Buddhism

Utah Buddhists Observe Festival for Deceased

July 11, 2009

Author: Pamela Manson

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8352,0,0,1,0

Named plaques of the members of the Buddhist temple who died since the last Obon are displayed in a place of reverence near the "Onaijin" inside the Buddhist Temple.

For almost 100 years, Buddhism has been a part of Utah life. And on Saturday, the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple commemorated followers who have...

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Buddhism Thrives As China Relaxes Religious Policy

July 7, 2009

Author: Robert J. Saiget

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AFP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=46,8342,0,0,1,0

Temples thrive, monks travel far and wide in search of enlightenment, the faithful fill the halls of worship -- after decades of atheist policies, Buddhism is making a huge comeback in China.

Nowhere is this revival more apparent than at Wutaishan, the most important of...

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City Of Ten Thousand Buddhas Celebrate[s] 30 Years

July 6, 2009

Author: Monica Krauth

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Daily Ukiah Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8336,0,0,1,0

The memory of Buddhist "venerable master," Hsuan Hua, was celebrated last weekend at The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, as part of the 30th anniversary of the monastery.

Hua, known for the founding of many western Buddhist institutions during his time in the United States, was one of the first known Ch'...

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Unique Buddhist Temple In Ontario Faces Uncertain Future

July 5, 2009

Author: Richard Cockle

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Oregonian

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8339,0,0,1,0

A unique Buddhist temple with roots in a dark chapter of World War II faces an uncertain future, along with this Snake River town's once-thriving Japanese American community.

On some Sundays, only about 60 people attend services at the Idaho-Oregon Buddhist Temple. Most are in their 70s and 80s, and a half-...

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Faiths Compete On Turkish TV Show

July 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8132320.stm

A Turkish game show is challenging atheists to reassess their views and win "the biggest prize ever".

Penitents Compete will bring together an Islamic imam, a Jewish rabbi, a Buddhist monk and a Greek Orthodox priest seeking to convert the atheists.

The prize for any converted contestants is an expenses-paid pilgrimage to a holy site of their chosen...

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A Blessing On the Animals

June 30, 2009

Author: Kath Gannaway

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Star News Group

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,8320,0,0,1,0

For more than 20 minutes last week the hustle and bustle of Healesville Sanctuary stopped as prayers were offered for the millions of animals that perished in the February bushfires.

On the lawns in front of the wildlife veterinary centre, where hundreds of injured animals were treated, Buddhist monks, led by...

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Poignant Ceremony In Pattaya Offers Support to Monks In Restive South Thailand

June 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Pattaya Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=52,8325,0,0,1,0

Sattahip Buddhists joined in a special ceremony on 27th June 2009 to donate offerings to 1500 Buddhist monks of the 226 temples in the Southern part of Thailand. The ceremony was a gesture of support to the region which has suffered from 4 years of violence.

The ceremony was supported by various local...

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Lao Buddhists Honor Monk With Elaborate Funeral

June 29, 2009

Author: Bob Smietana

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Tennessean

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,8327,0,0,1,0

More than 600 of Nashville's Lao Buddhists gathered on Sunday to pay their final respects to a beloved spiritual leader and one of the Southeast's leading Buddhist monks.

The service marked the end of more than 30 days of mourning for the Venerable Somdy Soumano Soupanya. He was abbot of the Wat Lao Buddhapathip...

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Buddhist Teacher Shot Dead In Thai South

June 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSBKK423415

A female Buddhist teacher was shot dead by suspected insurgents in Thailand's restive Muslim south on Sunday, police said.

Two gunmen riding a motorcycle fled after killing the 38-year-old victim on a road in Narathiwat province.

In an incident in the south on Saturday a suspected insurgent and two security officers died in a gun...

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Zen Buddhist Monk Aids Peace Efforts In Native Belfast

June 27, 2009

Author: Damien Okado-Gough

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Japan Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=9,8326,0,0,1,0

When the Zen monk Dogen Zenji returned to Japan from China in 1227 with the ideas that would become the Soto school of Zen, could he have imagined that centuries later, on the other side of the world, those very ideas would be used by people to try to overcome their society's deeply rooted conflict? Most likely not,...

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