Buddhism

Health Department Weighs in on Proposed Buddhist Center, Neighbors Oppose Building

April 6, 2004

Source: North County Times

http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2004/04/07/news/inland/4_6_0423_20_02.txt

On April 6, 2004 the North County Times reported, "Neighbors of a proposed Buddhist temple were out in force at Tuesday's Bonsall Sponsor Group meeting to show their opposition to the project and to listen to a report from the county health department on the proposal. The three-page health department report states that the nonprofit group applying...

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New Religious Leaders Take Root in Kentucky

April 5, 2004

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/cjextra/2004projects/empty_pulpits/day2/A5-others.html

On April 5, 2004 The Courier-Journal reported, "Once led by volunteers from small communities of immigrants and American-born converts, the religions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam are beginning to take root in Kentucky with the arrival of professional spiritual leaders. Even within religious traditions, 'clergy' are...

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Monks' National Heritage Party Wins Nine Seats in New Parliament

April 5, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/3600913.stm

On April 5, 2004 the BBC News reported, "'Don't call us MPs. Call us advisers to the people,' the ochre-robed Buddhist monks tell a gathering of devotees at a temple on the outskirts of the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo. 'You have given us strength by electing us.' The crowd erupts in applause, as six elected monks sit on a platform flanked by a giant granite rock statue of Buddha on a muggy evening. It is a...

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In Lansing, Buddhist Temple Faces Zoning Violations

April 5, 2004

Source: The State News

http://www.statenews.com/op_article.phtml?pk=23355

On April 5, 2004 The State News reported, "A Buddhist temple located at 2514 W. Jolly Road in Lansing is currently staring immense suffering in the face. The temple, for all intents and purposes, is a regular home in a residential neighborhood. It's sandwiched between private residences and a white statue of Buddha stands out front to greet temple visitors. Inside, mostly Vietnamese Buddhists...

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Hsi Lai University Changes Name to University of the West

April 2, 2004

Source: The Whittier Daily News

http://www.whittierdailynews.com/Stories/0,1413,207%7E12026%7E2059775,00.html?search=filter

On April 2, 2004 The Whittier Daily News reported, "Venerable Master Hsing Yun announced Friday that Hsi Lai University has a new name --University of the West -- and a new mission in education and Buddhist enlightenment. Hsing Yun, founder of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist sect and Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda...

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Vietnamese Buddhist Temple in Faces Closing Due to Zoning Laws

April 2, 2004

Source: The State News

http://www.statenews.com/article.phtml?pk=23348

On April 2, 2004 The State News reported on a zoning controversy for the Vietnamese Buddhist temple in Lansing, Michigan: "After an unexpected letter from Lansing city officials arrived at their doorstep last week, temple frequenters might have to find a new place to share their religion. The letter from Lansing zoning administrator Susan Stachowiak said the temple is in violation of a city ordinance. A...

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Zen Buddhist Monk Teaches Aikido at Idaho Mountain Center

April 2, 2004

Source: Mountain Express

http://www.mtexpress.com/2004/04-04-02/04-04-07monk.htm

On April 2, 2004 the Mountain Express ran a feature article on a local Zen Buddhist monk: "Myohei Genshin Sensei is a paradox in modern western society: a warrior who teaches peace. He is a Soto Zen Buddhist monk who teaches Aikido, a traditional Japanese 'Budo,' or martial art, 'as a way to polish the spirit and awaken beings of peace.' Genshin Sensei translates Budo literally to mean...

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Namgyal Ling Peace Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 October 2006.

Phone: 207-236-6485
Email: info@namgyal-ling.org

History

During the winter of 2001, two Tibetan monks living in exile in the southern Indian state of Karnakata, were traveling in the United States, and ended up visiting the midcoast of Maine. The monks stayed with host families. Contact and conversation between the host community and the monks began to grow, and in time, the discussion turned...
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Waterville Zazenkai

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 April 2004.

Phone: 207-873-1351

Treetop Zen Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 June 2010.

Phone: 207-465-7563
Email: treetopzen@earthlink.net
Website: http://www.treetopzencenter.org

Description

The Treetop Zen Center was established in 2003 in Holden, ME. Soto-Zen Buddhist Priest and Sensei Stefano Mui Barragato and Sensei Margaret Ne-Eka Reif Barragato moved to Maine from New York and set aside a room in their house for the zendo. To build a community, they advertised the zendo by posting flyers around town and...

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Buddhist Monks Expect Victory in Upcoming Elections

March 30, 2004

Source: Sify News

http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13443292

On March 30, 2004 Sify News posted an Agence France Presse article that reported, "Sri Lanka's Buddhist monks ended their election campaign Tuesday with a public rally that reinforced their hopes of emerging as king-makers in a hung parliament. Monk Athuraliya Ratana said the public response to the first ever election bid by an all-clergy list of candidates from the National Heritage Party (NHP) had been...

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