Buddhism

New Zendo to be Setup in Phoenix, Arizona

July 30, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,4560,0,0,1,0

Sedgwick, Maine (USA) -- The Engaged Zen Foundation is pleased to announce the formation of a new Zendo for the City of Phoenix, Arizona. The zendo temple has been named "Daihisan (Great Pain Relieving Mountain) - Jigen-ji (Compassionate Eye Temple)" by Ven. Shodo Harada, Roshi abbot of Sogen-ji monastery in Okayama, Japan.

The Engaged Zen Foundation envisions the creation...

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Buddhist Temple Celebrates Obon

July 29, 2007

Author: SUNITA VIJAYAN

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,4569,0,0,1,0

Salinas, CA (USA) -- The gloomy cast of the sky was in direct contrast to the cheery atmosphere at today's annual Obon Festival in Salinas.

The intricate art of ikebana (Japanese flower arrangement) and tea ceremony demonstrations were just some of the many things available at this year’s celebration, held for nine...

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Thai Security Forces Accused of Beating Suspected Muslim Insurgent to Death

July 28, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

BANGKOK, Thailand: Security forces beat to death a Muslim man suspected in the execution-style slaughter of eight Buddhists in Thailand's insurgency-plagued south, a human rights group claimed Saturday.

The prime minister, meanwhile, said no human rights abuses have been committed in southern Thailand.

On July 21, police and military officers raided a hut in Yala's Krong Pinang district...

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Festival-Goers Ordered to Wear Fur or Face Fines as China Flouts Dalai Lama’s Ruling

July 27, 2007

Author: Jane Macartney

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,4561,0,0,1,0

Yushu, China -- Tsedang is reluctant to don his traditional Tibetan fur-trimmed robe at the Yushu annual horse-racing festival. It is not what the Dalai Lama would want.

But the 20-year-old student has no choice. The command has come down from the Government of the remote Chinese county that he must defy his...

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New Zealand's Buddha Boom

July 21, 2007

Author: Vanessa Walker

Source: The Buddhist Channel / New Zealand Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=50,4521,0,0,1,0

Auckland, New Zealand -- Thousands of New Zealanders from all walks of life have one thing in common: they are followers of Buddhism. Twenty-four years ago, Charlotte Wrightson used to thrash around angrily in an Auckland punk band called The Plague, making a commotion about the evils of private property,...

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Bhutanese Monks Protest Ban Against Voting and Running for Office

July 21, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel / AsiaNews

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,4512,0,0,1,0

Thimphu, Bhutan -- Some Buddhist monks have expressed their opposition to the country’s electoral law which makes them ineligible to vote or run for office. At the end of the year the Bhutanese will be called to choose their own representatives in their first parliamentary elections.

Former King Wangchuk is...

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New Statues Blessed at Buddhist Temple

July 18, 2007

Author: Jennifer Torres

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,4485,0,0,1,0

STOCKTON, CA (USA) -- Seven angels watch over the garden at Wat Dharmararam Buddhist Temple. They are the protectors of the sea, the earth, the sky and the trees.

Built from wire and concrete and nine months of labor, the seven angels await blessing from the saffron-robed monks who preside over temple ceremonies.
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Worship Denied to Buddhists at a Virginia Beach Home

July 18, 2007

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19736083/

Songs and prayers are offered at the only Buddhist Temple in Virginia Beach.

"I've received a lot of peace from this," Samantha Nezgoda said as she stood in the worship area. It's inside a home on West Neck Road near Pungo. The community is zoned agricultural with rural residences.

Thanh Cong Doan bought the property and moved in about a year and a half ago. He is out of town right now, but another monk, Thanh Chuc...

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Soka Gakkai International-New England

This data was last updated on 1 August 2018.

Address: 303 Boylston St, Brookline, MA 02445, USA
Phone: (617) 264-2000
Website: https://www.sgi-usa.org

History: Soka Gakkai International ("International Value-Creation Society," or SGI) is the largest and most diverse lay Buddhist organization in the world with more than 12 million members in 190 countries and territories worldwide. Following the teachings of Nichiren...

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Buddhists Praised for Dropping Protest

July 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BangkokPost.com

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=119977

The Democrat party has praised Buddhist organisations for dropping their active campaign for a "no" vote against the draft constitution in the upcoming referendum.

Some Buddhist organisations were adamant that Buddhism be listed as the national religion in the draft constitution, but drafters rejected the demand....

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Buddhist Temple Expecting 3,000 to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

July 10, 2007

Author: Maureen Walsh

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=25,1229,0,0,1,0

New England, USA -- As many as 3,000 Buddhist members and 50 venerable monks from throughout the northeast are expected to celebrate the 2549th birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha this Sunday at the Samantabhadra (Pho-Hien) Buddhist Center in Braintree.

"We have 120 other Buddhist organizations in the New England area," said...

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Monk Behind Buddhist TV Explains its Mission

July 8, 2007

Author: Isuri Kaviratne

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,4452,0,0,1,0

It was all done under the motto of “Peace of mind to all”. Sri Lanka’s first Buddhist Channel, after experiencing one week of telecast last week is all equipped to continue, Daranagala Kusaladhamma Thera, Chief Incumbent of Sri Sambodhi Viharaya said.

“The main thinking behind the starting of the channel...

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