Buddhism

Thousands Convert to Buddhism to Remember Ambedkar

October 23, 2004

Source: Sify

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13596282

On October 23, 2004 Sify reported, "As many as 65,000 people have embraced Buddhism at Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur on 'Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din' on Friday. The day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of Buddhism by Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar along with lakhs of people in 1956. The special function was supervised by Japan-born Indian monk Bhante Nagarjun Surai Sasai, who gave certificates to all...

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Lotus Meditation Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 22 October 2004.

Contact Information

Address: 2908 University Ave, Grand Forks, ND

The Lotus Meditation Center was constructed as an attachment to the University of North Dakota’s international student center. It is a simple, beautiful space that is well used by the greater Grand Forks community. The Center offers a variety of programs in the Vipassana tradition of Buddhism including regular beginner and advanced level...
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Tibetan Monks Come to Biloxi for Visit to Vietnamese Temple

October 22, 2004

Source: Sun Herald

http://www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/living/9982781.htm

On October 22, 2004 Sun Herald reported, "seven Tibetan Buddhist monks from a religious sect known for nonviolent beliefs will be in Biloxi for a week to construct a colorful, intricate sand mandala inside the Buddhist temple, Chua Van Duc. The seven are on a world peace tour they've titled 'Everlasting Peace.' South Mississippians interested in watching the building of the...

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Treasure Valley Dharma Friends

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 March 2016.

Phone: 208-345-2088
Email: treasurevalleydharmafriends@gmail.com
Website: www.tvdf.blogspt.com
[flickr_set id="72157621939253896"] History The Treasure Valley Dharma Friends grew out of the Boise Dharma Center, which was founded in Boise, Idaho in the 1980s. As a Tibetan Buddhist group, Treasure Valley Dharma Friends follows the Mahayana vehicle to enlightenment. In 2000, the visit by Venerable Robina Courtin, a Buddhist nun from... Read more about Treasure Valley Dharma Friends

Dzogchen Shen Pan Choling

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 September 2013.

Phone: 208-284-3220
Email: staff@dzogchenshrisinghaidaho.us
Website: http://www.dzogchenidaho.net/
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History

Dzogchen Shen Pan Choling grew out of the Boise Dharma Center, which has been in Boise, Idaho since around 1980. In August 2004, Dzogchen Shen Pan Choling formed with 20 members. The group still is active with the other Buddhist groups in Boise, however they chose to focus specifically... Read more about Dzogchen Shen Pan Choling

Buddhist Temple in UT Looks to Preserve Tibetan Tradition

October 16, 2004

Source: Desert Morning News

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=7973

On October 16, 2004 Desert Morning News reported, "in a silent answer to ongoing Chinese government efforts to eradicate Tibetan Buddhism, a pair of local practitioners have fashioned a new temple for their faith in downtown Salt Lake City... And though it is a world away from the shrines and monasteries of Tibet that are now threatened with extinction as places of worship, the new temple — called...

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Dharma in the Suburbs

October 14, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/10/14/dharma_takes_root_in_the_suburbs?mode=PF

On October 14, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "on Monday nights at a yoga studio in Gloucester, eight to 14 people meet in meditation and to study and practice Buddhist teachings... The Gloucester group is one of a handful of small, nontraditional Buddhist groups forming in the suburbs. In addition to the more...

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Buddhist Center Blends Meditation and Mountain Biking

October 10, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 10, 2004 The Boston Globe reported on "the debut of a program at the Karme Choling Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center in Barnet [VT] that attempts to bring... together... a weekend of meditation, yoga, and mountain biking. The program devoted mornings to yoga and meditation, and afternoons to guided mountain biking through the Kingdom Trails, a network of scenic backwoods paths through the pristine woods of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom in East Burke." The program's three founders are all practicing Buddhists and avid...

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Buddhist Pioneer Remembered in Kansas

October 9, 2004

Source: The Witcha Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/news/local/9873710.htm

On October 9, 2004 The Witcha Eagle reported, "during his 43 years as a Cambodian Buddhist monk, Phauk So sent up numerous prayers for the Cambodian community. To give Cambodian Buddhists a place to mingle and worship, Mr. So put hammer to nail in the early 1990s and helped build Wichita's only Cambodian Buddhist Temple, at 3190 S. Clifton. This week community members visited the brightly...

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Interfaith Event in Oregan to Focus on Peace in Middle East

October 9, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1097323614152040.xml

On October 9, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The Wholistic Peace Institute, led by Gary Alan Spanovich, is behind the evening that promises to use at least three languages: words to challenge people's minds, music to speak to their hearts, and food and conversation to satisfy their souls. The topic for the evening will be peace...

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Launch of Progressive Muslim Union of North America

October 9, 2004

Source: The Register Gaurd

Wire Service: AP

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2004/10/09/f4.rel.muslim.1009.html

On October 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "on Nov. 15, as the holy month of Ramadan is expected to end, a group of mostly young Muslims plans to launch the Progressive Muslim Union of North America in New York. As their name suggests, the organization will take positions that conservatives consider...

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Dalai Lama Criticizes Use of Religion for Political Ends

October 5, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com/EFE News Services

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/153/story_15383_1.html

On October 5, 2004 EFE News Services reported, "The Dalai Lama, Tenzing Gyatso, participated in an inter-faith religious service at this capital's National Cathedral on Monday and criticized those who use religion to manipulate the emotions of their followers for economic or political goals. The exiled Buddhist Tibetan leader told the representatives of a number of religious...

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