Buddhism

Asheville Vipassana Group

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 828-255-7635
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After nine years of regular meditation practice, the Asheville Vipassana Group has fallen on hard times. The group once boasted perhaps a dozen members, but recent relocations by core participants has reduced the number of people affiliated with the group to about six, of which only two or three are able to attend any given meeting. However, for the time being they are...
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Fo Guan Shan Affiliated Temples

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 1 June 2004.

Phone: 913-642-3068

Heart-Shrine Relic Tour, 2003

An exciting event for Fo Guan Shan Affiliated Temples was the arrival of the Heart-Shrine Relic Tour in the spring of 2003, a first for Fo Guan Shan. This shrine contains relics of the Buddha and has ben displayed at Buddhist temples around the world. The relics are the sacred remains of masters who have attained extraordinary spiritual realizations during...
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Fo Guan Shan Affiliated

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 602-350-9634

Mountain Zen

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 828-253-4621
Email: info@mountainzen.org
Website: http://mountainzen.org
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Description

Mountain Zen is a group of people who practice in the lineage of Cheri Huber, a contemporary Zen teacher who offers a stripped-down, awareness meditation-centered style of practice. The group meets on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at a converted...
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Fo Guan Shan Affiliated

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 407-846-8887

Shambhala Meditation Center of Asheville

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Phone: 828-281-1938
Email: ShambhalaAshvl@charter.net
Website: http://www.shambhala.org/centers/asheville/
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Located in the historic Flatiron Building in downtown Asheville, the Shambhala Meditation Group of Asheville is a typical European-American Buddhist center formed in 1995. They meet for regular practice on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, and also offer...
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Waynesville Dharma Center

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

Phone: 828-452-7700

Fo Guan Shan Affiliated

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

Phone: 817-795-3997

Families Attend Gathering at Buddhist Meditation Center

April 14, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.spiritrock.org

On April 14, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle featured an article on the "Family Practice Day, a monthly gathering at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Marin County," California. Families attending the event discussed the challenges of raising their children as Buddhists in America. "Some experts estimate that there are between 2 and 3 million Buddhists in the United States, but no one knows for sure. This is an eclectic mix of...

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Interfaith Dialogue Focuses on History

April 1, 2002

Source: The Daily Breeze

http://www.dailybreeze.com/content/bln/nmbmuslim8.html

On April 1, 2002, The Daily Breeze reported on an interfaith dialgoue in Torrance, CA. The meeting was part of the Annual Religions' Founders Day sponsored by the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Association. Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh religious leaders gathered "to discuss the origins and teachings of their faiths."

A "Taste" of Religious Diversity

March 29, 2002

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On March 29, 2002, The San Francisco Chronicle featured a story about a Thai Temple's food and fundraising efforts. "Neighborhoods have food secrets that aren't really that secret to people who have lived there for a while. ... The buffet of Thai food set out every Sunday morning by members of the Wat Mongkolratanaram in Berkeley is one of those finds. From about 9 a.m. until the food runs out at 2 or 3 p.m., members of the Thai Buddhist temple offer an expansive lunch to the public. They have been cooking and serving...

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St. Louis Teacher Uses History to Teach about September 11

March 24, 2002

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On March 24, 2002 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that at Marian Middle, a Catholic girls school in St. Louis, MO, a teacher "is using the book 'Farewell to Manzanar,' a first-person account of the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II," to help teach eighth grade students about September 11. "Since the attacks of Sept. 11, Muslims in the United States have been under intense scrutiny and have faced widespread harassment. Hundreds of cases of threats, beatings and firebombings have been reported,...

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Editorial on Teaching about Religion: "Faith, Fear and Public Schools"

March 17, 2002

Source: The Denver Post

On March 17, 2002, The Denver Post featured the editorial "Faith, Fear and Public Schools" by Lori Colvin-Hobbs, a parent and business director at The Odyssey School in Denver, CO where middle school students are engaged in an Asian Studies program, which includes studying Asian religions. "For many families, both Christian and non-Christian, this learning expedition was an exciting opportunity for their students... But some Christian families in our school community saw the Asian studies curriculum as a threat - crossing...

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