Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhists Plan Enormous Buddha Statue, Would Make Vancouver a Pilgrimage Site

August 3, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/184653_bigbuddha03.html

On August 3, 2004 the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Religious groups often erect colossal structures to inspire awe and instill humility in mortal souls. But most of them would not be tall enough to cast a shadow over a mammoth Buddha that worshippers are preparing to build in the Vancouver suburb of Richmond. The Taiwan-based Lingyen Mountain Buddhists want to...

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Soldiers Ordained as Monks, Hope to Boost Morale Among Buddhists in South

July 31, 2004

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/30/1091080443253.html?oneclick=true

On July 31, 2004 Reuters reported, "Soldiers were ordained as monks this week before heading for remote temples in Thailand's largely Muslim south in the hope of restoring some confidence among Buddhists in the violence-torn area. The soldiers, policemen and public servants among the 222...

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"Peace Bell" Made in Korea Will Find Home in U.S. Buddhist Temple

July 30, 2004

Source: The Chosun Ilbo

http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200407/200407300047.html

On July 30, 2004 The Chosun Ilbo reported, "43-year-old U. S. Buddhist monk Mooryang recently visited Korea to produce the 'Peace Bell.' He has been constructing a temple in California for ten years and the bell will be contributed to the temple. The 'Peace Bell' is being made in a factory in Yongin. On August 5, a tolling ceremony would take place and it would...

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Won Buddhist Meditation Center of Richmond

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 20 April 2018.

Phone: 804-778-4779
Email: richmond-rva@wonbuddhism.org
Website: http://richmond-va.wonbuddhism.org/
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History

Won Buddhist Meditation Center of Richmond is the only representative of this tradition in Virginia. It was founded in 1999 by Rev. Cindy Chang, who moved in July 2002. The temple was vacant for six months, until the current abbot, Rev. Insun...
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SGI-USA Richmond Chapter

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 October 2006.

Phone: 804-644-0678
Email: info@sgi-richmond.org
Website: http://www.sgi-richmond.org
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History

Members of Soka Gakkai began meeting in the Richmond area during the 1960s. By 1972 there were enough people and organization to formally found a Chapter-level group. The Chapter serves as an umbrella for the seven Districts in the area: Midlothian,...
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Mindfulness Practice Center of Durham

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 19 January 2005.

Phone: 919-667-0965
Email: budrl@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.meditation-durham.org

History

The Mindfulness Practice Center of Durham was founded in late 2002. It grew out of the work of Mindfulness Based Stress Relief teacher Bud Reiter-Lavery, evolving to become a fully fledged Buddhist group practicing in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh.
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Chrysalis Meditation Practice Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 6 June 2013.

Phone: 804-359-0384
Website: http://www.thechrysalisgroup.com
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History

The Chrysalis Group is an eclectic spiritual community founded in 1994. Activities range broadly but tend to have a connection to the New Age and healing movements. In 2001 a Vipassana meditation group was started as a regular Chrysalis activity, and the small group that has coalesced around this Buddhist practice continues to meet...

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Richmond Dzogchen Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 6 June 2013.

Phone: 804-226-9555

History:

The Richmond Dzogchen Group began holding public meetings in 2004. It includes some members of a previous Bon group that practiced in Richmond several years ago, as well as newcomers. Bon is not always included under the label of Buddhism. It is usually perceived as a mixture of early Tibetan shamanistic elements and late Indian Buddhism. The members of the Richmond Dzogchen Group understand themselves to be Buddhists...

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Youth Become Focus of Innovative Religious Tolerance Video

July 26, 2004

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24409~2295265,00.html

On July 26, 2004 Marin Independent Journal reported, "[Ruby] Unger, a Mill Valley educational filmmaker who specializes in videos for school-age kids, made 'Respecting Beliefs,' a 25-minute production explaining the religious tenets of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Finished in March, it's now heading for distribution to schools all over the country....

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Richmond Vipassana Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 August 2004.

Phone: 804-359-2919
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History

The Richmond Vipassana Group meets in the home of a member of the Chrysalis Group, a local New Age and spirituality gathering place. In 2001, after members of Chrysalis received instruction on Vipassana meditation, several began sitting weekly at the home of Cecelia Lewis. The group has grown slowly ever since then.
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Small Town in Victoria Home to Large and Growing Laotian Population

July 24, 2004

Source: The Border Mail

http://www.bordermail.com.au/newsflow/pageitem?page_id=765873

On July 24, 2004 The Border Mail reported, "The Border [Wodonga, Victoria] is home to the largest Laotian population in the Southern Hemisphere outside a metropolitan area. And many of them will be displaying their cultural heritage at this years Ovens and Murray Football League grand final. Australian Lao Institute of Co-operation and Development president Mr Kevin...

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Judge Rules: Monks Evicted from Buddhist Temple

July 20, 2004

Source: The Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intid=3818812

On July 20, 2004 The Chicago Daily Herald reported, "When two monks moved from Laos to a Buddhist temple in rural Hampshire, the men assumed they could stay indefinitely. According to Buddhist tradition, temples that invite monks must shelter them forever, unless the holy men are summoned someplace else. But a Kane County judge on Monday sided with the temple board...

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