Buddhism

Oregon Interfaith Conference Celebrates "Golden Rule"

October 13, 2003

Source: The Daily Barometer

http://barometer.orst.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/13/3f8accda74b15

On October 13, 2003 The Daily Barometer announced that the Second Annual Community Interfaith Conference was held this year in Corvallis under the theme "Living the Golden Rule." The event was sponsored by the Interfaith Committee of Corvallis. "'Every major religion and philosophical following in the world understands the value of treating people as you...

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Fasting Helps Diverse Faiths "Focus on the Spirit"

October 7, 2003

Source: Alameda Times-Star

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125%257E1549%257E1679937,00.html

On October 7, 2003 Alameda Times-Star took the Jewish Festival of Yom Kippur as an occasion to describe the ritual of fasting in many religions. The article notes that "fasting has traditionally had a part in many religious traditions... Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints fast on the first Sunday of every month. Muslims fast...

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Buddhist Volunteers Aid the Needy of Hawaii

October 6, 2003

Source: West Hawaii Today

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/daily/2003/Oct-06-Mon-2003/news/news1.html

On October 6, 2003 West Hawaii Today reported that Buddhist volunteers are coming to the aid of individuals in need. Five years ago, Elaine Sugai founded Project Dana, or "selfless giving" in Buddhist theology, at her temple. The group "helps 50 housebound or seriously ill elderly, not all of whom are Buddhist. " Project Dana is only one of the many...

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Celebration Marks Completion of Largest Buddhist Stupa in the West

October 5, 2003

Source: Kuensel Online

http://www.kuenselonline.com/article.php?sid=3350

On October 5, 2003 Kuensel Online reported that "the largest Buddhist Stupa in the Western world was inaugurated in Benalmádena on the Spanish south coast near Malaga on the morning of October 4. The monument, which has been erected on a panoramic platform overlooking the Costa del Sol, is 33 metres tall and has a base width of 25 metres. It has a meditation room inside. It represents the best known...

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Relations Strained Between Thai Muslims and Buddhists

October 5, 2003

Source: The St. Augustine Record

http://www.staugustine.com/stories/100503/new_1846589.shtml

On October 5, 2003 The St. Augustine Record ran an Associated Press story on relations between Muslims and Buddhists in Thailand: "The dialect, culture and religion of Thai Muslims have long sparked mistrust among some officials and among the country's Buddhist majority. Some Buddhists use the slur 'khaek' -- unwanted visitor -- to refer to anyone resembling people from...

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Tibetan Master to Oversee New Buddhist Center in Orange County

October 3, 2003

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.phayul.com/news/article.asp?id=4418

On October 3, 2003 The Orange County Register reported that the first Tibetan Buddhist Center in Orange County will open this Sunday. The center will be overseen by high lama Khen Rinpoche Lobsang Jamyang, among the most senior Tibetan masters alive, and will feature a prayer room, a library and an exhibition room of ancient Tibetan artifacts. About 400 people are expected on Sunday, when...

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Zen Master Helps the Homeless Serve the Hungry

September 29, 2003

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/entertainment/6890941.htm

On September 29, 2003 The Kansas City Star reported that "the Greyston Bakery, which was founded by a Zen master, hires the homeless and makes brownies for Ben and Jerry's ice cream, has a new bakery building designed by Maya Lin, architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial... Federal, county and local officials who spoke at the opening ceremony praised the...

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Buddhist Artist From Myanmar Bridges Two Cultures

September 27, 2003

Source: Tulare Advance Register

http://www.tulareadvanceregister.com/news/stories/20030927/localnews/344

On September 27, 2003 Tulare Advance Register reported that Ven. Ashin Sandamanaw a 30-year-old Buddhist monk from Myanmar, the country known as Burma until 1989, uses vivid watercolors to paint Burmese landscapes, fishermen and rice farmers from his home in California. Yet today he also often paints Asian settings with American landscapes....

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$2 Million Thai Buddhist Temple in Philly Will Be Modeled on Temple in Thailand

September 27, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6871971.htm

On September 27, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that a "well-established, often well-heeled Thai community now has plans that would add an exotic element to the Bensalem skyline - a $2 million, palatial temple with a steeple rising nearly seven stories, towering over Philadelphia Park, the township hall, and surrounding businesses, churches and homes. The new Wat...

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Immigrant Buddhist Monk Paints to Remind Himself of Home

September 27, 2003

Source: Tulare Advance-Register

http://www.tulareadvanceregister.com/news/stories/20030927/localnews/344791.html

On September 27, 2003 Tulare Advance-Register ran a feature article on a Buddhist artist in Farmersville, CA. Ven Ashin Sandamanaw, a 30 year-old Buddhist monk from Myanmar in Southeast Asia, has taken up painting as a way of staying in touch with his homeland. "Sandamanaw has a cure for homesickness. He uses vivid watercolors to...

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Buddhism Spreading in the Northwest

September 27, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/106466382351280.xml

On September 27, 2003 The Oregonian reported "the number of Buddhist groups is surging in the region. The Northwest Dharma Association was born in the late 1980s and has been keeping track of Buddhist groups in the region since about 1996. Back then the organization knew of about 100...

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Alaksa Woman to be Ordained as Buddhist Priest

September 26, 2003

Source: Anchorage Daily News

http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/4010141p-4031186c.html

On September 26, 2003 Anchorage Daily News reported on the upcoming ordination of Diane Johnson Van Parijs as a Buddhist priest: "Her head will be shaved, and she will be officially ordained with her Buddhist name, Jishin ("Compassionate Heart/Mind"). Van Parijs will become a Buddhist priest, rare for a Western woman in the Shin Buddhist tradition and most likely a first for an...

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Wisconsin Police Attend Buddhist Retreat

September 25, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0925/p15s01-lire.html

On September 25, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported on a Green Lake, WI police officer who "organized a week-long retreat with...Vietnamese monk [Thich Nhat Hanh] this summer for officers and others working in the criminal justice system. Mr. Hanh's message: the futility of meeting anger with anger.

The retreat here in central Wisconsin represents not only the...

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Dalai Lama Addresses Challenges of Practicing Buddhism in America

September 25, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/133/story_13319_1.html

On September 25, 2003 Beliefnet.com ran a story from the Religion News Service on the Dalai Lama's conference with American Buddhist leaders: "For hundreds of thousands of Buddhist lay practitioners in America who look to the Dalai Lama as a religious authority, the most significant event on his 16-day tour may have been a closed-door meeting in Garrison, N.Y, where the India-based lama met with 275...

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