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Basic points unifying Theravāda and Mahāyāna

The Basic Points Unifying the Theravāda and the Mahāyāna is an important Buddhist ecumenical statement created in 1967 during the First Congress of the World Buddhist Sangha Council, where its founder Secretary-General, the late Venerable Pandita Pimbure Sorata Thera, requested the Ven. Walpola Rahula to present a concise formula for the unification of all the different Buddhist traditions; this text was unanimously approved by the Council. Ven. Walpola Sri Rahula in 1981 offered an alternative to the Nine-point formula above restating it as follows: Index of Buddhism-related articles Secular Buddhism World Buddhist Forum World Fellowship of Buddhists Rahula, Walpola; the Heritage of the Bhikkhu. NY: Grove Press; the Young Buddhist, Singapore: Buddha Yana Organization, 1982, p. 161 -163 World Buddhist Sangha Council homepage Comparative Study by Tan Swe Eng Theravada vs Mahayana

Urban Priol

Urban Priol is a German Kabarett artist and comedian. Urban Priol was born on May 1961, in Aschaffenburg, he spent his childhood in Obernburg am Main. In 1980, he made his abitur at the Kronberg-Gymnasium Aschaffenburg. After his studies at the Würzburg University he began teacher training with the subjects of English and history, but he did not finish In 1988 he was co-founder of the ‘’Kleinkunstbühne Obernburg’’. Since 1998 he is the owner of the Kabarett im Hofgarten. Since May 2009 Priol is a member of the globalization-critical network Attac. Priol made his first stage performances in 1982. In his first own TV show Everything Must Go, he offered a stage for three to four guests from the cabaret scene. On August 3, 2006, a 45-minute excerpt from Priols program daily fresh as part of the series summer solo was broadcated by the ZDF. Besides Priols program the ZDF presented among others Rüdiger Hoffmann, Bülent Ceylan and Eckart von Hirschhausen. Priol presented; the show premiered in January 2007 and was co-hosted by Georg Schramm until June 2010.

Schramm was replaced by Frank-Markus Barwasser alias Erwin Pelzig. On June 26, 2013 Priol and Barwasser announced their withdrawal from the program. 2007: Deutscher Fernsehpreis for Neues aus der Anstalt, together with Georg Schramm 2013: Das große Kleinkunstfestival Berlin-Preis Urban Priol on IMDb

Evesham Abbey

Evesham Abbey was founded by Saint Egwin at Evesham in Worcestershire, England between 700 and 710 AD following an alleged vision of the Virgin Mary by a swineherd by the name of Eof. According to the monastic history, Evesham came through the Norman Conquest unusually well, because of a quick approach by Abbot Æthelwig to William the Conqueror. Only one section of walling survives from the actual abbey, although fragments of the chapter house, the bell tower and the gateway remain, which were added later: the chapter house in the 13th century and the bell tower in the 16th century. Simon de Montfort is buried near the high altar of the ruined abbey, the spot marked by an altar-like memorial monument dedicated by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1965; the abbey is of Benedictine origin, became in its heyday one of the wealthiest in the country. During the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the abbey was demolished leaving only the bell tower surviving into the 21st century. Other buildings linked to history of the abbey that survive today are the Almonry and Middle Littleton Tythe Barn.

The year of the foundation of Evesham Abbey is problematic. William Tindal comments that "I have a MS. but without name or reference, which says that he began his Abbey in the year 682. This is before he was made bishop, seems improbable. Tanner says in 701; the date of Pope Constantine’s charter may decide the point as to the consecration of his Abbey, but there is reason to suppose that Egwin began to build as early as the year 702". George May gives 701 as the year that Ethelred conferred on Ecgwine the whole peninsula with the erection of the monastery commencing in the same year. On the other hand, the year of the consecration derives from the grant of the first privilege to the Abbey from Pope Constantine "written in the seven hundred and ninth year of our Lord’s incarnation." Ecgwine returned from Rome bearing this charter, read out by Archbishop Berhtwald at a council of "the whole of England" held at Alcester, although that meeting was fictitious. Thomas of Marlborough records that, in accordance with the apostolic command, a community of monks was established: "When the blessed Ecgwine saw that longed-for day when the place which he had built would be consecrated, a monastic order established to serve God in that place, he abandoned all concerns for worldly matters, devoted himself to a contemplative way of life.

Following the example of the Lord by humbling himself, he resigned his bishop’s see, became abbot of the monastery."The alleged charter of Ecgwine records that on the feast of All Saints "Bishop Wilfrid and I consecrated the church which I had built to God, the Blessed Mary, to all Christ’s elect". The feast of All Saints became established in the West after 609 or 610 under Pope Boniface IV. A Bishop Wilfrid was Egwin's successor to the. Although the exact year of the foundation remains unclear, it has sometimes been assumed that the date of the abbey's consecration was the feast of All Saints in 709; that the consecration occurred on this feast day would provide a neat connection with All Saints Church. That Abbot Clement Lichfield lies buried beneath the Chantry Chapel, now known as the Lichfield Chapel in consequence, provides the link to the closing days of the life of the abbey. During the Dissolution of the Monasteries of the 16th century, on its surrender to the king in 1540, the abbey was plundered and demolished.

Only the bell tower survives. The coat of arms of Evesham Abbey is still used in modern times as the crest of Prince Henry's High School, Evesham; the antiquary Edward Rudge began excavations of the abbey, on parts of his property, between 1811 and 1834. The results were given to the Society of Antiquaries of London. Rudge commissioned an octagon tower for the site of the battlefield in 1842, to honour Simon de Montfort, earl of Leicester. Saint Egwin, third bishop of Worcester and founder of Evesham Abbey Saint Credan, Abbot of the Abbey at Evesham, during the reign of King Offa of Mercia. Saint Wigstan of Mercia Saint Odulf a ninth century Frisian saint, missionary recorded in the Hagiographies of Secgan,'Saint Ecgwine', hagiography of St Odulf, the Ave presul gloriose Augustine psalter, Chronicon Abbatiae de Evesham. Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester Henry de Montfort Hugh le Despencer, 1st Baron le Despencer Robert de Stafford Thomas of Marlborough One of the Great Western Railway Star class locomotives was named Evesham Abbey and numbered 4065.

It was subsequently rebuilt as a Castle class locomotive being renumbered as 5085 while retaining the name Evesham Abbey. There is now an Evesham Abbey Trust that since May 2017 owns the freehold of much of the site of Evesham Abbey. Http:// Abbot of Evesham, for a list of abbots Worcester Cathedral Chronicle of Evesham Abbey Evesham Bell Tower Thomas of Marlborough History of the Abbey of Evesham Ed. and trans. by Jane Sayers and Leslie Watkis, Oxford University Press ISBN 978-0-19-820480-0, ISBN 0-19-820480-9 Cox, The Church and Vale of Evesham 700-1215: Lordship and Prayer Boydell Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-78327-077-4. Evesham Abbey and the Parish Churches: A Guide Victoria History of the County of Worcester Walker, John A. Selection of curious articles from th