Buddhism

Dalai Lama Visits New York City

August 20, 2003

Source: The Village Voice

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0334/morris.php

On August 20, 2003 the "Mind Body Spirit" section of The Village Voice focused on the Dalai Lama's upcoming visit to New York City and reflections on his previous visit in 1999: "The Dalai Lama's black-and-white likeness used to hang on a downtown building facade, encouraging consumers to 'Think Different.' In the recent American past, Buddhism, manifesting its signature go-with-the-flow...

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Interfaith Gatherings in Memphis, Tennessee

August 16, 2003

Source: Go Memphis

http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/faith_values/article/0,1426,MCA_4076_2184829,00.html

On August 16, 2003 Go Memphis reported that "they started talking a few weeks after Sept. 11, 2001... Memphis Christians and Jews. Memphis Muslims and Hindus. Memphis Buddhists and Baha'is... Their first gathering was on neutral ground, a local public high school. Hundreds of people came from many religious traditions. They talked about what...

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Thich Nhat Hanh to Speak in Chicago

August 15, 2003

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/archives

On August 15, 2003 the Chicago Tribune reported that "Thich Nhat Hanh, a renowned Buddhist monk and prolific author... will bring his cross-cultural message to Chicago on Aug. 22, in a public talk titled 'Building a Century of Peace.' About 3,500 of the 5,000 tickets for the speech at Loyola University's Joseph Gentile Center have been sold, many of them to students and other young people, said Laurie Lawlor, an...

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Kadampa Meditation Center Near Completion

August 12, 2003

Source: Times Herald-Record

http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2003/08/12/vwbuddhi.htm

On August 12, 2003 Times Herald-Record reported that "the Kadampa Meditation Center started building the $2 million temple just over three years ago for its world headquarters. Lumberland was selected because it's close to New York City... Sangkyong lives year-round with 10 other people in a farmhouse near the temple. In a former barn, the school warehouses books of their...

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Dharma Realm Buddhist Association to Build International Institute of Philosophy and Ethics

August 5, 2003

Original Source: The Daily Journal

https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/1604245/

On August 5, 2003 The Daily Journal reported that "The Dharma Realm Buddhist Association [of Ukiah, CA] has hired CW Group as overall project manager and the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum as designers of the International Institute of...

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Thomas Bowen Coburn Selected as President of Naropa University

August 5, 2003

Source: Colorado Daily

http://www.coloradodaily.com/articles/2003/08/05/news/news03.txt

On August 5, 2003 the Colorado Daily reported that "Dr. Thomas Bowen Coburn has officially taken up his duties as the new president of Naropa University (Boulder, Colo.), Naropa officials announced Tuesday... Coburn was chosen last January as president of the Buddhist college, after an extensive search process that included input from...

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Iu Mien Community Center in California

August 4, 2003

Source: Alameda Times

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~1551004,00.html

On August 4, 2003 the Alameda Times reported that "since the [Iu Mien] community center's grand opening July 19, people have held combination Buddhist/Tao religious ceremonies and Mien language classes for children at the small house in front of the center... Saechao said he hopes the center will bring together the 8,000 Iu Mien scattered throughout the Bay Area, 5,000 of...

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Immigrant Children Learning about their Roots in Church

August 3, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A15588-2003Aug2?language=printer

On August 3, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "many non-Christian immigrants are keeping their religions alive in America by looking to an unlikely place: church. In some cases, such as the Chinmaya Mission, stories and songs might be infused with Christian teachings and concepts. In other examples from Buddhist temples to Sikh gurdwaras,...

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Christian Groups Growing as Country "Returns to Religion"

July 31, 2003

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/3113839.stm

On July 31, 2003 the BBC News reported on the situation of religion in Mongolia in the post-communist years: "Christian groups are proliferating so fast that they now outnumber official Buddhist organisations. But to Mongolia's conservative Buddhist elite, such rapid growth is deeply troubling. Some Christian groups now accuse the government of orchestrating a campaign to prevent them gaining new...

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