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For Belgrave Buddhist monks, it's the rite way to celebrate

BY CLAIRE THWAITES, Jul 3, 2012

Maroondah, Australia -- It's not every day you get offered the chance to celebrate the Dalai Lama's birthday - and certainly not an invitation you'd expect in the outer east of Melbourne.

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Christianity Steadily Declining in Australia, Buddhism, Hinduism Growing

by Stoyan Zaimov, Christian Post, Jun. 22, 2012

Sydney, Australia -- A national census has revealed that while most Australians profess Christianity as a belief, the religion as a whole in the country has been on a steady decline, while the number adherents of Eastern faiths like Buddhism and Hinduism has grown.

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Auckland: Buddha's Day out

By Farida Master, NZ Herald, Apr 14, 2012

A day at the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple provides much-needed nourishment for the soul, writes Farida Master.

Auckland, New Zealand -- You may be forgiven for thinking you've travelled into another dynasty. Though the busy Botany Town Centre is only minutes away, the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist temple that stands tall at Flat Bush, has changed the skyline of the suburb.

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Conference on "Buddhism & Australia"

The Buddhist Channel, April 5, 2012

Perth, Australia -- The International Conference ”Buddhism & Australia 2013” will be held in 7 - 9th of August, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia.The conference acknowledges Buddhism in Austral-Asian region, its' history and knowledge, involving Buddhism and notable people in its' religious history.

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Calming influence of Tibetan Buddhism

by Shireen Khalil, Inner West Courier, 25 Mar, 2012

Balmain, Australia -- CHODEN Rinpoche never left his room for 19 years. Rather than escaping his country during the Chinese invasion, Rinpoche, one of the highest lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, decided to not leave his small, dark room in Lhasa until 1985.

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Buddhist retreats growth plans

by Terra Sword, Northern Rivers Echo, 19th January 2012

Northern Rivers, Australia -- The Buddha Dharma Education Association has lodged a DA with Lismore Council for a $2.8 million expansion of the Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery in Tullera.

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Spreading Buddha: new temple boosts community

by Barney Zwartz, The Age, October 31, 2011

Melbourne, Australia -- Buddhists from Melbourne and around the world take part in the stone-laying ceremony at Linh Son Temple in Reservoir.

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Vietnamese leader mourned

by Jessica Willoughby, Guardian Express, Jul 26, 2011

Le Tan Kiet acted from his heart. Le Tan Kiet acted from his heart

Northbridge, NSW (Australia) -- Western Australia’s multicultural community is mourning the loss of Le Tan Kiet, president of the Vietnamese Buddhist Association.

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Buddhists give away $100,000 of goods

Stuff, Jul 18, 2011

Christchurch, New Zealand -- The Tzu Chi Buddhist community gave more than $100,000 worth of food, blankets and torches to Linwood College's school community on Saturday.

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Why I'm imperfect, the Dalai tells

Sunshine Coast Daily, 17 June 2011

The Dalai Lama shared some light-hearted moments during his address to a crowd of 4000 at the Chenrezig Buddhist Institute, Eudlo.
Eudlo, Australia -- A CHARMING, chuckling, sometimes cheeky Dalai Lama reminded a crowd of 4000 people that happiness was found on the inside rather than the outside when he visited the Chenrezig Buddhist instititute at Eudlo
yesterday.

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