Buddhism

Escondido Reconsiders Buddhist Temple

September 15, 2004

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/09/16/news/inland/17_20_069_15_04.txt

On September 15, 2004 North County Times reported, "with neighbors promising to compromise, the City Council [of Escondido, CA] voted Wednesday to reconsider its denial of a Tibetan Buddhist center planned for a cul-de-sac neighborhood. Councilman Tom D'Agosta changed his mind and reversed the majority vote after the applicant agreed on tougher...

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Photo Exhibit Highlights Scotland's Religious Leaders

September 14, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1076062004

On September 14, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Each of the men and women captured on film by [photographer Luke] Watson is a prominent member of a different faith community in Scotland. They make up a rich panorama of traditions, and will be displayed as part of the Keeping Faith exhibition, which opens on Friday at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Archbishop Brian Smith, of the Scottish...

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Monks Push for Declaration of Buddhist State

September 14, 2004

Source: TamilNet

http://www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=12884

On September 14, 2004 TamilNet reported, "Sri Lanka’s hardline monks took another step towards creating their ideal of a Buddhist state this week with their parliamentary party calling for a Constitutional change to make Buddhism the state religion. The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a party of Buddhist monks, has called on the government to amend the Constitution to make Buddhism Sri Lanka's...

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Buddhists Object to Portrayal of Buddhism in Hollywood Film

September 13, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3651684.stm

On September 13, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka have protested against a Hollywood film they say degrades the religion's founder. A poster for Hollywood Buddha shows US-based producer, director and star Philippe Caland sitting on the head of a statue of Lord Buddha. About 500 Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Burma gathered outside the US embassy in Colombo...

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Zoning Controversy Over Buddhist Temple in San Francisco

September 9, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/09/09/BAGA48LTV71.DTL

On September 9, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "religion is at the center of a classic San Francisco land-use fight, where a developer hires politically-connected permit consultant Walter Wong to gain approval for a much bigger building than would otherwise be allowed, while the foes tap Wong's frequent nemeses, growth-control...

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Buddhist Monastary Vandalized in MI

September 8, 2004

Source: The State News (Mich.)

http://www.statenews.com/article.phtml?pk=25145

On September 8, 2004 The State News reported, "a room of incense, candles and lotus lights remains under lock and key because of frequent attacks on the Americana Buddhist Temple that houses it... This room once was open to the public, as Buddhist tradition dictates, but vandals have become too frequent for Abbot Cheng Kuan to ignore them. Kuan said he blames the vandalism on prejudice and...

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Opposition Continues To Mount Over Buddhist Temple in Rowland Heights, CA

August 28, 2004

Source: Pasadena News

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/Stories/0,1413,206~22097~2366201,00.html

On August 28, 2004 Pasadena News reported, "Whether Buddhist, Christian, Muslim or atheist, about 300 residents who live near the proposed Buddhist temple in town say they won't hesitate to sue or picket against the project's developers. The Rowland Heights Residents Against Conditional Use Permit 98-044 met last week to plan a course of action against the...

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Concerns Raised Over Buddhist Temple's Proposed Expansion

August 26, 2004

Source: The Province/Global BC

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/news/story.html?id=5f365ee4-25e9-4956-ba5a-9ecf0547a06a

On August 26, 2004 Global BC reported, "It could become one of the Lower Mainland's newest landmarks. But the expansion plans for a Buddhist temple in Richmond are raising some concerns. Worshippers at the temple on No. 5 Road in Richmond have approved a $50-million project, that would be built...

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Young Tibetan Monk Speaks About "Diluting" of Buddhist Culture by Chinese

August 25, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0825/p01s04-woap.html?s=hns

On August 25, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a feature article on a young Tibetan Buddhist monk and his views on the political and spiritual situation of Tibetan Buddhists under Chinese rule, "Today, I tell him, officials here said that most Tibetans have abandoned their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the hope that he will return. Is this true?...

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