Buddhism

Tibetan Monks Ordered Out Of China's Quake Zone

April 21, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://blog.beliefnet.com/news/2010/04/tibetan-monks-ordered-out-of-c.php

Earthquake survivors say it was the Tibetan monks who helped first, bringing food, pitching tents and digging through rubble after disaster hit far western China a week ago, killing thousands.

Now the Buddhist monks who responded first are being pushed out of...

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Hinderwell Children In Touch With Spirituality

April 20, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Staithes and Hinderwell Today

http://www.staithesandhinderwelltoday.co.uk/localnews/HInderwell-children-in-touch-with.6239447.jp

Children from Hinderwell got in touch with their spirituality when they tried out meditation during a visit to a Buddhist centre.

The whole of Oakridge School, who are learning about Buddhism as their world religion topic this year, went to...

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Quake Sees Tibetan Buddhist Monks Assert Roles

April 16, 2010

Author: Chris Buckley

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63F0LO20100416

The earthquake that devastated northwest China's Yushu has unleashed a quiet contest for influence between the government and Tibetan Buddhist monks who say they speak for the people of this arid mountain region.

The Chinese government, which is run by the Communist Party, has responded to Wednesday's disaster with a heavily-publicized rescue effort....

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Worcester Buddhist Temple Wins Lawsuit Against Ex-Leader

April 14, 2010

Author: Gary V. Murray

Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

http://www.telegram.com/article/20100414/NEWS/100419863/1116

A jury has awarded $300,000 to a Buddhist temple on Dewey Street in a civil lawsuit accusing its former spiritual leader of wrongfully using its assets to buy a Braintree temple, which he later sold for $10 to a corporation he owns. 

A Worcester Superior Court jury found Monday that Nam Thai, formerly a...

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A Blessing for Buddhists to Ring In the Thai New Year

April 11, 2010

Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/04/09/1570400/a-blessing-for-buddhists-to-ring.html

Carved from a rare kind of dark and translucent jade, a nine-foot, 4 ½-ton Buddha statue -- revered by followers for bringing peace wherever it goes -- will begin a much-anticipated visit to South Florida on Saturday.

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, the largest jade...

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Buddhist Temple In Land/Tax Dispute With New Hartford

April 11, 2010

Author: David Hutter and Mike Agogliati

Source: The Register Citizen

http://www.registercitizen.com/articles/2010/04/11/news/doc4bc150f2d5997294242109.txt

A Buddhist congregation finds itself with a distinctly worldly problem — the temple is being taxed on a piece property members say they use for a holy purpose.

International Buddhist Zen Do Inc. owes $13,589.52 in overdue taxes, New Hartford tax...

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Buddhist Centre Opens In Brynmawr

April 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: South Wales Argus

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/8012651.Buddist_centre_opens_in_Brynmawr/

A man is opening a Buddhist centre in Brynmawr because he says the Welsh town it is similar to Tibet.

John Beard, 60, chairman of the Sherabling Foundation UK, is transforming the Calvary Chapel into the Palpung Changchub Dargye Ling, due to what he calls “high demand” in the...

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Temple Officials Ask County What They Can Do With 26 Acres In Hacienda Heights

April 9, 2010

Author: Juliette Funes

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_14854733

After two failed attempts to build a cultural center on the land they own across the street, officials from the Hsi Lai Buddhist Temple want to know what they can do with it.

Temple officials met with the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning, Department of Public Works and the Fire Department on Tuesday to discuss possible uses for the...

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York Buddhist Centre Delight At Holiday Lodge Refusal

April 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/humber/8611229.stm

A Buddhist community in East Yorkshire have won their fight for peace and quiet after planning permission was refused for new holiday lodges.

Kevin Thomson, of the Buddhist centre, said the community was delighted the "unspoiled" area was being protected.

The Kilnwick Percy Golf Club wanted to build 23 lodges near the...

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East Bay Buddhist Temple Strives to Maintain Relevance In New Land

April 8, 2010

Author: Matt O'Brien

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_14833793?nclick_check=1

Many men who grew up in Laos have stories of how they became a novice Buddhist monk, donning the orange robes and leaving family homes for the temple.

They served for weeks, months or maybe years, but that was in another land. At the Wat Lao Rattanaram in downtown Richmond, children crowd the urban temple for monthly religious...

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Buddhist Temple a Part Of Life for Many

April 7, 2010

Author: Ryan McGaughey

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Worthington Daily Globe

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,9064,0,0,1,0

Upon entering the Wat Lao Siri Buddharam Temple on a recent morning, Thongsay Chantharath removed her shoes and knelt down at the foot of a small staircase that leads into the building’s primary room of worship.

Since Monk Elder Keo Saysombath was in the “Buddha Room,” Chantharath...

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