Buddhism

Russian Buddhist Delegation Travels to Nepal

November 6, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=1,1907,0,0,1,0

On November 6, 2005 The Buddhist Channel reported, "A Russian Buddhist delegation headed by the Russian Religious Ambassador Eldinev Ayush will pay a week-long visit to Nepal [starting] tomorrow. The delegation is coming at the invitation of Nepal-Russia Cultural Association and Shakya Foundation, Nepal. The delegation consists of monk[s], journalist[s] and law professionals...

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Update: Dalai Lama, Neuroscientists Explore Craving at San Francisco Symposium

November 6, 2005

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/11/06/MNGE0FJU5I1.DTL

On November 6, 2005 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Some 1,700 people held their breath Saturday in the presence of the Dalai Lama at Stanford University's Memorial Auditorium... [in] an audience-participation neuroscience experiment to demonstrate the nature of craving. Stop breathing, and you'll quickly crave respiration,...

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DC Area to Focus on Meditation, Dalai Lama

November 6, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Washington Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=7,1905,0,0,1,0

On November 6, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Susan Green is a lawyer who specializes in resolving disputes through mediation rather than in court. The District resident also meditates four evenings a week, and she is convinced that the spiritual practice has improved her conflict resolution skills. On Saturday, Green's message will reach a wider...

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Members of Many Faiths to Participate in Peace Walk Protesting Desecration of Native American Sacred Site

November 6, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/13096881.htm

On November 6, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Shellmound Street is just an address to most shoppers at Bay Street Emeryville. A turn onto Ohlone Way leads to Banana Republic, Old Navy, California Pizza Kitchen, Steve Madden Footwear and P.F. Chang's China Bistro.

But many American Indians consider this a sacred area, and they bitterly resent what they...

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Louisville’s 10th Annual Festival of Faiths to Celebrate America’s Plurality

November 5, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/13078168.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and National Council of Churches general secretary Bob Edgar are among those coming to Louisville for its 10th annual Festival of Faiths. The eight-day festival, which unites people of all faiths, includes about a dozen events, including a...

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Buddhist Monks Live Peacefully in Westford

November 5, 2005

Source: Lowell Sun

http://www.lowellsun.com/fastsearchresults/ci_3186042

On November 5, 2005 the Lowell Sun ran a feature article on the activities of the monks of the Wat Buddha Bhavana of Massachusetts in Westford. "The monks are using an existing ranch-style home on the 2.25-acre property they bought as a residence -- they eventually hope to give it a bit of an Asian redesign -- and have converted the free-standing garage for use as a temple. They also hope...

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Opinion: Whose Authority Will Be Advanced By Buddhist-Science Dialogues?

November 3, 2005

Source: Sightings

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1103.shtml

On November 3, 2005 Sightings ran an article by Dan Arnold, assistant professor of philosophy of religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School, on the recent discussions over the Dalai Lama addressing a group of Stanford neuroscientists. Arnold writes, "To regular readers of mainstream news weeklies like Time and Newsweek, stories on the latest interface between...

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World Buddhist Summit Opens

November 1, 2005

Source: Xinhuanet

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-11/01/content_3713300.htm

On November 1, 2005 Xinhuanet reported, "The fourth World Buddhist Summit opened in Thailand on Tuesday when leaders of the two sects from all over the world meet and exchange views and opinions, seeking cooperation and overcoming differences, with an aim to bringing about prosperity and security for Buddhism. Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Tuesday morning presided...

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New Leader to Head Korea’s Largest Buddhist Order

October 31, 2005

Source: Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200510/kt2005103117584968040.htm

On October 31, 2005 the Korea Times reported, "Rev. Ji Kwan became the 32nd top administrator of the nation’s biggest Buddhist order Monday, winning a majority 165 votes out of the order’s 320 representatives. According to the Chogye Order of Korea Buddhism, the 72-year-old Buddhist monk won over Rev. Jung Nyun by 19 votes in a ballot held at Chogye-sa Temple...

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Police Trained to Respect Religious Differences in Domestic Violence Cases, Raising Concern

October 25, 2005

Source: Herald Sun

http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,17026063%255E2862,00.html

On October 25, 2005 the Herald Sun reported, "Police are being advised to treat Muslim domestic violence cases differently out of respect for Islamic traditions and habits. Officers are also being urged to work with Muslim leaders, who will try to keep the families together. Women's groups are concerned the politically correct policing...

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Buddhist Festival Takes Place in Nashville

October 23, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1853,0,0,1,0

On October 23, 2005 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Without a code to live by, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano believes, humans drift along on the winds of desire and satisfaction but have no peace. The Theravada monk said this thirst for enlightenment and a code to live by is the force that would bring more than a hundred people, Buddhists and otherwise, to a Buddhist festival on a...

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