Buddhism

Mourning Philip Kapleau, Zen Teacher and Buddhist Pioneer

May 22, 2004

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/news/05220G4BCEI_news.shtml

On May 22, 2004 the the Democrat and Chronicle reported,On March 1, 1966, Philip Kapleau, then a vigorous 53 years old and fresh from a dozen years in a Japanese Zen monastery, attended an evening meditation session in Rochester. He had just published his to-be-famous The Three Pillars of Zen and was touring to promote the book. 'The minute he came, he said:...

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Buddhists in Glasgow Prepare for First Buddhist Festival, Dalai Lama Visit

May 21, 2004

Original Source: Evening Times. Maureen Ellis

https://www.phayul.com/2004/05/28/6996/

On May 21, 2004 the Evening Times ran a feature article on Buddhists in Glasgow: "His Holiness the Dalai Lama comes to the SECC in Glasgow on Saturday for the first of four days of teachings on Buddhism. An expected 10,000 people will attend his public talk, while the...

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Thich Nhat Hanh Comments on Iraq Prison Abuse

May 21, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/146/story_14636_1.html

On May 21, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, on the prisoner abuses in Iraq. Hanh writes, "Recent news about the abuse of prisoners of war provides us with the opportunity to look deeply into the nature of war. This is an opportunity for us to be more aware. This is not new; everywhere there is war, these kinds of things happen...Soldiers are...

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Buddhist Center to Open in Acadiana

May 19, 2004

Source: The Advocate

http://www.2theadvocate.com/stories/051904/new_tibetan001.shtml

On May 19, 2004 The Advocate reported, "Acadiana residents interested in Tibetan culture and the Buddhist philosophy may soon have a resource close to home. Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche, abbot of the Mardo Tashi Chöling Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, has announced is plans to build a Tibetan Cultural Center in Acadiana. Rinpoche directs the education and spiritual practice of...

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Three Buddhist Temples Attacked With Explosives

May 16, 2004

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L16634800.htm

On May 16, 2004 Reuters reported, "Bomb blasts rocked three Buddhist temples in Thailand's troubled Muslim south on Sunday, wounding at least one person in the latest violence to hit the restive region, police said. The temples, located in three separate districts of Narathiwat province, were hit by bombs within minutes of each other. One temple suffered damage to its roof and pillars. 'Three...

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Victoria's Secret Apologizes for Use of Buddhist Images on Swimwear

May 15, 2004

Source: TODAY online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/19252.asp

On May 15, 2004 TODAY online reported, "They called it their 'Asian Floral Tankini,' a tankini being a bikini with a tank top-like upper part. Floral indeed it was, with colourful, luxuriant flowers emblazoned on the material. And the 'Asian' element? Well, along with the flowers there were images of Buddha and Bodhisattvas (enlightened beings). This swimwear item was featured in American lingerie-maker...

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Buddhists Fear Soccer Stadium Will Displace Temple in IL

May 12, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-buddhist12.html

On May 12, 2004 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Even with jets roaring overhead on their approach to nearby Midway Airport, Wat Dhammaram Thai Buddhist Temple in Bridgeview, with its fruit trees and vegetable gardens -- and the eight monks who care for them -- is normally a pretty serene place. Such was not the case as monks in saffron robes and temple officials in business...

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Fourth World Buddhist Summit to be Held in Myanmar

May 10, 2004

Source: Xinhuanet

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-05/10/content_1459857.htm

On May 10, 2004 Xinhuanet reported, "Preparations are in full swing in Myanmar for the Fourth World Buddhist Summit scheduled for December 9 in Yangon, local press reported on Monday. About 150 representatives from Buddhist organizations in 30 countries are expected to attend the three-day event to be hosted by Myanmar for the first time, the Ministry of Religious Affairs was...

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Buddhist Statue to be Added to Sheffield Skyline

May 6, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1210428,00.html

On May 6, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Sheffield's skyline is to get a man-sized golden statue of Buddha following a secret discussion by city planners. The council admitted yesterday it had been wrong to exclude press and public from a brief debate on the eye-catching feature proposed for a grade II-listed church which now houses Sheffield's Buddhist centre. The statue will...

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Govt Official Addresses Buddhists at Wesak Day Celebrations

May 6, 2004

Source: Sarawak Tribune

http://www.sarawaktribune.com.my/publish/article_31520.shtml

On May 6, 2004 the Sarawak Tribune reported, "Buddhists are urged to practise the teachings of the Buddha and make them part of their daily lives. Speaking at a Wesak Day celebration here, Assistant Minister of Social Development and Urbanisation Datuk Sim Kheng Hui also stressed that the teachings of Buddha, like selflessness were the keys to a clean society. He urged...

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Hmong Community Thrives at Grassroots Political Activism

May 6, 2004

Source: SuabHmong Radio

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=9d4de22d1f308d3c7c21608fe4e6791a

On May 6, 2004 SuabHmong Radio reported, " Milwaukee is home to approximately 20,000 Hmong, a nomadic tribe that emigrated from Laos in the Vietnam War's aftermath. Here in the United States, Hmong are discovering that their traditional, clan-based system of leadership can benefit U.S.-style grassroots...

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Plans for Buddhist Meditation Center Vetoed

May 6, 2004

Source: The Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/northcounty/20040506-9999-1mi6dang.html

On May 6, 2004 The Union-Tribune reported, "The planning group has voted unanimously to oppose conceptual plans for a Buddhist meditation center proposed for a hillside above the San Luis Rey Downs horse track, saying it wouldn't fit in the rural area. 'The design is more appropriate for a Grauman's Chinese Theatre than Bonsall,' said Charles...

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