Buddhism

In Sunnyvale's Light Industrial Zones, Diverse Faiths Flourish

September 16, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

On September 16, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "To reach Bible Way Christian Center in San Jose, turn southeast at Fry's Electronics, then left at the mill fabric sign. The squat tan building with the ``Duel Systems integrated electronics packaging'' sign on one side -- but no cross in front -- is the church. Despite its untraditional setting, flourishing Bible Way has grown to more than 500 members and soon it will be moving -- to a bigger industrial site. Churches, temples and mosques are increasingly...

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Interfaith Remembrance of 9/11 Held at the Islamic Center of Southern California

September 15, 2006

Source: Jewish Journal

On September 15, 2006 the Jewish Journal reported, "Five years and 3,000 miles from the site of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the mournful strains of calls to prayer in Hebrew and Arabic open the Islamic Center of Southern California's fourth annual commemoration of the attacks of Sept. 11. The audience, dressed in saris, suits, skirts or slacks, bareheaded, or wearing head scarves, kippahs, kufis or turbans, gathered to pray together and to honor three religious leaders, Jewish, Christian and Muslim...

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America's Fourth-Largest Religious Group: Buddhism

September 14, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0914/p14s01-lire.html?s=hns

On September 14, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "That genial face has become familiar across the globe - almost as recognizable when it comes to religious leaders, perhaps, as Pope John Paul II. When in America, the Dalai Lama is a sought-after speaker, sharing his compassionate message and engaging aura well beyond the Buddhist community. After...

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Kazakh President Convenes Congress of World and Traditional Religions to Promote Tolerance, Security

September 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5341822.stm

On September 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "More than 40 spiritual leaders from around the world are in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, for the Congress of World and Traditional Religions. The event was organised by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, to promote security and stability through religious tolerance and understanding. Critics say it was also designed to promote Kazakhstan. Delegates...

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A Visit to the City of 10,000 Buddhas

September 13, 2006

Source: Common Ground

http://commongroundmag.com/2006/09/cityof10000buddhas0609.html

In its September 2006 edition, Common Ground reported, "The exit for Talmage, in the wine country 110 miles north of San Francisco, summons visions of bucolic landscapes and wine tasting. Instead, the 1.5-mile road to Talmage leads straight through an imposing gateway of pink, black and gold, with bold lettering in Chinese and words in English: 'The City of 10,000 Buddhas...

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Update: City of Garden Grove and Quan Am Temple Trying to Find a Compromise

September 13, 2006

Original Source: Orange County Register

On September 13, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "City Council members on Tuesday did not take any reportable action behind closed doors on whether to allow a Buddhist temple to hold services temporarily. The Quan Am temple, housed in an office building on Chapman Avenue, sued the city last month through the American Civil Liberties Union, challenging the constitutionality of the city's zoning code. A federal court judge recently encouraged the temple and the city to arrive at a...

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Venerable Yifa to be Honored for Her Interfaith Work, Leadership

September 11, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4311028

On September 11, 2006 the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "Being a Buddhist nun is a far cry from what the Venerable Yifa had set out to do in her younger life. She wanted to be a politician. 'I was very ambitious,' Yifa remembered. 'I wanted to shake up the system.' But her priorities changed dramatically during a summer retreat she took at the age of 20. There, Yifa learned to meditate,...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith...

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Dalai Lama to Bless the Largest Buddhist Monument in the US

September 10, 2006

Source: The Coloradoan

http://www.coloradoan.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/LIFESTYLE/609100320/1024

On September 10, 2006 The Coloradoan reported, "As the morning sun rises above the Shambhala Mountain Center near Red Feather Lakes on Sept. 17, 2,000 Front Range residents will be taking their seats for what, for some, will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. The 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, is...

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A Profile of Zen Buddhist Temple in Lake View

September 10, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On September 10, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Name:Zen Buddhist Temple. The temple is a member of the Buddhist Society for Compassionate Wisdom. Location: 1710 W. Cornelia in Lake View. Year founded: 1992. Congregation: Membership is about 100; non-members drop in for Sunday meditation services and special events. Spiritual leaders: The resident priest, the Rev. Sanha Jung Soon Park, lay dharma teacher Kosu Diane Snider and founder Venerable Samu Sunim, who trained as a monk in Korea and came to the...

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Dalai Lama Receives Honorary Canadian Citizenship

September 9, 2006

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060910/en_afp/canadapoliticsreligion_060910001338

On September 9, 2006 Agence France-Presse reported, "Canada's minister of citizenship and immigration personally presented the Dalai Lama with Canadian citizenship in this western Canadian city. Monte Solberg presented a framed certificate to the smiling Dalai Lama before a cheering crowd of 12,000 who came to hear the Tibetan Buddhist...

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Religion in the Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities - and Respect

September 9, 2006

Source: Charlotte Observer/ Orange County Register

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/living/religion/15477263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "Attorneys Richard Streza, Dave Brown and Tim Voorhees, partners at Brown and Streza LLP in Irvine, Calif., hold weekly Bible study in the office. Farmers Insurance broker Belal Dalati has a sign of Allah on his Anaheim office wall and pauses from work five times a day to pray....

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Women's Interfaith Circle of Palm Beach County to Hold First Retreat

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pwomen08sep08,0,5430645.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Enough fighting already! A group of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker women don't want to argue about religion. They want to talk. The women don't have solutions to the world's religious conflicts. But they...

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