Buddhism

Cultural Approaches to Marriage

March 11, 2004

Source: Pacific News Service

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=00b3049f18fee6bfe9709afbfa8bdc71

On March 11, 2004 Pacific News Service published an article on the ways that different cultures and societies define marriage. "The American Anthropological Association, the national professional organization of teachers and scholars who study human organization across the world, denounced the proposed...

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In California, A Library's Name Reveals Tensions in a Diverse Community

March 11, 2004

Source: The Mercuy News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/8165736.htm

On March 11, 2004 The Mercuy News reported, "The skeleton of a new library is taking shape on Tully Road while a debate over the building's name has pitted longtime residents against their newer, Vietnamese-American neighbors. A diverse mix of older, largely white and Latino residents in the south central enclave see the $11 million city library as a proud achievement and want...

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Some "Independent Spiritual Activity" Continues Despite Government Crackdown

March 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44597-2004Mar9.html?referrer=email

On March 10, 2004 The Washington Post ran a feature article on the "struggle for spiritual freedom" in China, particularly in the Tibetan region. The article reported, "The Chinese government allows people to worship only in party-run churches, mosques and temples, considers any autonomous religious organization a potential threat...

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In California, Zen-Catholic Dialogue Forms Over Meditation

March 10, 2004

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://www.nccbuscc.org/comm/archives/2004/04-047.htm

On March 10, 2004 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reported, "Catholic and Buddhist priests, monastics, teachers and community leaders have participated in the second of an anticipated four annual dialogues. The series is sponsored by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, the San Francisco Zen Center, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The...

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Tibetans Preserve Culture in Exile in Switzerland

March 10, 2004

Source: Times of Tibet

http://www.timesoftibet.com/artman/publish/article_1126.shtml

On March 10, 2004 the Times of Tibet reported, "Today, the 3,000 members of the Tibetan community in Switzerland make it the largest in Europe, and the third largest in the world, after those in India and the US...the monastery [of Rikon] is...on the hill overlooking the village...The monastery was founded almost 40 years ago, with support from the Dalai Lama himself, to...

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Buddhist Pioneer Rev. Kenryu Tsuji Dies

March 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44824-2004Mar9.html

On March 10, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The Rev. Kenryu T. Tsuji, 84, the first U.S. citizen to serve as bishop of the 105-year-old Buddhist Churches of America, the largest Buddhist group in the Japanese American community, died of pneumonia Feb. 26 in San Mateo, Calif. He had Alzheimer's disease. The first Shin Buddhist bishop to speak fluent...

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California Buddhist Temple Celebrates Girls' Day

March 8, 2004

Source: The San Mateo Times

http://www.sanmateocountytimes.com/Stories/0,1413,87~11268~2003596,00.html

On March 8, 2004 The San Mateo Times reported, "Small, porcelain-like faces and elaborate costumes were plentiful Sunday at the San Mateo Buddhist Temple -- in displays of handcrafted dolls, and on children performing traditional Japanese dances. It can only mean that Hina Matsuri -- commonly known as the Doll Festival or Girls' Day -- has...

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Buddhism "Fashionable" in Scotland; Numbers Growing

March 7, 2004

Source: Sunday Herald

http://www.sundayherald.com/40422

On March 7, 2004 the Sunday Herald reported, "Experts believe the number of Buddhists in the country has risen past the 10,000 mark and is growing. The Glasgow Buddhist Centre has had to set up waiting lists for its meditation classes, informal Buddhist meditation and teaching groups have sprung up across the land and the Kagyu Samye Ling Monastery, in Dumfries, is expanding to accommodate the increase in visitor numbers. The Dalai...

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Buddhist Scholars Worried the Faith is Being Eroded by Western Culture

March 7, 2004

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_5-3-2004_pg9_18

On March 7, 2004 the Daily Times ran an Agence France Presse that reported, "With young lamas increasingly seen sipping fizzy drinks and queueing up for movies, Buddhist scholars in India’s remote frontier state of Sikkim are worried that their faith is being eroded by Western-style consumerism. 'Many old Buddhist traditions and rituals are being lost...

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Catholics Not Included in Religious Tolerance Meeting

March 2, 2004

Source: WPXI

http://www.wpxi.com/news/2888754/detail.html

On March 2, 2004 WPXI ran an Associated Press article that reported, "A meeting to promote religious tolerance in Russia isn't off to a very good start. It seems Catholics aren't invited. More than 300 religious leaders from the Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose grouping of most of the former Soviet republics, are to participate in the conference beginning Tuesday. But the conference will only include...

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