Buddhism

New Thai Buddhist Temple Opens in South Florida

June 15, 2003

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/6091602.htm

On June 15, 2003 The Miami Herald reported that "dressed in their bright saffron garb, about 150 Thai Buddhist monks -- some who traveled from as far as Bangkok -- chanted inside Wat Buddharangsi in the Redland to cleanse the new temple of any evil spirits and make it a sacred place... After seven years of construction, South Florida'...

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Update: Lowell, MA Monks and Police Unite to Help Youngsters

June 14, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,505040233,00.html

On June 14, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "A shaven-headed Buddhist monk in a saffron robe, the Venerable Sao Khon seems an unlikely crimefighter. But he might be one answer to violence on this city's streets... [Lowell, MA] Police are planning to refer Southeast Asian youngsters who have run away from home to the Cambodian-born monk and his brethren to provide moral and...

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Majority of New Immigrants to the U.S. Are Christian

June 7, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-religbriefs7.2jun07,0,1583044.story

On June 7, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "nearly two-thirds of new immigrants to the United States are Christian, fueled mostly by Catholics coming from Latin America, according to research sponsored by several government agencies. Forty-two percent of immigrants are Catholic, 19% are Protestant and 4% are Eastern Orthodox, according to a study of almost 1...

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New Thai Buddhist Temple Opens in South Florida

June 7, 2003

Source: Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/6026338.htm

On June 7, 2003 Miami Herald reported that the building of "Wat Buddharangsi, the first Thai Buddhist temple to be built in South Florida, [which was] a nearly 20-year undertaking... will culminate next week in five days of dedication ceremonies. The $1.5 million temple in South Miami-Dade is the latest in a Thai Buddhist building boom: A temple was dedicated last week in Albuquerque, N.M.; another in...

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Buddhist Celebration to Occur in Central Park

June 7, 2003

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/90148p-81999c.html

On June 7, 2003 the New York Daily News reported that "the biggest Buddhist bash of the year begins at 12:25 p.m. today with a blissed-out gong bang on the Great Hill of Central Park - a devotee wielding a wooden mallet will strike a bronze gong 108 times, once every three seconds, to clear the air of bad vibes. 'Traditionally, there are 108 forms of ignorance, or evil...

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Buddhists Gather in Utah to Change Minds

June 7, 2003

Source: BYU News Net

http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/44591

On June 7, 2003 the BYU News Net reported that "members from several different sects of Buddhism came to the Jordan Peace Park in Salt Lake City, Saturday, June 7, for music, poetry, dancing and meditation... Change Your Mind Day, a Buddhist gathering, takes place in over 30 cities across the United States... This year marked the third annual celebration of the event in Utah... During the tradition, different Buddhists come...

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Dharma Center of New Orleans Lotus Lake Drikung Dharma Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 6 October 2014.

Phone: 504-897-5357
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Description

Walking up the narrow driveway between two houses one would hardly guess a Buddhist meditation hall lay at the end. The Lotus Lake Drikung Dharma Center is located in a small studio behind the residence of Greg and Pam Eveline. Also known as the Dharma Center of New Orleans, the Center is a single room of about 150 square feet decorated with many Tibetan wall hangings ("thangka") and... Read more about Dharma Center of New Orleans Lotus Lake Drikung Dharma Center

Update: Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Project

May 31, 2003

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 The Toledo Blade reported that "one of the most vivid images to emerge from a MultiFaith Habitat for Humanity project to be dedicated tomorrow was that of an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf carrying a board together as they cleaned the construction site... Nobody snapped a photograph of the...

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True Buddha Society of Maine

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 10 July 2003.

Phone: 207-883-9113

Interview with George Mumford

May 27, 2003

Source: Tricycle

http://www.tricycle.com/p_articles_id_36.html

On May 27, 2003 Tricycle reported that "George Mumford, a former board member of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California, and of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, is variously described as a Vipassana teacher, a sports psychologist, and a business consultant, but he is a maverick, not comfortable with any label. He may be best known for his work with the Lakers, but his life...

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Watt Samaki Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 5 March 2004.

Phone: 207-797-8554

History

Most of the Khmer who came to Portland, Maine were farmers in Cambodia who fled the Khmer Rouge terror that began in 1975. In Cambodia they lived in small villages where the central institution was the Buddhist wat, where the monks lived and people gathered for worship. By 1984 the eight hundred or so Khmer in Portland established a nonprofit organization called the Watt Samaki, "...
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