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Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs
Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs

Thai authorities uncovered a trove of animal parts and intercepted a monk trying to leave a controversial tiger temple with skins and fangs.

Thai tiger temple monk caught fleeing with skins, fangs
Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest
Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest

Japanese Buddhist monks strutted their stuff in a contest highlighting sutra chanting skills, giving funeral sermons and loud karate chops.

Japanese monks karate chop, chant in funeral contest
Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push
Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push

The Dalai Lama has called for democracy in China and offered prayers for victims of the Tiananmen crackdown ahead of the launch Thursday of a new campaign for autonomy in his Tibetan homeland.

Dalai Lama in democracy call ahead of Tibet autonomy push
©Reuters/Jacky Chen
Two Tibetans set themselves on fire: reports

Two Tibetan monks in China have set themselves on fire to protest at a 2008 crackdown, overseas groups and reports said, adding to a string of self-immolation protests in recent years.

Two Tibetans set themselves on fire: reports
Japan Buddhists launch Monks Without Borders
Japan Buddhists launch Monks Without Borders

First it was the doctors, then came the reporters, now a group of religious men in Japan have formed Monks Without Borders.

Japan Buddhists launch Monks Without Borders
Thousands take to Cambodia's streets on Human Rights Day
Thousands take to Cambodia's streets on Human Rights Day

Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters and activists, including Buddhist monks, took to the streets Tuesday to mark Human Rights Day and call for improvements in the kingdom's rights record.

Thousands take to Cambodia's streets on Human Rights Day
©Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China: reports

A Tibetan monk has set himself on fire in an act of protest in China, reports and campaign groups said Tuesday, as top Communist Party leaders hold a key gathering.

Tibetan monk sets himself on fire in China: reports
Monasteries decline as TV and smartphones grip Bhutan
Monasteries decline as TV and smartphones grip Bhutan

Kencho Tshering, a red-robed Buddhist monk, takes a call from the King of Bhutan's office, then duly dashes off to start a ceremony praying for a break in the monsoon rains.

Monasteries decline as TV and smartphones grip Bhutan
Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid
Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid

A Sri Lankan monk was fighting for his life Saturday, a day after setting himself on fire to protest the slaughter of cattle.

Sri Lanka monk fights for life after immolation bid
Meet Mr Happy: French geneticist turned Tibetan monk
Meet Mr Happy: French geneticist turned Tibetan monk

As he grins serenely and his burgundy robes billow in the fresh Himalayan wind, it is not difficult to see why scientists declared Matthieu Ricard the happiest man they had ever tested.

Meet Mr Happy: French geneticist turned Tibetan monk
Couple's love bridges Myanmar religious divide
Couple's love bridges Myanmar religious divide

Praying with a Koran on his knees in a mud-strewn camp, Rohin Mullah is one of thousands of Muslims uprooted by sectarian bloodshed in Myanmar. But the former monk's story is far from normal.

Couple's love bridges Myanmar religious divide
Mass Myanmar monk rally backs anti-Rohingya plan
Mass Myanmar monk rally backs anti-Rohingya plan

Hundreds of Buddhist monks marched in Myanmar Sunday to support President Thein Sein's suggestion that Muslim Rohingya be deported or held in camps, in the biggest rally since the end of junta rule.

Mass Myanmar monk rally backs anti-Rohingya plan
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S. Korean Buddhist monks fined for gambling

A South Korean court said Friday it has fined two Buddhist monks for illegal gambling, after video footage of their high-stakes poker game sparked a scandal in religious circles.

S. Korean Buddhist monks fined for gambling
Kenki Sato of Japan riding Hop and Skip competes. ©REUTERS/Caren Firouz
Olympics: Meditating Buddhist monk saddles up for London

He'd prefer enlightenment to a medal, but when Japan's horse-riding Buddhist monk Kenki Sato saddles up for London 2012, he'll be representing one of the Olympics' more unusual families.

Olympics: Meditating Buddhist monk saddles up for London

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