Buddhism

Interreligious Gathering Celebrates Muhammad's Birthday

April 27, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19609

On April 27, 2006 UCA News reported, "Speakers from various religions commented recently on the role of Prophet Mohammad in promoting peace, justice and dialogue. They spoke at an April 20 interreligious gathering organized by Tamaddun Majlish, one of the country's oldest Islamic organizations, at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The event was held in honor of...

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Imagining Tibet without the Dalai Lama

April 25, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4942412.stm

On April 25, 2006 BBC News reported, "Many Tibetans believe that only the Dalai Lama can save Tibet from extinction. But even a Dalai Lama is mortal. And they are deeply anxious about what will happen when the present one dies. For Tibetans, he is not just a Buddhist monk, a god and a king - the latest in a centuries'-long line of spiritual and temporal rulers - but a larger-than-life...

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Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Event Includes Other Faiths

April 24, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/14415476.htm

On April 24, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "For this year's Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal, a Sikh, will light a candle in remembrance of the millions killed. He will be joined by an American Indian, a Buddhist, an African-American and a rabbi.

For the first time in...

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Renewed Faith Grows in Post-Communist China

April 24, 2006

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/asia/magazine/article/0,13673,501060501-1186613,00.html

On April 24, 2006 TIME Magazine reported, "Everything is for sale on nanjing Road. Shanghai's version of Fifth Avenue offers diamond rings from Tiffany, halter tops from Vivienne Westwood, even fresh sea urchin flown in from northern Japan. One of the most coveted items, however, is a certificate handed out for every 150 yuan ($19) donated...

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African Americans Convert to Buddhism in Growing Numbers

April 19, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/living/articles/2006/04/19/the_way_of_oneness/

On April 19, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Roslyn Springer first heard about Buddhism 18 years ago. A friend she practiced yoga with had told her about an upcoming retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, where people could meditate in silence. A 'woman on fire' at the time, she says, she jumped at the opportunity for some...

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Chinese President Receives Mixed Reception in the US

April 17, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/189/story_18977_1.html

On April 17, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Red and gold Chinese flags drape the International District in celebration of Chinese President Hu Jintao's two-day stop here en route to Washington D.C. But some Seattle residents are not happy that the city and state are rolling out the red carpet. Hundreds of demonstrators are expected downtown...

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Buddhist Forum Closes with Peace Declaration

April 17, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/upi/20060417-113227-4515r.htm

On April 17, 2006 The Washington Times reported, "A first-ever World Buddhist Forum ended Sunday in China with the 1,000 delegates from 37 countries adopting a declaration calling for world peace. Absent from the forum held on the island city of Zhoushan in eastern Zhejiang province was Tibet's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who was not invited. China's official...

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Seoul Lantern Festival Opens Buddha’s Birthday Celebrations

April 17, 2006

Source: Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200604/kt2006041717375611700.htm

On April 17, 2006 the Korea Times reported, "The Lotus Lantern Festival, an annual event, will be held across the nation from Tuesday through May 5 to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday, which falls on May 5 this year according to the lunar calendar. The event begins with a lantern lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. tonight at the Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City...

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Dalai Lama Meets with US Muslim Leaders

April 16, 2006

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2006/04/17/int6.htm

On April 16, 2006 Dawn reported, "In an effort to quell the anti-Islam tide and to improve its declining image in the West, prominent Muslim leaders on Saturday met for the first time most influential Buddhist, the Dalai Lama, in San Francisco (California) enlisting his help to correct Islam’s negative image. 'Some people have an impression that Islam is militant,' Dalai Lama said. 'I think that is totally wrong. Islam is...

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China Hosts First World Buddhist Forum

April 13, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4905140.stm

On April 13, 2006 BBC News reported, "Buddhists from more than 30 countries are in China for the World Buddhist Forum - communist China's first international religious gathering. Hundreds of monks and scholars are visiting the eastern city of Hangzhou, but Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has not been invited. China regards the exiled Tibetan leader as a separatist. It has made...

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Leading Up to World Buddhist Forum, Buddhism is Acknowledged for Building Harmonious Societies

April 11, 2006

Source: Xinhua/China Daily

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-04/11/content_4410015.htm

On April 11, 2006 the China Daily reported, "Buddhism, a major religion in China, can play a unique role in promoting a 'harmonious society' and contributing to world peace, a top religious affairs official and researchers said yesterday. As a religion with 'profound ideas of harmony and a conception of peace,' Buddhism can relieve strain and stress among...

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Ridgewood Citizens Strengthened by Message of Buddhist Teacher

April 10, 2006

Source: NorthJersey.com

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk1MyZmZ2JlbDdmN3ZxZWVFRXl5NjkxNTAwMCZ5cmlyeTdmNzE3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTM=

On April 10, 2006 NorthJersey.com reported, "As a probation officer overseeing troubled families, Jim Castner sees more than a little chaos. He keeps himself centered by studying Zen, the Buddhist philosophy that encourages the...

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