Buddhism

Pema Choling Dharma Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 February 2006.

Phone: 727-345-0024

Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 February 2006.

Contact Information

Address: 3732 E. Carpenter Road, Stockton, CA 11326

Buddhist and Muslim Women Grieve Side by Side in �Widows Village�

January 30, 2006

Source: Gulfnews

Wire Service: Reuters

http://archive.gulfnews.com/world/Thailand/10015086.html

On January 30, 2006 Reuters reported, "In a remote rice paddy in Thailand's violence-torn south, a new village offers solace to dozens of women who lost their men to bombs and bullets. It is known as 'Widows' Village.'

Amid rows of new wooden homes, Muslims and Buddhists live side-by-side united in the grief wrought during a 2-...

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Tibetan Lamasery in Beijing Attracts Record Number of Visitors on Chinese New Year

January 30, 2006

Source: China Economic Net/Xinhuanet

http://en.ce.cn/National/Local/200601/30/t20060130_5973073.shtml

On January 30, 2006 Xinhuanet reported, "A Lamasery of Tibetan Buddhism attracted the largest number of visitors in Beijing on Sunday, the first day of Chinese lunar New Year, latest official figures showed. A total of 45,000 people visited Yonghe Lamasery to pray for happiness in the new year, up 16 percent over that for the first day of last traditional...

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Exiled Tibetan Community in India Offers Place for Cultural Connections

January 29, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/travel/articles/2006/01/29/in_an_adopted_home_a_hub_for_buddhism_tibetan_ways/

On January 29, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Nestled amid forests of deodar and rhododendron, the North Indian hill station of McLeod Ganj, home of the Tibetan community in exile, is perched upon a foothill. Towering above, the jagged Dhauladhar Himalaya rises to more than 18,000 feet; far below...

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Putin Congratulates Russian Buddhists on New Year

January 29, 2006

Source: ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=2883657&PageNum=0

On January 29, 2006 ITAR-TASS reported, "President Vladimir Putin has congratulated Russian Buddhists on the Sagaalgan holiday – the lunar New Year, the Kremlin press service said on Sunday. 'The tradition of celebrating the lunar New Year has been uniting for centuries people who profess Buddhism and everyone who sincerely respect the moral derivations of this religion....

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Buddhist Temple in Watsonville Celebrates Centenary

January 27, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/the Santa Cruz Sentinel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2254,0,0,1,0

On January 27, 2006 the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported, "To their children and grandchildren, returning to a not-entirely welcoming community after internment during World War II, the Bridge Street temple became 'kind of a home base,' said Norman Uyeda, president of the Watsonville Buddhist Temple. But more recently, Uyeda said, as an older generation...

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Filmmakers Employ Google in Their Search for the Face of Buddha

January 24, 2006

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=115102006

On January 24, 2006 The Scotsman reported, "A worldwide search has been launched to try to find the face of the Buddha. A film about the life and teachings of Siddharth Gautam, the historical founder of Buddhism, is planned, and the makers are looking for someone to play the leading role. To gain maximum coverage, Buddha Films, the Hollywood company behind the project, is hoping to enlist...

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Directors Face Obstacles in Filming Footage for Buddhist Documentary "Angry Monk"

January 23, 2006

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_3428894

On January 23, 2006 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Almost every documentary filmmaker shares the travails of raising money and finding distribution for their movies. Those hurdles are nothing, though, compared with the lengths to which two Swiss directors went to make their respective films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this year. Christian Frei, director of 'The Giant Buddhas,' and Luc Schaedler...

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Buddhist Monks Oppose Demolition of Structures in Uttar Pradesh

January 22, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/New Kerala News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=1,2236,0,0,1,0

On January 22, 2006 New Kerala News reported, "The Uttar Pradesh Government's decision to demolish illegal structures at the temple, dedicated to Lord Buddha here has invited the wrath of Buddhist monks. They are now all set to protest against the decision. The decision to demolish the three structures - a charitable rest house, a clinic and a temple- within the...

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Auckland Court Hears Refugee Bid from Buddhist Temple Members

January 17, 2006

Source: New Zealand Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=27,2222,0,0,1,0

On January 17, 2006 the New Zealand Herald reported, "Hundreds of people from a Buddhist temple in Auckland applied en masse for refugee status, a court was told today. John Boggs, an intelligence analyst with the New Zealand Immigration Service, said claims from Thais escalated in 1998/99. He was appearing as a Crown witness at the Auckland District Court today in the case of...

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Buddhist Monks Retrace Odyssey with Hopes for Cultural Exchange

January 17, 2006

Source: China Daily

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/english/doc/2006-01/17/content_512880.htm

On January 17, 2006 the China Daily reported, "Xuanzang, a Buddhist pilgrim who endured a 17-year trip from China to India 1350 years ago, now has successors to his odyssey. Two Buddhist monks from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, with two scholars from Hong Kong and Macao, are scheduled to set out this May from the ancient city of Xi'an, in Northwest China's...

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Humanistic Buddhism Conference Gets Underway

January 17, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_3409552

On January 17, 2006 the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "A major event in the Buddhist world quietly got under way Monday at the University of the West. The seventh International Conference on Humanistic Buddhism kicked off with a small gathering of some of the world's top Buddhist scholars, who will present papers during the weeklong conference. The University of the West... was founded in 1991...

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Opinion: "Interfaith, Not Infidel"

January 12, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/faith/ci_3395002

On January 12, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. "In my 15 years as an interfaith peace activist, I have been asked one question over and over again: Who are the 'kafirs' — 'infidels' — condemned in the Qur'an? Are they Christians, Jews, Hindus, Buddhists,...

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Pluralism Project Film Acting on Faith Screened at Glastonbury Abbey

January 12, 2006

Source: The Hingham Journal

http://www2.townonline.com/hingham/artsLifestyle/view.bg?articleid=407805

On January 12, 2006 The Hingham Journal reported, "Glastonbury Abbey's Inter-Religious Lecture Series, 'Listening to Other Voices: Religion and the World We Live In,' continues Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7:15 p.m. at Glastonbury Conference Center... The program features 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary...

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