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The "Journey of a Great Man" starts today

The Buddhist Channel, Nov 26, 2006

Week long of activities begin with an exhibition and novitiate program to commemorate the 3 month memorial of the late Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- It is said that those who have been bestowed with greatness not only leave behind memories but also marks that streaks across skies and auras that permeate all the paths which they have been trodded upon.

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Buddhist monk cuts off penis and renounces refix

Reuters, Nov 22, 2006

BANGKOK, Thailand -- A Thai Buddhist monk cut off his penis with a machete because he had an erection during meditation and declined to have it reattached, saying he had renounced all earthly cares, a doctor and a newspaper said on Wednesday.

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Many Buddhist records set in South Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge, Nov 22, 2006

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam -- The Vietnam Record Book Centre (VietBooks) has announced 43 new records associated with Vietnamese Buddhism, including over 20 set in the South.

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The orphan monks of Myanmar

By DAVID LONGSTREATH, Wells Fargo Pioneer, November 17, 2006

For these boys, the monastery becomes a family.

Yangon, Myanmar -- The head monk chews beetle nut as he quietly shaves the head of a young boy settled at his feet. A line of 10 others, all between the ages of 5 and 10, patiently wait their turn to be left with the patch of hair on their foreheads that marks them as orphans.

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Container full of Buddhist artifacts bound for America intercepted at the Laem Chabang Port

Pattaya City News, November 15, 2006

Pattaya, Thailand -- The export of statues and other items relating to Thai culture and religion is big business but some items, including original artifacts are not permitted to be exported and those attempting to do so are liable for prosecution.

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“The Journey of A Great Man” exhibition and talks to commemorate 3 month memorial for the late Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda

The Buddhist Channel, Nov 17, 2006

Famous monks scheduled to arrive in Malaysia for week long commemoration beginning November 26 to December 3, 2006.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- For many devotees particularly in Malaysia and Singapore, the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda Maha Nayaka Thera was not only a monk, he was also a “Great Man” whose life long service to the Dharma virtually transformed the Buddhist landscape here.

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Refugee Buddhist villagers at Yala temple suffering from stress

TNA, Nov 13, 2006

YALA, Thailand -- Doctors have visited some 200 villagers who have fled their homes in two districts of this troubled southern province on fears of attacks by southern insurgents and are now taking a temporary shelter at a Buddhist temple have found that a number of them are suffering from stress.

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Thai PM hails Buddhist precepts

Bangkok Post, Nov 13, 2006

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand -- Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont says the five precepts of Buddhism are the best means of achieving sustainable development.

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Buddhists demand monk's lounge at airport

Bangkok Post, Nov 13, 2006

Bangkok, Thailand -- The National Buddhism Office of Thailand wants its new Suvarnabhumi Airport to install a monks' lounge in the passenger terminal, citing regular travel by senior monks as a reason.

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Paradise on earth

by Jamie Khoo, The Star, November 11, 2006

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- KECHARA House, which takes its name from one of Buddhism’s highest tantric deities’ heaven, Kechara Paradise, was established in Malaysia in 2000, under the spiritual guidance of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

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