Buddhism

Scout Troops Represent Many Faiths

September 15, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

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On September 15, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "in their green Girl Scout vests stitched with badges, the girls of Troop 869 are the newest members of a 91-year-old tradition rooted in the American South. With their Muslim headcoverings and prayers, the girls also represent how far the Girl Scouts have gone to tailor Scouting to many faiths, or none. National Girl Scout officials don't keep track of members'...

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Dalai Lama Visits Boston

September 14, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2003/09/14/the_buddha_of_suburbia/

On September 14, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "this weekend, and unusual encounter is taking place at MIT: The Dalai Lama meets the human brain. Along with the Dalai Lama, prominent Tibetan and western Buddhists are joining neuroscientists, psychologists, and other academics in a conference called 'Investigating the Mind,'...

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Young Thai monks in MD

September 12, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/091303dnrelbuddhistkids.848f6

On September 12, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported that "in front of a table topped with gold-wrapped gifts, and before a crowd of 100 eager Buddhists, seven boys await holiness. Gary Chanyasubkit, 12, looks up at the ceiling. Anton Nguyen, 11, yawns. Alec Chanthaboun, 9, and Nate Sripinyo, 11, make faces and giggle. All seven boys –...

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Dalai Lama Visits Boston

September 12, 2003

Source: ABC News

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/US/ap20030912_120.html

On September 12, 2003 ABC News reported that "the 14th Dalai Lama is simultaneously the exiled monarch of Tibet, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning statesman and Buddhism's most renowned world leader aspects that are all evident during his current U.S. tour. ...apparently the biggest gathering of Buddhist teachers ever held in the United States. Only followers of the Dalai Lama's own Tibetan form of the faith are...

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Dalai Lama Dedicates Chamtse Ling Interfaith Temple in Indiana

September 8, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/132/story_13223_1.html

On September 8, 2003 Religion News Service reported that the Dalai Lama led the dedication of an interdenominational, international temple called the Chamtse Ling on the grounds of the Tibetan Cultural Center about five miles southeast of the campus of Indiana University. The article added that "more than 3,000 people gathered to see the Dalai Lama, former boxing champion Muhammad Ali...

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Program Finds New Homes for Old Japanese Buddhist Altars in Seattle

September 8, 2003

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/138564_butsudan08.html

On September 8, 2003 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran a feature article on "a new program at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Church [that] encourages people to donate butsudans that are no longer being used, then recycles them to other families." (In Soka Gakkai Buddhism, a butsudan is "a boxlike, wooden altar used for daily offerings to Buddha and family ancestors," as...

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Editorial: Religious Perspectives on Caring for the Poor

September 6, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/6682373.htm

On September 6, 2003 The Kansas City Star ran a dually-authored editorial on religious perspectives on caring for the poor. The two authors, Lama Chuck Stanford of the Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery and the Rev. R.L. Baynham, pastor of Metropolitan Baptist Church, offered their perspectives on what their respective faiths have to say on the...

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Dalai Lama Visits New York City

September 1, 2003

Source: The Journal-News (NY)

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/090103/b0101dalailama.html

On September 1, 2003, The Journal-News ran an article on the Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to New York City, stating that "the Dalai Lama has become one of America's most recognized and revered religious leaders, a figure in saffron robes and flip-flops held in the same kind of esteem as Pope John Paul II and Billy Graham, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. On...

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Layton, UT Buddhist Temple Celebrates 23rd Anniversary

August 25, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Aug/08252003/utah/86785.asp

On August 25, 2003 The Salt Lake Tribune reported on the 23rd anniversary celebration of Wat Dhammagunaram Buddhist Temple in Layton, UT: "During the celebration, marked by many of the monks chanting in Pali, which like Latin is an ancient ecclesiastical language, the monks were presented clothing, a clock representing the time since the temple's founding and small gifts of money...

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Poster Offends Supporters of Dalai Lama

August 23, 2003

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.timesoftibet.tibetsearch.com/artman/publish/article_1775.shtml

On August 23, 2003 the Contra Costa Times reported that "salesforce.com landed in hot water with Bay Area supporters of the Dalai Lama after it distributed a poster that seemingly made the spiritual leader a pitch man for the business software company. The poster featured the Dalai Lama sitting with his eyes closed and hands folded in prayer under...

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Interfaith Community to Participate in World Religion Activities

August 21, 2003

Source: Argus

On August 21, 2003 the Argus reported that "some pray to God, others to Allah. Still others worship the Brahman, the Great Spirit or the Great Truth... The names for the 'divine' vary from Christianity to Buddhism and understanding the differences and similarities among world religions can enhance the faith of all religious seekers... That's the philosophy behind a 'World Peace Village' sponsored by the Menlo Park-based Child and Family Institute and Fremont's St. James Episcopal Church today... The community is invited to participate in...

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