Buddhism

Dickinson Buddhist Temple to Dedicate New Statue

December 14, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Galveston County Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2075,0,0,1,0

On December 14, 2005 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "Every year, Linh Son Buddhist Temple has an Amitabha Buddha ceremony before the New Year. This year’s ceremony will include the dedication of a new, 20-foot statue. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, members of the temple will recite sutras and chant the name Amitabha Buddha. Sutras are...

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Kansas City Panel Discusses Honoring Faiths in the Workplace Year-Round

December 9, 2005

Source: Centre Daily

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13362838.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Centre Daily reported, "Mathematical equations about slopes, lines and parallels filled a dry-erase board in a classroom on the Pioneer Campus of Penn Valley Community College. It all looked unintelligible. By the wall containing [these equations] sat a panel talking about something equally as difficult for many Americans to understand....

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Newtown Buddhists Pursue Court Appeal for Temple Plans

December 8, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Newton Bee

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2058,0,0,1,0

On December 8, 2005 The Buddhist Channel/The Newton Bee reported, "A religious group that wants to build a temple at a Boggs Hill Road property is seeking permission from the Connecticut Appellate Court to file an appeal challenging a recent Danbury Superior Court decision, which upheld the Newtown Planning and Zoning Commission's (P...

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Multifaith Council Launched

December 8, 2005

Source: The Rising Nepal

http://www.gorkhapatra.org.np/pageloader.php?file=2005/12/09/topstories/main4

On December 8, 2005 The Rising Nepal reported, "Instituted with the main objectives of spreading the message of religious tolerance in the world and working for the welfare of mankind, an organisation by the name 'National Religions, Cultures Coordination and Promotion Council Nepal' was formally launched here yesterday. Badagurujyu Janardan...

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Buddhist Temple Lies Nestled in the Scottish Countryside

December 7, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Scotsman

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,2050,0,0,1,0

On December 7, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "This traditional Buddhist temple is a long way from its roots in Tibet. The Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre is a surprising find, nestled among the rolling hills of Dumfries and Galloway, near the tiny village of Eskdalemuir. The monastery, which was established in 1967 on the site of a former Buddhist centre, is...

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Citizens of Bowling Green Celebrate a Variety of Religious Holidays this Winter

December 6, 2005

Source: The BG News

http://www.bgnews.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/12/06/4396eb369d239

On December 6, 2005 The BG News ran a feature article on various religious holidays celebrated by students at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. "Senior Shantha Das... [celebrates Hindu] religious holidays, such as Diwali. Known as the festival of lights, Diwali is a five-day holiday celebrated around Christmas time. This year Diwali began on Nov. 1... [According...

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Gulfport Buddhist Center to Open in Longchen Tradition

December 4, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/12/04/Neighborhoodtimes/Tibetan_monk_to_bless.shtml

On December 4, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "A Tibetan monk is coming to the area this week to officially open a Gulfport Buddhist center. The Venerable Lama Lhanang Rinpoche, who teaches in California, will also make appearances in St. Petersburg. The monk will bless the Pema Choling Center established by Gulfport resident...

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Buddhists Temple in Stockton Granted Higher Capacity for a Price

December 4, 2005

Source: Buddhist Channel/San Joaquin News Service

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2030,0,0,1,0

On December 4, 2005 the San Joaquin News Service reported, "A depleted team of county planning commissioners Thursday allowed a Buddhist association to squeeze more people into their place of worship in Stockton, but for a small fee. With [two commissioners] absent, the remaining commissioners voted, 3-0, in favor of the Wat Dhammararam Buddhist Temple. The...

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Judge Rejects Buddhist Temple Plans in Newtown

December 2, 2005

Source: MSNBC/The News-Times Online

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10252267/

On December 2, 2005 The News-Times Online reported, "Since 1999, the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut has owned a small, white farmhouse on Boggs Hill Road... In 2003, the Newtown planning and zoning commission rejected the Buddhist group's plan to build a 7,600 square-foot temple, citing concerns about traffic and noise in a residential area. Several neighbors objected to the project, voicing...

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New York Sikh Community Hosts Interfaith Thanksgiving Feast

December 1, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1201.shtml

On December 1, 2005 the Martin Marty Center reported, "The Sikh community of New York City hosted a thanksgiving feast for local religious leaders, the NYPD, court officials, and a representative of the DA's office, hoping to initiate a program of hospitality and patriotism—and they succeeded with a little help from the Interfaith Center of New York, which co-...

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Connecticut Interfaith Council Hosts Conference of Nine Faiths

December 1, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-interfaith1201.artdec01,0,5736399.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On December 1, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Members of nine religious faiths will discuss what their beliefs mean to them during a conference Sunday at Asylum Hill Congregational Church in Hartford. 'It's an occasion to help the community learn more about the nine religions...

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Scientists to Investigate "Buddha Boy"

November 30, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4479240.stm

On November 30, 2005 BBC News reported, "A meditating teenage boy in south-central Nepal is drawing the attention of scientists after attracting huge crowds in the past six months and earning himself the name Buddha-reincarnate.

They are mulling over how to examine him without disturbing his meditation.

Ram Bahadur Bamjan's friends, relatives and managers say he has been...

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