Buddhism

Isthmus Zen Community

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 7 July 2006.

Phone: 608-257-7970
Email: magglpie@execpc.com
Website: http://www.isthmuszencommunity.org
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History and Description

The Isthmus Zen Community was established in Madison in 1996, and meets in space rented in an office building that also houses the Madison Shambhala Meditation Group. The variant of Zen Buddhism practiced by this community is known as...
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Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 608-967-9339
Email: pnldkdc@mhtc.net
Website: http://www.vajrapub.org/dharmasites/rgn/dmo/public_html/

History and Description

The Drikung Kagyu Dharma Circle is an assembly of four to five individuals from around the Madison area, who follow the teachings of Tibetan Buddhist Drikung Kagyu lineage. A current Abbot of this lineage, the Venerable Khenpo Konchog Gyaltsen...
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Buddhist Monks Create Mandala and Educate about Tibetan Cause in Washington State

August 4, 2002

Source: The Seattle Times

On August 4, 2002 The Seattle Times reported that 4 Tibetan monks in Redmond, Washington, created "a sand mandala, a religious and artistic expression symbolizing harmony between the environment and living beings... The piece illustrates core principles of Buddhism, said the group's translator...  The monks are touring cities in the United States and Canada to raise money for their Gaden Jangtse monastery in south India...  Part of the monks' mission is to educate people about Tibet's political situation. Many Tibetan Buddhists...

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Atlanta Area Religious Leaders Plan to Come Together for Service

August 4, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/ajc/news/0802/04teranniversary.html

On August 4, 2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on America will be commemorated with tolling bells, common prayers and moments of silence... Sept. 11 is expected to be a time for public grieving and spiritual connection... Muslim...

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Young Buddhists Attend Summer Camp in Texas

August 3, 2002

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On August 3, 2002 The Dallas Morning News reported on the summer camp for youth at the Vajradakini Buddhist Center in Irving, Texas. "During the week, the children studied an ancient Eastern religion through meditation, teachings, chanted prayers, art and drama... Most of the students have at least one Buddhist parent... The Vajradakini center holds meditation sessions daily but didn't offer a children's meditation camp until last summer... Leaders now plan to offer the camp annually. They would like to offer a similar but...

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California City Brings Together Leaders of Diverse Faiths to Dedicate National Motto

July 29, 2002

Source: The Bakersfield Californian

http://www.bakersfield.com/local/story/1505644p-1623213c.html

On July 29, 2002 The Bakersfield Californian reported that in Bakersfield, California "a ceremony in the council chambers will formally dedicate... 'In God We Trust'... the words that were mounted last week above the city seal behind the council dais... And representatives of the city's Islamic, Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, American Indian, Catholic and...

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Buddhist Temple Expansion Plans Divide Chicago Area Lao Community

July 29, 2002

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

On July 29, 2002 the Chicago Daily Herald reported that Chicago area Lao Buddhists are looking to move from their current temple to a new plot of 20 acres in Elgin, Illinois, where they could build a new temple. "Temple leaders are planning several buildings in the complex, which will include a monastery, school, sports facility and nursing home... On July 13, more than 1,500 Buddhists from the Elgin-area and beyond gathered on those 20 acres to mark Boon Bang Fair and Boun Phra Vet, two festivals that honor in part, the...

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California Japanese Buddhist Temples Celebrate Obon Festival

July 29, 2002

Source: The Daily News of Los Angeles

On July 29, 2002, The Daily News of Los Angeles featured an article on Obon at the San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Pacoima, California. "The Obon Festival, or the Feast of Lanterns, is one of the major Buddhist observances in Japanese culture and is intended to be a time to honor the deceased with food and dancing, and to remember the importance of charitable giving... Held at the Japanese American Community Center in Pacoima, the festival is also one of the temple's largest fund-raising events of...

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Thai Ambassador and Royal Wife Visit Buddhist Temple in New Mexico

July 26, 2002

Source: Albuquerque Journal

On July 26, 2002 the Albuquerque Journal reported that "the Thai ambassador to the United States, Sakthip Krairiksh... with his wife, Benchapa Krairiksh... a member of the royal family" visited Albuquerque, New Mexico to attend "a benefit dance performance... [to] raise money" for the local Thai Buddhist Temple.

Baltimore Buddhist Temple Members File Legal Complaint against Resident Monk

July 24, 2002

Source: The Daily Record

On July 24, 2002 The Daily Record reported that "two active members of a Baltimore-area Buddhist temple have secured a restraining order against its resident monk, on allegations that he amended corporate documents to allow him to seize power and property for himself and other monks of his choosing... Sangha U. Kissayana, the resident monk... allegedly drafted and adopted new bylaws... [with] provisions that grant monks property ownership [which] could endanger the organization's tax-exempt status, according to the...

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The Detroit Zen Center

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 December 2013.

Phone: 313-366-7738
Email: info@detroitzencenter.org
Website: http://detroitzencenter.org
Research conducted by The University of Michigan-Dearborn Pluralism Project.

History

Located in Hamtramck Michigan, the Detroit Zen Center brings Korean Buddhism to a city long associated with Polish Roman Catholics. The city now, however, is home to various immigrant groups from India and the Middle East. Therefore, the introduction of... Read more about The Detroit Zen Center

Women of all Faiths Invited to Thai Buddhist Monastery in Utah

July 20, 2002

Source: The Deseret News

On July 20, 2002 The Deseret News reported  that "Wat Dhammagunaram, the Layton [Thai] Buddhist Temple and Monastery... will be providing women with a chance to experience life in a [Buddhist] monastery...    Starting Friday... and continuing through Sunday afternoon, women of all ages and religious backgrounds can wear white clothing, observe the Eight Precepts, practice meditation and learn more about the Buddhist tradition."

California Japanese Buddhist Temples Celebrate Obon Festival

July 19, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.mvbuddhist.com

On July 19, 2002 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that the Mountain View Buddhist Temple celebrates its 50th annual Obon Festival and Bazaar this weekend... The midsummer celebration is one of the two most important events of the Buddhist faith... The Obon is time set aside to honor ancestors. Members of the faith visit cemeteries, conduct memorial services and spend time with family and friends during the celebration...

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Tibetan Buddhist Center to Open Near Albany

July 13, 2002

Source: The Times Union

On July 13, 2002 The Times Union reported that "Rigpa Fellowship, an international Buddhist organization that focuses on hospice, education and spiritual care for people of all faiths, plans to open its Center for Wisdom and Compassion on land" near Albany, New York. "If things go as planned, the group... will first open up a 50-bed center in an existing building at the site, offering training, retreats and sessions with visiting Buddhist masters. Construction on new structures and other improvements would begin as soon as possible...

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Utah Youth Experience Living as Buddhist Monks at Thai Temple

July 13, 2002

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

On July 13, 2002 The Salt Lake Tribune reported on the "monk-in-waiting program,... an annual experience offered to young men at Wat Dhammagunaram, a Thai Buddhist Temple in Layton [Utah] where 135 largely southeast Asian families regularly worship...    Last week, the young men, aged 8 to 31 and of many different nationalities, followed a rigorous regimen dictated by centuries of Buddhist tradition... Sixteen anxious young males quieted their minds while their heads were shaved and their bodies draped with the saffron robes...

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