Buddhism

Faithful Diversity Displayed in Boston's Immigrants

August 19, 2000

Source: Patriot-Ledger

On August 19, 2000 the Patriot-Ledger reported, "If you want to learn about a community, visit the place where people worship. But most of us don't do that. We feel like an intrusive outsider and don't understand the religious service unless we're accompanied by a congregation member. So it's a treat to find a new exhibit that introduces us to Buddhists and their temple in Quincy, as well as to five other religious groups in the Boston area. 'Faithful Boston: The Religion of Boston Immigrants' is on view in the changing gallery of...

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Buddhism Gains Popularity

August 19, 2000

Source: The Plain Dealer

On August 19, 2000, The Plain Dealer reported on cultural and religious identity in an article entitled, "Religion is Deeper than One's Culture." In it, M. Lavora Perry talks about the joy and peace she has gotten from Buddhism since she turned to its teachings thirteen years ago. Yet, as an African-American woman, she is often chastised by others for choosing a religion that is not "black enough." Perry says that, "When I'm labeled a cultural sellout for not being Christian, I reply that, like many blacks, I believe Jesus may...

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Cambodian Buddhist Society of Santa Ana

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

Contact Information

Address: 835 S. Minnie St. #9, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Buddhism in Ohio

August 18, 2000

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On August 18, 2000, The Columbus Dispatch reported on Buddhism in Ohio. "The World Almanac estimated there were about 780,000 [Buddhists in the United States] in 1999, compared with about 100,000 in 1990. Worldwide, there are an estimated 353 million Buddhists." The article discusses some of the approaches of Buddhism through which many Westerners have found spiritual fulfillment.

Honmon Butsuryushu of LA

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 25 June 2014.

Phone: 213-291-9001

Buddhist Cultural Center to get New Home

August 8, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On August 8, 2000, the Los Angeles Times reported that the "Buddhist cultural organization Soka Gakkai International will redesign and renovate its facilities in Santa Monica as part of a construction project slated to be completed next year...The new design at the complex will emphasize the internationalism of Soka Gakkai while 'simultaneously expressing its Soka Gakkai's commitment to Santa Monica,' said Andrea Cohen Gehring," principal in charge of design at WWCOT, the architecture firm heading the project.

Yun Lin Temple

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 October 2001.

Phone: 510-841-2347
Email: info@yunlintemple.org
Website: http://www.yunlintemple.org/temple.htm
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CD Project Joins Together Catholic and Buddhist Monks

July 24, 2000

Source: The Courier-Journal

On July 24, 2000, The Courier Journal of Louisville, KY published an article about a collaboration between Buddhist and Catholic monks. The project is a result of the work of Louisville musician Michael Fitzpatrick, who was "so deeply moved by a 1996 gathering of Catholic and Buddhist monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani that he wanted to capture some of that feeling in music. The result is the CD "Compassion," released last month, which blends Tibetan and Western monastic chants, classic pieces of Western religious music and...

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Free Clinic in California Organized by Buddhist Group

July 3, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On July 3, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published an article on a new free clinic in Panorama City, California. The Buddhist Tzu-Chi Free Clinic, located on Blythe Street, provides free medical services to members of the community who previously were unable to afford basic medical care such as check-ups and dental visits. Maritza de Artan, director of the Immaculate Heart Community Blythe Street, a community organization, had been aware that many members of her community were unable to receive medical care, and after a "few...

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Dalai Lama Visits Cal State Fullerton

June 29, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On June 29, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published an article about the Dalai Lama's recent visit to Cal State Fullerton. On Wednesday, June 28th, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to more than 1100 people about the values of love and compassion. During the speech entitled "Cherishing Harmony With Diversity: Education in the New Millennium," the spiritual leader emphasized "embracing dialogue, shunning violence and nurturing the concept of community in cities and villages around the globe." His message was a powerful one for...

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