Buddhism

Buddhists Welcome New Monastery

July 26, 2010

Author: Sam Cooper

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Province

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,9374,0,0,1,0

Struck by the light reflected from the four-metre-high, gold-plated Shakyamuni Buddha, one might think they were resting in an isolated shrine in the hills of Nepal.

Actually, it's the new Thrangu Monastery in Richmond, the first of its kind outside Asia, according to its builders.

Beijing Finds Common Cause With Chinese Buddhists

July 22, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128691021

Four years ago, eight senior monks, clad in scarlet-and-saffron-robes, filed in front of a golden Buddha and began chanting on stage in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. It marked an important turning point in China's attitude toward religion.

This was the first World Buddhist Forum, attended by more than 1,000 monks, and held in...

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Ireland's First Buddhist Temple to Be Built

July 22, 2010

Author: Cathy Hayes

Source: Irish Central

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irelands-first-Buddhist-temple-to-be-built-99008024.html

It has been announced that the Dzogchan Beara retreat centre will build a copper-domed traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple on the centre’s land.

The 14.5 meter tall temple will perch, by the retreat center, on top of the cliffs at Garranes, near Allihies, west ...

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Culture Kept Alive At Festival In Seabrook

July 19, 2010

Author: Alex Harcharek

Source: The Daily Journal

http://www.thedailyjournal.com/article/20100719/NEWS01/7190319/1002/rss

Traditional Japanese folk dancing and taiko drumming captivated a large crowd that gathered here for an afternoon of dramatic presentations and Japanese heritage at the 65th annual Obon Festival at Seabrook Buddhist Temple. The free cultural celebration returned Saturday, uniting the local temple with Buddhist...

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Chinese Turn to Religion to Fill a Spiritual Vacuum

July 18, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128544048

Alongside China's astonishing economic boom, an almost unnoticed religious boom has quietly been taking place.

In the country's first major survey on religious beliefs, conducted in 2006, 31.4 percent of about 4,500 people questioned described themselves as religious. That amounts to more than 300 million religious believers, an...

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Oxnard Buddhist Temple Welcomes Obon Celebrants

July 10, 2010

Author: Anne Kallas

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Ventura County Star

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,9338,0,0,1,0

Smoke wafting from racks of beef teriyaki Saturday announced the 55th Obon Festival, sponsored by and held at Oxnard Buddhist Temple, well before visitors reached the site where music, martial arts demonstrations, bonsai, dance and an abundance of food awaited. Rance Kudo, co-treasurer and spokesman for the...

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Possible Dalai Lama Successor Bridges Age Gap

July 8, 2010

Author: Natacha Butler

Source: Buddhist Channel/Global Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=9,9343,0,0,1,0

The Dalai Lama's not getting any younger. He turned 75 on Tuesday and by all accounts he's in good health. But, inevitably, the question of who will succeed one of the world's most revered spiritual leaders looms large.

Increasingly, the spotlight has been turned to the Karmapa Lama. He is close to the Dalai Lama and...

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Peace And Cake: Admirers Celebrate Dalai Lama's 75th Birthday

July 6, 2010

Author: Jamie Kelly

Source: Buddhist Channel/The Missoulian

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,9330,0,0,1,0

One day soon, the Dalai Lama will bless the 1,000 Buddhas currently being forged for the Ewam Buddhist Center near Arlee.

But on Tuesday evening, two very special guests of the center joined nearly 100 western Montanans - many of them Buddhist, some not - to give their birthday blessings to the Tibetan spiritual...

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Upstate Becomes Buddhist Pilgrimage Site

July 4, 2010

Author: Myra Ruiz

Source: Buddhist Channel/WYFF News 4

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9323,0,0,1,0

Hundreds of Buddhist devotees gathered at a rural spot in Spartanburg County on Saturday for the dedication ceremony of a new pilgrimage site.

Members of the Cambodian community completed construction last week on a three-story Buddhist shrine, called a stupa. It's located beside the Wat Sao Sokh San Temple at 841 Shiloh...

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Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue At Ladakh to Promote Communal Harmony

June 30, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Sify

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,9312,0,0,1,0

A three-day long Buddhist-Muslim Dialogue and seminar 'Addressing Violence: Religious Resources for Conflict Resolution 2010', is being held at Leh.
Hosted by Mahabodhi Devachan Centre, the objective of the seminar has been to bring together influential representatives of these two great religious traditions.

Expert...

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Bonita Law Firm Helps Bring Nuns, Monks From Vietnam to U.S.

June 23, 2010

Author: Maria Zilberman

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Naples Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9294,0,0,1,0

Andrew Solis didn’t expect the visa petitions to fill boxes. “The applications themselves are about that big,” he said, hovering his hand inches above the table.

That’s without the books and DVDs that have to accompany them.

Solis and his law firm, Cohen &...

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