Buddhism

Jade Buddha Temple in Houston Celebrates 20th Anniversary

August 14, 1999

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On August 14, 1999, The Houston Chronicle published an article on the 20th anniversary of the Jade Buddha Temple in Houston. In 1979, the temple began with 10 Chinese Buddhists. Now, the temple is a 2.5 acre Buddhist campus that supports 1,400 members. Most of the members are of Chinese descent, but there are also people of Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, and other origins. About 5% of the members are Americans who began in other faith traditions. The temple features a grand hall for weekly services, a smaller meditation hall, a...

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Texas Buddhist Council

Information about this center is no longer updated.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

Contact Information

Address: c/o Houston Buddhist Vihara, 8727 Radio Road, Houston, TX 77075
Email: jrbwx1@worldnet.att.net
Website: http://javagearhead.com/buddhismhouston/home.aspx?menuPageId=0

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Pluralism Project Affiliates Map Religious Diversity of Northern Ohio

July 31, 1999

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

On July 31, 1999 Akron Beacon Journal featured an article on the research of Northern Ohio's religious diversity by Pluralism Project affiliates. The "growth in religious diversity has been examined by two Kent State University researchers... Dr. David Odell-Scott, associate professor of philosophy... and Dr. Surinder M. Bhardwaj, a professor of geography... received a 1998 grant through the Pluralism Project at Harvard University to map the religious diversity of Northern Ohio... As a result of that work, the researchers have...

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The Day of Mindfulness in Oakland, California

July 24, 1999

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

On July 24, 1999, The San Francisco Chronicle published an article on the upcoming Day of Mindfulness to be held in Oakland, California in mid-September. As many as 5,000 people are expected to flock to Lakeside Park on the shores of Lake Merritt to experience the first-ever day of meditation in an urban setting. The event will be lead by Vietnamese meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh and will include walking and sitting practice and a discussion on how to employ Buddhist practices in everyday life. Mayor of Oakland Jerry...

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First Buddhist Temple in Western New York

July 24, 1999

Source: The Buffalo News

On July 24, 1999, The Buffalo News reported that the Chau Tu Hien Buddhist Cultural Center in Buffalo, NY will be dedicated on July 25th. The Center will serve the growing Vietnamese Buddhist community in the Buffalo area, which numbers about 400 to 500 families, and 70 to 100 American families. The Center consists of a main worship hall, a reception area, a kitchen area, a small room for praying to ancestors, living quarters for monks, a hall used by the Buddhist Youth Association, and a room that will eventually become a library...

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Gold Wheel Sagely Monastery

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

Phone: 213-258-6668

Berkeley Buddhist Monastery

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

Phone: 510-848-3440

Avatamsaka Hermitage

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

Phone: 310-299-3693

The Dalai Lama Visits Indiana

July 19, 1999

Source: The Courier-Journal

On July 19, 1999, The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported that the Dalai Lama will visit Indiana in August for several events. On August 16th, he will be greeted in a welcoming ceremony in Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. On August 17th and 18th, he will speak at two separate events at the Indiana University in Bloomington. On August 19th, he will lead daily teachings for the Kalachakra Initiation, an eight-day Buddhist ritual to create peace and harmony, at the Tibetan Cultural Center. The Tibetan Cultural Center was...

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Man in Redmond, Washington Builds Buddhist Statue Garden in His Yard

July 14, 1999

Source: The Seattle Times

On July 14, 1999, The Seattle Times published an article on the efforts of Le Duy Hong, a retired custodian who has built a garden of Buddhist statues in the yard of his Redmond, Washington home, where he also runs a house temple. The garden, which overlooks a busy street near the headquarters of Microsoft, was constructed by Le in order to fulfill a promise he made to himself while working as an interpreter in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. Le prayed that he would neither be killed nor have to kill in the conflict. His prayers...

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The 25th Anniversary of the Naropa Institute

July 13, 1999

Source: The Denver Post

On July 13, 1999, The Denver Post published an article reflecting on the growth of the Zen Buddhist-based Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado on its 25th Anniversary. Soon to become Naropa University this Fall, the Naropa Institute has more than 800 students, with about two-thirds in graduate programs, pursuing degrees in Buddhist studies, psychology, gerontology, and writing and poetics. Naropa now boasts satellite campuses in Mexico, Germany, and Oakland, California, with another to come in the Czech Republic. The Institute was...

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