Buddhism

Rowland Heights Temple Approved

September 29, 2004

Source: Pasadena Star

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/Stories/0,1413,206~22097~2435680,00.html

On September 29, 2004 the Pasadena Star reported, "the county Planning Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a proposed Buddhist temple in Rowland Heights, despite pleas from opponents concerned about construction and traffic. Officials at the California Yuan Yung Buddhist Temple and Retreat Center want to move from Los Angeles and construct...

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A Buddhist Pioneer in Pittsburgh Turns Bar into Temple

September 28, 2004

Source: Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04273/387115.stm

On September 28, 2004 the Post-Gazette reported, "[Thich Kien] Nhu, a Buddhist monk, leads activities at the religious center for the Buddhist Meditation Society of America in Pittsburgh on Braddock Avenue... The temple, which is in Braddock, is part of a sangha, or monastic community, that Nhu is quietly developing in a neighborhood where young men pass the workday on street corners, where locked and...

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Buddhists Lodge Complaint Against U.S. Film Poster

September 28, 2004

Source: Canada.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.canada.com/entertainment/story.html?id=44f5f104-fbce-4c78-80c3-8177458dab68

On September 28, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "The Cambodian government lodged a complaint Tuesday with the U.S. Embassy about a Hollywood movie promotional poster depicting a man sitting on the head of a Buddha statue. Many in the predominantly Buddhist country find the...

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Bhutanese Monks Create Sand Mandala at Nebraska Union Center

September 28, 2004

Source: Kuensel Online/Daily Nebraskan

http://www.kuenselonline.com/article.php?sid=4552

On September 28, 2004 the Daily Nebraskan reported, "[Kezang] Dorjee, a Buddhist monk sponsored by the Drukpa Mila Center in Boulder, Colo., worked to finish his mandala in the northwest corner of the Nebraska Union for the completion and blessing ceremony today at 2 p.m. The mandala, Sanskrit for 'circle,' is a Buddhist tradition dating back many centuries. Buddhist monks create the...

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Leaders in Edmonton Say City is Model of Religious Cooperation

September 27, 2004

Source: CANOE/Edmonton Sun

http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/EdmontonSun/News/2004/09/27/645239.html

On September 27, 2004 the Edmonton Sun reported, "Leaders of the city's various religious communities said yesterday that Edmontonians bucked a trend toward religious intolerance after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. And Sen. Doug Roche - who is recognized for his international work with the United Nations to promote peace - said the co-operation between...

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Interfaith Members Support Each Other's Holiday Celebrations

September 23, 2004

Source: yorkregion.com

http ://w ww.yorkregion.com/yr/opinion/letter/story/2228323p-2582634c.html

On September 23, 2004 yorkregion.com ran a letter to the editor from Ghulam Abbas Sajan, co-chairperson of Mosaic, an interfaith organization. Sajan writes, "The goal of Mosaic is to learn and respect each other's religion. This way there is no hate if we co-exist. In line with that goal, we have instituted social action activities, among which is one where representatives of our seven religions -- Buddhism, Christianity,...

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Government Will Receive Dalai Lama as Religious, Not Political, Leader

September 21, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15304_1.html

On September 21, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Mexico's government will greet the Dalai Lama as a religious leader - not as a politician - a top official said Tuesday. Interior Secretary Santiago Creel, who oversees domestic political issues, told a news conference that the Nobel Peace Prize laureate would be welcomed as a religious...

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Beliefnet's Coverage of the "Twelve Tribes" of American Politics

September 20, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15355.html

On September 20, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "judging from the amount of press coverage they get, you'd think the only religious groups in American politics were the religious right - and everyone else. In fact, a shrewd candidate needs to understand the idiocyncrasies and hot buttons of all Twelve Tribes of American Politics. Unlike the more famous Twelve Tribes of Israel, these groups can all be...

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WI Zen Center Hosts “Compassion Fest”

September 19, 2004

Source: The Journal Times

http://www.journaltimes.com/articles/2004/09/18/community/iq_3096223.txt

On September 19, 2004 The Journal Times reported, "joy, pure and simple, is what Holly Johnson is hoping to bring to the DeKoven Center grounds [Racine, WI] next month in an event called Compassion Fest. There won't be anything sold or bought there. There won't be a fund-raising raffle. Instead, it will be a day of doing for others, appreciating and...

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Following the Path to Becoming a Buddhist Monk

September 19, 2004

Source: The Gainesville Sun

http://www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040919/DAYBREAK/40918027

On September 19, 2004 The Gainesville Sun reported, "as we turn 50, we become acutely aware that we are running out of time. David Bole's response to that awareness was to embark on a journey of the mind, a journey that placed him in a 3-foot-by-3-foot box 14 to 16 hours a day. In November 2000, Bole, a Gainesville acupuncturist, left...

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Dalai Lama Speaks in South Florida

September 17, 2004

Source: Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/9686319.htm

On September 17, 2004 the Miami Herald reported, "thousands of South Floridians [gathered] to see Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, who kicks off five days of public talks and religious teachings in Miami-Dade and Broward counties on Saturday... His message has resonated in the post-9/11 period, with his emphasis on nonviolence and achieving world peace through compassion. These elements have...

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