Buddhism

Second Arson Attack At Buddhist Temple

November 28, 2009

Author: Stewart Bell

Source: National Post

http://www.canada.com/news/story.html?id=2278390

An early morning fire that damaged a Buddhist temple used by Toronto's Sri Lankan community for the second time in six months has been classified as an arson.

Toronto police have increased patrols in the area and are consulting with the hate crimes unit after flames engulfed part of the building at about 2 a.m. yesterday.

There were no injuries....

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Buddhist Monument for Glenscorrodale

November 20, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Arran Banner

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8715,0,0,1,0

Plans have been lodged with North Ayrshire Council for the erection of a 21-foot high monument at Glenscorrodale on the Ross Road. The applicant is Lama Yeshe Losal of the Rokpa Trust based at at Eskdalemuir in Dumfrieshire. The traditional ornamental Buddhist monument known as a stupa will sit on an 11-foot square...

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Buddhists In Vietnam Appeal for UN Protection

November 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Asiaone News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/Asia/Story/A1Story20091119-180876.html

Followers of the Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh are being harassed in his native Vietnam, and they need the United Nations to step in to protect them, a representative said Wednesday.

In a meeting this week with an official of the UN High...

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Buddhist Church Of Florin Celebrates 90th Anniversary, Members Reflect

November 12, 2009

Author: Jennifer Kubo

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Nikkei West

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8691,0,0,1,0

The Buddhist Church of Florin celebrated its 90th anniversary on Oct. 25 with the theme “Remembering the Past and Embracing the Future.”

Over 200 people attended the event. Through old photographs, maps and newspaper clippings, attendees reflected on the people and efforts that made the temple what it...

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Celebrating the Hindu Festival Of Lights

November 9, 2009

Author: Neel Madhukar

Source: The Emory Wheel

Lord James W. Dooley made a surprise appearance Friday night in the Cox Hall Ballroom, as he joined in on the traditional high-energy Indian bhangradance during Emory’s celebration of Diwali.

The Hindu Students Association (HSA) held its annual Diwali event to celebrate the traditional Hindu holiday also known as the Festival of Lights.

Friday’s festivities began with a Hindu puja, or prayer ceremony, where participants prayed for prosperity for the...

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Zen Center Seeks New Home

November 7, 2009

Author: Dana Clark Felty

Source: Savannah Morning News

http://savannahnow.com/accent/2009-11-07/zen-center-seeks-new-home

Soto Zen Buddhist priest-in-training Rev. Fugon Cindy Beach shares a personal story when trying to explain Buddhists' appreciation for "nonattachment."

"My first pottery instructor came up to me and looked at the glasses I had thrown and said they were lovely. Then, as he was leaving, he said, 'Don't ever...

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Carleton Shines With Hindu Festival Of Lights

October 31, 2009

Author: Arika Garg

Source: Carleton News

http://apps.carleton.edu/news/features/?story_id=582988

On Sunday, October 18, Carleton commemorated the Hindu “festival of lights,” Diwali, with a celebratory event held at the Severance Great Hall. The event featured a keynote address by guest speaker Suhag Shukla, co-founder of the Hindu American Foundation, followed by vocal and dance performances by members of DESI (Dedicated to the...

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Religions Call for Climate Action

October 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8333250.stm

Leaders from across the UK's religious communities have said there is a "moral imperative" to tackle global warming.

Leaders from the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Baha'i, Jain and Zoroastrian faiths called on G20 nations to cut greenhouse gases.

They said climate change posed a "very real threat to the world's poor"....

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Buddhist Killed, Burned In Thailand's Deep South

October 28, 2009

Author: Ploy Ten Kate

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-43494720091028

A Buddhist man was shot dead as he repaired a motorcycle on Wednesday in Thailand's far south and his body was set on fire, police said, the latest deadly violence in the Muslim-majority region.

The body of the 37-year-old man in Pattani province was found in a motorcycle shop at around 11:30 a.m. (0430 GMT). Police said he was...

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Buddhist Monk Begins Sand Painting for Peace In Philadelphia

October 26, 2009

Source: KYW Newsradio

http://www.kyw1060.com/pages/5523805.php?

A local Buddhist monk will spend the next four weeks constructing a sand painting to help bring peace to his adopted city of Philadelphia.

Members of the Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia joined with Venerable Losang Samten on Monday in prayers and chants around a roped-off platform in the lobby of the Gershman Y, at Broad and Pine Streets in center city.  

Over the next...

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Local Hindu Community Observes Diwali Holiday

October 25, 2009

Source: News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/article/20091025/NEWS0103/91024060/1005/ACC/Local-Hindu-community-observes-Diwali-holiday

Members of Southwest Florida’s Hindu community lit up the night Saturday in Lehigh Acres with a Diwali celebration.

More than 100 people, many with roots in the West Indies and South America, where Hinduism is widespread, danced, sang, enjoyed a fashion show and...

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