Buddhism

Tom Coburn Named as President of Naropa University

January 30, 2003

Source: Rocky Mountain News

On January 30, 2003 the Rocky Mountain News reported that "Tom Coburn, a widely respected scholar in comparative religions, was named president of Naropa University [in Colorado] on Wednesday... The appointment was seen as a coup that could raise the profile in academia of the 25-year-old Buddhist institution that emphasizes spiritual growth... The Harvard- and Princeton-educated Coburn, 58, teaches and holds administrative positions at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y. He has lived in India and the Middle East and is...

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Boston Interfaith Service for Peace Concurrent with State of Union Address

January 28, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

On January 28, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "at the Capitol in Washington, amid all the pomp and circumstance that Congress can muster, President Bush is expected to lay out his case tonight for a possible war... At the same time, at Boston's storied Trinity Church, leaders of many of the state's religious traditions will be gathering in their full liturgical finery to make their own case, for peace... Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, leader of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, [organized] tonight's religious event, at which...

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Religious Diversity in Irvine, CA

January 26, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

On January 26, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "Irvine... has emerged as one of the nation's most religiously diverse suburbs... Here, there's a Buddhist temple that can house 42 monks, a Korean church that boasts 4,000 members and a $50-million K-12 Jewish day school. There's a $ 4-million Islamic elementary school, the county's largest Greek Orthodox Church and a university run by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod... Ahead is a $37-million Jewish community center and a Mormon temple, which sits just outside Irvine'...

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University Buddhist Association at UCLA

January 22, 2003

Source: Daily Bruin

http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=22315

On January 22, 2003 the Daily Bruin reported that "as a relatively new follower of Buddhism, [Amie] McCampbell, a second-year undeclared student, is a typical member of the University Buddhist Association, a relatively new student organization started last fall after a three-year absence of Buddhist groups at UCLA... Yet Rosa Langley, the club's social chair and meditation coordinator,...

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Celebrations in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 2003

January 20, 2003

Source: WKYC-TV

http://www.wkyc.com/news/news_fullstory.asp?id=2090

On January 20, 2003 WKYC-TV reported that "Ohioans observed Martin Luther King Day with marches in sub-freezing weather and programs honoring the slain civil rights leader... In Dayton, thousands of people met at different points of the city and marched to downtown... Soka Gakkai International, a lay Buddhist group, brought about 20 whites and Asian-Americans, the third year they've marched... More than...

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The Buddha Summit Monastery in Indiana

January 18, 2003

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/01/18/in011803s351085.htm

On January 18, 2003 The Courier-Journal reported that "the recent lunch -- inside an industrial-style building on a remote wooded hillside in western Harrison County, Ind. -- might have struck an outsider as unusual. Nearby Corydon is home to a predominantly white Christian community where pioneers built Indiana's first state Capitol two centuries ago...

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Seattle's Duoc Su Buddhist Temple

January 12, 2003

Source: The Seattle Times

On January 12, 2003 The Seattle Times reported on "Seattle's Duoc Su Buddhist Temple, one of six nutrition program sites for Asian and Pacific Islander elders coordinated by Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS)... The temple opened in 1996, but most of the congregation's elderly members would go home once services were done. For older generations who spoke mostly their native language, close to their origins but with few cultural outlets, something more was needed... Now the bright dining hall at Duoc Su bustles each...

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Buddhists and Jews Discuss The Jew in the Lotus

January 11, 2003

Source: The Times Union

On January 11, 2003 The Times Union reported that "as leaders of a Buddhist center in the Capital District, my husband, Will, and I often are asked to participate in interfaith activities. The most recent was a program with Congregation Ohav Shalom in Albany on a discussion of the book The Jew in the Lotus by Rodger Kamenetz, which is about a group of rabbis and scholars who visited the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala, India, to engage in a dialogue and especially to share their experience with diaspora... The fact that...

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Buddhist Monk Plans to Build Temple in McHenry County, IL

January 10, 2003

Source: The Northwest Herald

http://www.nwherald.com/spider/NWH/news/280453551713291.shtml

On January 10, 2003 The Northwest Herald reported that "at 35, Sujan Sunim has been a Buddhist monk for 21 years. He never planned to leave his family and home in Sri Lanka, a small island next to India... His studies took him to Vietnam, Australia, Asia, Mexico, Korea, Japan, Thailand, Canada. Now he is in McHenry County [IL], where a growing Buddhist community needs...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Jan. 2003

January 9, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR010703.html

On January 9, 2003 Religion News Service reported that "as the United States sits on the brink of war, one of the country's most respected Western Buddhist teachers, Sharon Salzberg, is speaking out on how peace-loving Americans of all faiths can make a difference. On New Year's Eve day Salzberg published an opinion piece on MSNBC.com entitled The Cultivation of Courage: Achieving Peace in...

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Mummers Parade Workers Save Cambodian Monks

January 4, 2003

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/local/4869437.htm

On January 4, 2003 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "the Golden Sunrise New Year Association, tempered by rain and fire, will be doubly glad to get onto Market Street [PA] for today's 2003 Mummers Parade if weather permits. Earlier this week, a fire two doors away from their Greenwich Street club, situated in an old slaughterhouse off South 2nd Street, brought Mummers from a...

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New Years Day for American Immigrants

January 1, 2003

Source: Oakland Tribune

http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82%257E1726%257E1083992,00.html

On January 1, 2003 the Oakland Tribune reported that "like many Americans, Sher Ahmad spent Tuesday night celebrating with friends... But like many immigrants, Ahmad says, 'it's kind of a fake celebration"... 'Since we are here in the U.S., we celebrate,' the Fremont resident said. 'But it's not really the new year'... For many residents born...

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