The principal Thai Buddhist monk Ven. Somdet Chuang dies at the age of 96

Venerable Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn (1925-2021). From IBC Facebook Venerable Theravada Monk, Venerable Somdet Phra Maha Ratchamangalacharn (better known as Ven. Somdet Chuang), Abbot of the Royal Thai Monastery Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning. He was 96 years old. the Bangkok Post The newspaper reported that the elder monk had received kidney dialysis treatment within …

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Meet the woman looking to attend every wonderful UK festival

The evening of Midsummer’s Day, the power station Square in Whalton, a small village in the north of England, lights up fiery red. Baal’s fire tradition – locals build a bonfire and light it – is meant to bless the harvest of the season and has continued uninterrupted for centuries. The Mari Lwyd tradition in South Wales is so old …

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23 positive Covid tests in a Tibetan colonization camp in Karnataka

As many as 23 people have tested positive for Covid-19 at Bylakuppe Tibetan Llamas Camp in Mysuru District in the past 24 hours. The residential camp has been sealed and all Covid-positive patients have been isolated. Health officer Dr Sharath visited the Tibetan camp to take stock of the situation. Instructions have been given for colony agents to take further …

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Churches must evolve thoughtfully over time

Young people would just say “this is what it is”. Elderly people would say “it is not what it used to be”. We are talking about the church, of course … this rock of the ages, bearer of tradition through the ages. But if you’ve been careful over the last half century or so, you’ve seen tradition erode at times, …

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How many countries will follow the US boycott of the Beijing Olympics?

SEOUL – Neither President Biden nor other U.S. officials are going, but the Russian leader could. New Zealand says it decided months ago that its diplomats would not be attending. Political leaders of other nations should also bow out, whether or not they state an explicit reason. In less than two months, China will open the 24th Winter Olympics in …

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Buddhist temple provides refuge for Vietnamese in Japan

By mainichi.jp As responses to the pandemic cut off many families and workers in East Asia, Buddhist temples have stepped in to provide much-needed support to those facing hardship. In the eastern Japanese town of Nasushiobara, Tochigi Prefecture, a 43-year-old Vietnamese nun, Thich Tam Tri, has opened a new temple, Tochigi Daion-ji, intended to help Vietnamese workers struggling for make …

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MIGRATION IS A TREND THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE DAWN OF HUMANITY

07 Dec 2021 | 5:19 AM HIST MIGRATION IS A TREND THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE THE DAWN OF HUMANITY Srinivas Kamat I can’t help but write this article as a response to Visitacao B Monteiro’s article – Migrations of Goans to South India – Due To Conversion and Inquisition Orders? (Herald, December 5). This is a long series of articles …

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