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Wat Ratanarangsi and Revere Buddhist Community Inc.

This data was last updated on 13 August 2018.

Address: 75 Thornton Street, Revere, MA 02151

History: Wat Ratanarangsi, or Revere Buddhist Community Incorporated, was founded in 1995 by a community of Cambodians in Revere. The temple was temporarily located in a house on Highland Street in Revere from 1995 to 1996. The temple moved to its current location on Thorton Street in 1996 where it serves the tens of thousands of Cambodians in the area.

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Universal Buddhist Congregation (Giao Hoi Phat Giao Dai Chung)

This data was last updated on 13 August 2018.

Address: 81-83 Marion Street, Boston, MA 02128
Phone: 617-569-1208

Description: The Universal Buddhist Congregation (UBC), which meets in East Boston, was started in 1985 by Rev. Thich Giac Duc, who is the spiritual leader of the community. The extended community consists of between 2,000 and 3,000 people, with 50 attending services on an average day. Young people are a focus of this community, and it is not unusual for half of those gathered to be children and...

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Attack On a Vietnam Monastery

August 4, 2009

Author: Krassimira Twigg

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8168200.stm

A recent attack on a monastery practising a non-traditional brand of Buddhism is just one of a number of incidents that has raised concerns about curbs on religious freedom in Vietnam. The BBC's Krassimira Twigg looks at the events at Bat Nha monastery.

On 29 June, a group of vigilantes tried to evict the monks and nuns living at the Bat Nha...

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Va. Buddhist Monks to Relocate, Educate

August 2, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/08/02/Va-Buddhist-monks-to-relocate-educate/UPI-66561249264943/

A group of Buddhist monks whose home and temple will be auctioned wa[n]t to relocate to a land parcel in Virginia Beach, Va., a spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman, Samantha Niezgoda, said the monks -- having foreclosed on the home they also used as...

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Buddhist Organization Renovating Former Methodist Church In Newton's Upper Falls

July 28, 2009

Author: Christine Laubenstein

Source: Wicked Local Newton

http://www.wickedlocal.com/newton/news/x695081602/Buddhist-organization-renovating-former-Methodist-church-in-Newtons-Upper-Falls

An international Buddhist organization that provides disaster relief, medical care and education across the world is renovating the former Methodist church in Upper Falls.

Taiwan-...

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Russia: Medvedev Announces Programs Of Religious Education In Schools

July 21, 2009

Author: Clifford J. Levy

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/22/world/europe/22briefs-Russia.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail0=y

Russia’s president, Dmitri A. Medvedev, said Tuesday that the federal government would begin a national program to teach religious education in the schools. Parents would be able to choose studies in four federally recognized religions — Russian...

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Obon Festival Continues Tradition In Visalia

July 17, 2009

Author: Brett Wilkison

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Visalia Times Delta

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8370,0,0,1,0

More than 2,000 years ago, in what is now India, the Buddha gathered his followers and told them to celebrate their ancestors. According to Buddhist lore, the monks kept to their solemn rituals, while the civilians danced.

Now, two millenniums later on a different continent, the Obon festival, or "...

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