Buddhism

Religious Leaders Protest Bush Visit

June 21, 2004

Source: online.ie

http://www.online.ie/news/viewer.adp?article=3129175

On June 21, 2004 online.ie reported, "A group of leading Irish religious representatives came out in support of protests against the forthcoming visit of U.S. President George Bush to Ireland. Christian, Buddhist and Muslim representatives, together with the NGO Peace Alliance, have planned a number of peaceful protests for this weekend. They are calling on Irish people to join their demonstrations...

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Christians Mobilized to Pray for Toronto During Dalai Lama's Visit

June 18, 2004

Source: Christian World News

http://www.cbn.com/CBNNews/CWN/061804toronto.asp

On June 18, 2004 Christian World News reported, "When the news broke that the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism's spiritual leader, was planning to visit Toronto, Mission GTA kicked into gear. Mission GTA is a network of Christian pastors and leaders representing a variety of denominations and cultures. They saw this event as serious cause for concern. 'The prime mission of the Dalai Lama's visit,'...

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Buddhists Donate Proceeds from Sale of House to University's Environmental Studies Program

June 14, 2004

Source: Toronto Star

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail?R=EDB0111

On June 14, 2004 the Toronto Star reported, "A spiritual connection between the Faculty of Environmental Studies and a local Buddhist temple has resulted in what York University officials are calling 'a particularly gracious and meaningful gift...

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Zen Center in Landmark Location of Syracuse

June 10, 2004

Source: The Post-Standard

http://www.syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-0/1086856520229030.xml

On June 10, 2004 The Post-Standard reported thata Zen Center in Syracuse has existed in city landmark, Onondaga Valley, for the past eight years. The Zen Center is built upon the land established by Syracuse founding father Joshua Forman. The Forman house sat through almost 200 years of Syracuse's growth as a city. This...

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Sri Lanka Confiscates Potentially Offensive Commercial Products

June 10, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3795259.stm

On June 10, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Customs officials and police and customs in Sri Lanka have been told to seize Buddha Bar music and bikinis with Buddha images, officials say. The music - which originates from a nightclub in Paris - and the swimwear have been deemed by the authorities as potentially offensive to Buddhists. Some Buddhists have called for a strict enforcement of laws that stop the...

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Zen Master Offers Hope in Oregon State Penitentiary

June 10, 2004

Source: Statesmen Journal

http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=81703

On June 10, 2004 Statesmen Journal reported, "A Korean Zen master sang, prayed and offered words of hope Wednesday night to a receptive group of inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary. In a prison chapel framed by barred windows, Buddhist monk Kyunghoon Sunim told the inmates they could free their minds from the bounds of physical captivity. Like all prisons in the 12,000-inmate Oregon...

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Country Experiencing a Buddhist "Boom"

June 9, 2004

Source: Deutsche Welle

http://www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,1441_A_1231623_1_A,00.html

On June 9, 2004 Deutsche Welle reported, "Increasing numbers of Germans are switching off their worries along with their mobile phones and immersing themselves in [the] Buddha's teachings...Around a hundred Germans, among them doctors, architects and harried advertising executives, arrive at [Hamburg's Buddhist Center], take off their shoes, switch off their mobile...

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North Carolina Monk to Aid in UN Ceremony

June 9, 2004

Source: The Sun News

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/sunnews/8802760.htm

On June 9, 2004 The Sun News reported, "A Buddhist monk from Brunswick County, N.C., will be one of about 30 monks from the United States and Thailand leading an international ceremony Tuesday at the United Nations. Visakha Puja, which celebrates the birth of Buddha, his attainment of enlightenment and his death, is being recognized by the United Nations for the fourth year. Abbot...

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Buddhist Artifacts Still in Danger

June 8, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0608/p06s03-wosc.html

On June 8, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Seven strangers pulled into [Mis Ainak, Afghanistan] a few weeks ago with a keen interest in a nearby Buddhist temple. They asked the local villagers why they wanted to work for pennies when they could make hundreds of dollars stealing Buddhas instead. The villagers' response? On May 16, they called the cops and had the...

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Dedication of Hindu Temple Includes Hindu Priests and Buddhist Monks

June 7, 2004

Source: Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,254943,00.html?

On June 7, 2004 the the Straits Times reported, "Hindu priests and Buddhist monks joined in religious prayer at the $2.25 million Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple in Sengkang yesterday. The sculptural and ornamental works in the Hindu temple...got off to an auspicious start when MP Indranee Rajah (Tanjong Pagar GRC) placed the main sangus, or...

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Buddhist Respond to the War with 'Change Your Mind Day'

June 5, 2004

Source: Belinet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/147/story_14710_1.html

On June 5, 2004 Beliefnet reported that "Buddhists are coming together in Washington D.C. in response to the war in Iraq. The leader of this effort Hugh Byrne, a Buddhist minister at Georgetown University and meditation teacher at the Smithsonian Institution, helped to organize The Washington Buddhist Peace Fellowship in early 2003. The group's first public event was a peace walk from the...

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