Buddhism

Chua Dieu Quang

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 8 September 2015.

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Address: 3602 W. Fifth St., Santa Ana, CA 92703

Buddhists and Agriculturalists Debate about Zoning in Mendocino, California

October 23, 2002

Source: The Press Democrat

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/services/agreement.html

On October 23, 2002 The Press Democrat reported that "Mendocino County supervisors Tuesday tentatively approved a controversial expansion of the 'City of 10,000 Buddhas' after a spirited debate on preserving agricultural land. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 after imposing new conditions on the $60 million project to build the International Institute of Philosophy and Ethics on the...

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Waukesha School Board President Urges Study of Religions in High School

October 22, 2002

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

On October 22, 2002 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "the Waukesha School Board [WI] president is pushing a requirement for all students to study different religions in high school. In a memo to School Board members, William Domina said he wanted every student in the district to graduate with a basic knowledge of religions including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. 'Without this basic understanding, I am concerned that we have not provided our children with a full and complete education and that...

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Religious Diversity in Queens, New York

October 21, 2002

Source: Newsday

On October 21, 2002 Newsday reported on the "thousands of newcomers who live or worship in this spectacularly polyglot stretch of Flushing, which boasts Hindu and Buddhist temples, mosques, synagogues, Sikh gurdwaras as well as historic Catholic and Protestant churches dating, in a few cases, to the 17th century. In many ways, Bowne Street is a microcosm of the changing spiritual landscape of New York, which is being reordered by the powerful engines of immigration and globalization. If not quite a new Mecca or a Jerusalem, the New...

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Abbot of Ohio Buddhist Temple May Be Heir to Cambodian Throne

October 20, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On October 20, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported on "Lim Buntheoun. Critics say that instead of fostering the harmony typical of temple life, this man of charisma and mystery has sown seeds of discord in the Cambodian community, alienating temple members by his actions and his refusal to quell speculation that he is heir to Cambodia's throne. Questions about his identity, his quest for more than $9 million to build a new temple in Madison County and his obsession with secrecy have sparked a debate among Cambodians from...

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The Bhajan Belt

October 18, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On October 18, 2002 The New York Times reported on "the Catskill Mountains... [which] some call... the bhajan belt, applying a word derived from Sanskrit for devotional song to an area that stretches from the holistic enterprises of New Paltz to a yoga ranch in Woodbourne. The term fits, for as much as the region is defined by dairy farms, summer campers and a John Deere ruggedness, it is also home (or second home) to the influential stars of the new New Age -- people who dine with the Dalai Lama or turn up on the cover of...

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Religious Diversity in Queens, New York

October 15, 2002

Source: The Village Voice

On October 15, 2002 The Village Voice reported that "Flushing is no longer 'the valley of ashes' that Fitzgerald described. The former cultural void brims with residents from over 30 countries. An afternoon's stroll will expose you to cultures of Asia, Europe, Africa, and South America. Heralded as the birthplace of religious freedom, Flushing teems with Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, and Christians."

Civic and Religious Leaders Prepare for Donovan Jackson Beating Case

October 14, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 14, 2002 Los Angeles Times reported that "the trial of the two police officers accused in the Donovan Jackson beating case won't start for weeks or even months. But in Inglewood, civic leaders are feverishly organizing for the day a verdict is reached... Worried that an unpopular outcome could prompt violence in a mostly minority city that has begun to lift itself out of a years-long economic slump, members of the Inglewood Peace...

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Larchmont, Virginia's Cultural Diversity

October 13, 2002

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

On October 13, 2002 The Virginian-Pilot reported that "Larchmont has the highest concentration of foreign-born residents of any neighborhood in Hampton Roads, according to new figures from the 2000 census... it is a hodgepodge of religions: Christian and Muslim and Jewish and Hindu and Buddhist."

Debate about Organ Donations

October 12, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On October 12, 2002 the Los Angeles Times reported that "the questions of when death begins and when donated organs may be used have raised a thicket of moral issues... The Catholic Church and Islamic groups see such acts as charity. Among Jews, a debate rages. Rabbis from opposing camps continue to vociferously debate when death begins-- at the cessation of neurological functions, known as brain death, or when the heart and respiratory systems fail. The definition is key to organ donations, because doctors using heart-lung...

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Willow Branch Sangha

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 30 October 2006.

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Address: 144 West Summit Avenue, West Grove, PA 19390
Email: willowbranch7@aol.com
Website: http://home.comcast.net/~willowbranch7/

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Lao Buddhist Association

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 27 August 2015.

Phone: 501-782-5051

Wat Carolina Buddhajakra Vanaram to Expand in North Carolina

October 10, 2002

Source: Morning Star

On October 10, 2002 Morning Star reported that "The spiritual skyline in Southeastern North Carolina will be broadened soon with the expansion of a Buddhist monastery. The grounds at 1610 Midway Road in Bolivia have been serving area Buddhists since 1987, mostly out of a small gray house.  Called Wat Carolina Buddhajakra Vanaram, the monastery started with a $17,000 donation to head monk Phra Kru from his sister in Oak Island shortly after his arrival in America in 1986. After years of more donations and an expanding congregation,...

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