Buddhism

2001 Census Shows Growing Religious Diversity

November 28, 2003

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/20031128/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116339.html

On November 28, 2003 The West Australian reported, "The most comprehensive profile of WA's religion, language and birthplace - launched this week - reveals there are five main religions and more than 30 minor ones flourishing in WA. The profile is based on results from the 2001 census.More than 63 per cent of the population...

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Christmas Advice: Instead of Maxing Out Your Credit Card, Eat a Peach

November 27, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/business/2003/11/27buddhistlamacon.html

On November 27, 2003 The News Journal reported that Buddhist Lama Surya Das, a Buddhist meditation teacher and scholar who is the head of the Dzogchen Foundation in Boston, hired Opinion Research Corp. of Princeton, N.J., to conduct a telephone survey of holiday shopping intentions. According to the article, "the survey found that only...

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Buddhist Temple Traces Lineage to 14th-Century Mongolia

November 25, 2003

Source: The St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.ru/archive/times/922/top/t_11042.htm

On November 25, 2003 The St. Petersburg Times ran a feature story on a Buddhist temple in Kalmykia, a small region in the Siberian steppes of Russia: "This Buddhist temple is located just south of Elista, the capital of the Kalmyk Republic,...home of the only Buddhist ethnicity native to Europe...The Kalmyk are the descendants of the Oirat, a union of western Mongolian tribes...

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Chinese Zen Monk Spends a Month in Australian Suburbia

November 24, 2003

Source: The Courier Mail

http://www.thecouriermail.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5936,7955618%255E3102,00.html

On November 24, 2003 The Courier Mail reported, "Two weeks ago Master Shi Yan Zheng traded his spartan room in a mountaintop monastery in China for the spare bedroom of a family home at Brisbane's Alexandra Hills. There, beside the clothesline and brick barbecue in the backyard, he practices the blend of zen and kung fu...

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Buddhist and Non-Buddhists Drawn to Heart Shrine Relic Tour

November 21, 2003

Source: Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week711/feature.html

On November 21, 2003 Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly reported on the popular display of relics and physical remains of the Buddha and other great Buddhist teachers that is currently on a seven year world tour. According to Victoria Stewart, a spokeswoman for the tour, "The purpose of the Heart Shrine Relic Tour is to bring people into their heart. So by...

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Montana Student Maps Local Religious Diversity

November 18, 2003

Source: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2003/11/17/news/montanabzbigs.txt

On November 18, 2003 the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported on Scott Hyslop, a religious studies and math major from Montana who recently mapped the state's religions for Harvard University's Pluralism Project. Hyslop was one of two-dozen university students from across the United States charged with seeking out religious diversity....

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Photos Capture Religious Diversity in the City of Angels

November 15, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs15nov15,1,4138019.story?coll=la-headlines-california

On November 15, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported on the book "Sacred Spaces: Historic Houses of Worship in the City of Angels," a collection published this month of 54 photographs by Los Angeles architectural photographer Robert Berger. In preparing the collection, Berger "visited more than 300...

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Zenshuji Zendeko Taiko Captures the Rhythm of Zen Buddhism

November 14, 2003

Source: Redland Daily Facts

http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/Stories/0,1413,209~22484~1761890,00.html

On November 14, 2003 Redland Daily Facts reported that "Zenshuji Zendeko Taiko will bring ancient Eastern tradition to Cherry Valley when Japanese drummers perform at the Edward-Dean Museum and Gardens Sunday, November 16... Zendeko has been called 'one of the premier' youth-oriented cultural performing art groups in the United States. The group...

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Buddhist Monks Urge Military Action Against Tiger Separatists

November 13, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/135/story_13592_1.html

On November 13, 2003 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "As Sri Lanka seeks a way out of its 20-year civil war, a handful of the country's 30,000 Buddhist monks have emerged as major players in the political scene and powerful critics of the Norwegian-brokered peace process. And when a power struggle between the president and prime minister degenerated into...

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Reconstruction of Buddha Statues Awaiting Political Go-Ahead

November 12, 2003

Source: Swiss Info

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=105&sid=4445245

On November 12, 2003 Swiss Info reported, "Swiss scientists say they are ready to rebuild one of the giant Buddha statues destroyed in 2001 by Afghanistan’s former Taliban regime. However the United Nations heritage organisation, Unesco, says it is far too early to make a decision on the project. Researchers from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich...

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Five Twin Cities Women Become Buddhist Priests

November 12, 2003

Source: Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/389/4203928.html

On November 12, 2003 the Star Tribune reported that "five Twin Cities women -- mothers, career women, friends and students of Zen Buddhism -- are taking vows to become Buddhist priests. Following the ceremony they will be student priests, and after about five more years of study they will be fully licensed Zen priests, able to lead their communities and recognized by the state as clergy who...

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Minnesota Students Concentrate on Meditation

November 12, 2003

Source: The Minnesota Daily

http://www.mndaily.com/articles/2003/11/12/7407

On November 12, 2003 The Minnesota Daily reported that many students at the University of Minnesota engage in Buddhist meditation in order to stay focused. The students are are part of a larger trend of individuals in Minneapolis embracing Buddhist meditation as a way to decrease stress in their daily lives. "Kimberly Johnson of the Minneapolis Zen Center said many people come to Zen meditation — a...

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Interfaith Gathering Commemorates Renaming of Street After Mother Teresa

November 10, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=275122

On November 10, 2003 The Times of India reported, "From next year, Park Street will be known as Mother Teresa Sarani. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee announced the decision formally on Sunday...Earlier in the day, members from various walks of life joined a prayer for Mother Teresa. From Amritsar and Barrackpore to Chandernagore and Dakshineshwar...

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