Buddhism

Opposition Continues To Mount Over Buddhist Temple in Rowland Heights, CA

August 28, 2004

Source: Pasadena News

http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/Stories/0,1413,206~22097~2366201,00.html

On August 28, 2004 Pasadena News reported, "Whether Buddhist, Christian, Muslim or atheist, about 300 residents who live near the proposed Buddhist temple in town say they won't hesitate to sue or picket against the project's developers. The Rowland Heights Residents Against Conditional Use Permit 98-044 met last week to plan a course of action against the...

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Concerns Raised Over Buddhist Temple's Proposed Expansion

August 26, 2004

Source: The Province/Global BC

http://www.canada.com/vancouver/theprovince/news/story.html?id=5f365ee4-25e9-4956-ba5a-9ecf0547a06a

On August 26, 2004 Global BC reported, "It could become one of the Lower Mainland's newest landmarks. But the expansion plans for a Buddhist temple in Richmond are raising some concerns. Worshippers at the temple on No. 5 Road in Richmond have approved a $50-million project, that would be built...

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Obon Festivals in CA

August 25, 2004

Source: Visalia Times Delta

http://www.visaliatimesdelta.com/news/stories/20040716/localnews/856693.html

On August 25, 2004 the Visalia Times Delta reported, "like any time-honored festival, Obon is a celebration that brings people together... The annual event has its roots in Japanese Buddhism and will take place July 24 at the Visalia Buddhist [Temple]... Similar to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, Obon is a chance to remember through...

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Young Tibetan Monk Speaks About "Diluting" of Buddhist Culture by Chinese

August 25, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0825/p01s04-woap.html?s=hns

On August 25, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a feature article on a young Tibetan Buddhist monk and his views on the political and spiritual situation of Tibetan Buddhists under Chinese rule, "Today, I tell him, officials here said that most Tibetans have abandoned their exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and the hope that he will return. Is this true?...

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Interfaith Temple to Host Rare Buddhist Relics in Bloomington, IN

August 21, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/journalgazette/news/nation/9461099.htm

On August 21, 2004 the Associated Press reported that, "an interfaith temple will host a rare collection of more than 1,000 relics of the Buddha and other Buddhist Masters next weekend. They will be displayed at the Chamtse Ling Interfaith Temple, consecrated by the Dalai Lama on the grounds of the Tibetan Cultural Center last September, the center announced...

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At the Olympics, Interfaith Center Provides Worship Space for Athletes

August 20, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/olympics2004/story/0,14912,1287178,00.html

On August 20, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Tucked away in a corner of the athletes' village is the Olympic Religious Services Centre, a spiritual escape for the competitors away from the prying eyes of journalists, a place where, in theory at least, they can let go of the impulses that got them here in the first place... Details of what exactly goes on inside...

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Chinese Government Detains U.S. Buddhist Leader

August 19, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11214-2004Aug18.html

On August 19, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Chinese authorities have detained a prominent, U.S.-based Buddhist leader in connection with his plans to reopen an ancient temple complex in Inner Mongolia province and have forced dozens of his American followers to leave the region, local officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Embassy here said it has requested...

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U.S. Embassy Requests Explanation for Chinese Detention of U.S.-Based Buddhist Leader

August 19, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11214-2004Aug18.html?referrer=email

On August 19, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "Chinese authorities have detained a prominent, U.S.-based Buddhist leader in connection with his plans to reopen an ancient temple complex in Inner Mongolia province and have forced dozens of his American followers to leave the region, local officials said Wednesday. The U.S....

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Zen Buddhist Temple in Rendon TX

August 18, 2004

Source: Night Ridder News

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/living/9431318.htm

On August 18, 2004 Night Ridder News reported that, "last Dec. 14, Zen Buddhist monks and nuns from around the world, plus hundreds of lay Buddhists from the United States, dedicated the majestic new temple of the Quang Chieu Zen Monastery [in Rendon, TX]. Every Sunday since, scores of lay people, most of them Vietnamese Americans, drive through the monastery gates, often in...

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Women Turn to Bodhisattva Kwan Yin

August 17, 2004

Source: The Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Aug/17/il/il01a.html

On August 17, 2004 the Honolulu Advertiser reported, "In 1977, Kathy Phillips discovered Kwan Yin at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Women in search of a connection to the divine feminine have long turned to this bodhisattva — also known as Kwan Yin — for guidance... Today, more than a quarter century later, Phillips can relax herself, with a book of poems...

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Tibetans Celebrate Religious Festival Amidst Tensions Over Religious Freedom

August 15, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: Reuters

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20040815_29.html

On August 15, 2004 Reuters reported, "Unfurling a giant cloth painting of the Buddha over a mountainside beside the great Drepung monastery, monks gave Tibetan pilgrims an annual glimpse Sunday of one of Tibet's great ceremonies. Chanting mantras and spinning prayer wheels, pilgrims gazed up in awe. Few of the 150,000 pilgrims gathered for...

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Followers of Many Religions Flock to Church for its "Miraculous Powers"

August 14, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washtimes.com/world/20040813-095345-7816r.htm

On August 14, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "Sri Lanka is a seat of conservative Buddhism, but a church here visited out of the blue by the pope is standing out as a symbol of religious harmony amid a heated debate on conversions. Devotees of different creeds flock to St. Anthony's Church even as the predominantly Buddhist nation grapples with proposals to outlaw 'unethical...

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Queen Praises Country's Religious Tolerance

August 13, 2004

Source: Borneo Bulletin

http://www.brunei-online.com/bb/fri/aug13w12.htm

On August 13, 2004 the Borneo Bulletin reported, "Thai Queen Sirikit, who turned 72 on Thursday, lauded Thailand's traditional values of generosity and tolerance for different religions in a speech delivered on the eve of her birthday. Thursday is a national holiday, marking Thailand's Mother's Day to honour the queen's birthday. The day was marked by celebrations and special events to commemorate the...

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