Buddhism

Pataskala Residents Question Plans for Buddhist Temple

June 24, 2009

Author: Chad Klimack

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Newark Advocate

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,8314,0,0,1,0

Some area residents and religious leaders are worried about a proposed Buddhist development setting up shop along Blacks Road on the city's eastern edge.

Residents and pastors recently approached the Pataskala City Council to express their concerns.

"I question where the funding comes from, and...

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Gardena Buddhist Church Boasts Largest Obon Festival In Southern California

June 24, 2009

Author: Takeshi Nakayama

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Nichi Bei Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8316,0,0,1,0

Gardena Buddhist Church will observe Obon — the annual Japanese Buddhist festival which has evolved to a celebration where families honor their ancestors with and joyous dancing — on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1- 2, announced the Rev. Naomi Nakano.

Gardena’s Obon Festival — the...

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Indiana Buddhist Vihara Celebrates Poson Day

June 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ColomboPage News Desk

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,8300,0,0,1,0

Indiana Buddhist Temple celebrated Poson full moon day along with the 6th anniversary of the temple on Saturday 20th June 2009.

A whole day retreat, conducted by ven. M. Pannaloka and ven. N. Seelawimala under the guidance of the chief monk, Ven. T. Devananda, was held at the temple premises to mark the...

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Buddhist Monk Returns to Life After Four Years In Retreat

June 20, 2009

Author: Melanie Reid

Source: The Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article6538999.ece

There are things you expect a Buddhist monk to say when he emerges, blinking, after four years of selfimposed retreat from the world. And there are things you don’t.

“It was a bit like Big Brother without the cameras,” said Gelong Thubten. “What did I miss? I missed my Mum and ice cream....

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A Day Of Buddhist Culture In St. Petersburg

June 18, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: New Tang Dynasty Television

http://english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/ns_life/2009-06-18/657791952308.html

Russians are celebrating the national holiday “Surhaban” in Saint Petersburg. “Surhaban” translates to “the three husbands’ game”. Traditionally, the event includes wrestling, archery, and horse jumping.

The celebration is held to mark a decade of...

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Burmese Junta Bars Monks From Traveling Abroad

June 15, 2009

Author: Min Lwin

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Irrawaddy

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,8279,0,0,1,0

Burma’s Ministry of Religious Affairs is effectively prohibiting Buddhist monks from traveling abroad by refusing to issue letters of recommendation, according to senior monks in Rangoon.

Without a letter of recommendation from the ministry a monk cannot apply for a visa to travel to a foreign country.
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Local Buddhists Say 'Thank You' for Support From the Community

June 13, 2009

Author: Matt Russell

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Post-Bulletin

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,8273,0,0,1,0

The Cambodian Buddhist community in Rochester is extending a "thank you" to community members who offered an outpouring of support this week following reports of harassment and vandalism at the local Buddhist temple.

Residents have dropped off flowers to replace those torn up by vandals, and several churches have...

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Wat Lo Lao Buddhist Festival Under Way In Kennewick

June 13, 2009

Author: Sara Schilling

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Tri-City Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8276,0,0,1,0

A dozen monks in orange and gold robes led the march around the temple. They walked slowly, trailed by a crowd pounding on small drums, playing horns, clanging cymbals and carrying a long banner painted in bright colors.

The banner told the story of Bounphraveth, a central figure in Lao Buddhism and the...

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Buddhist Monk Killed In South Thai Violence

June 11, 2009

Author: Martin Petty

Source: Reuters

http://www.reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSSP361306

A Buddhist monk was killed and another seriously injured when they were gunned down while collecting alms as more violence erupted in Thailand's restive south, police said on Friday.

The attack was the latest in a recent flare-up of bloody violence in the Muslim-majority region near the Malaysian border, where nearly 3,500 people have been...

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Monks Complete Four-Year Retreat

June 9, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/south_of_scotland/8089769.stm

A Tibetan centre in southern Scotland has welcomed a group of monks emerging after a four-year Buddhist retreat.

The 20 men have been cut off from the outside world since June 2005 when they entered a special sealed-off study centre on the Isle of Arran.

They emerged at the weekend to be taken to...

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Buddhist Monk Faces Worldly Green-Card Matters

June 9, 2009

Author: Miriam Jordan

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Wall Street Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8257,0,0,1,0

Monk Phra Bunphithak Jomthong entered the U.S. four years ago on a religious visa and has since devoted himself to serving a burgeoning Buddhist community in Southern California. Barefoot and clad in a saffron robe, Mr. Jomthong recently gave what amounts to the most accurate job description he has: "to share...

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