Buddhism

Thai Buddhist Monks to Establish Temple Complex in Raynham

August 31, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/08/31/building_on_tradition/

On August 31, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The tract of land off Raynham's South Street East is the sort that often ends up being developed into an office building or store. But a group of Thai monks has a very different plan for the 47 acres they bought in July.

The monks -- who recently moved into a farmhouse across town from the...

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Electric Buddhist Prayer Wheels, with Microfilm Prayers Inside, to Begin Turning in Junction City

August 30, 2006

Source: Record Searchlight

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,3105,0,0,1,0

On August 30, 2006 Record Searchlight reported, "Standing 12 feet tall and festooned with brilliant colors and paintings of Buddha, the prayer wheels of Rigdzin Ling were an impressive sight Tuesday in Junction City. The 15 prayer wheels grow more impressive upon learning what’s inside. The 3-ton, barrel-shaped cylinders are filled with rolls of ultra-thin paper that, if...

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Monastery, Once Focus of Zoning Dispute, Now to Host Dalai Lama

August 30, 2006

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=512598

On August 30, 2006 the Times Union reported, "His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyats -- head of the Tibetan state in exile, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize -- will be in Woodstock on Sept. 22... There, in the heart of the Catskills, the renowned spiritual leader will teach and break bread a day after participating in a...

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In Biloxi, the Vietnamese Community Struggles to Rebuild After Katrina

August 30, 2006

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/15396334.htm

On August 30, 2006 San Jose Mercury News reported, "'Pho 777 opening soon,' promises the banner at Howard and Oak streets. Restaurant owner Dung Trinh recently moved here from North Carolina, spotting opportunity in the fevered casino reconstruction along the hurricane-damaged waterfront. Workers, Trinh reasoned, need to eat. Hang Nguyen, who lives down...

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Opinion: "Qatar Leads the Way" by President of Caspian Energy Consulting

August 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20060828-101134-3921r.htm

On August 29, 2006 The Washington Times ran an opinion piece by S. Rob Sobhani, president of Caspian Energy Consulting. "As the world focuses on the conflict between Israel and Iran's proxy, Hezbollah, a quiet revolution to remove oppression and despair that often leads to terrorism is taking place in neighboring Qatar under the leadership of a dynamic and charismatic woman....

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Royal Kathina Ceremony Held at Utah's Only Thai Buddhist Temple

August 29, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_3207774

On August 29, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "In ancient India, when the rains fell, people became anxious about their young crops. The water wasn't the problem. It was the wandering monks who tramped across their vulnerable fields who had them worried. So Lord Buddha, born Siddhartha Gautama in the sixth century B.C., adopted and set forth the practice of a rain retreat - the idea that during the three-...

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Buddhist Temple Dispute May be Resolved by Sebastian County Election Commission

August 28, 2006

Source: Times Record

http://www.swtimes.com/articles/2006/08/28/news/news03.txt

On August 28, 2006 the Times Record reported, "The Sebastian County Election Commission is expected to decide today whether to conduct an election for a Fort Smith Buddhist temple whose members have been battling each other in court for more than a year. Election Coordinator Jerry Huff said the commission will consider a request to conduct an election of temple officers at Wat Buddha...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend their faith as...

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Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Women to Gather in Honolulu

August 26, 2006

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2006/Aug/26/il/FP608260321.html

On August 26, 2006 The Honolulu Advertiser reported, "When thousands of women from the Jodo Shinshu sect converge in Honolulu next weekend for the 13th annual World Buddhist Women's Convention, the aim will be to spread the message of Buddhism through the culture of Hawai'i. There will be hula and Hawaiian song workshops; delegates can make a...

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Tzu Chi Foundation, "The Buddhist Red Cross," Continues to Help Katrina Victims

August 26, 2006

Source: sgvtribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4245675

On August 26, 2006 sgvtribune reported, "After Hurricane Katrina drowned and devastated the Gulf Coast, Kevin Minor's car wouldn't drive in reverse and stopped running once he'd gotten his family to Los Angeles. Now he feels the same way, as his family scrapes by on the income of his wife, Katrina Roberson, but unable to save enough money to return to his native Louisiana. Alongside other survivors relocated to...

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Dalai Lama Initiates Mongolian Monks, Helps Re-Establish Buddhism

August 25, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: AP

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=47,3079,0,0,1,0

On August 25, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Dalai Lama elevated a group of Mongolian monks into the Buddhist priesthood's higher ranks Friday, bolstering the country's traditional faith as it struggles to re-establish itself following decades of communist persecution. With hundreds of onlookers gathered outside, the...

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To Fight AIDS, Interfaith Collaboration Needed

August 22, 2006

Source: Zenit News Agency

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=93626

On August 22, 2006 the Zenit News Agency reported, "A 'road map' for interfaith collaboration is necessary to address the AIDS pandemic, says an adviser to Caritas Internationalis. People of faith can no longer allow themselves the luxury of segmented and separated responses to AIDS, said Father Robert Vitillo during an interreligious conference on the topic, held Aug. 12. The...

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Racial Diversity and Buddhism in the U.S. (2006)

When we speak of Buddhism in the United States, we are speaking of a cultural movement that has brought to this continent ancient Indian, East and Southeast Asian, and Tibetan spiritual teachings and practices. For the first time in history, these teachings have arrived in a land that is racially heterogeneous. At the same time, they are taking root in a society that was founded, by a white majority, on the unwholesome seeds of colonialism, genocide and slavery. In this meeting, the values of community, interdependence, and collaboration come face-to-face with the values of the pursuit of...

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