Buddhism

Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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Florida Buddhists Celebrate Visakhabucha

May 26, 2003

Source: Palm Beach Post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/auto/epaper/editions/monday/local_news_e31d57c2958f6299000d.html

On May 26, 2003 the Palm Beach Post reported that "two Buddhist monks and about 40 followers, mostly Thai, gathered Sunday at John Prince Park in suburban Lake Worth [FL] for prayers and a picnic... They were celebrating Visakhabucha, a triple holiday commemorating Buddha's...

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Vietnamese Buddhists Celebrate Kinh Mung Phat Dan

May 25, 2003

Source: The Times-Picayune

On May 25, 2003 The Times-Picayune reported that "May 18 [marks] one of the holiest days of the year for Buddhists worldwide: the celebration of Buddha's Birthday, or Kinh Mung Phat Dan in Vietnamese... The congregation at the new Lien Hoa Buddhist temple in Terrytown [Louisiana] marked the holiday in traditional Vietnamese style, with an outdoor prayer service and luncheon. This is the 2,547th anniversary of Buddha's birth, said Son Tran, a member of the temple who served as a translator for the service... He was joined by half a...

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International Monks Gather to Chant for Peace

May 25, 2003

Source: The Whitter Daily News

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,207~12026~1416076,00.html

On May 25, 2003 The Whitter Daily News reported that "More than 120 monks from 10 countries led about 400 people in chanting for world peace and meditation at Dhammakaya International Meditation Center in Azusa on Sunday... A celebration of that size and magnitude is rare in Southern California, said center volunteer Rungtham... Held at the...

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Illinois Buddhists Celebrate Visakha Puja

May 25, 2003

Source: The Northwest Herald

http://www.nwherald.com/spider/NWH/news/282691894766842.shtml

On May 25, 2003 The Northwest Herald reported that "more than 80 people from [IL] area Buddhist groups on Saturday evening introduced Woodstock to Visakha Puja... Holding colored flags, shaking tambourines and beating drums, the procession walked to the Square to observe the holiday honoring Buddha's birth and enlightenment. The celebration - the first of its type in...

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The Interfaith Resource Center in Delaware Engaged in Outreach

May 24, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/life/2003/05/24interfaithcente.html

On May 24, 2003 The News Journal reported that "With a new director and new location set for the Interfaith Resource Center after June 13, the board of directors is interested in how this 30-year-old religious lending library can broaden its reach on the Delmarva Peninsula... 'We think it is worth exploring how we can be more multicultural in...

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Trance: an Audio-Visual Exhibit Sparks Intercultural Dialogue in NY

May 23, 2003

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=7945

On May 23, 2003 The Jewish Week reported that "the shop down the block from the Eldridge Street Synagogue specializes in fish balls, not matzah balls, and the closest house of worship is the Pechau Buddhist temple. But the Lower East Side [NY] still reverberates with the energy and concerns of a century ago, when Russian Jewish immigrants built the neighborhood synagogue......

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Update: Lowell, MA Monks and Police Unite to Help Youngsters

May 23, 2003

Source: Lowell Sun

On May 23, 2003 the Lowell Sun reported that "Lowell [MA] police are giving Southeast Asian youths in trouble with the law or having problems at home an opportunity to turn their lives around through counseling... Beginning this summer, police are enlisting the help of Buddhist monks from a local temple to counsel troubled youths as a means of curbing street violence... Capt. Robert DeMoura got the go-ahead for the project Wednesday from acting-Superintendent Dennis Cormier. The planning process is scheduled to start Sunday."

Laotian Buddhists in North Virginia

May 22, 2003

Source: Citizenet

http://www.citizenet.com/news/articles/052203/people2.shtml

On May 22, 2003 Citizenet reported that "at 5, he joined his first monastic order in Laos. And for more than a decade he lived a life of solitude deep in the Laotian jungle as part of an ascetic group of so-called 'forest monks...' He 'escaped' Laos in 1980, heading to Northern Virginia and founding Wat Lao in a small two-story house in Alexandria... Soon parking problems and strict...

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