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Welcome to Buddhist Hell

by Nina Strochlic, The Daily Beast, Jan 23, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand -- In Thailand, the horrors of hell aren't just the stuff of kids' nightmares. Families can visit entire sculpture gardens featuring vivid depictions of what sinners face in the afterlife.

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Chinese Buddhist pictures exhibited in Myanmar

CNTV, Jan 8, 2014

Yangon, Myanmar -- A two-week Chinese Buddhist picture exhibition dubbed "Homage to the Buddha" has opened at Myanmar's famous Shwedagon Pagoda. The exhibition aims to enhance ties between the two countries' Buddhist circles and people.

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Vietnam Places Buddhist Youth Leader Under House Arrest

Radio Free Asia, Jan 2, 2014

Hanoi, Vietnam -- A youth leader affiliated to the banned Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) said Thursday that he has been placed under house arrest after he was detained and interrogated for 13 hours, in the latest religious crackdown in the one-party Communist state.

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Famous Ex Monk Santikaro Delivers a Buddhist Interpretation of Addiction Treatment Methods to The Cabin Rehab Centre

The Buddhist Channel, Dec 17, 2013

Chiangmai, Thailand -- American-born Santikaro, prodigy of the 20th century’s most influential ascetic-philosopher monk Buddhadasa, was invited by The Cabin Chiang Mai – Asia’s top inpatient rehab, to talk about how Buddhist principles can be incorporated into the 12 Step treatment model.

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Precious Buddhist Relics Stolen in Cambodia

Associated Press, December 13, 2013

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian officials said Friday a golden urn containing what are considered to be remnants of Buddha's body has been stolen from its shrine near the capital.

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World Buddhists plan grand celebrations in Vietnam

by Manpreet Singh, The Buddhist Channel, Dec 2, 2013

Hanoi, Vietnam -- Vietnamese Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Tu is a picture of enthusiasm and commitment as he passionately addresses a group of foreign delegates in Hanoi at the preparatory meeting for the United Nations Day of Vesak 2014 celebrations to be held in the Ninh Binh district of Vietnam.

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Buddhists in Myanmar Protest OIC's Visit

by AYE AYE WIN Associated Press, November 12, 2013

YANGON, Myanmar -- Dozens of Buddhist monks carrying banners that said "Get Out" and "Don't interfere in Myanmar's internal affairs" gathered outside the airport Wednesday to protest the arrival of a delegation from the world's biggest Islamic political bloc.

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Dialogue to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations

The Star, October 25, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- More than 200 people are expected to attend a dialogue here on Nov 1 to promote Buddhist and Muslim relations in the region.

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22 Buddhist pilgrims die in bus plunge in Lampang, Thailand

Associated Press, 24 October, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand -- A bus carrying worshippers home from a temple at the end of Buddhist lent plunged into a ravine in northern Thailand, killing 22 passengers.

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Thai Buddhism's Supreme Patriarch dies at 100

by THANYARAT DOKSONE, Associated Press, Oct 25, 2013

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's Supreme Patriarch, who headed the country's order of Buddhist monks for more than two decades, died Thursday. He was 100.

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