Buddhism

Change Your Mind Day in St. Louis, Missouri

May 15, 2003

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On May 15, 2003 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge will be the center of transformation and meditation during the upcoming 'St. Louis Change Your Mind Day...' Being Buddhist is not required to transform your thinking and learn how to live a happier life, says Dr. Kongsak Tanphaichitr, chairman of the Buddhist Council of Greater St. Louis and a participant of the event. 'Anybody is free to join in,' says Tanphaichitr, an internist and specialist in rheumatology and allergies. 'It's a more...

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Walking Tour Highlights Fresno's Historic Houses of Worship

May 15, 2003

Source: Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/6727769p-7667818c.html

On May 15, 2003 the Fresno Bee reported that "the almost 90-year-old [Volga German Cross Church] was one of five downtown Fresno [CA] houses of worship featured on a self-guided tour held on the last day of a conference on historic preservation... Such diversity was on display Sunday. In addition to Cross Church and Holy Trinity, people visited St. Genevieve's Catholic Church (1938),...

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H. Res 234 Condemning Bigotry against Arab, Muslim, South Asian, and Sikh Americans

May 15, 2003

Source: House.gov

http://www.house.gov/apps/list/press/oh09_kaptur/bigotry.html

On May 15, 2003 House.gov reported that "Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur today joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives condemning violence and bigotry against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South Asian Americans and Sikh Americans. Kaptur’s bill also calls upon law enforcement authorities to aid on the prevention and...

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Matrix Spawns Discussion From Diverse Faiths

May 15, 2003

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/religion/cst-nws-matrix15.html

On May 15, 2003 the Chicago Sun-Times reported that "for four years, fans have watched "The Matrix" over and over, mining each frame for spiritual references. With today's release of the sequel "The Matrix Reloaded," the fervor is getting downright religious. At least a half-dozen books on the spiritual exegesis of "The Matrix" have been published on the blockbuster sci-fi...

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UU Buddhist Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 24 August 2004.

Phone: 804-330-3263
Email: wyn2357@comcast.net
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History

The Unitarian-Universalist Buddhist Group of Richmond came about through the efforts of one man, Wyn Jordan. A long-time member and former president of Ekoji Buddhist Sangha, Jordan joined Richmond's Unitarian church in an effort to provide his children with a...
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Vipassana Meditation Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 May 2003.

Phone: 703-660-0028

Buddhist Tradition of Releasing Animals Concern Naturalists.

May 11, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-thureachq3278122may11,0,5992717.story

On May 11, 2003 Newsday reported that a "phenomenon that has begun to concern naturalists is a Buddhist tradition of releasing animals (often turtles) which might otherwise end up sold for food or in captivity. Releasing or freeing the animal is done out of compassion, said Gen Kelsang Sangkyong, a Buddhist monk and teacher at the temple New...

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Florida Zoning Board Approves Buddhist Temple over Developers

May 11, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2003/05/11/Neighborhoodtimes/Buddhist_throngs_plea.shtml

On May 11, 2003 St. Petersburg Times reported that "today the Chua Phat Phap temple... [FL] will bustle with worshipers gathered to celebrate their faith's most important holiday - the birth, enlightenment and demise of Buddha... William Anderson and his wife... hope to develop lots they own nearby. Property in the area is rising in...

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