Buddhism

Opening of Thai Buddhist Temple Raises over £20,0000

July 3, 2007

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,4424,0,0,1,0

The week-end opening of a new Thai Buddhist Temple in King Bromley in Staffordshire raised over £20,000 towards its purchase and attracted over 1,200 visitors.

At the opening, an appeal was launched to help repay the loan required for the building. Members of the public were invited to purchase a square metre of the land in which the temple is located.

The...

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Zoning Laws Could Force Buddhists to Retreat from Ore. Plans

July 2, 2007

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/a-809179~Zoning_laws_could_force_Buddhists_to_retreat_from_Ore__plans.html

CROW, Ore. (Map, News) - A Buddhist group plans to build a $5 million retreat center on forest land dotted with pastures, flower meadows, creeks, springs and lakes.

But it doesn't sound so idyllic to Lane County officials, who say the 160-acre parcel in a valley southwest of Eugene is zoned for growing...

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New Life in a New Temple

July 2, 2007

Author: Frederick Melo

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,4413,0,0,1,0

Hampton, Minn. (USA) -- His parents had divorced. Classmates picked on him because of his lanky build, his name and ethnicity. His grades hit bottom, and a funk seemed to hang over every moment at school, tempting him to drop out.

But when Kunmony Hang's guidance counselor suggested he see a therapist, the sophomore from...

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Internment Camp Diaries Shine Light on American Buddhist Experience

July 2, 2007

Source: University of California, Berkeley

http://ls.berkeley.edu/?q=node/505

For Duncan Williams, the cream-colored volumes on his bookshelves in Dwinelle Hall are anything but ordinary accounts of life in the internment camps where Japanese-Americans were held prisoner during World War II.

Totaling some 1,600 pages, these paper-bound diaries written in Japanese are windows into the interior lives of Buddhists in the camps, particularly of Buddhist priests and community leaders who...

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Honoring the `Awakened One' at 2,550

July 1, 2007

Author: Robert Knox

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/06/01/honoring_the_awakened_one_at_2550/

You don't have to be a Buddhist to celebrate the Buddha 's birthday, according to planners of a celebration in Braintree this weekend. "It's for everybody," said Venerable Pannaloka Bhante of the Samantabhadra Buddhist Center.

And you won't have to travel to Asia to enjoy...

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Thai Charter Drafters Reject Buddhism as National Religion

June 30, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070630/wl_asia_afp/thailandpoliticsconstitutionreligion

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's constitution writers have rejected a plea to name Buddhism as the national religion, a drafter said Saturday, despite protests and hunger strikes by campaigning monks. ADVERTISEMENT

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Monks End Protest, Still Demand Buddhist State Religion

June 29, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MCOT News

http://etna.mcot.net/query.php?nid=30224

BANGKOK, June 29 (TNA) – Buddhist monks and laypeople ended their protest outside Parliament on Friday after staging a rally and hunger strike there for several weeks, demanding that the drafters of the new constitution officially recognise Buddhism as Thailand's religion in the charter.

While the Constitution Drafting Assembly (CDA) is considering the article,...

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U.S. Nurse Organizing Buddhist Medical Training for Mongolian Doctors

June 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: MongoliaWeb

http://www.mongolia-web.com/content/view/1116/2/

A United States nurse is organizing training session in traditional Buddhist medical practices for Mongolian doctors.

Sas Carey, a nurse from Middlebury, Vermont, made her first visit to [Mongolia] in the mid-1990’s. While in Ulaanbaatur, she persuaded Dr. Boldsaikhan, who she met at the Institute of Traditional Medicine, to take her on as a...

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Lake Santa Fe Buddhist Center Mostly Draws Praise, Excitement

June 26, 2007

Author: AMY REININK

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,4390,0,0,1,0

EARLETON, Florida (USA) -- Amid fields of organic blueberries and acres of lakefront cypress groves, a group of Gainesville Buddhists is building its future.

Long-term plans call for a monastery, cultural center, nature preserve and retreat for one of the highest ranking Buddhists in the world to be built on a 143-acre...

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Tashi Choling Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 June 2007.

Contact Information

Address: 1206 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61801
Email: tashicholing@gmail.com
Website: http://www.tashicholingcenter.org/

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Berlin Vihare - Gateway of Buddhism to the German World

June 24, 2007

Author: Ramani D.Wickramaratne

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Asian Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,4369,0,0,1,0

Berlin, Germany -- 50 years is a long time and it is highly commendable, that Das Buddhistische Haus (The Berlin Vihare) has withstood the passage of time and the challenges and continued to serve the noble ideals of the “visionaries” who stepped in to fill a void, a void of spirituality in the...

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UK Thai Buddhist Temple Official Opening

June 24, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,4375,0,0,1,0

London, UK -- The official opening of the Buddha Vihara Temple at Alrewas Road, Kings Bromley, Burton on Trent Staffs DE13 7HR will take place on Saturday 30th June at 2pm.

The ceremony will be attended by a broad cross section of dignitaries and representatives of many organisations together with members of the Thai Sangha (...

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