Buddhism

Lao Tradition in Anchorage

March 25, 2007

Author: JULIA O'MALLEY

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/8738796p-8640476c.html

One afternoon in February, Andrew Sekasin, 11, kicked through the snow in a parking lot outside the Lao Buddhist temple in Mountain View.

A "novice" in religious training with monks, Andrew wore marigold robes, an adult-sized orange parka and a pair of large white tennis shoes. A boy his age breezed by him on a BMX.
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Utah State First to Offer a Religious Studies Program

March 25, 2007

Author: ELAINE JARVIK

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Daily Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,3872,0,0,1,0

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (USA) -- He was a chemistry major, headed for a career in dentistry, when he took a seat that fall day in a class on "Buddha and Buddhism." From that very first day, says Charles Prebish, "I knew I was home."

Because his mother was still hoping he'd be a dentist, Prebish went on to dental...

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Sri Lanka Says Monk Can't Pack Heat

March 23, 2007

Source: Reuters

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/waikatotimes/4003014a4560.html

COLOMBO: A Buddhist monk who applied to join Sri Lanka's police force and carry a gun has been turned down – because he wouldn't give up his saffron robes.

The monk applied for a job as assistant superintendent of police, a rank to which sidearms are issued. It was not immediately clear why the monk wanted the policing job in the first place, but many monks take on jobs as...

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New Buddhist Meditation Center Opens In Nashville

March 17, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel/WKRN.com

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,3842,0,0,1,0

Nashville, TYN (USA) -- There has been a Buddhist temple in Nashville since 1981 and since then, the number of practicing Buddhists has grown dramatically. In turn, the Buddhist temple has opened a new center for meditation.

In a small house off Murfreesboro Road in south Nashville, dozens of immigrants and Asian Americans from the nation formerly known as Burma,...

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The Sound of Healing in a World of Pain

March 17, 2007

Author: James Woodard

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/timesstar/ci_5460267

BERKELEY —The world-famous Tibetan Tantric Choir brought its exotic music Wednesday night to a full-house Zellerbach Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, highlighting the upcoming visit of the Dalai Lama to San Francisco in late April.

It was an impressive performance. Zellerbach's stage was decked with ornate tapestries replete...

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Faith in Charity - Charity Regulator Launches Talks with Buddhist Charities in Birmingham

March 17, 2007

Source: Media Newswire

http://media-newswire.com/release_1045435.html

(Media-Newswire.com) - The bridges and barriers to running a faith-based charity will be at the heart of discussions between the Charity Commission and Buddhist charities at a launch event in Birmingham tomorrow. The seminar is the first of its kind with the Buddhist charity community and is part of a larger nationwide campaign run by the charity watchdog to develop its knowledge of the issues facing faith...

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Mosque Bombed after 8 Thai Buddhists Slain

March 14, 2007

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-03-14-thailand_N.htm

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) — A bomb wounded eleven Muslims outside a mosque in southern Thailand on Wednesday, in possible retaliation for the execution-style killings of eight Buddhist commuters in the same area earlier in the day.

Col. Apirat Sangkhao, the police chief in Yala province's Yaha district — where both attacks took place — described the bombing as "an...

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Buddhist Video Game Aims to Teach Morals

March 13, 2007

Author: Lucy Sherriff

Source: The Register

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/13/kids_video_for_good/

We hear a lot about violence in video games being to blame for all the ills besetting the youth of today. Now, a Thai games developer has decided it is time to right the balance and has developed a snappily titled Ethics Game to teach youngsters about being good, decent and teetotal.

The game is based around the five precepts of...

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Muslims, Buddhists Stage Rival Demonstrations in Troubled Southern Thailand

March 11, 2007

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/03/11/asia/AS-GEN-Thailand-Southern-Violence.php

BANGKOK, Thailand: Muslims and Buddhists staged rival protests Sunday in southern Thailand, as violence in the troubled area continued with three more killings.

In Pattani province, about 60 veiled Muslim women blocked a main road to demand the release of three...

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Buddhist Monks Brave Bitter Cold to Walk for Peace

March 8, 2007

Author: Matthew J. Webster

Source: Salem News

http://www.salemnews.com/local/local_story_067094826?page=0

Dressed in a yellow robe, the Venerable Kato, a Buddhist monk, beat a handheld drum as he marched in the freezing cold wind down Main Street in Essex yesterday, accompanied by eight local supporters.

Kato and Tow-Bee, another Buddhist monk based in the western Massachusetts town of Leverett, chanted in slow drones as they...

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Temple Dispute In State's High Court

March 7, 2007

Author: Lynne Tuohy

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-cambud0307.artmar07,0,6285768.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

Many members of the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut fled the "killing fields" of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge regime three decades ago. Their crucible now is a pitched legal battle over whether they can build a temple on 10 acres they own in Newtown.
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