Buddhism

Buddhists Hope to Remain in Rural House

August 17, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily Press/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6980,0,0,1,0

Buddhist monks in Virginia Beach are hoping to continue to seek tranquility and worship with others in a nearly $1 million brick ranch home.

While the monks urged patience, for several Virginia Beach Planning Commissioners the clock had run out. In a 6-4 vote last week, the commission recommended that the monks...

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Rosenberg Library Exhibits Buddhist Objects

August 16, 2008

Author: Eleanor Clark

Source: The Daily News/The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,6971,0,0,1,0

During the month of August, the Rosenberg Library will exhibit a collection of Buddhist sacred objects made in Japan during the late 19th century. These items include an amulet, three vajras, a priest’s headdress and three statues of Buddha. A Galveston businessman, Waters Davis, purchased the artifacts in 1890....

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Korea: Buddhists Threaten Anti-President Rally

August 15, 2008

Author: Kang Hyun-kyung

Source: The Korea Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,6973,0,0,1,0

Leaders of Buddhist groups threatened Friday to hold a massive rally Aug. 27 in Seoul to protest President Lee Myung-bak's alleged discrimination against them unless he offers an apology.

In addition to the apology, monks demanded a binding code of conduct requiring civil servants to maintain religious neutrality.

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Buddhism Gets Political, Sometimes Violent, Over Tibet

August 15, 2008

Author: Lucky Severson

Source: Religion News Service/Religion and Ethics Newsweekly

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=16281

All eyes are on China as it plays host to the 2008 Olympic games, and for the moment, earlier unrest over China's treatment of Tibet has largely moved off center stage -- much to Beijing's relief.

Yet the decades-long tussle over Tibet continues to color the games, and some wonder what will happen after the...

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WASC Approves New University of the West Buddhist Chaplaincy Program

August 14, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Los Angeles Chronicle

http://www.losangeleschronicle.com/articles/71473

University of the West President Dr. Allen Huang announced on Thursday the interim approval of its Buddhist Chaplaincy Program by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

UWest will immediately begin recruiting students to the three-year program for the training of chaplains, who would work at hospitals, prisons and in other...

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Fairport, Penfield Women Ordained as Buddhist Teachers

August 11, 2008

Author: Claudia Vargas

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,6943,0,0,1,0

After years of traveling around the country to Buddhist retreats, viewing Webcasts and listening in on conference calls, two Rochester-area women were ordained as Buddhist teachers Sunday by a Tibetan Buddhist.

Sue Kochan and Jan Cook, both local businesswomen, said Sunday they felt like they were "coming out of the closet...

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Op-Ed: "Religion Continues to Haunt the Lee Administration"

August 11, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200808/200808110023.html

The Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism has demanded an apology and an answer from the government for leaving out Buddhist temples, including major ones such as Bulguk, Baekyang and Bongeun temples, on a website called the Educational Geographic Information System, operated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology,...

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Buddhist Monks Create Art to Cleanse Negativity

August 3, 2008

Author: Melinda Mawdsley

Source: The Daily Sentinel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,6922,0,0,1,0

Grand Junction’s Ray and Peggy Pilcher invited six monks with the Gaden Shartse Monastery to stay in their home during the monks’ stay in Mesa County.

The monks are on a U.S. tour, raising awareness about Buddhism and donations for construction of a hospital to serve their monastery and other villages in southern...

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Washingtonians Rally to Lend Support to Historic Temple

August 1, 2008

Author: Philip Fernando

Source: Asian Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,6917,0,0,1,0

Led by the erudite Ven. Maharagama Dharmasiri thera, the Washington Buddhist Vihara is an inspirational mainspring for the Washingtonians bent on seeking solace from their daily chores. They gathered recently in large numbers to participate in their annual food festival to raise funds.

It was a way of showing their gratitude to...

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US Commission Urges Bush to Speak Out on Religion in China

July 31, 2008

Author: Chris Herlinger

Source: Ecumenical News International

http://www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=2137

An independent U.S. commission that has government backing has urged President George W. Bush to speak out publicly on religious freedom and human rights when he attends the forthcoming summer Beijing Olympic Games.

Officials of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom issued the call on Wednesday 30 July, and said the...

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