Buddhism

Buddhist Leader Oversees CA Temple

April 11, 2004

Source: Whittier Daily News

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,207%257E12026%257E2077976,00.html

On April 11, 2004 Whittier Daily News reported, "One of the most powerful religious figures in the world has the nuns cracking up. On a recent morning at Hsi Lai Temple, Venerable Master Hsing Yun, with a smiling face and a deep, measured voice, is telling one-liners, mocking his inability to learn English and wisecracking about...

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Chinese Government Warns Canadian PM Not to Meet with Dalai Lama

April 8, 2004

Source: Canada.com

http://www.canada.com/national/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=28e6ff42-5e0e-4287-b47c-30d103557734

On April 8, 2004 Canada.com posted a CanWest News Service article that reported, "China has issued a stern warning to Paul Martin about whether he should meet with the Dalai Lama this month in Ottawa: Do not even think about it if you value good trade relations with China. 'On this we are very clear...

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Health Department Weighs in on Proposed Buddhist Center, Neighbors Oppose Building

April 6, 2004

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/04/07/news/inland/4_6_0423_20_02.txt

On April 6, 2004 the North County Times reported, "Neighbors of a proposed Buddhist temple were out in force at Tuesday's Bonsall Sponsor Group meeting to show their opposition to the project and to listen to a report from the county health department on the proposal. The three-page health department report states that the nonprofit group applying...

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New Religious Leaders Take Root in Kentucky

April 5, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjextra/2004projects/empty_pulpits/day2/A5-others.html

On April 5, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Once led by volunteers from small communities of immigrants and American-born converts, the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are beginning to take root in Kentucky with the arrival of professional spiritual leaders. Even within religious traditions, 'clergy' are...

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Monks' National Heritage Party Wins Nine Seats in New Parliament

April 5, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3600913.stm

On April 5, 2004 the BBC News reported, "'Don't call us MPs. Call us advisers to the people,' the ochre-robed Buddhist monks tell a gathering of devotees at a temple on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. 'You have given us strength by electing us.' The crowd erupts in applause, as six elected monks sit on a platform flanked by a giant granite rock statue of Buddha on a muggy evening. It is a...

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At Interfaith Gathering, Religious Figures Pray for Success of Elections

April 4, 2004

Source: Antara

http ://w ww.antara.co.id/e_berita.asp?id=145925&th=2004

On April 4, 2004 Antara reported, "Six religious figures representing Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Confuciounism, conducted prayers in their respective ways for the success of the 2004 general elections. These figures on behalf of the Indonesian Committee for Religions and Peace chaired by Din Syamsuddin performed their prayers at Borobudur Hotel`s National Tabulation Center on Sunday. Also present at the occasion were Susongko,...

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Hsi Lai University Changes Name to University of the West

April 2, 2004

Source: The Whittier Daily News

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On April 2, 2004 The Whittier Daily News reported, "Venerable Master Hsing Yun announced Friday that Hsi Lai University has a new name --University of the West -- and a new mission in education and Buddhist enlightenment. Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist sect and Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, started the school in Rosemead in 1991. To increase enrollment and better serve the...

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Buddhist Monks Expect Victory in Upcoming Elections

March 30, 2004

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13443292

On March 30, 2004 Sify News posted an Agence France Presse article that reported, "Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks ended their election campaign Tuesday with a public rally that reinforced their hopes of emerging as king-makers in a hung parliament. Monk Athuraliya Ratana said the public response to the first ever election bid by an all-clergy list of candidates from the National Heritage Party (NHP) had been...

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Religious Diversity Causes Parking Problems in Queens

March 29, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/29/nyregion/29flushing.html

On March 29, 2004 The New York Times reported, "There is a stretch of Flushing, Queens, where Christians, Buddhists, Jews, Muslims and Hindus worship within blocks of one another without a hint of sectarian strife. When it comes to parking spaces, though, it is all-out war. Every Sunday, a flood of cars descends on the neighborhood, thanks in large part to its dozens of newly...

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