Buddhism

Padmasambhava Buddhist Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2015.

Phone: 207-923-3131

Muslim Groups Demand Apology From Buddhist Priest

July 9, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/queens/nyc-mus0710,0,4454118.story

On July 9, 2003 Newsday reported that "a national Muslim organization demanded an apology Wednesday from a Flushing [NY] Buddhist priest who allegedly made disparaging remarks about Islam that were posted on the Internet... Ghazi Khankan, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations-New York, said the Rev. Jisei Nagasaka made disparaging...

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Ganden Mahayana Buddhist Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 803-256-0150
Email: ganden@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.meditationinsouthcarolina.org
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Activities and Schedule

General program (beginner-level, open to anyone):
Wednesday 7-8:30 P.M.
Meditation and talk on a certain aspect of Buddhism. In 2003, the Monday classes were on the book “Eight Steps to Happiness”...
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South Carolina Dharma Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 February 2018.

Phone: (803) 467-7759
Email: scdharama@gmail.com
Website: http://www.scdharma.org/
[flickr_set id="72157621942461300"] History The group was formed in 2001 as an offshoot of the Charleston Tibetan Society (CTS). In November 2000, Geshe Topgyal, resident teacher at CTS, started traveling to Columbia every other weekend to give teachings. Geshe Topgyal’s teachings attracted a fairly loyal and consistent group of followers, and by August... Read more about South Carolina Dharma Group

Columbia Zen Buddhist Priory

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 19 February 2010.

Phone: 803-772-7552
Website: http://www.columbiazen.org
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Activities and Schedule

(taken from a handout from the priory):
Tuesday:
7 P.M.—Introduction to practice (Those new to the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives are asked to attend an Introduction before joining other activities. Please make a reservation.) Wednesday:
7 P.M.—Scripture Recitation
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SC SGI-USA Community Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2009.

Phone: 803-419-4551

Activities and Schedule

The group meets at the center in Columbia to pray for world peace on the first Sunday of each month. In addition, there are smaller weekly Wednesday services (7 p.m.) held at the center. Libby Shropshier, a vice-chapter leader in the Columbia area, said the group has become more focused on the smaller group (district-level) meetings, held in members' homes, rather...
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Skyflower Dharma Center at Bodhi Pines

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

Contact Information

Address: 676 Bush Berry Road , Pelion, SC 29123

Retreat Centers in the Virginia Area

July 6, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2263-2003Jul3.html

On July 6, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the 1,000-acre Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville on the James River in Buckingham, Va., schedules yoga classes, group meditations, vegetarian meals, and 10-day silent retreats several times a year. The nondenominational Mountain Light Retreat Center in Crozet, Va., specializes in Zen-based meditation. And the...

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The Chuang Yen Buddhist Monastery in N.Y.

July 5, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ny--travel-greatbuddh0705jul05,0,3211482.story

On July 5, 2003 Newsday reported that "the Chuang Yen Monastery houses this statue, the largest Buddha in the Western Hemisphere, on its 225 acres in Carmel [NY]... With meditation programs in both English and Chinese, the monastery welcomes visitors to walk around the Seven Jewels Lake, meditate in its halls and learn about...

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Hindu Activist Speaks Out Against 'Om' Socks

July 4, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On July 4, 2003 India Abroad reported that Gold Medal Hosiery Company put out a line of socks "with 'Om' displayed all over [them]... The designer who created the motifs for the socks conceded she was unaware of the religious sensibilities of putting the symbols on an article of footwear... Gaurang Desai, a Fremont, CA-based community activist... [said] 'It's ok for shirts or trousers or even caps to have these symbols, but footwear is demeaning; here it is okay to put symbols on shoes but in our culture, shoes are considered unclean...

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Kalinga Buddhist Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 16 March 2005.

Phone: 406-756-8690
Email: meditate@kalinga.org
Website: http://www.kalinga.org

History

Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist school founded by the Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (982-1054 CE). Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso is the inspiration behind the revival of Kadampa Buddhism today. At eight years of age he became a monk and studied extensively in the monastic universities of...
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Insight Meditation Community

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 2 July 2003.

Phone: 406-827-3875

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