Buddhism

Lao Buddhist Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 20 July 2004.

Phone: 815-874-0432

Mayor Participates in the Dedication of Buddhist Temple in Stockton, CA

July 19, 2004

Source: The Record

http://www.recordnet.com/articlelink/061904/lifestyle/articles/061904-l-1.php

On July 19, 2004 The Record reported, "The Wat Dharmararam Buddhist Temple is throwing open its front door, literally, to the public today as it dedicates a new main gate, whose carvings reflect one of the great cultural and religious landmarks of Asia. The entrance is done in the style of a temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Visitors will be able...

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Tibetan Interest Group Says Chinese Policies Aimed at Restricting Practice of Buddhism

July 19, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/149/story_14964_1.html

On July 19, 2004 the Religion News Service reported, "The Chinese government is waging an organized war on Buddhism in Tibet, says a U.S.-based Tibetan interest group. A report released earlier this month by the nonprofit International Campaign for Tibet contains translated documents the group said prove Chinese policy is aimed at undermining...

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Buddhist Temple Expands in Ann Arbor, MI

July 18, 2004

Source: Ann Arbor News

http://www.mlive.com/news/aanews/index.ssf?/base/news-9/1090145672237220.xml

On July 18, 2004 Ann Arbor News reported, "When Zen Buddhist Temple members gather for Sunday services at their big Victorian house on Packard Street in Ann Arbor, they sometimes fill three first-floor rooms and spill into the hallway. Not enough space for worship, much less for meeting rooms and children's classrooms. This summer, however, the...

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Obon Festivals in CA

July 18, 2004

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2004/07/18/sections/local/local/article_172209.php

On July 18, 2004 The Orange County Register reported, "visitors at the Obon Festival on Saturday stopped to savor treats from the food booths, sort through tables offering clothing and catch-alls, or scrutinize the bonsai plants and vegetables on sale. But many were waiting for evening, when the colorful kimonos begin to appear...

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Faith Groups Seek to Address AIDS Prevention and Care

July 12, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0712/p06s01-woap.html?s=hns

On July 12, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As governments across Asia grapple with a rising tide of HIV/AIDS, attention is turning to the role that faith-based groups can play in combating the virus. Around 100 such groups are attending the 15th International AIDS Conference, which opened [in Bangkok] Sunday amid fresh warnings of an escalating epidemic....

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Buddhist Transforms House into Temple in TN

July 11, 2004

Source: The Commercial Appeal

http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/local_news/article/0,1426,MCA_437_3026852,00.html

On July 11, 2004 The Commercial Appeal reported, "When Henry Chu boarded a Memphis-bound Greyhound bus in New York, he didn't dare tell his parents where he was going or why. In fact, he knew little about the Bluff City except what he'd heard in a song. Chu, 34, a devout Buddhist, was answering a call from his god. The...

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At Parliament, Debate Over Meaning and Definition of Religion

July 10, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0407100135jul10,1,1475107.story?coll=chi-printnews-hed

On July 10, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "In a quiet room, spiritual leader Hum Bui and his followers, women dressed in sky-blue tunics with cone-shaped headscarves, enlighten a mesmerized crowd about their Vietnamese faith. Their founder established the CaoDai movement in 1925 to...

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Soka Gakkai Buddhist Vote Crucial for Liberal Democrats in Upcoming Election

July 10, 2004

Source: Newsday.com

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-japan-buddhas-lobby,0,6513876.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On July 10, 2004 the Associated Press reported, " The meeting in the small Tokyo apartment starts with the chanting of prayers before a small Buddhist altar, then quickly turns to politics and campaign strategies...

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Buddhists Celebrate Obon Festival

July 9, 2004

Source: The Dispatch

http://gilroydispatch.com/gilroylife/gilroylifeview.asp?c=114457

On July 9, 2004 The Dispatch reported, "The public is invited on July 10 and 11 to the Obon Festival held on the grounds of the San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin at 640 North 5th St., between Jackson and Taylor, four blocks east of the Japantown/Ayer light rail station. It will begin at noon both days with food booths selling traditional Japanese delicacies as well as...

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