Buddhism

Relations Strained Between Thai Muslims and Buddhists

October 5, 2003

Source: The St. Augustine Record

http://www.staugustine.com/stories/100503/new_1846589.shtml

On October 5, 2003 The St. Augustine Record ran an Associated Press story on relations between Muslims and Buddhists in Thailand: "The dialect, culture and religion of Thai Muslims have long sparked mistrust among some officials and among the country's Buddhist majority. Some Buddhists use the slur 'khaek' -- unwanted visitor -- to refer to anyone resembling people from...

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Celebration Marks Completion of Largest Buddhist Stupa in the West

October 5, 2003

Source: Kuensel Online

http ://w ww.kuenselonline.com/article.php?sid=3350

On October 5, 2003 Kuensel Online reported that "the largest Buddhist Stupa in the Western world was inaugurated in Benalmádena on the Spanish south coast near Malaga on the morning of October 4. The monument, which has been erected on a panoramic platform overlooking the Costa del Sol, is 33 metres tall and has a base width of 25 metres. It has a meditation room inside. It represents the best known Buddhist symbol for harmony, prosperity and peace...

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Tibetan Master to Oversee New Buddhist Center in Orange County

October 3, 2003

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.asp?id=4418

On October 3, 2003 The Orange County Register reported that the first Tibetan Buddhist Center in Orange County will open this Sunday. The center will be overseen by high lama Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Jamyang, among the most senior Tibetan masters alive, and will feature a prayer room, a library and an exhibition room of ancient Tibetan artifacts. About 400 people are expected on Sunday, when...

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Zen Master Helps the Homeless Serve the Hungry

September 29, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/entertainment/6890941.htm

On September 29, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "the Greyston Bakery, which was founded by a Zen master, hires the homeless and makes brownies for Ben and Jerry's ice cream, has a new bakery building designed by Maya Lin, architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial... Federal, county and local officials who spoke at the opening ceremony praised the...

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Buddhism Spreading in the Northwest

September 27, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http ://w ww.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/106466382351280.xml

 

On September 27, 2003 The Oregonian reported "the number of Buddhist groups is surging in the region. The Northwest Dharma Association was born in the late 1980s and has been keeping track of Buddhist groups in the region since about 1996. Back then the organization knew of about 100 groups that practiced Buddhism, including Zen, Tibetan and Pure Land schools... But by 2002, the association had...

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$2 Million Thai Buddhist Temple in Philly Will Be Modeled on Temple in Thailand

September 27, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6871971.htm

On September 27, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a "well-established, often well-heeled Thai community now has plans that would add an exotic element to the Bensalem skyline - a $2 million, palatial temple with a steeple rising nearly seven stories, towering over Philadelphia Park, the township hall, and surrounding businesses, churches and homes. The new Wat...

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Immigrant Buddhist Monk Paints to Remind Himself of Home

September 27, 2003

Source: Tulare Advance-Register

http://www.tulareadvanceregister.com/news/stories/20030927/localnews/344791.html

On September 27, 2003 Tulare Advance-Register ran a feature article on a Buddhist artist in Farmersville, CA. Ven Ashin Sandamanaw, a 30 year-old Buddhist monk from Myanmar in Southeast Asia, has taken up painting as a way of staying in touch with his homeland. "Sandamanaw has a cure for homesickness. He uses vivid watercolors to...

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Buddhist Artist From Myanmar Bridges Two Cultures

September 27, 2003

Source: Tulare Advance Register

http://www.tulareadvanceregister.com/news/stories/20030927/localnews/344

On September 27, 2003 Tulare Advance Register reported that Ven. Ashin Sandamanaw a 30-year-old Buddhist monk from Myanmar, the country known as Burma until 1989, uses vivid watercolors to paint Burmese landscapes, fishermen and rice farmers from his home in California. Yet today he also often paints Asian settings with American landscapes....

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Wisconsin Police Attend Buddhist Retreat

September 25, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0925/p15s01-lire.html

On September 25, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported on a Green Lake, WI police officer who "organized a week-long retreat with...Vietnamese monk [Thich Nhat Hanh] this summer for officers and others working in the criminal justice system. Mr. Hanh's message: the futility of meeting anger with anger.

The retreat here in central Wisconsin represents not only the...

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Dalai Lama Addresses Challenges of Practicing Buddhism in America

September 25, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/133/story_13319_1.html

On September 25, 2003 Beliefnet.com ran a story from the Religion News Service on the Dalai Lama's conference with American Buddhist leaders: "For hundreds of thousands of Buddhist lay practitioners in America who look to the Dalai Lama as a religious authority, the most significant event on his 16-day tour may have been a closed-door meeting in Garrison, N.Y, where the India-based lama met with 275...

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Head Monk of Sri Lanka Consecrates "Tenement Temple" in Glasgow

September 25, 2003

Source: The Scotsman

http://www.thescotsman.co.uk/scotland.cfm?id=1062902003

On September 25, 2003 The Scotsman reported, "From Maryhill Road, it was difficult to detect that inside a tenement close, a humble flat had just been named as one of the world’s holy places. The head monk of Sri Lanka, a holy man similar in status in his country as the Dalai Lama is to Tibet, had just squeezed into the flat, with an entourage of 17 monks, to confirm Scotland’...

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Dalai Lama Visits New York City

September 22, 2003

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/092203/a01c22dalailama.html

On September 22, 2003 The Journal News reported that tens of thousands of individuals gathered to listen to the Dalai Lama speak in Central Park. The 68-year-old leader of Tibbetan Buddhism spoke on compassion, war, the environment, and the unhappiness of human beings. He opened with a message to the people that "neither color nor faith separated them. 'We are all...

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