Buddhism

An Unusual Place to Find a Thai Temple

May 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Copenhagen Post

http://www.cphpost.dk/news/community/45789-an-unusual-place-to-find-a-thai-temple.html

It may come as a surprise to most people that there is a Thai temple - or wat - located in Denmark. Watpa Copenhagen, situated in a quiet suburban street in the sleepy village of Dragør, on Amager, is unknown to most. The Copenhagen Post paid a visit to the Sunnataram Copenhagen...

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Tibetan Monks Bring Culture, Understanding to the Area

May 28, 2009

Author: Chris Reagle

Source: Wicked Local Marion

http://www.wickedlocal.com/marion/fun/entertainment/arts/x702315485/Tibetan-monks-bring-culture-understanding-to-the-area

If you are an early riser, you may get a glimpse of something you don’t often see in this quaint seaside village. Twelve monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery of India will be in the area for four days...

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Thai Insurgency Takes Toll On Both Buddhists, Muslims

May 24, 2009

Author: Denis D. Gray

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-05-23-buddhist-muslim_N.htm

The young Muslim man says he watched helplessly as soldiers broke his father's bones and punctured his lungs with vicious kicks. After seven hours of relentless torture the Muslim religious leader died cradled in his lap.

In a nearby village, a 7-year-old Buddhist...

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Small Lexington Buddhist Community Learns the Tibetan Way

May 21, 2009

Author: Roy York

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,8204,0,0,1,0

In an office at The University Press of Kentucky, one would never expect to find the birthplace of a Buddhist community. But in the cluttered room littered with prayer flags and adorned with stunning pictures of Tibetan mountains and monasteries, Richard Farkas eases into his chair and speaks easily about his faith....

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Episcopal Diocese Rejects Buddhist Bishop

May 19, 2009

Author: Ann Rodgers

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,8188,0,0,1,0

Leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh have unanimously voted against permitting a diocese in Michigan to consecrate a bishop who is also a practicing Zen Buddhist.

A spokesman for the diocese said the decision was not based on Bishop-elect Kevin Thew Forrester's Zen practices, but on changes he...

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Buddhists Invite Public to Meditate for Peace

May 16, 2009

Author: Ann Rodgers

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09136/970619-455.stm

Buddhists from throughout the region will gather tomorrow in Shadyside to celebrate the life of Siddhartha Gautama and meditate for world peace.

This is the first time local Buddhists from disparate traditions have gathered for a holiday, in this case for Vesak, which commemorates the life, enlightenment and death of the founder of their...

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Catholics, Buddhists Unite to Serve Devotees During Vesak

May 14, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UCA News

Religious harmony prevailed in a farming village in central Sri Lanka as Catholics and Buddhists joined hands to celebrate the Buddhist festival of Vesak (Vesakh).

Devotees of both faiths offered meals and refreshments at a dansala (alms-giving center) in Hammalawa village on May 9, as thousands of Buddhists flocked to temples and thronged village streets decorated with lights, lanterns and religious flags.

Hammalawa is a sub-parish of Kuliyapitya parish in...

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Russian Buddhists Seek Putin's Support for Dalai Lama Visit

May 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Moscow News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8174,0,0,1,0

Members of a regional Buddhist council in Russia’s North Caucuses, have asked Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to help them secure a visit by the Dalai-Lama to the republic, Russian website Gazeta.ru reports.

“A visit by the spiritual leader of all the Buddhists in the world would be the best present to...

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Kingsbury Buddhist Temple In London Once Again Attacked

May 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Sinhalaya News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8175,0,0,1,0

Suspected members of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in London during the small hours of May 13 attacked Kingsbury Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Center in London and smashed up seven windows.

Venerable Wanduramba kassapa , an eyewitness at the crime scene said , “About seven males used...

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Paris Temple Attacked

May 12, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Daily Mirror

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8167,0,0,1,0

Sri Lankas main Buddhist temple in Paris, France was attacked by suspected LTTE supporters on Sunday evening, said a spokesman from the foreign ministry.

He said a group of seven masked men had arrived at around 7.00 pm on Sunday and smashed the windows of the temple. The Chief Monk of the temple, the Ven....

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Mothers Honored With Buddha In Central Square

May 12, 2009

Author: George P. Hassett

Source: Wicked Local Cambridge

http://www.wickedlocal.com/cambridge/news/x1194168204/Mothers-honored-with-Buddha-in-Central-Square

Tibetan monks and Cambridge mothers walked side by side through Central Square on Sunday to celebrate motherhood and Buddha's birthday. It was the first time the Greater Boston Buddhist Cultural Center, based in Cambridge, celebrated the birth of...

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Buddhist Inmate Wins Religious Lawsuit

May 10, 2009

Author: Charlie Butts

Source: OneNewsNow

http://www.onenewsnow.com/Legal/Default.aspx?id=520928

A Buddhist prison inmate in Texas has won a lawsuit over rules for religious practice.

The prison system requires religious services to be performed by a chaplain or approved religious volunteers. Muslims were allowed to hold religious meetings, but chaplains had declined to lead Buddhist services because of lack of knowledge or because it...

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Storied Buddhist Shrine Finds New Home

May 10, 2009

Author: Graeme Morton

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Calgary Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8165,0,0,1,0

A beautiful piece of southern Alberta spiritual history has found a new, permanent home.

The shrine from the former Japanese Buddhist temple in Raymond, the first and largest of its kind in Western Canada, was officially welcomed into the Glenbow Museum's Art of Asia gallery during a blessing ceremony last...

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NZ Buddhists Celebrate Key Festival

May 10, 2009

Author: Kirsty Johnson

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Taranaki Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=50,8169,0,0,1,0

An influx of young Sri Lankan families has re-kindled the community's Buddhist culture in New Plymouth.

Around 30 families met last night in Lynmouth Park to celebrate Vesak, the biggest event on the Buddhist calendar, marked by a lantern festival held each year on the first full moon in May.

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