Buddhism

Royal Kathina Ceremony Held at Utah's Only Thai Buddhist Temple

August 29, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_3207774

On August 29, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "In ancient India, when the rains fell, people became anxious about their young crops. The water wasn't the problem. It was the wandering monks who tramped across their vulnerable fields who had them worried. So Lord Buddha, born Siddhartha Gautama in the sixth century B.C., adopted and set forth the practice of a rain retreat - the idea that during the three-...

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Opinion: "Qatar Leads the Way" by President of Caspian Energy Consulting

August 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20060828-101134-3921r.htm

On August 29, 2006 The Washington Times ran an opinion piece by S. Rob Sobhani, president of Caspian Energy Consulting. "As the world focuses on the conflict between Israel and Iran's proxy, Hezbollah, a quiet revolution to remove oppression and despair that often leads to terrorism is taking place in neighboring Qatar under the leadership of a dynamic and charismatic woman....

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Buddhist Temple Dispute May be Resolved by Sebastian County Election Commission

August 28, 2006

Source: Times Record

http://www.swtimes.com/articles/2006/08/28/news/news03.txt

On August 28, 2006 the Times Record reported, "The Sebastian County Election Commission is expected to decide today whether to conduct an election for a Fort Smith Buddhist temple whose members have been battling each other in court for more than a year. Election Coordinator Jerry Huff said the commission will consider a request to conduct an election of temple officers at Wat Buddha...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend...

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Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Women to Gather in Honolulu

August 26, 2006

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Aug/26/il/FP608260321.html

On August 26, 2006 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "When thousands of women from the Jodo Shinshu sect converge in Honolulu next weekend for the 13th annual World Buddhist Women's Convention, the aim will be to spread the message of Buddhism through the culture of Hawai'i. There will be hula and Hawaiian song workshops; delegates can make a...

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Tzu Chi Foundation, "The Buddhist Red Cross," Continues to Help Katrina Victims

August 26, 2006

Source: sgvtribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4245675

On August 26, 2006 sgvtribune reported, "After Hurricane Katrina drowned and devastated the Gulf Coast, Kevin Minor's car wouldn't drive in reverse and stopped running once he'd gotten his family to Los Angeles. Now he feels the same way, as his family scrapes by on the income of his wife, Katrina Roberson, but unable to save enough money to return to his native Louisiana. Alongside other survivors relocated to...

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Dalai Lama Initiates Mongolian Monks, Helps Re-Establish Buddhism

August 25, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=47,3079,0,0,1,0

On August 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Dalai Lama elevated a group of Mongolian monks into the Buddhist priesthood's higher ranks Friday, bolstering the country's traditional faith as it struggles to re-establish itself following decades of communist persecution. With hundreds of onlookers gathered outside, the...

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White, Female Priest to Lead Primarily Japanese-American Visalia Buddhist Church

August 22, 2006

Source: Visalia Times-Delta

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060822/NEWS01/608220302

On August 22, 2006 Visalia Times-Delta reported, "The Visalia Buddhist Church now has something no other temple has — a white woman priest as the head of the temple. Jo-Ren MacDonald, who transferred from the Fresno Betzerine Temple, accepted the position as head of the Visalia and Hanford temples and on Aug. 12 had her...

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To Fight AIDS, Interfaith Collaboration Needed

August 22, 2006

Source: Zenit News Agency

On August 22, 2006 the Zenit News Agency reported, "A 'road map' for interfaith collaboration is necessary to address the AIDS pandemic, says an adviser to Caritas Internationalis. People of faith can no longer allow themselves the luxury of segmented and separated responses to AIDS, said Father Robert Vitillo during an interreligious conference on the topic, held Aug. 12. The conference was a prelude to the 16th International Conference on AIDS, held in Toronto from Aug. 13-18. As Caritas' special adviser...

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Diverse Expressions of Buddhism in Lincoln, Nebraska

August 21, 2006

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,3050,0,0,1,0

On August 21, 2006 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "It’s about an hour after services ended at Linh Quang Buddhist Temple, and members are still hanging around the building. Some are socializing and making plans for the rest of their Sunday, others are cleaning and doing yardwork. About a dozen teenage boys are gathered in the temple’s backyard, practicing...

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Poway Interfaith Council Working to Increase Understanding

August 20, 2006

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/08/21/news/inland/82006203506.txt

On August 20, 2006 the North County Times reported, "Although still in its infancy, the Poway Interfaith Council is taking big steps forward, and Sunday marked the celebratory end of its first project: Interfaith Summer Nights, where over the course of seven weekly seminars, each of the group's member religions taught the others what their...

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Donor Helps to Create a Multi-Faith Center in Empty Edinburgh Church

August 18, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/BBC

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,3054,0,0,1,0

On August 18, 2006 BBC reported, "Businessman Sir Tom Farmer is providing funds to help create a multi-faith centre in Edinburgh. The millionaire Kwik-Fit owner is planning to contribute hundreds of thousands of pounds for the venture. It will see Buddhist Monks and Mother Teresa nuns move into a disused church in Blackfriars Street, which is owned by the Italian government...

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Rebuilding the Bamiyan Buddhas

August 14, 2006

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/innews/3564-1.html

On August 14, 2006 Tricycle reported, "There's not much to be optimistic about in Afghanistan, but residents of Bamiyan are hopeful that the famous Buddhas of their town, destroyed by the Taliban in March of 2001, can be rebuilt. Searching through the rubble for fragments of the statues, paid $5 a day by a United Nations-funded project, locals remember the better days of tourism, when Bamiyan had twenty...

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