Buddhism

Vietnamese Americans Protest Buddha Bikinis

April 21, 2004

Source: Calitoday

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e326ebc1e3b3f3cff1460d7658a71c93

On April 21, 2004 Calitoday reported, "Sales of a new Victoria’s Secret swimsuit featuring Buddhist images have been halted internationally after Vietnamese Americans voiced disagreement with designs, according to Vietnamese-language media. A similar model by company OndadeMar no longer is available through its...

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Lama Says Buddhism Can Help Westerners

April 21, 2004

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2004/04/21/9355

On April 21, 2004 The Minnesota Daily reported, "Lama Ole Nydahl spoke about developing fearlessness, joy, active compassion and seeking truth through Buddhism to approximately 30 people at the Coffman Union bookstore Tuesday. After a book signing, Nydahl gave an introductory lecture on Buddhism and meditated with the audience at the McNamara alumni center. He said the purpose of his visit and...

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Vietnamese Americans Protest Buddha Bikinis

April 21, 2004

Source: Calitoday

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e326ebc1e3b3f3cff1460d7658a71c93

On April 21, 2004 Calitoday reported, "Sales of a new Victoria’s Secret swimsuit featuring Buddhist images have been halted internationally after Vietnamese Americans voiced disagreement with designs, according to Vietnamese-language media. A similar model by company OndadeMar no longer is available through its...

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Dalai Lama Visits Vancouver, To Perform First Kalachakra Ritual in Canada

April 19, 2004

Source: KGW.com

http://www.kgw.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D821VA7O2.html

On April 19, 2004 KGW.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "After [a] two-hour spiritual teaching [to a crowd of 13,000 in Vancouver], the Dalai Lama's schedule included a downtown luncheon with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and a public talk in the afternoon with an introduction by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Also on the agenda...

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Thai Muslim Group Preaches Peace, Refutes Claims of Involvement in Southern Violence

April 16, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-04/16/article03.shtml

On April 16, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Rejecting claims by Thai officials that they are behind the current state of unrest in South Thailand, Muslims vowed to preach non-violence in the region, a member of the Islamic Group (IG) or Yayasan Muslimin in Malay - told IslamOnline.net. The IG, a non-official entity that has grouped all the Muslims under one roof...

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Buddhist Group Contributes Thousands to Group in Burlingame, CA

April 15, 2004

Source: The San Mateo Times

http://www.sanmateocountytimes.com/Stories/0,1413,87~11268~2085675,00.html

On April 15, 2004 The San Mateo Times reported, "The bridge of friendship between Burlingame and the Shinnyo-En USA Burlingame community strengthened Wednesday with an $8,000 grant made to the Burlingame School District. With the Shinnyo-En Foundation, city officials and a number of students celebrated the 16th Annual Bridge of Friendship at...

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PM's Meeting with Dalai Lama to Address Spiritual, Not Political, Issues

April 15, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.globeandmail.ca/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040415.wxdalai1504/BNStory/Front/

On April 15, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "Paul Martin yesterday got his wish for face time with the Dalai Lama in a 'spiritual frame.' The organizers of the exiled Tibetan leader's visit to Ottawa agreed to have him meet the Prime Minister at the residence of the capital's Roman Catholic Archbishop. Mr. Martin and the Dalai Lama...

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Women's Faith- Based Prison Opens in FL

April 15, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FAITH_BASED_PRISON?SITE=ILSPR

On April 15, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "The nation's first faith-based prison for women opened in a Tampa-area detention center Wednesday, nearly five months after a similar program began for men. About 300 female prisoners will be confined at the Hillsborough Correctional Institution, all volunteers who agreed to participate in a program...

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Elgin, IL Residents Ring in Lao New Year

April 14, 2004

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intid=38088113

On April 14, 2004 The Daily Herald reported, "Sabbai-dee pee mai, Elgin! Area residents welcomed the Lao New Year 2547 Saturday with that traditional greeting at the Hemmens Cultural Center. The performing arts venue was transformed into a Laotian paradise with shimmering foil palm trees, traditional Laotian music and dance and tasty portions of Asian food. As many...

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Canadian PM to Meet With Dalai Lama Despite Chinese Warnings

April 13, 2004

Source: CNews

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/04/12/418490-cp.html

On April 13, 2004 CNews reported, "Paul Martin will become the first Canadian prime minister to meet with the Dalai Lama despite protests from trade dynamo China. Martin has decided to meet the Nobel prize winner next week when the Tibetan spiritual leader visits Canada. The visit is sure to annoy Beijing. The prime minister's office underscored the meeting will deal 'spiritual' rather...

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San Francisco Buddhists Celebrate Thai New Year

April 12, 2004

Source: The San Mateo County Times

http://www.sanmateocountytimes.com/Stories/0,1413,87~11268~2078480,00.html

On April 12, 2004 The San Mateo County Times reported, "Easter Sunday was, perhaps surprisingly, just as big a deal for Thai Buddhists as it was for millions of Christians across the globe. Sunday marked Songkran Day 2004 -- Thai New Year -- and members of Wat Buddhapradeed of San Francisco, the Thai Buddhist temple serving the Peninsula...

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Zen Temple Celebrates the Buddha's Birthday in WI

April 11, 2004

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/614/4715038.html

On April 11, 2004 The Star Tribune reported, " Great love. Great compassion. Only helping. Last Sunday morning, more than a dozen men and women chanted those six simple words, which represent their beliefs. Their voices joined together to celebrate Buddha's birthday at the Original Root Zen Center in Racine. Each member wore a maroon kasa over a gray robe. They bowed to the altar before resting...

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Cambodian New Year Celebrated in Tacoma Dome

April 11, 2004

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.tribnet.com/news/local/story/4954560p-4882948c.html

On April 11, 2004 The News Tribune reported, "The cavernous Tacoma Dome opened its doors Saturday to something delicate, personal and down to earth: A celebration of the Cambodian New Year. 'This is a very important day for the Cambodian people,' said Kimsay Tok, 44, who lives in Tacoma and is sales director for the Cambodian Television Network. 'Everybody takes the day...

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