Buddhism

Salinas Buddhist Temple Celebrates 80 Years

May 5, 2004

Source: The Californian

http://www.californianonline.com/news/stories/20040505/community/358378.html

On May 5, 2004 The Californian reported, "When Japanese immigrants came to Salinas more than 80 years ago to set up farms and businesses, they also founded a Buddhist temple... The temple, founded in 1924, celebrated its 80th anniversary March 14 with a banquet, parade and traditional service. To mark the occasion, the Monterey County Board...

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Proposed Buddhist Center Meets Zoning Opposition in CA

May 4, 2004

Source: The North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/05/02/news/inland/22_23_005_1_04.txt

On May 4, 2004 The North County Times reported, " A center that supporters say is intended as a place for meditation and reflection has neighbors feeling anything but peaceful. Those neighbors say they plan to turn out in force Tuesday when the Bonsall Community Sponsor Group considers plans for the Dai Dang Meditation Center at 6326 Camino del...

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Proposed Thai Buddhist Temple in Scotland Would be the Second in Europe

May 4, 2004

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=506972004

On May 4, 2004 the Edinburgh Evening News reported, "A Thai Buddhist temple is set to be built in Edinburgh. Backers hope to recreate the magnificence of Bangkok’s famous Wat Po Temple at a city site. If built, it would be only the second Thai Buddhist temple in Europe. The Scottish Thai community has launched a £1 million campaign to get the project off the ground. The...

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Roots of Conflict in Muslim-Dominated South Go Back Centuries

May 3, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http ://w ww.manilatimes.net/national/2004/may/03/yehey/world/20040503wor2.html

On May 3, 2004 The Manila Times ran an Agence France Presse article giving history behind the current conflict in the predominantly-Muslim south of Thailand: "A wave of violence which has hit Thailand’s restive Muslim-dominated south this year, culminating in bloody clashes that left 113 dead, has its roots in a separatist struggle that stretches back centuries. The region was originally part of an ancient Hindu-...

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Buddhists Celebrate Vesakha

May 1, 2004

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2004/05/01/f4.rel.trimcol.0501.html

On May 1, 2004 The Register-Guard reported, "Each spring, Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the holiday of Vesakha, or Wesak. This day honors the birth, life and teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. Early Buddhist scriptures recount that the Buddha was born, enlightened and died on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month, 'Vesakha.' Whereas in southern...

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Two Voices on the Role of Religion in Democracy

May 1, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/8560007.htm

On May 1, 2004 The Kansas City Star published responses by a Buddhist monk and a Baptist Reverend to the question: "Should religion play a part in our democratic system of government?" The Rev. Tony Cobbins, pastor of Canaan Missionary Baptist Church, said: "I personally feel that religion should definitely play a role in the democratic process......

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Indian Buddhist Monk Finds Support in Maine

April 30, 2004

Source: The Portland Press Herald

http://www.pressherald.com/mainelife/stories/040425monk.shtml

On April 30, 2004 The Portland Press Herald reported, "People come to Maine every year for the scenery, for the nature, for relaxation. Geshe Lobzang Tsetan comes here ever year too. For the people. Tsetan, a Buddhist monk who founded a school in northern India, has found a solid foundation of support and friendship in Maine. The 66-year-old teacher has been...

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Pre-World Parliament of Religions Meeting in Jerusalem Addresses Religion and Violence

April 30, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

On April 30, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "We had gathered here March 2 and 3 at the Rachem Rachel Hotel on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will hold a major convocation in July in Barcelona, Spain, expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people. One of the focuses of the event is religious violence, and the participants in Jerusalem, mostly Jewish and Muslim but also Christian, Buddhist and Hindu, were modeling an...

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