Buddhism

The Buddhists In Our Backyard: Residents Seek 'the Bloom Of the Present Moment' At a Congregation Center In Lake Worth

February 20, 2010

Author: Liz Balmaseda

Source: The Palm Beach Post

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/the-buddhists-in-our-backyard-residents-seek-the-261129.html

Days before the Dalai Lama's visit to Palm Beach County, Mimi Bailey steeples her hands close to her heart and joins the rhythmic waves of Buddhist chants rising in a sunny corner of Lake Worth.

It is the first day of the Tibetan New Year, Year of the Iron...

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S.Lanka Monks Complain Of Government Pressure

February 19, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iO0vtN6iprgTYEyTAR4RoZ_l_FlQ

Sri Lanka's top Buddhist monks called off a special gathering this week because of government pressure, a spokesman said Friday, while the opposition said bomb threats had been involved.

The Buddhist leaders had planned to meet on Thursday to...

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Under Indonesia’s Surface, An Intricate Quilt Of Faiths

February 17, 2010

Author: Norimitsu Onishi

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/world/asia/18indo.html?emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

As if on cue, the two Buddhist monks in saffron robes appeared one late afternoon recently, seemingly out of nowhere, to complete the picture of Indonesia’s religious past and present.

The visitors stood at the edge of a large fenced-off pit where a ninth-century Hindu temple had...

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Buddhist Organization Lends a Hand In Haitian Relief Effort

February 16, 2010

Author: Daniel Tedford

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/california/ci_14415472?nclick_check=1

While in Haiti on a charitable mission, Debra Boudreaux remembers meeting a man who came to pray near a medical clinic.

The man had lost his 4-year-old child in the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake and hadn't been to pray since. On the day he came to pray, he was overwhelmed with tears, Boudreaux said.

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Moscow Provides Land On WWII Memorial Site to Build Buddhist Temple

February 16, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/RIA Novosti

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8929,0,0,1,0

Moscow authorities have allocated a plot of land on Poklonnaya Hill, a WWII memorial in the Russian capital's west for a Buddhist temple, a deputy Moscow mayor said Tuesday.

"We have resolved the issue of providing a...
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Japanese Monk Gets Down With the Beat for Buddhism

February 8, 2010

Author: Toshi Maeda

Source: Reuters

http://ca.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idCATRE6173CZ20100208

He raps. He chants. And this month, Japan's famed hip-hop loving monk, better known as MC Happiness, will tap dance on stage, in the name of Buddhism.

Kansho Tagai heads the 400-year-old Kyoouji Temple in central Tokyo, offering softly chanted prayers throughout the day amid traditional bell chimes and wafts of incense...

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Rare Jade Buddha Unveiled At Buddhist Monastery

February 6, 2010

Author: Angela Lau

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/2010/feb/06/rare-jade-buddha-unveiled-at-buddhist-monastery/

A 4½-ton statue of Buddha made of rare, dark jade has arrived in the county on its first stop in a U.S. tour to spread peace and happiness with its trademark smile of serenity and look of compassion.

The Jade Buddha of Universal Peace took...

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Troubled Woman Finds Peace as a Buddhist Nun

February 5, 2010

Author: Yonat Shimron

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/1730128.html

The Venerable Lhundub Tendron wasn’t always a Buddhist nun. For most of her life, she wasn’t even a Buddhist.

She was Leslie Inman, a New Orleans native living in Charlotte, N.C., who was separated from her husband and searching, not very consciously, for inner peace.

She found it in a meditation group that taught her the...

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Monks Up In Arms Over Police Assault

January 28, 2010

Author: Do Je-hae

Source: The Korea Times

http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/01/113_59889.html

The case of a drunken group of policemen beating up a monk is testing the relations between the Lee Myung-bak administration and the Buddhist circles.

The assault took place on the night of Jan. 19 at Yonghwa Temple in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province. Jigwan, the chief monk of the temple, claimed that he went out when he...

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