Buddhism

Financial Planner and Zen Master

February 2, 2004

Source: The Daily News TRibune

http://www.dailynewstribune.com/news/local_regional/walt_zenmaster020220

On February 2, 2004 The Daily News Tribune published a profile on Jane Dobisz, a financial planner in Wellesley who is also a Zen master. "In 1983, she started learning from Zen Master Seung Sahn. She became the guiding teacher at the Cambridge Zen Center in Cambridge, one of the largest residential Zen communities in the nation. She has taught...

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Kanchi Seer Questions Dalai Lama's Offers of Mediation in Ayodhya Talks

February 2, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/469147.cms

On February 2, 2004 The Times of India reported, "Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati on Sunday questioned the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama’s propriety in initiating a dialogue on the Ayodhya issue. 'The Dalai Lama does not believe in Lord Rama. Nor does he belong to this land. How can he promote a dialogue between the two groups,' he asked. 'Talks are in...

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America's New Melting Pot

February 2, 2004

Source: The Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/tilove020504.html

On February 2, 2004 The Newhouse News Service reported, "The Melting Pot comprises the nation's largest metropolitan areas, where most immigrants come in search of their American dream and from which many existing residents depart to chase their dreams in the presumably greener pastures of the New Sun Belt. The Melting Pot is becoming less white and more diverse at a pace without...

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Buddhist Community Celebrates New Year in New Jersey

February 1, 2004

Source: Asbury Press

http://www.app.com/app/story/0,21625,898742,00.html

On February 1, 2004 the Asbury Press reported that "leaders of the New Jersey Buddhist Cultural Center shared the message of the Chinese New Year during a celebration yesterday at the Monmouth County Library Headquarters. Members of the center sang and played traditional Chinese instruments and games to help create a bond between different communities, said Julie 'Hing Ling' Lee, president of the...

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Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh in California

January 29, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20040129-9999_1c29thich.html

On January 29, 2004 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that "Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world's most popular Buddhist teachers, is spending the winter at Deer Park Monastery in North County...Thich Nhat Hanh was exiled from his native Vietnam decades ago for his anti-war efforts and now spends much of his time at his main monastery, called...

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Neighbors Alert Buddhist Monks of Fire in Houston

January 29, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2376960

On January 29, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "Quick-thinking neighbors early today helped prevent a fire from spreading at Buddhist temple off the Gulf Freeway. Workers at a nearby building notified members of the Guandi Temple at 2089 Milby of smoke coming from the main temple room at about 6 a.m. Houston Fire Department spokesman Jay Evans said the monks...

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Buddhist Government Outlaws All Other Religions and Missionaries

January 28, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=48120

On January 28, 2004 Zenit reported, "In the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, Christians are forbidden to celebrate or pray in public and priests are denied visas to enter, says a bishop in neighboring India. Bishop Stephen Lepcha, whose Diocese of Darjeeling includes the kingdom, explained that Buddhism is the official religion of Bhutan, and every other form of religion and mission is prohibited....

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Arsonists Destroy Catholic Church in Firebombing

January 27, 2004

Source: The Star

http://thestaronline.com/news/story.asp?file=/2004/1/27/latest/15704Cath

On January 27, 2004 The Star ran an Associated Press article that reported, "Arsonists firebombed a Roman Catholic church near the Sri Lankan capital in the third attack on a Christian place of worship in this predominantly Buddhist country in two weeks, officials said Tuesday. Nearly 20 unidentified men attacked the church late Monday in the village of...

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Religious Leaders Condemn Killing of Buddhist Monks

January 26, 2004

Source: Bangkok Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/26Jan2004_news09.html

On January 26, 2004 the Bangkok Post reported, "Religious organisations in the South have issued a joint statement condemning the cold-blooded killings of a Buddhist monk and a novice in the province, which threatened to trigger secular violence. The statement issued by the Buddhist, Islamic, Christian and Sikh organisations outlined a demand for the authorities to find the killers and mete out...

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Growing Politico-Cultural Nationalism a Sinhala-Buddhist Version of Hindutva

January 26, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_547837,00410008.htm

On January 26, 2004 the Hindustan Times reported, "Sri Lanka is now witnessing the beginnings of a revivalist movement, the third in the last 100 years. Political circles here are abuzz with talk of the arrival of politico-cultural nationalism akin to Hindutva in neighbouring India. It is being described as Jathika Chinthanaya or National Consciousness, based on the island's 2,500...

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PM Urges People Not to View Murder of Monks as "Religious Conflict"

January 25, 2004

Source: Bangkok Post

http://www.bangkokpost.com/News/25Jan2004_news10.html

On January 25, 2004 the Bangkok Post reported, "Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has called for patience among people in the South, saying certain elements were trying to create religious conflict. Speaking on his weekly radio show, Mr. Thaksin said he had received a report on knife attacks that killed two monks and seriously wounded another yesterday morning. 'Please be patient. Don't take...

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