Buddhism

New Book Offers Insights on Tibetan Buddhism in America

February 29, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/ae/books/articles/2004/02/29/awakenings/

On February 29, 2004 The Boston Globe published a review of Jeffrey Paine's new book "Re-enchantment: Tibetan Buddhism Comes to the West." The article notes that "Paine, formerly editor of the Smithsonian Institution's Wilson Quarterly, offers several reasons for Tibetan Buddhism's many recent successes. First, uprooted from its country of origin, it has been encouraged by...

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Tibetan Buddhist Temple Draws Westerners to Medford, MA

February 29, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/02/29/buddhist_temple_hopes_to_draw_more_tibetans/

On February 29, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "On a recent February morning, a celebration of the Tibetan New Year began in a bright yellow house on Magoun Avenue. Red-robed Tibetan Buddhist monks tended to last-minute tasks, as other people arrived and sat on cushions near the sight of three golden...

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Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

Abstract

This paper documents the growth of religious diversity in South Carolina, drawing on interviews with members from the traditions represented, previous scholarly research on religion in South Carolina, newspaper articles, census data and interviews with religion reporters and educators across the state. After presenting basic outlines and historical sketchs of each faith in South Carolina, the paper goes on to explore the implications of this growing diversity for a Southern "Bible Belt" state like South Carolina, highlighting controversies over...

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Winners Announced in Interfaith Space Competition

February 26, 2004

Source: Market Wire

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=63725

On February 26, 2004 Market Wire reported, "The Interfaith Sacred Space International Design Competition today announced four winning entries in the first competition in the history of religion designed specifically to identify concepts for truly interfaith sacred space. The competition's goal is to encourage creation of spaces designed for use by peoples of all faiths, as a...

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Texas Guandi Temple

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Phone: 713-224-0880

Profile of an Activist and Zen Buddhist

February 25, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/ewu/

On February 25, 2004 The Dallas Morning News published a profile on Angela Oh, "one of the nation's leading civil rights activists, a renowned commentator on race relations and an ordained Zen Buddhist priest. Ms. Oh was in Dallas on Tuesday to address the 39th annual Women's Symposium at Southern Methodist University. Afterward, she had some...

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Laotian Buddhist Temple Burns in TX

February 23, 2004

Source: ABC News 13

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/news/022304_local_templefire.html

On February 23, 2004 ABC News 13 reported, "Some 600 members of a Laotian Buddhist Temple in northeast Harris County will have to improvise for New Year's celebrations after their temple burned down. Fire investigators are still looking for what caused the fire, but they say they know it was not set intentionally and it wasn't an electrical fire. Only a few monks and members...

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Buddhist Temple Faces Wetlands Restrictions and Community Opposition

February 23, 2004

Source: The Newtown Bee

http://www.newtownbee.com/News.asp?s=News-2004-02-19-13-54-49p1.htm

On February 23, 2004 the The Newtown Bee reported, "A judge has dismissed an administrative appeal brought by five Boggs Hill Road area residents against the Conservation Commission, over its November 2002 issuance of a wetlands permit to the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut for the society's controversial proposal to build a 7,600-square-foot Buddhist...

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In Minnesota, Farmers Question Buddhist Temple Plan

February 22, 2004

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://news.mpr.org/features/2004/02/23_steilm_templefight/

On February 22, 2004 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "Laotians have lived in southwest Minnesota since the 1970's. Most fled their native land after the communist takeover. Bounlome Soumetho is one. The Worthington resident is busy working and raising a family. He's also president of the local Buddhist organization. The group bought a farmhouse near town last year....

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In a Culture of Fear, Thich Nhat Hanh Cultivates Mindfulness

February 21, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs21feb21,1,2151434.

On February 21, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Thich Nhat Hanh is a renowned Vietnamese Zen Buddhist teacher who has written numerous books, created 800 meditation groups in two dozen countries, led retreats for U.S. political leaders and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. But when he arrived at Los...

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Profile of a Buddhist Church in CA

February 21, 2004

Source: The Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10671~1970477,00.html

On February 21, 2004 The Tri-Valley Herald published a profile on the Southern Alameda County Buddhist Church in Union City. Here, "congregants gather every Sunday to practice a unique variety of Buddhism known as Jodo Shinshu Shu. The denomination was named after Shinran Shonin, a 12th-century Buddha from Kyoto, Japan. While most of the congregation...

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"Cowboy Infidel" Confronts Religious Pluralism

February 21, 2004

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040221/NEWS10/102210138/-1/NEWS

On February 21, 2004 The Toledo Blade reported, "Bernie Keating grew up in the badlands of South Dakota, riding horses and running away from organized religion. He was, he says, 'a cowboy infidel' raised by 'a lukewarm Catholic father and a fallen-away Methodist mother.' His work as an engineering executive for Owens-...

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