Buddhism

Buddhist Nun Hopes to Revive Ascetic Way of Life That Started During the Buddha's Lifetime

November 7, 2008

Author: Manya A. Brachear

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,7362,0,0,1,0

It took nearly 60 years for Judy Franklin to figure out that the key to riding the nation's economic roller coaster was to detach from it and observe as if from afar.

Now, as those around her fret about finances, the divorced mother of two rests assured that it is not the end of the world, a perspective she acquired when...

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Buddhists Get Engaged in Race for President

October 28, 2008

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

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

By most counts, several times more people live in New York City than practice Buddhism nationwide.

So American Buddhists aren't likely to become a political machine or a crucial swing vote any time soon. But as the religion born in the East carves its place in...

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Monks Offer Prayers for World Peace in Bihar

October 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: ANI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,7306,0,0,1,0

Hundreds of Buddhist monks from India and abroad gathered in Rajgir in Bihar to pray for world peace.

The prayers were held as part of 39th anniversary of the Vishwa Shanti Stupa, situated atop the Ratnagiri Hill.

The occasion also gained prominence as an American follower of Buddhism donated a peace bell made of an alloy of eight...

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Meditation Helps Local Buddhists Find Their Path

October 26, 2008

Author: Mary Garrigan

Source: Rapid City Journal

http://rapidcityjournal.com/articles/2008/10/26/news/religion/doc49021fc3039de882120639.txt

The Buddhist prayer flags that hang in Don Jones’ driveway are Tibetan, but the Buddhist meditation that Jones practices in his living room is not.

Jones hosts an informal Insight Meditation group in his west Rapid City home, an Americanized strain of...

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Annual Kathina Ceremony Held at Indiana Buddhist Temple

October 26, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ColomboPage News Desk

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,7310,0,0,1,0

Indiana Buddhist Temple in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA held its 5th annual Katina ceremony on October 25th with the participation of both Buddhist and non-Buddhist communities.

The guests were welcomed by the incumbent monks, Ven. Thalangama Devananda, Ven. Babarende Sumeda and Ven, Neluwe Seelawimala....

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Lama Talks About Her Faith

October 26, 2008

Author: Jeff Brumley

Source: The Florida Times-Union

http://www.jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/102708/met_348614148.shtml

When Tibetan Buddhist Michael Turnquist came to Jacksonville in 1984, there was just one Buddhist center in town. And that closed shortly after his arrival.

A lot has changed since then. Jacksonville is now home to at least a half-dozen Buddhist communities, including Zen and ethnic Vietnamese...

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Steveston's Buddhist Tradition Turns 80

October 24, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Richmond News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,7314,0,0,1,0

It'll be a three-generational affair with Reverend Grant Ikuta, the newly appointed minister and grandson of the temple's first reverend, Shinjo Ikuta, presiding over the celebrations.

Grant's father, Kyojo, who is now retired, but who earlier presided over many of the temple's weddings and services, will also be there. Shinjo passed...

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A Tug of War Over Cambodian Temple in Long Beach

October 20, 2008

Author: Joe Mozingo

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,7280,0,0,1,0

The story of how a man named Johnny Rhondo, the self-titled grand master of the Church of the Revelation, came to hold the charter to Long Beach's oldest Cambodian Buddhist temple is a curious one.

The Buddhist waton East 20th Street is the beloved, if dilapidated, nucleus for the nation's largest...

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Buddhist Temple Builds Refuge From Refuse

October 20, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Reuters

http://uk.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUKTRE49J2I120081020

A Thai Buddhist temple has found an environmentally friendly way to reach nirvana, using discarded bottles to build everything on the premises from a crematorium to toilets.

The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple, about 600 km (370 miles) northeast of Bangkok, is better known as "Wat Lan Kuad" or "Temple of Million Bottles"...

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China to Train Cadre of Tibetan Monks to Counter Dalai

October 18, 2008

Author: Saibal Dasgupta

Source: TNN

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/China_to_train_cadre_of_Tibetan_monks_to_counter_Dalai/articleshow/3613215.cms

The Chinese government is setting up the first-ever academy of Tibetan Buddhism in the Tibet autonomous region in south western China.

Construction on the $11.7 million project began on Saturday. The project located near Lhasa is...

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Buddhist Club Exhibit Brings Peace to GW

October 13, 2008

Author: Virginia Wei

Source: GW Hatchet

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,7248,0,0,1,0

It seems that everywhere you turn lately, everyone is either talking about the election or the economy. Yet GW Buddha Nature Club members don't want to talk about any of that. They want to talk peace.

The club worked with SGI, a Buddhist organization, to hold an exhibit on the third floor of the Marvin Center. The exhibit included...

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Study Suggests Zen Meditation Can Ease a Turbulent Mind

October 13, 2008

Author: Daniel Burke

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/835323.html

Zen Buddhist meditation may help treat depression, attention deficit disorder and anxiety, among other maladies, according to a recent study by Emory University neuroscientists.

Mental illness such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression are characterized in part by “excessive rumination” or runaway thoughts, said Giuseppe...

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‘Buddhists Not Benefiting from India’s Inclusive Growth Policy’

October 13, 2008

Author: Rajeev Ranjan Roy

Source: Sindh Today

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.sindhtoday.net/south-asia/27798.htm

India’s nearly eight million Buddhists are not benefiting from the government’s inclusive growth policy to enhance the socio-educational status of minorities, says Lama Chosphel Zotpa, a senior member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM).

‘We are not benefiting from India...

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