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Monk, temple boys murdered

Bangkok Post, Oct 17, 2005

Militants hack, shoot, burn in daylight raid

Pattani, Thailand -- Local southern leaders yesterday appealed for calm and urged authorities not to take rash action after a monk was hacked to death and two temple boys were killed and their bodies burned yesterday in a raid on a Buddhist temple in Pattani. Elsewhere in the ravaged region, five more people, including two soldiers, were also killed.

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Fostering Buddhist Culture and Values in the Corporate environment

The Buddhist Channel, October 12, 2005

Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia) -- “The Buddha refused to name his successor. He wanted to empower all of us to be CEO in our own right. Understand and practice His teachings and you are automatically the CEO of your life and the people around you.”

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Rites to mark end of lent period

by THANIN WEERADET, Bangkok Post, Oct 6, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- For those interested in Buddhist culture, the "Tak Bat Devo" rites marking the end of the Buddhist Lent on October 18-19 will be celebrated throughout Thailand. The best place to observe the occasion is Wat Sangkhat Rattana Khiri in Uthai Thani.

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Temple sanctuary for tigers

by EDITH LIM, The New Straits Times, Oct 3, 2005

Thai abbot Phra Achan Bhusit Chan Khantitharo offers 11 tigers and five cubs a home at his temple. EDITH LIM writes about his hopes to rehabilitate tigers for the wild.

Kanchanaburi, Thailand -- Ten monks taking care of 10 tigers at an isolated Buddhist temple in Kanchanaburi, western Thailand, made for great viewing over Animal Planet in September last year.

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Supreme Patriach of Thai Sangha bestows blessings

The Nation, October 3, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- More than 1,000 Buddhists gathered at Wat Bowonnivet Vihara yesterday to pay respects to their beloved spiritual leader the Supreme Patriarch, who was described by his doctor as being in good health for a 92-year-old.

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Preserving the past, one temple at a time

Bangkok Post, Sept 25, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- A community in the northern province of Lampang learned about the value of religion and working together through their determination to restore the ancient temple hall in Wat Pongsanuk

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Buddhist monk arrested for stealing guns to buy building materials for his monastery

AP, September 21, 2005

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A Buddhist monk has been arrested and defrocked for stealing guns from the house of one of his followers and selling them, purportedly to buy building materials for his monastery, Thai police said Wednesday.

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Abbot shot dead in temple on holy day

by PAWARISA PHUMAS, Bangkok Post, Sept 19, 2005

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand -- A revered monk was shot dead in broad daylight by a lone gunman in the presence of over 100 people attending religious rites at a temple in Nakhon Chaisi district to mark yesterday's Buddhist holy day.

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Dial N for nirvana, says monk

By Sebastien Berger, The Telegraph, Sept 9, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- Buddhist sayings recorded by one of Thailand's leading monks are to be released as mobile phone ringtones.

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Tsunami nations lend disaster advice to U.S.

By Ed Cropley, Reuters, Sept 5, 2005

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Police in the United States must not rush to identify the bodies of Hurricane Katrina victims too quickly or they will run the risk of countless mistakes, the head of Thailand's tsunami identification operations said on Monday.

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