Buddhism

Dalai Lama Speaks of Abandoning Quest for Tibetan Self-Governance

March 14, 2005

Source: Beliefnet/BBC

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/162/story_16246_1.html

On March 14, 2005 the BBC reported, "The Dalai Lama has extended an olive branch to Beijing in a bid to resolve the decades-old political conflict over Tibetan independence. The exiled spiritual leader appears to have given up any demand for Tibetan self-governance and is willing to accept Chinese rule so long as Tibet's culture, spirituality and environment are preserved.

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Swansea Residents Oppose Plans to Convert Hotel into Buddhist Meditation Center

March 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/4330161.stm

On March 9, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A plan to convert a Swansea hotel into a Buddhist meditation centre has brought objections from neighbours claiming it may create too much noise. People living near the Windsor Lodge Hotel fear being kept awake by 'loud prolonged late night chanting'. But the applicants say the centre would be less noisy than a hotel as there are no televisions,...

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Buddhism Thrives in Colorado Springs

March 5, 2005

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/display.php?secid=20

On March 5, 2005 The Gazette reported, "with 360 million believers, Buddhism is one of the world’s great religions. It’s based on the premise that passion breeds pain, and the only way to find true bliss is to strip away the unproductive desires and cravings that plague our lives... Rocky Mountain Insight is part of a small but thriving community of Buddhists in Colorado Springs. There are at least...

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Buddhists Emerge from Winter Seclusion

February 23, 2005

Source: The Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200502/kt2005022318062611690.htm

On February 23, 2005 The Korea Times reported, "No newspaper, no television and no e-mail. Any form of communications with the outside world was strictly banned. Speaking was discouraged or, in some cases, prohibited. Reading of any kind, including letters, was forbidden. Ending yesterday, many monks had isolated themselves at Kumdangsonwon Monastery in...

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Rap, Hip-Hop Used to Lure Youth to Celebrate Buddhist Holiday

February 23, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times/Press Trust of India

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1250815,00110005.htm

On February 23, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Rap and hip hop songs are not normally noted for their moral content, but Thailand's Culture Ministry hopes to harness the popularity of the genres to encourage Thai youth to take part in the holiest day in the Buddhist calendar. The government finds little reason to be delighted that the popularity...

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Buddhist Procession at Christo's Gates in Central Park

February 22, 2005

Source: WNYC News

http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/44213

On February 22, 2005 WNYC News reported, "a group of Buddhist monks and their supporters came to Central Park seeking spiritual serenity. The Gates installation is as much spectacle as art. So it was fitting that a 'meditative procession' also became an event. Photographers and onlookers crowded the monks and snapped pictures, as followers lined up to walk in silence. Wun-Yung Suh, a Korean monk who now lives in Teaneck,...

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Tibetan Buddhist Nuns Create Mandala at Wellesley College

February 18, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/theater_arts/articles/2005/02/18/encircling_art_with_spirituality/

On February 18, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "in a contemporary art gallery at Wellesley College on Wednesday afternoon, about 100 people were sitting on canvas camp stools, gazing at an empty wooden platform painted the color of bricks... Victor Kazanjian, Wellesley's dean of religious and spiritual life, was...

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