Buddhism

Investigators Believe Fire at Buddhist Temple in Ottawa Was Arson

June 9, 2005

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2005/06/09/buddhist-fire050609.html

On June 9, 2005 CBC News reported, "A fire that caused about $100,000 in damage to a Buddhist temple in Ottawa Thursday morning was deliberately set, investigators say. Ottawa firefighters and police were called to the Vietnamese Unified Buddhist temple on Somerset Street West just after 2 a.m. The fire had started outside the building and then spread...

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Buddhist Temple and School Hope to Build in Diverse Fremont

June 8, 2005

Source: The Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_2790225

On June 8, 2005 The Oakland Tribune reported, "six years ago this month, Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu stood at an empty lot next to Quarry Lakes park, surveyed the land with a Chinese geomantic compass and declared it an exceptional site to build a temple. Founder of the True Buddha School and a spiritual leader with more than 4 million followers worldwide...

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At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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Buddhist and Christian Centers Offer Peaceful Retreats

June 5, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/11822130.htm

On June 5, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "more people are taking advantage of a growing number of retreat centers in the area to take time out, to take stock of their lives, to find spiritual perspective and renewal... It's a national phenomenon, according to the Christian Camp and Conference Association, a nonprofit organization of Christian retreat...

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UNESCO Fears Destruction of Buddhist Temples in Pagan

June 4, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/4606759.stm

On June 4, 2005 BBC News reported, "The sunsets are still spectacular - a golden glow brushing the curves of 2,000 ancient temples and pagodas clustered on the edge of the Irrawaddy River in central Burma.

But today some of the world's leading experts have accused Burma's military regime of waging 'archaeological blitzkrieg' against the legendary Buddhist treasures of Pagan...

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In an English Village, Anglican Chapel Becomes a Buddhist Meditation Center

June 1, 2005

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/issues/inthenews/399-1.html

On June 1, 2005 Tricycle reported, "A long-disused Anglican chapel is being converted into a Buddhist temple in the English village of Knaphill. Knaphill is located in the borough of Woking, about 25 miles southwest of London. The group renovating the chapel is the Dhammakaya International Society of the United Kingdom (DISUK). The temple will be one of 16 Thai Buddhist temples in the UK serving a Thai...

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Zen Priest Receives Honors from Government for Garden Designs

May 31, 2005

Source: The Japan Times

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/makeprfy.pl5?nn20050531f2.htm

On May 31, 2005 The Japan Times reported, "A Buddhist priest considered to be one of the world's best Zen garden designers will receive an award from the Canadian government this week. Shunmyo Masuno, head priest at Yokohama's Kenkoji Temple, will receive the Meritorious Service Award on Friday in Ottawa, the first Japanese to receive such a distinction. He will...

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Greensboro Buddhists Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday

May 30, 2005

Source: News-Record

http://www.news-record.com/news/local/gso/buddha053005.htm

On May 30, 2005 the News-Record reported, "the ceremony at the Buddhist temple off Holden Road drew about 300 people Sunday. Although the average weekly attendance is about 75 people, this event drew Vietnamese from throughout North Carolina and Virginia. Buddha’s birthday is the Buddhist equivalent of Christmas. In addition to New Year’s Day and Parent’s Day, Buddha...

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Hindu-Buddhist Delegation Visit Aimed At Bringing People of Ancient Cultures Together

May 30, 2005

Source: Kuensel Online

http://www.kuenselonline.com/article.php?sid=5536

On May 30, 2005 Kuensel Online reported, "On a six-day visit to Bhutan the leader of a Hindu-Buddhist joint delegation from India, Venerable Bhadant Gnana Jagat Thero, who is the president of World Buddhist Cultural Foundation, said that the intention of the mission was to bring the people of the ancient cultures of the east together and closer to each other. 'The ancient cultures and religions of...

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Sri Lankan International Student at Wichita State University Improves Buddhist Practice

May 27, 2005

Source: Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/news/local/11750696.htm

On May 27, 2005 the Wichita Eagle reported, "She came to the United States from Sri Lanka two years ago with two bags in hand and her parents' words --'Do your studies first, then you can do what you like' -- in her heart. Like the majority of Sri Lankans in Wichita, Asanka Fernando, now 24, is part of Wichita State University's international student body. Fernando has a zest for...

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Buddhists Celebrate Vesak

May 24, 2005

Source: The International News

http://jang.com.pk/thenews/may2005-daily/24-05-2005/metro/i10.htm

On May 24, 2005 The International News reported, "The Buddhist community celebrated ‘Vesak,’ festival of the full moon, known as the ‘Asian Festival of Lights,’ at the Buddhist Cultural Centre in Islamabad. The celebration was attended by the president of the All Pakistan Buddhist Association, Raja Tridev Roy; the high commissioners...

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A Minnesota Monk Goes From Tsunami Relief to Sesame Street

May 24, 2005

Source: Mankato Free Press

On May 24, 2005 the Mankato Free Press reported, "Whichever beloved feathered or furry “Sesame Street” character Bhante Sathi will be appearing with on two episodes of the PBS children’s program, he’s not talking. It’ll have to be a surprise next season for the millions of children who tune into the 35-year-old show every day. Being asked to be on the show in the first place was a pretty big surprise to Sathi, a Chanhassen-based Buddhist monk who lives in Mankato part time to teach meditation at...

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Government Seeks to Resolve Conflict in Southern Province

May 23, 2005

Source: MSNBC/Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7857269/site/newsweek/

On May 23, 2005 Newsweek reported, "The amateur video looked like something that would appear on Al-Jazeera: a group of men with long, gray beards and white Muslim robes sitting in a spartan room at a hidden location, discussing Islam. But instead of denouncing the West and plotting terrorist attacks, the group was engaged in an emotional discussion about how to halt spiraling religious violence in...

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