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A Long Journey Home

BY KAY JOHNSON, Time Asia Magazine, Jan 16, 2005

HANOI, Vietnam -- It was a homecoming more fitting for royalty or a rock star than a monk. The 1,000 or more devotees who waited in the chilly dawn at Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport clutched bouquets of flowers, sang songs, and jostled for a better view. For a bunch of Buddhists, they were pushy: when Thich Nhat Hanh finally stepped out of immigration, they surged forward with a force that crushed people against doors and tore sandals, hats and gloves off dozens of others. "I touched him! I touched him!" shouted one woman, who then burst into tears.

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Thich Nhat Hahn talks with Viet Buddhist Sangha

VNS, Jan 18, 2005

HANOI, Vietnam -- The Party and the State have created favourable conditions for religious followers to practise their religions and beliefs, Director of the Government Committee for Religious Affairs Ngo Yen Thi told visiting Monk Thich Nhat Hanh during a reception yesterday.

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Temple replica changes sought

Bangkok Post, Jan 20, 2005

Chiang Mai, Thailand -- A local administrative organisation in Lampang has demanded that a five-star hotel in Chiang Mai make changes to its replica of a temple in its compound which has drawn firece protests from local people.

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Beware of bogus Thai monks seeking alms

The New Straits Times, Jan 14, 2005

JOHOR BARU, Malaysia -- Malaysians have been told to be wary of Thai monks who walk the streets asking for alms. The reason: some of the men in saffron robes are bogus monks, preying on the generosity of locals.

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Viet Nam Buddhist Church welcomes visit from monk

HA NOI, Vietnam -- A private Buddhist delegation headed by a Vietnamese-French monk is set to arrive in Viet Nam today and the Viet Nam Buddhist Church (VNBC) has promised to facilitate the visit and help the visitors get first-hand knowledge of the renewal process and Buddhism in the country.

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Viet Nam Buddhist Church welcomes visit by Monk Thich Nhat Hanh

VNA, Jan 10, 2005

Ha Noi, Vietnam -- The Viet Nam Buddhist Church (VNBC) will do all it can to facilitate the visit by Monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the international delegation of Buddhist monks and nuns, and to help them see with their own eyes the renewal process in Viet Nam and the growth of the Buddhist Church in the country.

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Monks ward off Thailand's evil spirits

Michael Mathes, AFP, Jan 8, 2005

Bangkok, Thailand -- Three monks enter the tsunami-damaged Cat Bar, sit on the floor and start chanting for the living and the dead - an ancient Buddhist ritual to address Thailand's most incomprehensible modern tragedy.

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Violence doesn't spare even peace-loving Buddhist monks

by WASSAYOS NGAMKHAM, Bangkok Post, Jan 4, 2005

Pattani, Thailand  -- Violence in the deep South intensified over the past year, with even the clergy not being spared.

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Religions evolve for self-perpetuation

by Huu Ngoc, Vietnam News Agency, Jan 5, 2004

Hanoi, Vietnam -- Similar to the Japanese, Buddhists in Viet Nam practice Mahayana Buddhism, the doctrine of the Greater Vehicle that recommends the liberation of all before oneself. It is different from Hinayama, or the Little Vehicle, that upholds individual liberation. In all Vietnamese pagodas, the Hall of the Patriarchs (nha to) always features a statue of a bearded Indian man, Bodhidharma, the founder of the Zen sect in China. In Japan, Bodhidharma is honoured in a special hall where an oil lamp burns continuously.

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Tsunami Disaster: First account report from Malaysia

by Tan So Hoon, The Buddhist Channel, Dec 27, 2004

Kuala Muda, Malaysia -- This is the situation report from Kuala Muda, about 25km from Sungai Petani, Kedah. Yesterday was one of surreal high drama. In Sg.Petani, streams of ambulances were carrying the injured to the hospital in town. About 11 are confirmed dead up till last night near Sg.Petani.

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