Buddhism

Buddhists Gather to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

June 5, 2009

Author: Deepa Bharath

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/buddha-buddhist-vesak-2446016-day-buddhists

For the first time, Buddhists from all over Southern California are congregating in Anaheim to celebrate Vesak or Buddha Day at the Convention Center Saturday.

"This is Buddha's birthday," said Thich Con Thanh, abbot of the Lien Hoa Buddhist Temple in Garden Grove. "This is like...

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Episcopal Bishop Appears Headed for Defeat

June 5, 2009

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/index.php?/rnstext/the_election_of_an_episcopal_bishop_who_has_practiced_zen_buddhism060509/

The election of an Episcopal bishop in Michigan who has practiced Buddhist meditation and changed traditional church prayers appears headed for defeat, according to an unofficial tally kept by a newspaper reporter...

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Buddhist Monks Offer Prayers for Victims Of Air France Flight 447

June 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ANI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,8245,0,0,1,0

Buddhist monks and nuns here offered prayer for the victims of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday night en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 passengers on board.

Devotees also joined the monks and nuns in their prayer meet, who were seen praying at the premises of the Mahabodhi...

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Buddhist Center May Be Coming to Licking County

June 4, 2009

Author: Chad Klimack

Source: Newark Advocate

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20090604/NEWS01/906040368/1046/BUSINESS/Buddhist+center+may+be+coming+to+county

A Buddhist temple, hotel and spa could be coming to Pataskala.

Representatives from the Columbus Buddhism Center have talked to city officials about building the Columbus Thai Temple on 5 acres south of Blacks Road...

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Ex-Con Blossoms With Buddhist Enlightenment

June 4, 2009

Author: Matthew Danelo

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Beaumont Enterprise

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,8246,0,0,1,0

"The lotus, it symbolizes how people can grow through Buddhism," Harlan, 55, said Monday while resting on a bench in one of the lush gardens at the Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur.

A former criminal, Harlan said he once embraced hatred and violence. Now he spends much of his time trying to...

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His Holiness Holds a Day Of Teachings, Meets With Danish Media And Parliamentarians

June 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Tibet Custom

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8225,0,0,1,0

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the outset of giving teachings based on Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (Jangchum Semdrel) and Kalalashila's The Middle Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa), told the audience of 3,600 people who had come to hear his teachings that he does not believe in conversion and therefore never tries...

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Obama's Call for "Change" Resonates In Buddhist Padyatra

June 1, 2009

Author: Kripa Krishnan

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,8227,0,0,1,0

What does Barack Obama have in common with the Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual leader of the 800-year-old Buddhist sect? The answer involves some hundred volunteers who march alongside the monks and nuns of the faith through the Himalayas on a 'padyatra'.

Many of the volunteers...

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Buddhists Sow Seeds With Youth to Protect Faith In U.S.

May 31, 2009

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090531/NEWS01/905310388/1008/Buddhists+sow+seeds+with+youth+to+protect+faith+in+U.S.

As ceiling fans beat back the humid air, more than 150 people crowded in and around a temple on a remote Southern Indiana hillside last Sunday, marking the birth of their religion's founder.

"An,...

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Michigan Buddhist Groups Helped Plant 12,000 Trees

May 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Buddhist Net

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/michigan-buddhist-groups-helped-plant-12-000-trees

Members of a Zen Buddhist temple are among two northern Michigan Buddhist communities that joined 100 churches and temples in planting 12,000 trees across the Upper Peninsula in early May during the 2009 interfaith EarthKeeper Tree Project.

Volunteers planted the 12,000 trees by...

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Tibetan Buddhist Temple Answers 5 Million Prayers

May 29, 2009

Author: Tiffany Fox

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=77&ContentID=144709

The golden statue gracing a new Tibetan Buddhist temple in the Swan Valley took Indian craftsmen more than four years to complete and its unveiling next week will mark the realisation of a 30-year dream.

For Tibetan Buddhist Society WA director Les Sheehy and his wife Margaret the temple’s completion marks...

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