Buddhism

Bhutanese Monks Protest Ban Against Voting and Running for Office

July 21, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel / AsiaNews

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,4512,0,0,1,0

Thimphu, Bhutan -- Some Buddhist monks have expressed their opposition to the country’s electoral law which makes them ineligible to vote or run for office. At the end of the year the Bhutanese will be called to choose their own representatives in their first parliamentary elections.

Former King Wangchuk is...

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New Zealand's Buddha Boom

July 21, 2007

Author: Vanessa Walker

Source: The Buddhist Channel / New Zealand Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=50,4521,0,0,1,0

Auckland, New Zealand -- Thousands of New Zealanders from all walks of life have one thing in common: they are followers of Buddhism. Twenty-four years ago, Charlotte Wrightson used to thrash around angrily in an Auckland punk band called The Plague, making a commotion about the evils of private property,...

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Worship Denied to Buddhists at a Virginia Beach Home

July 18, 2007

Source: MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19736083/

Songs and prayers are offered at the only Buddhist Temple in Virginia Beach.

"I've received a lot of peace from this," Samantha Nezgoda said as she stood in the worship area. It's inside a home on West Neck Road near Pungo. The community is zoned agricultural with rural residences.

Thanh Cong Doan bought the property and moved in about a year and a half ago. He is out of town right now, but another monk, Thanh Chuc...

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New Statues Blessed at Buddhist Temple

July 18, 2007

Author: Jennifer Torres

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,4485,0,0,1,0

STOCKTON, CA (USA) -- Seven angels watch over the garden at Wat Dharmararam Buddhist Temple. They are the protectors of the sea, the earth, the sky and the trees.

Built from wire and concrete and nine months of labor, the seven angels await blessing from the saffron-robed monks who preside over temple ceremonies.
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Soka Gakkai International-New England

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Phone: (617) 264-2000
Website: https://www.sgi-usa.org
History Soka Gakkai International ("International Value-Creation Society," or SGI) is the largest and most diverse lay Buddhist organization in the world with more than 12 million members in 190 countries and territories worldwide. Following the teachings of Nichiren Shonin (1222-1282), scholar Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and disciple Josei Toda first... Read more about Soka Gakkai International-New England

Drukpa Mila Center

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Buddhists Praised for Dropping Protest

July 12, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BangkokPost.com

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breaking_news/breakingnews.php?id=119977

The Democrat party has praised Buddhist organisations for dropping their active campaign for a "no" vote against the draft constitution in the upcoming referendum.

Some Buddhist organisations were adamant that Buddhism be listed as the national religion in the draft constitution, but drafters rejected the demand....

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Buddhist Temple Expecting 3,000 to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

July 10, 2007

Author: Maureen Walsh

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=25,1229,0,0,1,0

New England, USA -- As many as 3,000 Buddhist members and 50 venerable monks from throughout the northeast are expected to celebrate the 2549th birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha this Sunday at the Samantabhadra (Pho-Hien) Buddhist Center in Braintree.

"We have 120 other Buddhist organizations in the New England area," said...

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Cambodian Buddhist Temple Opens in Hampton

July 8, 2007

Author: Jessica Mador

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/07/08/temple/

Hampton, Minn. — The temple sits on a hilltop surrounded by miles of cornfields and horse farms.

On this day, it's surrounded by cars. Thousands of Cambodian Buddhists from around the world have come to tiny Hampton for the consecration celebration for the temple, called Watt Munisota.

"This kind...

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Monk Behind Buddhist TV Explains its Mission

July 8, 2007

Author: Isuri Kaviratne

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=43,4452,0,0,1,0

It was all done under the motto of “Peace of mind to all”. Sri Lanka’s first Buddhist Channel, after experiencing one week of telecast last week is all equipped to continue, Daranagala Kusaladhamma Thera, Chief Incumbent of Sri Sambodhi Viharaya said.

“The main thinking behind the starting of the channel...

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Spiritual Step for Monastery

July 5, 2007

Author: Topher Sanders

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,4431,0,0,1,0

ITHACA, New York (USA) -- The monks of the Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies performed a ritual ground ceremony Wednesday, preparing the way for heavy construction to begin on Ithaca's new monastery.

About 50 people braved the rain Wednesday to witness the ceremony. The 15,000-square-foot monastery, scheduled...

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'Goddess' Sacked for Visiting US

July 3, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6264014.stm

A 10-year-old girl who is [worshiped] as a living goddess in Nepal has been stripped of her title for defying tradition and visiting the US.

Sajani Shakya was one of the three most-revered Kumaris, who are honoured by Hindus and Buddhists alike.

Chosen after undergoing tests at the age of two, she had been expected to bless devotees and attend...

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