Buddhism

Buddhist Council of the Midwest Convenes 21st Annual International Buddhism Festival

June 14, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0506140255jun14,1,6588033.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

On June 14, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "It was well up in the 80s Saturday at the 21st Annual International Buddhism Festival, a daylong event that filled the nooks and crannies of the Lake Street Church with meditation, chanting, lectures on the arts, wellness...

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Chanhassen Monk is Part of Wave of Buddhism in the U.S.

June 11, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/614/5451729.html

On June 11, 2005 the Star Tribune reported, "today, Bhante Sathi (BAHN-tay SAH-tee), 31, lives in Chanhassen and teaches Buddhism and meditation techniques statewide at schools, meditation centers and churches... After he was ordained as a teenager in Sri Lanka, Bhante Sathi (the name means 'Venerable Sathi') worked as an editor of ancient Buddhist texts translated into English. He lived in Kandy...

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Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Looks to the Future of Interreligious Dialogue

June 10, 2005

Source: The Tidings Corporation

http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/0610/buddhist.htm

On June 10, 2005 The Tidings Corporation reported, "interreligious dialogue nurtured by Pope John Paul II must continue to evolve under Pope Benedict XVI's papacy or global ethnic and religious conflicts will escalate, said Buddhist and Christian leaders attending an international religious conference at Loyola Marymount University June 3-8. As one of the first major interreligious...

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Buddhist Leaders Claim Census Count for Buddhists to be "Grossly Understated"

June 9, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=71969

On June 9, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Buddhist leaders, including Tenzin Ngodupa, a representative of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, today rejected government’s claim that India has only 80 lakh Buddhists and said these figures, projected in the recently-released Census of Religions were 'grossly understated.' The Buddhist leaders were interacting with the...

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Buddhist Temple and School Hope to Build in Diverse Fremont

June 8, 2005

Source: The Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_2790225

On June 8, 2005 The Oakland Tribune reported, "six years ago this month, Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu stood at an empty lot next to Quarry Lakes park, surveyed the land with a Chinese geomantic compass and declared it an exceptional site to build a temple. Founder of the True Buddha School and a spiritual leader with more than 4 million followers worldwide...

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At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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Buddhist and Christian Centers Offer Peaceful Retreats

June 5, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/11822130.htm

On June 5, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "more people are taking advantage of a growing number of retreat centers in the area to take time out, to take stock of their lives, to find spiritual perspective and renewal... It's a national phenomenon, according to the Christian Camp and Conference Association, a nonprofit organization of Christian retreat...

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UNESCO Fears Destruction of Buddhist Temples in Pagan

June 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4606759.stm

On June 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "The sunsets are still spectacular - a golden glow brushing the curves of 2,000 ancient temples and pagodas clustered on the edge of the Irrawaddy River in central Burma.

But today some of the world's leading experts have accused Burma's military regime of waging 'archaeological blitzkrieg' against the legendary Buddhist treasures of Pagan...

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In an English Village, Anglican Chapel Becomes a Buddhist Meditation Center

June 1, 2005

Source: Tricycle

On June 1, 2005 Tricycle reported, "A long-disused Anglican chapel is being converted into a Buddhist temple in the English village of Knaphill. Knaphill is located in the borough of Woking, about 25 miles southwest of London. The group renovating the chapel is the Dhammakaya International Society of the United Kingdom (DISUK). The temple will be one of 16 Thai Buddhist temples in the UK serving a Thai community numbering more than 30,000, but it is hoped the temple will also attract non-Thai residents interested in...

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Zen Priest Receives Honors from Government for Garden Designs

May 31, 2005

Source: The Japan Times

On May 31, 2005 The Japan Times reported, "A Buddhist priest considered to be one of the world's best Zen garden designers will receive an award from the Canadian government this week. Shunmyo Masuno, head priest at Yokohama's Kenkoji Temple, will receive the Meritorious Service Award on Friday in Ottawa, the first Japanese to receive such a distinction. He will also get an honorary doctorate Tuesday from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. They are just the latest awards the 52-year-old Zen...

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Greensboro Buddhists Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday

May 30, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/news/local/gso/buddha053005.htm

On May 30, 2005 the News-Record reported, "the ceremony at the Buddhist temple off Holden Road drew about 300 people Sunday. Although the average weekly attendance is about 75 people, this event drew Vietnamese from throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Buddha’s birthday is the Buddhist equivalent of Christmas. In addition to New Year’s Day and Parent’s Day, Buddha...

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