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Historical Sites Recall When Kazakhstan Was Buddhist

By Michelle Witte, Astana Times, 9 February, 2015

ASTANA, Kazakhstan -- Kazakhstan today is a mostly Muslim country, but the Silk Road that crossed it was an important conduit for religions, including Buddhism, and some of Kazakhstan’s historic carvings and monuments are neither Muslim nor animist, but homages to Buddhas, bodhisattvas and the monks who carried their teachings from India and China across the Eurasian landmass.


Tzu Chi Foundation: Let’s hear it for amazing Buddhist responders

by Danny Petilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer, November 9, 2014

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines -- At a local gym where pubescent boys and girls play, the staccato rapping of rat-a-tat-tat fills the air daily as Marian Malinao, a widow with elfin features, drops thousands upon thousands of coins into an electronic counting machine.


Buddhist charity comes to Philippine church's rescue

by Ronald Reyes, UCA News, February 28, 2014

Foundation to finance rebuilding of typhoon-damaged church

Tacloban City, Philippines -- The world’s largest Buddhist charity is helping rebuild a Catholic church in Tacloban City that was badly damaged by Super Typhoon Haiyan last November.


Nan Wua: A Buddhist Temple in South Africa

by Lenny FlankFollow, Daily Kos, Jan 4, 2014

Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa -- The Nan Wua Temple, located near the little village of Bronkhorstspruit in the Gauteng Province of South Africa, is the largest Buddhist temple anywhere in the Southern Hemisphere.


Buddhist priest distributes relief goods to survivors in Cebu Island

By Oscar C. Pineda, Sun Star, December 23, 2013

Cebu, Philippines -- HAPPY that his wife in Leyte survived the onslaught of super typhoon Yolanda last Nov. 8, a Japanese Buddhist priest distributed relief goods to survivors there and in northern Cebu.


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