Buddhism

Ewam Sang-ngag Ling

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Phone: 406-726-0217
Email: ewammontana@blackfoot.net
Website: http://www.ewam.org
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History

The center was founded through the efforts of Gochen Tulku Sang-ngag Rinpoche, the sixth Gochen tulku in the Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. In 1993, Tulku Sang-ngag first came to the United States from India, where he had been living in the Tibetan...
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Diana Eck Comments on American Religious Affiliations

September 14, 2002

Source: The Washington Post

On September 14, 2002 The Washington Post reported that "Americans toward the end of the 20th century began reexamining their religious affiliations with intensity after an unprecedented growth of 'nontraditional' U.S. faiths, said Diana L. Eck, founder of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University. No longer were Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Muslims 'just on the other side of the world,' Eck said. Now they were 'neighbors across the street, and the encounter of people of other religions [became] more prevalent.' This trend...

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Interfaith Memorials in Ohio

September 12, 2002

Source: The Plain Dealer

On September 12, 2002 The Plain Dealer reported that "throughout the [Northeast Ohio] region - in a Muslim mosque in Parma, at a Jewish candle-lighting ceremony downtown and in a daylong Buddhist walk of remembrance crossing nearly the entire city - people of all faiths joined in gestures of unity and respect... as thousands of worshippers gathered in special services, prayer vigils and communitywide events to commemorate the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in American history."

Interfaith Peacemakers in Minnesota Remember September 11

September 10, 2002

Source: Star Tribune

On September 10, 2002 the Star Tribune reported on the Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers (MAP) which, "since 1995, has used nonviolence to promote peace... As the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks nears, MAP is finalizing plans for a peace observance at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis... Its member organizations range from the Minnesota Council of Churches and Minnesota Jews for a Just Peace to Veterans for Peace and Soka Gakkai International-USA/MN, a Buddhist organization."

9/11 Memorials and Interfaith Services in Southern California

September 9, 2002

Source: Los Angeles Times

On September 9, 2002 the Los Angeles Times reported that "hundreds [of 9/11 memorials] will be held in places of worship and in public places across Southern California in the next few days to mark the Sept. 11 anniversary. The largest inter-religious gathering in Orange County will be A Prayer Service for Peace at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Columban Church in Garden Grove. Jewish, Islamic and Buddhist leaders will join bishops and other local heads of major Christian denominations for an interfaith service.

Jewish Buddhists Reinterpret Psalms

September 8, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On September 8, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "studying the violent passages in the Psalms, Norman Fischer saw something none of us can deny. Judaism and Christianity -- just like the Muslim faith -- can be used to justify the killing of innocents in the name of God. Fischer tries to reconcile all this in Opening to You: Zen-Inspired Translations of the Psalms. Meanwhile, another popular Buddhist teacher with Jewish roots and a Bay Area address is out with his own book of interfaith inspiration...

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Los Angeles Unites all Faiths to Remember September 11

August 30, 2002

Source: Copley News Service

On August 30, 2002 Copley News Service reported that Sheriff Lee Baca of Los Angeles "announced Thursday he will mark the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with an interfaith prayer vigil designed to promote harmony between religious faiths...

���Representatives of Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Islam, Jewish, Hindu and other faiths will convene that day ... The 'Towers of Faith Prayer Vigil' event, which is open to the public, is seen as a way of celebrating the region's religious, ethnic and...

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Thich Pho Hoa to Host Vu Lan Banquet and Dharma

August 29, 2002

Source: The Press Enterprise

On August 29, 2002 The Press Enterprise reported on Thich Pho Hoa, a Vietnamese monk who spent 13 years in "re-education camps" in Vietnam after the Vietnam war. On Sunday, he "will teach Buddha's virtues to youths from the Inland region and across California. He will hand out roses at a Sunday festival to honor parents. The ceremony is part of Vu Lan, a four-week season of veneration to parents and ancestors. He will host a banquet Saturday that's expected to attract at least 500 people -- a record figure for his fledgling...

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Nantahala Gorge Sitting Group

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

Phone: 828-479-6710
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Since 1986, a small group of Zen Buddhists have been practicing together in the Great Smoky Mountains. Nantahala Gorge Sitting Group meets on Wednesday nights at 7:15 p.m., either at the Lakeview Lodge (in the warmer months) or the Nantahala Village Lodge (in winter). Meetings begin with thirty minutes of silent sitting meditation; practitioners bring their own cushions...
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Hospital Managers Encounter Diverse Religious Traditions and Beliefs

August 28, 2002

Source: Hospital Topics

In the Winter, 2002 issue, Hospital Topics reported that "to be effective, [hospital] managers must have a basic understanding of the implications of cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity, as the number of Americans whose culture, ethnicity, and religion differ from those of the American mainstream increases... This means that the expectations and needs of diverse staff and, as important, the various patients treated in [hospitals] must be understood and met to the greatest extent possible... [The article] provides a basic...

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Anattasati Maggi

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2002.

Contact Information

Address: 191 Murdock Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801

SGI - USA Greensboro Chapter

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 August 2002.

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Cullowhee Sitting Group

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 28 October 2002.

Phone: 828-586-3446
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Activities and Schedule

The Cullowhee Sitting Group has gone through many changes in schedule and style during its seven years of existence. Currently the group sits on Thursday afternoons from 12:15-12:45 p.m. Practice takes place in a small room filled with cushions used for group activities by the university’s counseling department....
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Green Sangha of Western North Carolina

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

Phone: 828-645-0469
Email: firepeople@msn.com
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A non-traditional Buddhist group, the Green Sangha members have come together to explore ways to integrate Dharma practice with their environmentalist values and activism. The members hail from a variety of Buddhist denominations, but are virtually all united as converts to meditation-oriented traditions such as Zen and Vipassana; they...
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Interfaith Peace March Visits Diverse Religious Centers in New York State

August 26, 2002

Source: The Times Union

http://www.dharmawalk.org

On August 26, 2002 The Times Union reported that "20 peace marchers began a journey from Schenectady County [New York] to New York City on Sunday...    They plan to reach New York Sept. 11 in time for a candlelight vigil seeking a nonviolent resolution to global conflicts...    Representing various religions and nationalities, marchers started near the site of the former Mohawk Mall in Niskayuna and made their way to the Islamic Community...

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