Buddhism

California Mayoral Candidate Visits Cambodian Buddhist Center

December 15, 2003

Source: The Modest Bee

http://www.modbee.com/local/story/7869960p-8750331c.html

On December 15, 2003 The Modest Bee reported that in advance of Tuesday's all-mail runoff election, mayoral candidate Bev Finley was the guest of honor at the Wat Cambodian Buddhist Society, where she was greeted by 50 Cambodian Buddhists. A speech to local worshippers was translated into Cambodian. "Finley's friendship with the southeast Asian community began in the early 1990s, before...

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Minnesota Students to Enjoy Diverse Holiday Break

December 12, 2003

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.daily.umn.edu/articles/2003/12/12/7872

On December 12, 2003 The Minnesota Daily reported on the diverse ways Minnesota students will spend the holiday season. While Christian students prepare for Christmas, Hindus, Jews, pagans and students of other religions will also take part in activities during the holidays. Hindu students will celebrate Sankranti, a festival that traditionally marks the end of southern Asia’s harvest. 40...

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Soto Mission of Hawaii

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 December 2003.

Contact Information

Address: 1708 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96817

10-Year-Old New Zealand Boy Recognized as Reincarnated Lama

December 11, 2003

Source: The Mercury

http://www.themercury.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,8124750%255E401,00.html

On December 11, 2003 The Mercury reported, "Venerable Pong Re Sung Rap Tulku Rinpoche is not your typical 10-year-old. The New Zealand-born 'Kiwi Buddha' was named by the Dalai Lama three years ago as the reincarnation of a revered Tibetan monk. From primary school in the small North Island town of Kaukapakapa - where his biggest concerns...

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More Americans Making Room for Prayer

December 11, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/life/2003-12-12-home-chapels_x.htm

On December 11, 2003 USA Today reported on the increasing number of American homes that include altars or private chapels for worship. "Carving out a spiritual space in the home, whether it be a separate room or a quiet corner, is increasingly common, says Peg Streep, author of Altars Made Easy and Spiritual Gardening. Why the change? Eastern culture, which 'doesn't distinguish between...

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No Current Plans to Change 1993 Religion Law Privileging Buddhism

December 11, 2003

Source: Forum 18 News Service

http://www.forum18.org/Archive.php?article_id=210

On December 11, 2003 Forum 18 News Service reported, "Mongolia's 13-member consultative Council for Religious Affairs believes the country's existing law on religion to be 'relatively fair,' that body's secretary and only full-time paid member, Samdan Tsedendamba, has told Forum 18 News Service. Consequently, there are no current plans to change the law, he remarked in the capital Ulaanbaatar...

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South Carolina Forum Highlights Increasing Local Diversity

December 10, 2003

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/7455691.htm

On December 10, 2003 The State reported that "words of Christian and Baha’i scripture, Hindu chants, and prayers offered in the Lakota Sioux language welcomed a crowd of about 60 to USC’s Gambrell Hall Tuesday night. The diversity of the offered prayers reflected the reason they had gathered — a forum on the increasing diversity of South Carolina’s religious...

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Orgyen Ling

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 9 December 2003.

Phone: 718-237-7971

Wat Punyawanaram

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 9 December 2003.

Contact Information

Address: 1024 Carlton Drive, Melbourne, FL 32937

Dalai Lama Calls for Religious Pluralism

December 9, 2003

Source: The Times of Tibet

http://www.timesoftibet.com/artman/publish/article_659.shtml

On December 9, 2003 The Times of Tibet ran an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has urged Western countries not to consider Islam a 'militant religion' and said all conflicts should be resolved through dialogue. 'There is a perception among the Western media that Islam is militant but that is not true. All religions...

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Buddhist Group Davis

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 9 December 2003.

Phone: 916-444-2588

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