1. Buddhist community fears their tranquil island will be ruined by proposed plant


    The Holy Isle has been a special spiritual spot for centuries Pic: Billion

    Deadlinenews.co.uk, July 29, 2012

    A Buddhist community on an isolated Scottish island and protesting against an “ugly and harmful” power plant which they say will ruin their tranquillity.

    The Samye Ling monastery runs a retreat on the Holy Isle, near Arran in the Firth of Clyde, which promotes meditation and spiritual enlightenment.

    They warn this is under threat from a planned biomass wood-fired heat and power plant on Arran which will cause noise pollution and smoke.

    The Buddhists are now joining forces with local opponents of the industrial-scale plant, who have formed the No to Arran Biomass group.

    The Samye Ling monastery is based in Dumfriesshire, but has run the Holy Isle since 1992. Continue reading

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