Escondido Reconsiders Buddhist Temple

September 15, 2004

Source: North County Times


On September 15, 2004 North County Times reported, "with neighbors promising to compromise, the City Council [of Escondido, CA] voted Wednesday to reconsider its denial of a Tibetan Buddhist center planned for a cul-de-sac neighborhood. Councilman Tom D'Agosta changed his mind and reversed the majority vote after the applicant agreed on tougher...

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Shambhala International

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 902-420-1118
Email: halifax@shambhala.org
Website: http://halifax.shambhala.org


Trungpa Rinpoche, founder of the Shambhala Buddhist community, established Vajradhatu International (now Shambhala International) in Boulder, Colorado. He spent time studying maps of North America trying to determine the location that was most suitable for the dharma to take root. He came...
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Photo Exhibit Highlights Scotland's Religious Leaders

September 14, 2004

Source: The Scotsman


On September 14, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Each of the men and women captured on film by [photographer Luke] Watson is a prominent member of a different faith community in Scotland. They make up a rich panorama of traditions, and will be displayed as part of the Keeping Faith exhibition, which opens on Friday at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Archbishop Brian Smith, of the Scottish...

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Monks Push for Declaration of Buddhist State

September 14, 2004

Source: TamilNet


On September 14, 2004 TamilNet reported, "Sri Lanka’s hardline monks took another step towards creating their ideal of a Buddhist state this week with their parliamentary party calling for a Constitutional change to make Buddhism the state religion. The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), a party of Buddhist monks, has called on the government to amend the Constitution to make Buddhism Sri Lanka's...

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Buddhists Object to Portrayal of Buddhism in Hollywood Film

September 13, 2004

Source: BBC News


On September 13, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka have protested against a Hollywood film they say degrades the religion's founder. A poster for Hollywood Buddha shows US-based producer, director and star Philippe Caland sitting on the head of a statue of Lord Buddha. About 500 Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Burma gathered outside the US embassy in Colombo...

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Mindfulness: A Spiritual Trend

September 10, 2004

Source: Dallas Morning News


On September 10, 2004 Dallas Morning News reported, "mindfulness books and tapes are frequent bestsellers. Mindfulness training is a staple at seminars, retreats and spas. Hospitals and psychologists are teaching mindfulness as a means to handle everything from chronic illness and addiction to stress...

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Zoning Controversy Over Buddhist Temple in San Francisco

September 9, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle


On September 9, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "religion is at the center of a classic San Francisco land-use fight, where a developer hires politically-connected permit consultant Walter Wong to gain approval for a much bigger building than would otherwise be allowed, while the foes tap Wong's frequent nemeses, growth-control...

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Buddhist Monastary Vandalized in MI

September 8, 2004

Source: The State News (Mich.)


On September 8, 2004 The State News reported, "a room of incense, candles and lotus lights remains under lock and key because of frequent attacks on the Americana Buddhist Temple that houses it... This room once was open to the public, as Buddhist tradition dictates, but vandals have become too frequent for Abbot Cheng Kuan to ignore them. Kuan said he blames the vandalism on prejudice and...

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Men-Only Buddhist Spiritual Mountain Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

September 5, 2004

Source: San Francisco Chronicle


On September 5, 2004 the San Francisco Chronicle reported, 'At 5 a.m. on a summer day already sticky with humidity, three dozen ascetic priests known as yamabushi -- 'those who lie down in the mountains' -- have gathered at the foot of this mountain in western Japan to pray before climbing its sacred slopes. Peaking at 5,640 feet,...

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