Buddhism

Buddhists to Hold Open House and Discuss Building of Monastery

July 12, 2003

Source: King County Journal

http://www.kingcountyjournal.com/sited/story/html/137207

On July 12, 2003 the King County Journal reported that "Buddhist monks intent on building a monastery on their [Woodinville, WA] property say they will hold an open house and barbecue today. They have invited 120 neighbors for the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m... Neighbors protested, saying the monks would attract several hundred individuals and scores of vehicles, in effect...

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Muslim Community Concerned about Anti-Abortion Group: Interfaith Community Unite in Support

July 12, 2003

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/6287285.htm

On July 12, 2003 the Charlotte Observer reported that "leaders of Charlotte's Muslim community say they're trying to put a positive spin on what they see as an attack on their religion by an anti-abortion group that also denounces Islam and homosexuality... Hundreds of supporters of Concord-based Operation Save America are expected to gather in the Charlotte area today for a...

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Editorial: Silent Interfaith Meetings with the Religious Society of Friends

July 12, 2003

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/07/12/d7.rel.trimcolumn.0712.html

On July 12, 2003 The Register-Guard printed an editorial by Helen Park stating that "the Friends Meeting... is distinct from the Friends Church... We have no pastor or prescribed order of service. We worship in silence, with occasional ministry that can come from anyone present. We believe that everyone has direct access to Divine inspiration and...

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Update: Obon Celebrations in California

July 12, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/071303/071203mhsObon.shtml

On July 12, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that "Saturday night, [Toshiye] Kawamura danced several dances with a group of women and girls on stage at the Buddhist Church of Marysville [WA] during the annual Obon Festival. A larger circle of revelers, many of whom had practiced four or six times previously, followed their guides' moves... Japanese paper lanterns kept the evening...

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Louisiana Organization Seeks Peace Through Interfaith Dialogue

July 11, 2003

Source: The News-Star

http://www.thenewsstar.com/html/0DA2B8AF-36FF-44A6-A6BC-DCD2E6AC5D64.shtml

On July 11, 2003 The News-Star reported that "a panel of scholars and lay people from different faith groups and international communities will talk at Neville High School tonight about how to overcome obstacles to personal and world peace... The forum, called 'Overcoming Obstacles to Peace, Friendship and Joy,' is sponsored by the Eagle Vision...

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Rigpa Maine

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 October 2006.

Phone: 207-428-3399
Email: joaneliz@maine.rr.com
Website: http://www.rigpa.org
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Description

Rigpa Maine was established in 1992. Made up of a core of 30 members, there are also many people who visit the community occasionally. The community meets in a beautiful old building in Portland with hardwood floors and high ceilings bordered with decorative...
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Kansas City Soka Gakkai International-USA

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 7 October 2014.

Phone: 816-474-7973
Website: http://www.sgi-kc.org/
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The Kansas City Buddhist Center is the Greater Kansas City home of Soka Gakkai International (SGI). A major renovation in 2013 expanded the internal structure of the Center to accommodate its growing membership. Two distinct rooms for gongyo (prayer services) were incorporated in this renovation and a former...

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Brunswick Portland Shambhala Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 June 2004.

Phone: 207-778-6662
Email: estj@prexar.com
Website: http://shambhalabp.org/
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"The Brunswick Portland Shambhala Buddhist Center in Maine offers meditation programs intended to help people lead a more wakeful life....The curriculum of Shambhala and Buddhist programs is based on the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist meditation master and scholar...
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Northern Light Zen Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 October 2006.

Phone: 207-729-6013
Email: nlzc@gwi.net
Website: http://www.nlzc.org/

Description

The Northern Light Zen Center was started in 2001 by students of Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn, under the aegis of the Kwan Um Zen School. Presently, the guiding teacher is Chong Hae Sunim JDPN, abbot of the Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
Prior...
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Penobscot Area Zen Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 June 2004.

Phone: 207-262-9362
Email: mpetit@proteabhs.com
Website: http://members.tripod.com/~penobscotzen/penobscotzen/pazg.html

Description

The Penobscot Area Zen Group was founded 1998 by Sr. Dharma teacher, Marilynn Petit upon her move from Rhode Island to Maine. The group is associated with the Kwan Um School of Zen, and its local headquarters is the Providence Zen Center, established in 1972...
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Hotels Offering Variety of Holy Books

July 10, 2003

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/vacations/destinations/2003/2003-07-11-bibles.htm

On July 10, 2003 USA Today reported that "bucking a ubiquitous hotel industry tradition that dates back to 1908, the Borgata has nixed in-room Bibles in favor of stocking its lobby library with loaner editions of the Gideon Bible and 12 other religious texts, from Jehovah the First Godfather to the Bhagavad-Gita... And as the beleaguered hotel...

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Vajra Vidya Portland

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 December 2004.

Contact Information

Address: P.O. Box 7793, Portland, ME 04112
Email: vajravidyaportland@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.rinpoche.com

Description

Vajra Vidya was established by the Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche, an eminent meditation master and high scholar of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, who has been leading annual retreats in the Portland area since...
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Carolina Buddhist Vihara

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 8 April 2011.

Phone: 864-329-9961
Email: dhammasc@hotmail.com
Website: http://carolinabuddhist.net
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Activities and Schedule

The Vihara hosts evening programs (chanting, meditation and lectures) Monday through Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm. In addition, day retreats are offered for all members during special events such as the Buddhist New Year, Wesak celebrations, guest lectures and panel discussions. One...

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