ago to Saipan, where the Emperor and Empress are scheduled to visit from Monday.


China to build a new Buddhist academy

Xinhuanet, June 10, 2005

ZHENGZHOU, China -- A plan to build a new Buddhist academy in central China's Henan Province has been approved by the State Administration for Religious Affairs and the provincial government, said a spokesman for Henan Province Buddhist Association.


Tzu Chi rebuilding five schools in quake-stricken Bam

ReliefWeb, Source: Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, June 1, 2005

Taipei, Taiwan -- The Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation began rebuilding five schools in the ancient Iranian city of Bam in April 2005 for local children whose schools were demolished in a magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Dec. 26, 2003.


Drifting sand hits Dunhuang

Xinhuanetm, May 27, 2005

LANZHOU, China -- Unexpected drifting sand hit Dunhuang, a tourist resort in Gansu Province known for ancient Buddhist grottos, Friday evening, local meteorological station said.


Emei landslides pose no harm to tourists

By Wu Yixue, China Daily, May 4, 2005

Mt. Emei, Sichuan (China) -- Two landslides in a popular tourist destination in Sichuan Province over the May Day holiday did not kill or injure anyone. It all took place at Mount Emei, one of China's four Buddhist Mountains and one of the country's most prestigious scenic spots.


108 monks attend Guanyin enshrining ceremony

Xinhuanet, April 24, 2005

BEIJING, China -- A total of 108 eminent monks from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan Province, Hong Kong and Macao, sang in unison during the enshrining ceremony of a statue of Guanyin, or Bodhisattva, in Sanya, Hainan Province yesterday.


Dalai Lama Teaches Nagarjuna's Boddhicita in Japan

TibetNet, April 18, 2005

Kanazawa, Japan -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama had a day?s rest on 15 April. His Holiness granted audience to a group of Japanese priests, President of Goi Peace Foundation and a group of Korean Buddhists who have come all the way from Korea to attend His Holiness? teachings on Boddhicita. The Korean monks and nuns wept in joy and expressed their happiness to have the blessing of His Holiness. The devout Koreans said that they wished to see His Holiness in Tibet in the near future.


Giant Buddhist statue enshrined in Hainan

China Daily, April 16, 2005

BEIJING, China -- It is not just politics, personal contact, and burgeoning trade ties that could help reunify Taiwan with its motherland - a little divine intervention might play a role too. That is partly why a giant Buddhist statue will be enshrined on April 24, 2005, in Sanya of South China's Hainan Province.


India to build Buddhist temple in China

Kerala Next, April 15, 2005

Zhengzhou, China -- An Indian style Buddhist temple will come up in central China's Henan province as part of efforts by two countries to carry forward their Buddhist cultural links. The two governments signed an agreement on construction of the temple during Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao's April 9-12 visit to India. The temple will come up on the western side of the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, Henan province, Xinhua said.


Tzu Chi distributes 310 tons of rice to tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, April 15, 2005

Taipei, Taiwan -- Volunteers of the Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation distributed 310 tons of rice to some 8,000 tsunami-affected families in Hambantota, a resort city in southeastern Sri Lanka, on April 9 and 10, 2005, benefiting over 30,000 people.


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