Buddhism

Teaching Your Children Buddhist Values

September 18, 2008

Author: Mary Talbot

Source: Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

http://www.tricycle.com/special-section/introduction-teaching-your-children-buddhist-values

Of all the thousands of the Buddha's teachings, he directed a very few - three or four, depending on what you count - specifically to children. Considering the multitude and breadth of his suttas, it's hard to imagine why more weren't geared to kids: was it because...

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Buddhist Temple Settles with Garden Grove

September 17, 2008

Author: Deepa Bharath

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/temple-city-federal-2160043-limited-council

A settlement has been reached between the Buddhist temple and the city. The temple in August 2006 filed a federal lawsuit against the city challenging the constitutionality of Garden Grove's zoning code.

Belinda Helzer, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the...

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Buddhism Losing Fast in Mongolia

September 17, 2008

Author: Michael Kohn

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=47,7139,0,0,1,0

Mitch Tillman is an unlikely savior. Six years ago, the Baptist missionary languished in an Alabama jail, facing a prison sentence on drug charges. Today he builds hospitals, feeds street children and saves souls in Mongolia.

For Christian missionaries like Tillman, Mongolia is the new El Dorado. Since communist rule ended...

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Buddhist Society Cease and Desist Order Overruled by Newtown Appeals Board

September 17, 2008

Author: Melissa Bruen

Source: The News-Times

http://www.newstimes.com/ci_10479740?source=most_viewed

The Zoning Board of Appeals overturned the cease and desist order given to the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut by the Zoning Enforcement Officer to stop holding gatherings at property on Boggs Hill Road.

The decision, which was reached unanimously by the Board of Appeals Aug. 28, took effect Sept. 5.

The Board voted...

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Tibetan Buddhist Monks Visit SMCM in Grand Style

September 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,7142,0,0,1,0

On Monday, Sept. 15 twelve Tibetan Buddhist monks from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery opened their four-day visit designed to create an exquisite geometric sand painting, called a “mandala,” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Spokesperson from the college, John Schroeder introduced the monks and...

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Senior Buddhist Monk Arrested in Rangoon

September 8, 2008

Author: Terry Evans

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,7092,0,0,1,0

A senior Buddhist monk was arrested in Rangoon on Friday after security forces raided his monastery, according to the Thailand-based Assistance Association for Political Prisoners—Burma (AAPP).

Military intelligence officers raided the monastery in the early hours of Friday morning and arrested the 58-year-old monk named...

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South Korean President to Apologize for Religious Bias Tuesday

September 8, 2008

Author: Chosun Ilbo

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Daily Press

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,7091,0,0,1,0

President Lee Myung-bak will express regret over what Buddhist circles see as religious bias in a government dominated by evangelical Christians on Tuesday morning, to coincide with his approval of a bill in a Cabinet meeting that prohibits religious bias among public servants.

Lee will apparently express regret...

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Thai Monks Teach Buddhism in Layton

September 6, 2008

Author: Jessica Ravitz

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,7085,0,0,1,0

Funny how the color can confuse people. Sporting a robe-matching bright orange hoodie sweatshirt as he lugged rocks across the lawn, the man known as Tahn Nong laughed when he recounted the recurring question, an odd one for any practicing Buddhist to hear.

"Some people ask me, 'Are you a hunter?' he said, flashing a huge...

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Vietnamese Community to Build Prague’s First Buddhist Temple

September 1, 2008

Author: Rob Cameron

Source: Radio Prague

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,7058,0,0,1,0

According to a report in Monday’s edition of Právo newspaper, Prague’s Vietnamese community plans to build a Buddhist temple in the suburb of Písnice, home to many Vietnamese.

The temple would be the country’s second: the first opened earlier this year in Varnsdorf, North Bohemia.

Marcel Winter is the head...

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Ann Arbor Buddhist Yard Sale Offers a Bit of Nirvana for Bargain Hunters

August 29, 2008

Author: Jo Mathis

Source: The Ann Arbor News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,7046,0,0,1,0

In the market for a three-pronged, battery-operated marshmallow toaster? How about a set of nail clippers glued to a tiny soccer ball?

If your tastes run a bit more pedestrian, there's also a plethora of the practical at the Ann Arbor's Zen Buddhist Temple's 20th annual Great Green Yard Sale Saturday through Monday.

The...

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