Buddhism

Religion Finds a Place in Some History Classes

March 27, 2005

Source: The Bradenton Herald

http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/news/local/11240629.htm

On March 27, 2005 The Bradenton Herald reported, "Jesus can be found in the classrooms and curriculum of Manatee County's public schools. He's in the textbooks, activity sheets and study guides of high school history and social studies courses, along with other important historical figures from other major religions such as Moses, Muhammad and Siddartha Gautama, more...

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Buddhist Monks Offer Blessings Three Months After Tsunami Struck

March 25, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/162/story_16284_1.html

On March 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "At a 300-year-old Buddhist temple near where the Asian tsunami swept up to 2,000 people aboard a train to their deaths, dozens of monks chanted blessings Friday at an all-night ceremony to help the wandering spirits of those killed three months ago. As night fell on this southern coastal area...

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Ownership Dispute Divides Buddhist Temple in Oakland

March 22, 2005

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_2617430#top

On March 22, 2005 The Argus reported, "it's a very un-Buddhist thing for Buddhists to sue other Buddhists over a temple's ownership. It's even more surprising for monks to gossip, steal, file restraining orders and threaten fellow monks... The Oakland Buddhist Society dissidents are confused, said Community of Khmer Buddhists member Larry Hane. 'The signs they've been posting say we're...

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Olive Township Board Approves Building Plans for Buddhist Temple

March 18, 2005

Source: The Muskegon Chronicle

http://www.mlive.com/news/muchronicle/index.ssf?/base/news-4/111116070038200.xml

On March 18, 2005 The Muskegon Chronicle reported, "Olive Township officials have approved plans for a 4,500-square-foot Buddhist temple, but they want a $40,000 letter of credit as a guarantee the project will be completed. The Olive Township Board unanimously approved the Lao Buddhist Temple's plans Thursday for the building on...

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Dalai Lama Speaks of Abandoning Quest for Tibetan Self-Governance

March 14, 2005

Source: Beliefnet/BBC

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/162/story_16246_1.html

On March 14, 2005 the BBC reported, "The Dalai Lama has extended an olive branch to Beijing in a bid to resolve the decades-old political conflict over Tibetan independence. The exiled spiritual leader appears to have given up any demand for Tibetan self-governance and is willing to accept Chinese rule so long as Tibet's culture, spirituality and environment are preserved.

In an...

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Swansea Residents Oppose Plans to Convert Hotel into Buddhist Meditation Center

March 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/4330161.stm

On March 9, 2005 the BBC News reported, "A plan to convert a Swansea hotel into a Buddhist meditation centre has brought objections from neighbours claiming it may create too much noise. People living near the Windsor Lodge Hotel fear being kept awake by 'loud prolonged late night chanting'. But the applicants say the centre would be less noisy than a hotel as there are no televisions,...

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