Buddhism

Zen Buddhism in West Differs from Japanese Roots

March 29, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/142/story_14227_1.html

On March 29, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an excerpt from "The Path of the Human Being" by Dennis Genpo Merzel, a Zen Buddhist monk. Under the heading "The Dharma Doesn't Discriminate," Beliefnet printed a section of the book dealing with Zen's adaptation to Western culture. Merzel writes, "Are we simply trying to act Buddhist, or is the living Dharma still maintained somehow in these ancient...

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Canadians Rush for Tickets to Dalai Lama's Talks

March 28, 2004

Source: CNEWS

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2004/03/28/399785-cp.html

On March 28, 2004 CNEWS reported on the upcoming visit of the Dalai Lama to Canada: "His Toronto event will be held at SkyDome and in Vancouver, tickets for two spiritual teaching events held in a 4,000-seat auditorium were snapped up in 20 minutes. A fight reportedly broke out when a man who'd stood in line for tickets found out the appearance was sold out after the Vancouver event was...

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"Sharing Our Faiths" Introduces Brandeis Students to Different Religious Services

March 23, 2004

Source: The Justice

http://www.thejusticeonline.com/news/2004/03/23/News/sharing.Our.Faith.Gives.Taste.Of.Different.Beliefs-638930.shtml

On March 23, 2004 The Justice reported, "'Sharing our Faiths,' a new series sponsored by the Religious Pluralism and Spirituality this semester, allows students to attend services or gatherings of different religions, including Buddhist meditation, Catholic mass and...

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In CA, Residents Oppose New Buddhist Temple

March 20, 2004

Source: The North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/03/21/news/inland/3_20_0421_57_23.t

On March 20, 2004 The North County Times reported, "According to Buddhist teachings, speaking ill of one's neighbors can attract bad karma. But a group of Bonsall residents opposed to a proposed Buddhist temple at 6326 Camino Del Rey are nonetheless speaking out against having such a facility in their neighborhood. The residents say a large temple...

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In Michigan, Teachers in Public Education Learn About Diversity

March 19, 2004

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/crumm19_20040319.htm

On March 19, 2004 The Detroit Free Press reported, "In the middle of a keynote address to 200 Oakland County educators by Heather Neff, an expert on religious diversity from Eastern Michigan University, the conference suddenly was interrupted by a voice booming Arabic phrases. Neff stopped cold. Teachers looked around in surprise. Then, they recalled that their conference on...

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Arson Damages 36 Buildings in Southern Muslim Region

March 19, 2004

Source: International Herald Tribune

http ://w ww.iht.com/articles/511082.html

On March 19, 2004 the International Herald Tribune ran a Reuters article that reported, "Arsonists set fire to 36 buildings, mostly deserted health clinics and police stations, in a rampage across Thailand's Muslim south that may reflect anger over a missing lawyer, government officials said Friday. No injuries were reported. Interior Minister Bhokin Balakula said the attacks were carried out overnight in the provinces of Pattani,...

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Monks from China and Taiwan Held Chinese Buddhist Music Concert in Macao

March 18, 2004

Source: People's Daily

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/200403/18/eng20040318_137803.shtml

On March 18, 2004 the People's Daily ran an Xinhua article that reported, "More than 130 monks from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan jointly staged a Chinese Buddhist music performance in Macao Wednesday night. This is the first time for Buddhist monks across the Taiwan Straits to jointly set up a troupe to perform the Chinese Buddhist music in Macao...

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Pastor Won't Apologize for Interrupting Tibetan Concert

March 17, 2004

Source: News 8

http ://w ww.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1718186&nav=0RceLb9M

On March 17, 2004 News 8 reported, "The leader of an Allendale church that interrupted a performance of Tibetan Monks says he has no reason to apologize... The monks were performing at the Basilica of St. Adalbert in Grand Rapids when members of the St. Margaret Mary Church in Allendale started a prayer protest. Members of St. Margaret Mary, who call themselves traditional Catholics but are not recognized by the diocese, were unhappy that...

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Buddhist Temple Closes After Protests Against Its Stance in Elections

March 16, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040316-070722-8288r.htm

On March 16, 2004 The Washington Times ran an United Press International article that reported, "The Chungtai Temple in Puli has been the center of protests by supporters of President Chen Shui-bian, since Buddhist Master Wei Chueh last week urged his followers to vote for opposition candidate Lian Chan, the Taipei Times reported Tuesday. Wei also called...

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Buddhist Monastics' Comments Spark Debate About Role of Religion in Politics

March 12, 2004

Source: The Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,4386,239725,00.html

On March 12, 2004 The Straits Times reported, "Fierce politicking ahead of next week's hotly contested presidential vote is riling some of Taiwan's usually serene and neutral Buddhist leaders - and triggering a debate on religion in politics. One of the island's top Buddhist masters, Wei Chueh, this week endorsed the challenger, former vice-president Lien Chan of...

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Cultural Approaches to Marriage

March 11, 2004

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=00b3049f18fee6bfe9709afbfa8bdc71

On March 11, 2004 Pacific News Service published an article on the ways that different cultures and societies define marriage. "The American Anthropological Association, the national professional organization of teachers and scholars who study human organization across the world, denounced the proposed...

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