Buddhism

Lethbridge Buddhists Celebrate New Temple

April 26, 2009

Author: Pamela Roth

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lethbridge Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8060,0,0,1,0

Close to 400 people gathered at a new Buddhist temple on Sunday morning to mark the beginning of a new era.

The new temple, located at 470 40 Street South, is the result of the amalgamation of six congregations from Buddhist temples from across southern Alberta, including Taber, Picture Butte, Rosemary,...

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New Year Celebrations At the Indiana Buddhist Temple

April 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ColomboPage News Desk

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,8045,0,0,1,0

Indiana Buddhist Temple in Fort Wayne, IN held its Sinhala and Hindu New Year celebration on Saturday April 18, 2009. Resident monks of the Temple, Ven. Thalangama Devananda Thero and Ven. Neluwe Seelawimala Thero welcomed the participants.

The day's events started with the lighting of the traditional oil...

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Miller Puts His Twist On Buddhism

April 17, 2009

Author: Mark Lisheron

Source: The Houston Chronicle/The Austin American-Statesman

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/6379793.html

From where the teacher stands, at dusk on a ridge behind the ranch house, the dry, buckskin-colored bed of the Pedernales River cuts south, disappearing around one of the endless, scrubby, undulating hills.

People are walking paths between other buildings...

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Tibetan Buddhist Sect Roots for More Women Masters

April 13, 2009

Author: Anurag Sharma

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=39,8006,0,0,1,0

They have followers in millions, spread across the world but this 800-year-old Buddhist sect, Drukpa, feels that the world really does not know much about them.

More than 200 monks, volunteers of the sect have assembled here to discuss ways to promote and conserve the heritage...

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Cambodian New Year Adds Religious Diversity to Easter Weekend

April 13, 2009

Author: Zachary Siebert

Source: The Missourian

http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2009/04/13/boone-cambodian-new-year/

Easter weekend has always had a singular feel around Boone County.

Church parking lots and sanctuaries are conspicuously fuller than usual. Families and loved ones gather together dressed in their best, and children can be found running wildly, basket in hand, in search of pastel eggs....

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Buddhist Student Monks Set to Arrive At Montague Retreat

April 7, 2009

Author: Amy McGeohegan

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Guardian

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,7986,0,0,1,0

The bunk beds and Chinese herbs are all in place to welcome the student monks set to arrive at the new Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute here in two weeks.

The old Lobster Shanty, once a famous seafood restaurant that entertained Queen Elizabeth in 1973 and Prince Charles and Lady Diana in 1983, is being...

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Kaua‘i Buddhists Join World In Hanamatsuri Celebration

April 6, 2009

Author: Dennis Fujimoto

Source: The Garden Island

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,7985,0,0,1,0

Several hundred people on Kaua‘i took time out to celebrate Hanamatsuri on Sunday at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e.

These people of the Buddhist faith joined the millions around the world who celebrate the birth of Buddha some 2,500 years ago in a garden in India.

Buddhism is one of the...

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Second World Buddhist Forum Closes With Harmonious Note

April 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Xinhua News Agency

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/01/content_11115624.htm

The Second World Buddhist Forum was wrapped up Wednesday in Taipei with messages of hope from leading Buddhist figures.

"We are convinced the forum will enhance the communication and integration of the Buddhist community all over the world," Venerable Master Kok Kwong, president of the Hong Kong Buddhist...

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Muslim Priest And Buddhist Bishop-Elect Are Raising Questions About Syncretism

March 27, 2009

Author: George Conger

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2009/marchweb-only/112-53.0.html

Jesus saves, the Episcopal Church teaches, but a growing number of its clergy and leaders believe other faiths may lead to salvation as well. Long divided and distracted by questions of sexual ethics, the Episcopal Church (along with most mainline Protestant communities) are facing a cultural and theological shift...

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The Modern Monks Of Buryatia

March 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Russia Today

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,7922,0,0,1,0

In the Republic of Buryatia in Siberia, religions and cultures flow together, making a rich mix. It is in Buryatia that the heart of Russian Buddhism beats.

Buryat Buddhists have cherished most rituals which came here from Tibet more than four hundred years ago.

But if you imagine Lamas living in Siberian...

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Buddhist Statue Is Too Big

March 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Tulsa Beacon

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,7928,0,0,1,0

Tulsa City Councilor Dennis Troyer is hoping concerned Tulsans will attend a March 24 Board of Adjustment hearing and protest construction of a five-story high granite statue of a Buddhist goddess.

“This is too big,” said Troyer. “My complaint is that it doesn’t fit the Comprehensive Plan....

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Buddhists Pass Through Camden On Peace Walk

March 18, 2009

Author: Bridget Smith

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Courier-Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,7915,0,0,1,0

About two dozen monks, nuns and activists arrived in Camden late Tuesday afternoon, part of the Walk for a New Spring, organized by the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Order in Massachusetts.

"I've found that walking for peace is a transformative experience," said organizer Tim Bullock, 60, of Leverett, Mass. "It...

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