Buddhism

Sharing the Faith, Splitting the Rent

August 6, 2010

Author: Sarah Maslin Nir

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/08/realestate/08cov.html?emc=eta1

Apartment hunters always have a wish list of things that will help them call a new place home — doormen, laundry rooms, southern exposures.

But for some people, faith guides real estate choices. Instead of bay windows and an in-house gym, their must-have may be a kosher kitchen, a short walk to church, room...

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Buddhist Temple Is Target Of More Vandalism

July 28, 2010

Author: Barb Ickes

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Quad-Cities Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,9381,0,0,1,0

For the second time this month, a Buddhist temple in Davenport has been targeted by vandals.

This time, someone threw eggs at the Kim Cang Temple, where a 12-foot marble statue of Lady Buddha was attacked July 4. The hands on the religious symbol, which are four inches in diameter, were broken off the statue...

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Buddhist Temple Is Target Of More Vandalism

July 28, 2010

Author: Barb Ickes

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Quad-Cities Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,9381,0,0,1,0

For the second time this month, a Buddhist temple in Davenport has been targeted by vandals.

This time, someone threw eggs at the Kim Cang Temple, where a 12-foot marble statue of Lady Buddha was attacked July 4. The hands on the religious symbol, which are four inches in diameter, were broken off the statue...

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Buddhists Welcome New Monastery

July 26, 2010

Author: Sam Cooper

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Province

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,9374,0,0,1,0

Struck by the light reflected from the four-metre-high, gold-plated Shakyamuni Buddha, one might think they were resting in an isolated shrine in the hills of Nepal.

Actually, it's the new Thrangu Monastery in Richmond, the first of its kind outside Asia, according to its builders.

Buddhists Welcome New Monastery

July 26, 2010

Author: Sam Cooper

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Province

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,9374,0,0,1,0

Struck by the light reflected from the four-metre-high, gold-plated Shakyamuni Buddha, one might think they were resting in an isolated shrine in the hills of Nepal.

Actually, it's the new Thrangu Monastery in Richmond, the first of its kind outside Asia, according to its builders.

2006 Sep 28

StoryCorps in Boston

Thu Sep 28 (All day) to Sun Oct 15 (All day)

The Pluralism Project has partnered with StoryCorps, the "national project to instruct and inspire people to record each others' stories in sound," to include stories from diverse faith traditions in Boston. This massive oral history project now includes recordings of Research Associate Deonnie Moodie interviewing Affiliate Valarie Kaur on growing up Sikh in America, and Dr. Imam Talal Eid and his daughter Feda Eid on being Muslim in the U.S. You may listen to these and other stories from Bostonians online if you... Read more about StoryCorps in Boston

Beijing Finds Common Cause With Chinese Buddhists

July 22, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128691021

Four years ago, eight senior monks, clad in scarlet-and-saffron-robes, filed in front of a golden Buddha and began chanting on stage in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. It marked an important turning point in China's attitude toward religion.

This was the first World Buddhist Forum, attended by more than 1,000 monks, and held in...

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Ireland's First Buddhist Temple to Be Built

July 22, 2010

Author: Cathy Hayes

Source: Irish Central

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Irelands-first-Buddhist-temple-to-be-built-99008024.html

It has been announced that the Dzogchan Beara retreat centre will build a copper-domed traditional Tibetan Buddhist temple on the centre’s land.

The 14.5 meter tall temple will perch, by the retreat center, on top of the cliffs at Garranes, near Allihies, west ...

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2009 May 15

La Trappe Film Premiere and Panel

(All day)

Location: 

45 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
On May 15, 2009, the Pluralism Project sponsored the U.S. premiere of the short documentary film, La Trappe. Directed by Harvard Divinity School student Lina Verchery (MDiv ’10), this film explores the surprising connection between the French-speaking Acadian lobster fishermen of Chéticamp and their neighbors: the Buddhist monks and nuns of Gampo Abbey, Shambhala's monastic headquarters. Although seemingly divided by language, culture and religion, these two communities nevertheless share more than meets the eye. The film was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Diana L.... Read more about La Trappe Film Premiere and Panel

Beijing Finds Common Cause With Chinese Buddhists

July 22, 2010

Author: Louisa Lim

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128691021

Four years ago, eight senior monks, clad in scarlet-and-saffron-robes, filed in front of a golden Buddha and began chanting on stage in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. It marked an important turning point in China's attitude toward religion.

This was the first World Buddhist Forum, attended by more than 1,000 monks, and held in...

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