Buddhism

Toddler's Dance Destroys Monks' Intricate Sand Painting

May 23, 2007

Author: MATT CAMPBELL

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/105/story/120315.html

Talk about a test of faith.

Eight Tibetan monks spent two days cross-legged on the floor at Union Station, leaning over to meticulously create an intricate design of colored sand as an expression of their Buddhist faith. They were more than halfway done.

And then, within seconds, their work was destroyed by a toddler.

Monks...

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Buddhists Celebrate Founder's Birthday in New Temple

May 21, 2007

Author: Sandra Pedicini

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-temple2107may21,0,7101074.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-orange

A Buddhist tradition found its place in a grand new home Sunday morning.

It was the first Bathing of the Buddha ceremony at the new Guang Ming Temple north of Hoffner Avenue in southeast Orange County.

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Buddhist Monk Converts Framingham Home into a Meditation Center

May 18, 2007

Author: Richard Price

Source: The Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/homepage/x1613198469

It's the shiny new vinyl kitchen floor that first strikes a visitor to the New England Buddhist Meditation Center. That floor - and the guest bathroom that also recently had a similar makeover - is the handiwork of Venerable Bhante Dhammajothi, a "Mr. Fix-it" in rust-colored robes.

Dhammajothi installed the floor and redid the...

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Buddhist Film Festival to Promote Inter-Faith Values

May 16, 2007

Author: Trevor Barron

Source: Religious Intelligence

http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/news/?NewsID=725

INTER-FAITH dialogue, peace, harmony and prosperity are the key themes behind the International Buddhist Film Festival (IBFF), opening in Singapore tomorrow.

Alongside the range of films on show, from six countries, will be episodes of The Simpsons, all intended to promote “reflection, dialogue and harmony.”
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Unique Buddhist Prep School to Graduate its First Class

May 14, 2007

Author: Alexandre Da Silva

Source: The Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2007/05/14/news/story04.html

A Honolulu high school that mixes Buddhist teachings of peace into its curriculum is graduating its first class on Friday.

The Pacific Buddhist Academy, the only Shin Buddhist college preparatory school in the country, educates 60 students who must agree to take judo, kendo and play taiko drums to enroll.

Four years after...

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For Some Chicago Buddhists, Dalai Lama Just Another Teacher

May 8, 2007

Author: Jeremy Gantz

Source: Medill Reports

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=35865

To most Americans, the Dalai Lama is the smiling face of Buddhism.

But to Manith Pov, a monk at the Cambodian Buddhist Association in Uptown, the spiritual superstar is just another monk outside of Cambodia's particular brand of Buddhism.

“The Dalai Lama follows the Buddha teaching too, but he takes a little...

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First Police Buddhist Society Formed in Sri Lanka

May 6, 2007

Author: Sarath Malalasekera

Source: Sunday Observer/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,4086,0,0,1,0

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Senior DIG, Jayantha Wickremaratne was elected as the first President of the newly formed Police Buddhist Society recently. CID, DIG, D. W. Prathapasinghe was elected as the First Secretary to the Society.

This is the first time in the 142-year history of the Police Department that...

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Singapore To Host International Buddhist Film Festival

May 1, 2007

Author: Joshua Chase

Source: All Headline News

Hong Kong, China (AHN) - For the first time ever, the International Buddhist Film Festival will be held in an Asian country. The festival starts May 17 in Singapore.

Organized by the Asian Buddhist Film Festival in conjunction with the Buddhist Film Society, an Oakland, California-based non-profit, the festival will span four days.

The festival "presents, archives and preserves Buddhist-themed and -inspired cinema of all kinds: features documentaries...

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