Buddhism

Albuquerque Learns More about its Immigrant Communities

August 24, 2002

Source: Albuquerque Tribune

On August 24, 2002 the Albuquerque Tribune reported that "three local organizations have teamed up to survey how people born abroad hold on to their culture... language, art and religion [in Albuquerque, New Mexico]... the survey... is aimed at identifying and documenting about 45 ethnic groups with populations of 750 or more... Funding slightly more than $60,000 comes from the city's Urban Enhancement Trust Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, New Mexico Arts and the Arts Alliance...   Interviews are designed to find...

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Southwind Sangha Sōtō Zen Association

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 March 2013.

Phone: 316-684-8819
Email: zen_info@southwindsangha.org
Website: http://www.southwindsangha.org
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The Southwind Sangha is located in the Education Building of the Fairmount United Church of Christ. A room on the far south basement level houses the Southwind Sangha. As one enters the room, he or she will find a shelf for shoe storage. The group has a small lending library of books, movies, and...

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Interfaith Group Focuses on Faith in the Workplace

August 16, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On August 16, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "for millennia, religions have addressed workplace ethics and business conduct. In recent months, however, such issues have been given heightened attention because of corporate scandals, widespread layoffs and the vast influence of corporations... Lama Kathy Wesley of the Karma Thegsum Choling Buddhist Meditation Center on the West Side, said people in her temple often come to her with questions about work relationships and duties. They sometimes express anxiety about...

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Abundance and Diversity of Buddhism in the South

August 16, 2002

Source: Tricycle: the Buddhist Review

On August 16, 2002 Tricycle: the Buddhist Review featured the article "Down Home Dharma" about Buddhism in the American South by Pluralism Project affiliate Jeff Wilson. "In the last thirty years, the South has experienced an explosion in the number of Buddhists and Buddhist centers. From the Bluegrass to the Lone Star, every state in the South now boasts an array of Buddhist groups." For an excerpt from the article see the...

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Phat An Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 March 2013.

Phone: 316-522-0385

Buu Quang Buddhist Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 March 2013.

Phone: 316-529-3792

Phap Hoa Buddhist Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 15 August 2002.

Phone: 316-838-0132

Japanese Buddhist Bon Dances in Hawai'i

August 10, 2002

Source: The New York Times

On August 10, 2002 The New York Times featured an article on Buddhism in Hawai'i and the state's famous Bon dances. "Bon dances are Buddhist religious events in which participants dance to rejoice in the annual return visit of departed loved ones... Bon dances arrived here with Japanese sugar workers in the 19th century. But in recent decades, the celebrations have crossed ethnic and religious lines to become an elaborate church fair... All summer long, families of Philippine, Caucasian, Hawaiian, Chinese and multiethnic...

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New Book Celebrates Hindu Temples of North America

August 9, 2002

Source: India Abroad

On August 9, 2002 India Abroad featured an article on a new book by Mahalingum Kolapen documenting Hindu temples across the United States. The book, co-published by the Hindu University of America and the Hindu Temple Council of North America, "contains 320 full color pages of photographs and line drawings of 28 temples in the U.S. and two in Canada, and includes not only temples from the Hindu tradition, but also representative samples of Jain, Sikh and Buddhist temples.... 'In publishing this book, we are celebrating the need for...

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Buddhist Temple Expansion Plans Divide Chicago Area Lao Community

August 8, 2002

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

On August 8, 2002 the Chicago Daily Herald reported that a "conflict within Elgin [Illinois'] sizeable Lao Buddhist community over the move and expansion of their temple is now... [moving] into court... Saysana 'Na' Songvilay, temple member and former three-term president of the Lao Association of Illinois, and two others successfully obtained a court order temporarily stopping Patrick Wu, the temple's president, from spending any large amounts of money on new temple-related projects...  Songvilay claims Wu bypassed the...

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Buddhist Monks Give Blessings For Cambodian Festival

August 8, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On August 8, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that monks and organizers from the Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Lowell, Massachusetts participated in a ceremony for the Aug. 17 festival that expects "an estimated 50,000 [visitors]... The monks in their bright orange robes and sandals, some visiting from the Trairatanaram Temple in North Chelmsford, chanted for several minutes to bring good luck to the Southeast Asian Water Festival... According to the monks, the Lowell festival loosely mimics another successful water festival that is...

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