Buddhism

City Of Virginia Beach, Monks Reach Agreement

March 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Wavy.com

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,7920,0,0,1,0

The City of Virginia Beach has reached an agreement with the Buddhist Education Center of America, which could allow a group of Buddhist monks to hold limited religious services in a Pungo home.

City Council will consider issuing a conditional use permit, allowing the monks to use the property on West Neck Road for...

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U.S. Buddhists, Hindus Back Evolution, Says Study

March 13, 2009

Author: Ashfaque Swapan

Source: New America Media/India West

http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=5dbb57b1707ee3b07cb20c2abc5994e4

Despite virtually unanimous support in the scientific community, there is considerable public skepticism in the U.S. about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, with 39 percent believing in the theory, according to a Gallup poll.

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One Priest, Two Faiths, And Lots Of Questions

March 12, 2009

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17707

Friday afternoons find the Rev. Ann Holmes Redding at the Al-Islam Center in Seattle, reciting Muslim prayers.

Come Sunday, she heads about two miles south to kneel in the pews of St. Clement's of Rome Episcopal Church.

"My experience and my call is to continue to follow Jesus," said Redding, an Episcopal priest for the past 25...

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Clergyman Defends His Zen Buddhist Practices

March 8, 2009

Author: Ruth Gledhill

Source: Times Online

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article5869562.ece

An Anglican clergyman elected as a bishop has defended his right to use the practices of Zen Buddhism to deepen his Christian faith.

Conservatives in The Episcopal Church of the US are demanding that Rev Kevin Thew Forrester, a priest in the diocese of Northern Michigan, be barred from the episcopate because he received...

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Leading Buddhist Brings Prayers to New Milton

March 7, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Daily Echo

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,7868,0,0,1,0

They will be travelling from as far as Hawaii to New Milton to meet a Buddhist leader who was taught by that iconic spiritual figure the Dalai Lama.

His Eminence Dorje Dhenpa Rinpoche, one of the leading Lamas in Tibetan Buddhism, is making his first visit to England from India to give a series of teachings and prayer...

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HAF Joins Prominent Bangladesh Human Rights Group At United Nations Panel: Highlight Abuse Against Minority Women

March 6, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/?q=node/224

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) joined the Human Rights Congress for Bangladesh Minorities (HRCBM) and other prominent NGO's in addressing a panel discussion on violence against minority women and girls in Bangladesh at the United Nations on March 6. The meeting brought together NGO's in consultative relationships with the...

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Tibetan Monk Shot By Chinese Police After Burning Self

March 6, 2009

Author: Charlotte Cuthbertson, Li Xi & Qin Xue

Source: Epoch Times

http://infowars.net/articles/march2009/060309Tibetan.htm

A Tibetan monk was shot in eastern Tibet on February 27 after setting himself on fire protesting the Chinese regime’s banning of a religious ceremony, reports say. The monk, named Tape, 24, was set himself on fire outside the police station, said Kelsang Gyaltsen, member of the Tibetan Parliament in exile. The incident...

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Chinese Forces Surround Tibetan Monastery After Protest

March 3, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/CNA

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,7840,0,0,1,0

Security forces have surrounded a Tibetan monastery in a tense region of southwest China after monks held a rally a week before the 50th anniversary of a failed uprising, activist groups said on Monday.

They said the monks in Sichuan province, bordering Tibet, demonstrated close to where another monk set himself on fire...

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Report: Tibetan Monks Protest New Year Prayer Ban

March 2, 2009

Author: Audra Ang

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=6986649

Defiant Buddhist monks banned from marking a key Tibetan New Year prayer festival marched in protest in China's southwest, rights groups said. It was the latest resistance to Chinese rule ahead of sensitive anniversaries in Tibet.

Tensions are high over harsh security measures set up before the...

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Vietnamese Buddhists Form Congregation In Manatee

February 28, 2009

Author: James A. Jones Jr.

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Bradenton Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,7831,0,0,1,0

Wearing the brown robe of a Buddhist monk, the gentle man with a shaved head stood out when he ventured out into the community.

When other Vietnamese-Americans saw him, they would always ask about the possibility of opening a temple.

“Not yet,” was the Rev. Thich Phap Hue’s...

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'We Are Like Forgotten People,' Burma Minority Says

February 24, 2009

Author: Sarah Page

Source: Compass Direct News

http://www.crosswalk.com/news/religiontoday/11599939/

A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released in January details serious and ongoing abuses against the Chin people, a minority group in Burma’s northwest who claim to be 90 percent Christian.

HRW’s research echoes a 2004 report by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) that described targeted abuse of Christians in Chin state...

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Buddhists to Build New Temple

February 21, 2009

Author: Dana Clark Felty

Source: Savannah Morning News

http://savannahnow.com/node/675928

Members of the Buddhist Association of Savannah are planning to build a 3,200-square-foot temple on their property on U.S. 80 in Garden City, according to association president An Nguyen.

The new building will include marble floors through the roughly 2,000 square feet of worship space and about 1,200 square feet designated for a kitchen, dining area, library and...

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The Brunch At Berkeley's Buddhist Temple Will Continue -- At Least for Now

February 20, 2009

Author: Kristin Bender

Source: The Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_11752042

The brunch will go on.

Ten months after a small group of neighbors complained that Wat Mongkolratanaram, a Buddhist temple on Russell Street was abusing its protections as a religious organization by running a professional-style restaurant that serves Thai food to hundreds of people on Sunday, the city's zoning...

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