Buddhism

Rare Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Goes On Display In Washington

March 12, 2010

Author: Virginie Montet

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gFvI6WZp26dl6-Zn1ArEzrhlvoyQ

A complete Tibetan Buddhist shrine room, including a silver Buddha, gem-encrusted adornments and silk scroll paintings, goes on display for the first time in Washington on Saturday.

The shrine room has been set up in a religiously accurate...

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Buddhist Statue Approved for North Utica Neighborhood

March 11, 2010

Author: Dan Miner

Source: The Observer-Dispatch

http://www.uticaod.com/news/x1526460032/Buddhist-statue-approved-for-North-Utica-neighborhood

A Buddhist temple finally received permission this week to erect a religious statue on its North Utica property.

The city’s Zoning Board of Appeals at its Tuesday meeting granted an area variance to the Dau Trang Minh Dang Quang Temple on Riverside Drive...

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Tzu Chi Buddhists Spread Goodwill From Highland Heights Church

March 6, 2010

Author: Jeff Piorkowski

Source: Sun Messenger

http://blog.cleveland.com/sunmessenger/2010/03/tzu_chi_buddhists_spread_goodw.html

The year was 1966 when a young Taiwanese woman practicing Buddhism taught compassion and the serving of others in that Far East country.

Before long, she had acquired a group of 30 housewives as followers. Without means to fully serve those around her, that woman, Dharma Master Cheng...

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Couple Ordained As Zen Priests

March 6, 2010

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/article/20100306/NEWS10/3060382/-1/NEWS

In what may have been the first ceremony of its kind in the Toledo area, two local Zen Buddhist teachers were ordained as priests and 17 of their students professed Buddhist vows in a Jukai service Sunday at Lourdes College.

The teachers, Jay "Rinsen" Weik and his wife, Karen "Do'on" Weik, were ordained by Sensei Melissa "...

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Jews, Muslims Worry Body Scanners Violate Religious Laws

March 3, 2010

Author: Omar Sacirbey

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/jews_muslims_say_body_scanners_violate_religious_laws/

Canadian lawyer Kerry Gearin is planning to fly to Washington, D.C., this summer for a conference on Islamic family law, but the full-body scanners being deployed in some U.S. airports make her wonder if she’ll be forced to leave her modesty...

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EU Says Bangladesh Must Curb Violence Against Buddhists And Christians

February 28, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nepal News

 

The European Union has condemned last week's ethnic violence in Bangladesh. 

A number of families have been displaced from the Chittagong Hill Tract area, which has a significant Buddhist population. 

At least five people were killed and over twenty injured when a number of people from the Buddhist groups were targeted and their houses burned down. 

 

Buddhist Follower Opens a New Dharma Center In the Avenues

February 26, 2010

Author: Peggy Fletcher Stack

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/features/ci_14479368

A new Buddhist figure from China is finding followers across the United States and now has at least one in Utah -- Margaret Esterman.

Esterman had studied Zen Buddhism for 15 years when Zhaxi Zhuoma Rinpoche, a high-level female disciple of Dorje Chang Buddha III, discussed the master's teachings and recent book at Salt Lake City's Unitarian...

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Australian Elephant Blessed By Buddhist Monks

February 25, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/02/25/world/AP-AS-Australia-Baby-Elephant.html?_r=2

Mali the baby elephant played with a red rubber ball as three Buddhist monks splashed her face with water Thursday in blessing ceremony for the Melbourne Zoo's newest star.

The calf, just under six weeks old, is the second...

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Buddhist Temple Takes Statue Fight to New York Supreme Court

February 24, 2010

Author: Emerson Clarridge

Source: Wicked Local Cape Cod/GateHouse News Service

http://www.wickedlocal.com/capecod/lifestyle/faith/x1650253999/Buddhist-temple-takes-statue-fight-to-New-York-Supreme-Court

After losing several rounds with the city Zoning Board of Appeals, a North Utica, N.Y., Buddhist temple is taking to court its fight to erect a white marble statue in its front...

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Cats Escape Cycle Of Suffering On the Buddhist Path In NLV

February 24, 2010

Author: Richard Lake

Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

http://www.lvrj.com/news/cats-escape-cycle-of-suffering-on-the-buddhist-path-in-nlv-85183632.html

On a dusty corner in North Las Vegas, there is a Buddhist temple. On that temple's property, there are cats. Many, many cats. Dozens of cats, in fact, have been known to congregate there.

These are fe...

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Buddhist Center Coming to Sandy Springs

February 22, 2010

Author: April Hunt

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/news/north-fulton/buddhist-center-coming-to-321097.html?cxtype=rss_news_128746

The Sandy Springs City Council unanimously approved a rezoning that will bring a Buddhist meditation center to Peachtree-Dunwoody Road.

The Kadampa Meditation Center is limited to 12 overnight occupants at any one time and attendees will be...

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Burma Plans Crackdown On Monks As Election Nears

February 22, 2010

Author: Andrew Buncombe

Source: The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/burma-plans-crackdown-on-monks-as-election-nears-1906492.html

The military authorities in Burma are planning a crackdown on the country's Buddhist monks to "discipline" them ahead of forthcoming elections.

State media reported over the weekend that the senior abbot who heads a government-...

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Area Buddhists See Tiger's Return to Faith As Positive Move

February 22, 2010

Author: Francine Knowles

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/business/2062291,CST-NWS-Woods22.article

Revelations by Tiger Woods last Friday that he will turn to his Buddhist faith as he seeks to atone for his infidelity and the damage it wrought is a wise decision, according to Chicago area Buddhists.

But his path will be a challenging one, they said.

"With Buddhism, there's no easy way out," said Rachael...

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