Buddhism

New Book Maps Spiritual Landscape of Maine

December 17, 2005

Source: Bangor Daily News

http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/?a=125338

On December 17, 2005 the Bangor Daily News reported, "Ever feel tempted to consult a shaman? Or learn how to be a shaman? Interested in finding out about solstice celebrations conducted by local pagans? Wondering what Swedenborgianism is all about? Curious about the much-persecuted Baha'i Faith? Looking to find a compatible meditation group? Information on these topics and many, many more can...

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Over 91 Million People Expected to Visit Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples At New Year

December 16, 2005

Source: The Japan Times

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?nn20051216b1.htm

On December 16, 2005 The Japan Times reported, "More than 91 million people are expected to visit shrines and temples during the first three days of 2006 if the weather is good during the holiday season, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The NPA estimates 91.64 million people nationwide will visit Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples during the first three...

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Wilmette High Schooler, a Practicing Buddhist, Uses Meditation to Improve Athletic Performance

December 15, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Glencoe News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=7,2071,0,0,1,0

On December 15, 2005 Glencoe News reported, "Mental toughness in an athlete isn't something that's easy to define. But one path to achieving that goal is through meditation. Just ask Kelly Lehmann.

As a member of the fastest New Trier girls cross country team in school history -- and a practicing Buddhist -- the senior from Wilmette is an example of how...

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Dickinson Buddhist Temple to Dedicate New Statue

December 14, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Galveston County Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2075,0,0,1,0

On December 14, 2005 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "Every year, Linh Son Buddhist Temple has an Amitabha Buddha ceremony before the New Year. This year’s ceremony will include the dedication of a new, 20-foot statue. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, members of the temple will recite sutras and chant the name Amitabha Buddha. Sutras are...

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Kansas City Panel Discusses Honoring Faiths in the Workplace Year-Round

December 9, 2005

Source: Centre Daily

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13362838.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Centre Daily reported, "Mathematical equations about slopes, lines and parallels filled a dry-erase board in a classroom on the Pioneer Campus of Penn Valley Community College. It all looked unintelligible. By the wall containing [these equations] sat a panel talking about something equally as difficult for many Americans to understand....

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Newtown Buddhists Pursue Court Appeal for Temple Plans

December 8, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Newton Bee

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2058,0,0,1,0

On December 8, 2005 The Buddhist Channel/The Newton Bee reported, "A religious group that wants to build a temple at a Boggs Hill Road property is seeking permission from the Connecticut Appellate Court to file an appeal challenging a recent Danbury Superior Court decision, which upheld the Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission's (P&Z) past...

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Multifaith Council Launched

December 8, 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

On December 8, 2005 The Rising Nepal reported, "Instituted with the main objectives of spreading the message of religious tolerance in the world and working for the welfare of mankind, an organisation by the name 'National Religions, Cultures Coordination and Promotion Council Nepal' was formally launched here yesterday. Badagurujyu Janardan Raj Pande, Chairman of the World Hindu Federation, Bharat Keshar Singh, Senior Vice-chairman of Nepal Anubrat Sangh Jaya Prakash Gupta, Chairman of Sanatan Dharma Sewa...

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Buddhist Temple Lies Nestled in the Scottish Countryside

December 7, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Scotsman

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,2050,0,0,1,0

On December 7, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "This traditional Buddhist temple is a long way from its roots in Tibet. The Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre is a surprising find, nestled among the rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway, near the tiny village of Eskdalemuir. The monastery, which was established in 1967 on the site of a former Buddhist centre, is...

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Citizens of Bowling Green Celebrate a Variety of Religious Holidays this Winter

December 6, 2005

Source: The BG News

On December 6, 2005 The BG News ran a feature article on various religious holidays celebrated by students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "Senior Shantha Das... [celebrates Hindu] religious holidays, such as Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated around Christmas time. This year Diwali began on Nov. 1... [According to Birender Anand, a University sophomore], the biggest Sikh celebration commemorates the birth of the last guru. For this celebration, many Sikhs...

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Gulfport Buddhist Center to Open in Longchen Tradition

December 4, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/12/04/Neighborhoodtimes/Tibetan_monk_to_bless.shtml

On December 4, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "A Tibetan monk is coming to the area this week to officially open a Gulfport Buddhist center. The Venerable Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, who teaches in California, will also make appearances in St. Petersburg. The monk will bless the Pema Choling Center established by Gulfport resident...

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Buddhists Temple in Stockton Granted Higher Capacity for a Price

December 4, 2005

Source: Buddhist Channel/San Joaquin News Service

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2030,0,0,1,0

On December 4, 2005 the San Joaquin News Service reported, "A depleted team of county planning commissioners Thursday allowed a Buddhist association to squeeze more people into their place of worship in Stockton, but for a small fee. With [two commissioners] absent, the remaining commissioners voted, 3-0, in favor of the Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple. The...

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