Buddhism

Film Brings Buddhist Nuns' Story Out Of the Shadows

December 2, 2010

Author: Paul Liberatore

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Marin Independent Journal

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=12,9718,0,0,1,0

After a 20-year career as a still photographer, Marin's Heather Kessinger makes her filmmaking debut with "In the Shadow of Buddha," a documentary that takes viewers into the seldom-seen world of Tibetan Buddhist nuns in northernmost India. While beautifully photographed, it doesn't paint a completely...

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Western Buddhist Teachers Implore President Obama to Press Burma On Crimes Against Ethnic Nationalities

November 15, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Western Buddhist Teachers for a Free Burma

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=70,9671,0,0,1,0

On November 1, 2010, the who's who of Buddhist teachers in the United States wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, imploring his administration to "to repudiate the results of the upcoming election" in Burma.

 

They have also asked for the establishment of a Commission...

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Mesa Buddhist Center to Hold Ceremony Rarely Done In West

November 12, 2010

Author: Srianthi Perera

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Arizona Republic

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,9672,0,0,1,0

A Buddhist ceremony rarely performed in the Western world is scheduled to take place in Mesa on Saturday.

 

The Arizona International Buddhist Meditation Center will hold the Atavisi Buddha Puja, a devotional ceremony to pay homage to the 28 Buddhas in this eon. An eon in Buddhism is a...

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'Samsara' Installation Reflects the Imperfection and Impermanence of Life

November 12, 2010

Author: Mary Thomas

Source: The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11012/1117205-437.stm

Fumino Hora's exhibition at the Pittsburgh Glass Center is exotic yet accessible, spare yet brimming with objects, inspired by imperfection but perfect.

 

"The Way of Samsara" is an installation but comprises individual artworks that arise from aspects of Buddhism and from Ms. Hora's life experiences. As such it blends...

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U.S., European Buddhist Nuns Ordained In Taiwan

November 7, 2010

Author: Hermia Lin

Source: The Buddhist Channel/CNA

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=48,9660,0,0,1,0

Six Tibetan Buddhist nuns from Europe and the United States were ordained in a solemn ceremony held in Taipei on Sunday and they said they will try their best to make Buddhism take root in the West.

With the help of Venerable Heng-ching, the Committee of Western Bhikshunis, and Sakyadhita International, the six Buddhist...

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Legal Status Foreseen for Christianity In Buddhist Bhutan

November 4, 2010

Source: The Buddhist Channel/CDN

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=40,9652,0,0,1,0

For the first time in Bhutan’s history, the Buddhist nation’s government seems ready to grant much-awaited official recognition and accompanying rights to a miniscule Christian population that has remained largely underground.

The authority that regulates religious organizations will discuss in its next meeting – to be held by the end of December...

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Out of Many, One: Diwali Illuminates Unity

November 4, 2010

Author: Anju Bhargava

Source: The Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/anju-bhargava/out-of-many-one-diwali-il_b_778973.html

Diwali is a joyous festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists (Dharmic traditions) and the festive spirit expressed by those of "any, all and no faith." Though celebrated for different reasons, it has evolved from a pan-Indian festivity uniting multicultural...

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