Buddhism

South Carolina Forum Highlights Increasing Local Diversity

December 10, 2003

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7455691.htm

On December 10, 2003 The State reported that "words of Christian and Baha’i scripture, Hindu chants, and prayers offered in the Lakota Sioux language welcomed a crowd of about 60 to USC’s Gambrell Hall Tuesday night. The diversity of the offered prayers reflected the reason they had gathered — a forum on the increasing diversity of South Carolina’s religious...

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Dalai Lama Calls for Religious Pluralism

December 9, 2003

Source: The Times of Tibet

http://www.timesoftibet.com/artman/publish/article_659.shtml

On December 9, 2003 The Times of Tibet ran an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has urged Western countries not to consider Islam a 'militant religion' and said all conflicts should be resolved through dialogue. 'There is a perception among the Western media that Islam is militant but that is not true. All religions...

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Buddhist Psychology Confronts the Burdens of American Society

December 7, 2003

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=C1A7F438-EDB1-47CC-A8B1E67D00E837E8#

On December 7, 2003 Voice of America reported on the growing phenomenon of Buddhist psychology, a field that asserts a core of wisdom, compassion and happiness at the root of the self. A leader in this growing field is Tara Brach, a clinical psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher. "In her new book Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your...

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Interfaith Forum Says Human Failings Responsible for Lack of Peace

December 7, 2003

Source: New Straits Times

http ://w ww.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/National/20031208074840/Article/

On December 7, 2003 the New Straits Times reported on a forum on "Religion and Violence: The Spiritual Response to Terrorism" held by the Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN): "Speaking as chairman [of the MIN], [Datuk Anwar Fazal] saw much of the world not being at peace with itself because people were not at peace with themselves and, by that token, with others...Representatives of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,...

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New Jersey Temple Welcomes New Leader

December 6, 2003

Source: Bridgeton News

http://www.nj.com/news/bridgeton/local/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1070717118140590.xml

On December 6, 2003 the Bridgeton News reported that 53-year-old Reverend Naoki Kono came from Union City, Calif., to the Seabrook Buddhist Temple early last month, after the temple had been without a minister for close to a year. Kono was born and raised in Kyoto to a family of artists and found his calling after working in a Buddhist...

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Honolulu Allows Diversity of Religions to Display Holiday Spirit

December 6, 2003

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2003/12/06/features/adamski.html

On December 6, 2003 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported that a nativity scene is on display in front of the Oahu City Hall and is drawing little criticism from those who advocate the separation of church and state. Other religious and secular institutions are permitted to take part in the Honolulu City Lights show, a massive holiday spectacle has seen participation from the Baha...

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Non-Christian Religious Leaders Say Christmas Programs in Schools Okay

December 4, 2003

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/20031205/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116654.html

On December 4, 2003 The West Australian reported, "Non-Christian religious leaders yesterday joined the outcry over moves to play down Christmas celebrations in State schools, saying they had no problem with Nativity plays and carols. Representatives of the Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish communities in Perth said Christian...

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Buddhists and Christians Maintain California Shelter

December 3, 2003

Source: The Ukiah Daily Journal

http ://w ww.ukiahdailyjournal.com/Stories/0,1413,91~3089~1806566,00.html

On December 3, 2003 The Ukiah Daily Journal reported that "help has finally arrived for those grappling with homelessness in dismal weather, with Tuesday evening's opening of the Emergency Winter Shelter at the Ukiah United Methodist Church. Since the efforts of the Ford Street Project to construct its permanent winter shelter fell through this winter, there was only one option left -- a concerted, last-minute struggle...

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In Tacoma, Cambodian Americans Carry Buddhism into the Future

December 2, 2003

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.tribnet.com/news/local/story/4430543p-4420462c.html

On December 2, 2003 The News Tribune reported on young Cambodian Americans in Tacoma who are thoroughly Westernized but still devout in their belief. These individuals, the "future of Buddhism in America," attend services at the Wat Sammakirattanaram temple and are teaching their children the languages, beliefs, and rituals of the Buddhist world.

Seeking Stress Relief, Colorado Executives Turn to Buddhism

December 1, 2003

Source: The Denver Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/stories/2003/12/01/smallb1.html?t=printable

On December 1, 2003 The Denver Business Journal reported that "hard-driving executives in Colorado are turning to Eastern practices and philosophies, such as yoga and Buddhism, to deal with the tension of their Western corporate life. Helping to lead the way is Brian Gast -- the stereotypical go-getter executive in a previous life...

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Buddhist Monk Brings Meditation to Chicago's Suburbia

November 30, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0311270150nov27,1,3

On November 30, 2003 the Chicago Tribune published a profile on Sujatha Peradeniye, a Buddhist monk studying psychology at McHenry County College near Chicago in the hopes of understanding how Americans think. According to the article, "Peradeniye's circuitous journey two years ago to McHenry County was navigated by an inner calling to blend Buddhist...

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Temple Celebrates a Century of Buddhism in Oregon

November 30, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1069592413278691.xml

On November 30, 2003 The Oregonian reported that members of the Oregon Buddhist Temple are celebrating a century of Buddhism in Oregon. Their temple was founded by immigrant Japanese laborers in November 1903. According to the article, "The first building, at 312 N.W. 10th Ave., had the temple on the ground floor and hotel rooms above...

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2001 Census Shows Growing Religious Diversity

November 28, 2003

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/20031128/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116339.html

On November 28, 2003 The West Australian reported, "The most comprehensive profile of WA's religion, language and birthplace - launched this week - reveals there are five main religions and more than 30 minor ones flourishing in WA. The profile is based on results from the 2001 census.More than 63 per cent of the population...

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