Buddhism

Sociologists to Research 'Who is a JewBu?'

February 3, 2011

Author: Charles Radin

Source: Brandeis NOW

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2011/february/jewbus.html

Who are the JewBus? What is a JewBu?

 

These and other, more-sophisticated questions about the meeting of the distinctive cultures, traditions and practices of Judaism and Buddhism are being asked by two members of the Sociology faculty, Associate Professor Wendy Cadge and Assistant Professor Sara Shostak, in research they began...

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Meditation Class Helps Lower Violence at Alabama Prison

February 2, 2011

Author: Jay Reeves

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/02/AR2011020201052_pf.html

Deep inside an overcrowded prison with a reputation for mayhem, convicted killers, robbers and rapists gather in a small room. Eyes closed, they sit silently with their thoughts and consciences.

Their everyday life is just...

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Hsi Lai Temple Makes Preparations for Chinese New Year

January 31, 2011

Author: Richard Irwin

Source: The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_17253067

Bugs Bunny was a fount of wisdom for me in my younger years. The wisecracking rabbit always seemed to be one step ahead of all the other wacky cartoon characters. His life's philosophy subliminally wrapped up his catch phrase "What's up, Doc?"

 

The same may well be asked as the Hsi Lai Temple prepares for its biggest event of the year...

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Proposed Buddhist Monastery Expansion Causing Concern

January 25, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: 10 News San Diego

http://www.10news.com/news/26618473/detail.html

Residents expressed concerns at a community meeting on Tuesday about the proposed expansion of a Buddhist monastery in Bonsall.

The Buddhist monks at the Dai Dang monastery plan to expand their complex to include three additional buildings totaling 33,000 square feet. The buildings will house a school, worship center, commercial nursery and the...

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A Room Of Their Own

January 22, 2011

Author: Dawn Baumgartner Vaughn

Source: The Herald-Sun

[http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/11093744/article-A-room-of-their-own?instance=main_article]

 

The room is about the size of an office. In fact, it once was an office. A wall is lined with cabinets and bookshelves. Another wall has a small Buddhist altar. A Hindu symbol is painted on the third wall, in front of which is a low altar. The fourth wall is the door.

 

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Rising Religious Tide In China Overwhelms Atheist Doctrine

January 22, 2011

Author: David Briggs

Source: The Washington Post/ Association of Religion Data Archives

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-briggs/study-rising-religious-ti_b_811665.html

One of the last great efforts at state-sponsored atheism is a failure.

 

And not just any kind of failure. China has enforced its anti-religion policy through decades of repression, coercion and persecution, but the lack of success...

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Celebrating a Monk

January 16, 2011

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Press-Telegram

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,9836,0,0,1,0

The Rev. Kong Chhean was surrounded by a sea of orange, white and yellow flowers as hundreds paid their respects to the late Buddhist monk on Sunday.

 

They remembered him as a man who was devoted, compassionate and spiritual - a man who worked to help heal the Cambodian community.

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