Buddhism

Monastic Retreats at the Hsi Lai Temple

July 27, 2003

Source: Whittier Daily News

On July 27, 2003 the Whittier Daily News reported that "Louvenia Ortega came to the Hsi Lai Temple [CA] for a one-week monastic retreat to learn more about Buddhism... She started out by getting mad and failing as a group leader. She discovered that is a good way to learn... Everybody wanted to tell her what to do, so she lost her temper, the Hacienda Heights resident said... They came from as far as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vancouver and as close as Monrovia and Whittier, each paying an $80 registration fee. The retreat is open to...

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Update: Washington Buddhists Work to Meet Zoning Requirements for Temple

July 26, 2003

Source: King County Journal

On July 26, 2003 the King County Journal reported that "the leader of the group eager to build a Buddhist monastery in Woodinville [WA] says he's working to meet recent King County requests for more information... The Buddhists have until Sept. 3 to file the additional information, said Sherie Sabour, a King County project planner. Sabour said if all the information is not complete, she would expect to grant a 30-day extension... Monday was the deadline for interested parties to comment to Sabour. Neighbors have complained the...

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Update: Dalai Lama to Visit Bloomington, IN

July 25, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/8/060525-6208-009.html

On July 25, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "the focus will be on peace and nonviolence Sept. 7 when the Dalai Lama visits Bloomington to dedicate the Chamtse Ling, a $1.2 million interfaith temple with a mission to promote world peace and harmony... [Larry Gerstein, a Fishers resident and Ball State University professor who is also the co-founder of the International Tibet...

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Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, Kansas

July 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=816

On July 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "in Wichita, Kansas, one group combines diversity, faith and community service to make the world around them a better, more accepting place... For more than a century, Inter-Faith Ministries has brought together people of all faiths to build inter-religious understanding and promote justice. Currently, membership represents the widest range of faith...

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Update: Dalai Lama to Visit Bloomington, IN

July 25, 2003

Source: Herald-Times

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.asp?id=3960

On July 25, 2003 the Herald-Times reported that "Anticipation of the Dalai Lama of Tibet's Sept. 7 visit to Bloomington increased Wednesday when it was announced that Muhammad Ali also will attend the events planned for that day... The Dalai Lama will dedicate the new, 10,000-square-foot Chamtse Ling interfaith temple on the Tibetan Cultural Center (TCC) grounds... Ali, boxing champion and peace advocate,...

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Update: Obon Festival, 2003

July 22, 2003

Source: Today's Sunbeam

http://www.nj.com/news/sunbeam/local/index.ssf?/base/news-2/1058878711256500.xml

On July 22, 2003 Today's Sunbeam reported that "Obon Odori, a festival of remembrance celebrated with music, dance and light, was held for the 58th year in Seabrook over the weekend, demonstrating vividly the joining of two cultures that occurred when Japanese-Americans came to the area during World War II... Since 1945, Buddhists of the...

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Gay Couple Celebrates Anniversary at Buddhist Zendo

July 20, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

On July 20, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "On a Friday night in Southeast Portland, 100 people gather in a Zen Buddhist zendo, or meditation hall [to celebrate an anniversary]. Eric Marcoux, a Tibetan Buddhist teacher... and his partner of 50 years, Eugene Woodworth, have lived through a lot of history: the 1950s with their crackdown on 'deviant sexuality,' the sexual '60s, the gay rights action of the '70s and '80s, the AIDS crisis, the legal changes and ongoing challenges of antigay-rights measures. But they don't see themselves...

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Opinion: From Buddhist Perspective, Government Dishonesty Shows Arrogance

July 19, 2003

Source: Independent

http://argument.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=425610

On July 19, 2003 the Independent ran an opinion piece by John Peacock, director of Sharpham College for Buddhist studies and contemporary enquiry, in which he discussed the British government's unwillingness to admit wrongs in the handling of the Iraq war: "Such reticence to own up to any form of manipulation, mendaciousness or mere mistakenness makes many people...

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Female Monk to Start Retreat in South Carolina

July 14, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.thestate.com/mld/state/6297888.htm

On July 14, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "Sudhamma is one of the world's few female Theravada monks. She started a three-month retreat in Mauldin [SC] on Sunday... As a monk, Sudhamma keeps her head shaved and wears an orange robe... She's associated with Theravada Buddhism, a traditional school of thought centered in Southeast Asia... While thousands of men have become Theravada monks,...

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Editorial: Silent Interfaith Meetings with the Religious Society of Friends

July 12, 2003

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/07/12/d7.rel.trimcolumn.0712.html

On July 12, 2003 The Register-Guard printed an editorial by Helen Park stating that "the Friends Meeting... is distinct from the Friends Church... We have no pastor or prescribed order of service. We worship in silence, with occasional ministry that can come from anyone present. We believe that everyone has direct access to Divine inspiration and...

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