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Mountain-peak pagoda to get facelift

VNA, Oct 23, 2005

Quang Ninh, Vietnam -- The upgrade of the Dong (Bronze) pagoda, part of the 11-pagoda Yen Tu complex, kicked off at Yen Tu mountain, some 15km northwest of Uong Bi township in northeastern Quang Ninh province, on October 23.


Victims of rape at age 14, 9, 5...

Story by ANJIRA ASSAVANONDA, Bangkok Post, Oct 17, 2005

Abused kids come to accept their horrific ordeal as being normal

Bangkok, Thailand -- A recent brutal rape attempt that left a 14-year-old victim seriously injured shocked society, but she is by no means alone. The girl, a ninth grader from Sa Bot district of Lop Buri province, suffered not just physical wounds. Doctors say it will take a long time before she recovers from the mental trauma she suffered.


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.


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.”


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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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