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Buddhism at the Farm

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 20 June 2005.

Phone: 208-265-7952

Update: Buddhist Temple Appeals Own Building Project as Gesture to Neighbors

June 19, 2005

Source: Pasadena Star-News

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/Stories/0,1413,206~22097~2929315,00.html

On June 19, 2005 the Pasadena Star-News reported, "In a strange twist of events, members of a Buddhist temple coming to town this year have appealed their own approved project. Last year, the 7.5-acre proposed facility at Pathfinder and Fullerton roads spawned vehement protests by the Rowland Heights Community Coordinating Council and other groups....

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Unitarian Universalists to Meet in Bible Belt as They Struggle with Theological Diversity

June 18, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11919276.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

On June 18, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "The Unitarian Universalist Association -- a remarkably inclusive American denomination that embraces Christians, Buddhists, Humanists, Wiccans, atheists and theists -- will invade the Bible Belt next week. Some 4,000 delegates to the national general assembly in Fort...

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Financial Troubles for Bloomington's Tibetan Cultural Center

June 17, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0506170148jun17,1,3292862.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On June 17, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Since the Tibetan Cultural Center was founded in 1979, Buddhists worldwide have flocked to the 90-acre site for dharma teachings and retreats. Four visits by the Dalai Lama drew thousands to the grounds to pray for Tibetan...

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Editorial: Convocation on Hunger Illustrated Positive Impact of Religion on Politics

June 17, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0617/p08s01-comv.html?s=hns

On June 17, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an editorial that commented on the interfaith "convocation on hunger" held in Washington, D.C. The Monitor writes, "Even a corner-of-the-eye glance at US politics this past year and the conclusion is obvious: Religion has played a polarizing role... To counter this trend, more than 40 US denominations took part in a...

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"Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401531.html

On June 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After a year in which religion played a polarizing role in U.S. politics, many religious leaders are eager to demonstrate that faith can be a uniter, not just a divider. The buzzwords today in pulpits and seminaries are crossover, convergence, common cause and shared values....

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Public Hearing Called for Dispute Over 10-Story High Buddha Statue in Richmond

June 15, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://vancouver.cbc.ca/regional/servlet/View?filename=bc_buddha-statue20050615

On June 15, 2005 CBC News reported, "Richmond city council has voted to send plans for a controversial 10-storey high Buddha statue to a public hearing. Mayor Malcolm Brodie says there are advantages and disadvantages to having the biggest Buddhist statue in North America built at the Lingyen Mountain Buddhist temple. 'On one hand, people...

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Update: Islamic Separatists Blamed for Murder of Buddhist Man and Four Others

June 15, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050615/wl_asia_afp/thailandsouthunrest_050615070444

On June 15, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "An elderly Buddhist man has been beheaded and four people shot dead in the latest upsurge of violence blamed partly on Islamic separatists in southern Thailand.

The body of retired teacher Kamol Chunetr, 65, was discovered in...

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Buddhist Council of the Midwest Convenes 21st Annual International Buddhism Festival

June 14, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0506140255jun14,1,6588033.story?coll=chi-newslocalchicago-hed

On June 14, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "It was well up in the 80s Saturday at the 21st Annual International Buddhism Festival, a daylong event that filled the nooks and crannies of the Lake Street Church with meditation, chanting, lectures on the arts, wellness...

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Chanhassen Monk is Part of Wave of Buddhism in the U.S.

June 11, 2005

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/614/5451729.html

On June 11, 2005 the Star Tribune reported, "today, Bhante Sathi (BAHN-tay SAH-tee), 31, lives in Chanhassen and teaches Buddhism and meditation techniques statewide at schools, meditation centers and churches... After he was ordained as a teenager in Sri Lanka, Bhante Sathi (the name means 'Venerable Sathi') worked as an editor of ancient Buddhist texts translated into English. He lived in Kandy...

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Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Looks to the Future of Interreligious Dialogue

June 10, 2005

Source: The Tidings Corporation

http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/0610/buddhist.htm

On June 10, 2005 The Tidings Corporation reported, "interreligious dialogue nurtured by Pope John Paul II must continue to evolve under Pope Benedict XVI's papacy or global ethnic and religious conflicts will escalate, said Buddhist and Christian leaders attending an international religious conference at Loyola Marymount University June 3-8. As one of the first major interreligious...

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Buddhist Leaders Claim Census Count for Buddhists to be "Grossly Understated"

June 9, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=71969

On June 9, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Buddhist leaders, including Tenzin Ngodupa, a representative of exiled Tibetan leader Dalai Lama, today rejected government’s claim that India has only 80 lakh Buddhists and said these figures, projected in the recently-released Census of Religions were 'grossly understated.' The Buddhist leaders were interacting with the...

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