Buddhism

Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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Religious Diversity Transforms Montgomery County

April 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31342-2004Apr21.html

On April 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The gold-plated dome of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring gleams in the afternoon sun. Next door, the bright Mediterranean-blue roof and golden-topped spires of the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church shine in sharp religious and architectural contrast. Beside it are the simple white buildings of the...

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Vietnamese Americans Protest Buddha Bikinis

April 21, 2004

Source: Calitoday

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e326ebc1e3b3f3cff1460d7658a71c93

On April 21, 2004 Calitoday reported, "Sales of a new Victoria’s Secret swimsuit featuring Buddhist images have been halted internationally after Vietnamese Americans voiced disagreement with designs, according to Vietnamese-language media. A similar model by company OndadeMar no longer is available through its...

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Lama Says Buddhism Can Help Westerners

April 21, 2004

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2004/04/21/9355

On April 21, 2004 The Minnesota Daily reported, "Lama Ole Nydahl spoke about developing fearlessness, joy, active compassion and seeking truth through Buddhism to approximately 30 people at the Coffman Union bookstore Tuesday. After a book signing, Nydahl gave an introductory lecture on Buddhism and meditated with the audience at the McNamara alumni center. He said the purpose of his visit and...

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Vietnamese Americans Protest Buddha Bikinis

April 21, 2004

Source: Calitoday

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e326ebc1e3b3f3cff1460d7658a71c93

On April 21, 2004 Calitoday reported, "Sales of a new Victoria’s Secret swimsuit featuring Buddhist images have been halted internationally after Vietnamese Americans voiced disagreement with designs, according to Vietnamese-language media. A similar model by company OndadeMar no longer is available through its...

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Dalai Lama Visits Vancouver, To Perform First Kalachakra Ritual in Canada

April 19, 2004

Source: KGW.com

http://www.kgw.com/sharedcontent/APStories/stories/D821VA7O2.html

On April 19, 2004 KGW.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "After [a] two-hour spiritual teaching [to a crowd of 13,000 in Vancouver], the Dalai Lama's schedule included a downtown luncheon with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell and a public talk in the afternoon with an introduction by South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Also on the agenda...

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Thai Muslim Group Preaches Peace, Refutes Claims of Involvement in Southern Violence

April 16, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-04/16/article03.shtml

On April 16, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "Rejecting claims by Thai officials that they are behind the current state of unrest in South Thailand, Muslims vowed to preach non-violence in the region, a member of the Islamic Group (IG) or Yayasan Muslimin in Malay - told IslamOnline.net. The IG, a non-official entity that has grouped all the Muslims under one roof...

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Buddhist Group Contributes Thousands to Group in Burlingame, CA

April 15, 2004

Source: The San Mateo Times

http://www.sanmateocountytimes.com/Stories/0,1413,87~11268~2085675,00.html

On April 15, 2004 The San Mateo Times reported, "The bridge of friendship between Burlingame and the Shinnyo-En USA Burlingame community strengthened Wednesday with an $8,000 grant made to the Burlingame School District. With the Shinnyo-En Foundation, city officials and a number of students celebrated the 16th Annual Bridge of Friendship at...

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PM's Meeting with Dalai Lama to Address Spiritual, Not Political, Issues

April 15, 2004

Source: Globe and Mail

http://www.globeandmail.ca/servlet/story/RTGAM.20040415.wxdalai1504/BNStory/Front/

On April 15, 2004 the Globe and Mail reported, "Paul Martin yesterday got his wish for face time with the Dalai Lama in a 'spiritual frame.' The organizers of the exiled Tibetan leader's visit to Ottawa agreed to have him meet the Prime Minister at the residence of the capital's Roman Catholic Archbishop. Mr. Martin and the Dalai Lama...

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Women's Faith- Based Prison Opens in FL

April 15, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FAITH_BASED_PRISON?SITE=ILSPR

On April 15, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "The nation's first faith-based prison for women opened in a Tampa-area detention center Wednesday, nearly five months after a similar program began for men. About 300 female prisoners will be confined at the Hillsborough Correctional Institution, all volunteers who agreed to participate in a program...

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Elgin, IL Residents Ring in Lao New Year

April 14, 2004

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/search/main_story.asp?intid=38088113

On April 14, 2004 The Daily Herald reported, "Sabbai-dee pee mai, Elgin! Area residents welcomed the Lao New Year 2547 Saturday with that traditional greeting at the Hemmens Cultural Center. The performing arts venue was transformed into a Laotian paradise with shimmering foil palm trees, traditional Laotian music and dance and tasty portions of Asian food. As many...

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