Buddhism

Bonita Law Firm Helps Bring Nuns, Monks From Vietnam to U.S.

June 23, 2010

Author: Maria Zilberman

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Naples Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,9294,0,0,1,0

Andrew Solis didn’t expect the visa petitions to fill boxes. “The applications themselves are about that big,” he said, hovering his hand inches above the table.

That’s without the books and DVDs that have to accompany them.

Solis and his law firm, Cohen &...

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Buddhists Celebrate Lord Buddha's Birthday

June 20, 2010

Author: Niraj Warikoo

Source: The Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/article/20100620/NEWS04/100620018/1320/Buddhists-celebrate-Lord-Buddhas-birthday

Displaying their diversity, Buddhists of various backgrounds from across Michigan and the U.S. gathered in Warren today to celebrate Lord Buddha's birthday in an event that brought together dozens of ethnic groups.

"Happy Buddha's Birthday...

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Shaolin Temple's Real Kick Is Inner Peace

June 19, 2010

Author: Ann M. Simmons

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://articles.latimes.com/2010/jun/19/local/la-me-beliefs-shaolin-20100619

China's world-famous Shaolin Temple gained prominence among many Americans with the release of the 1980s martial arts movie of the same name. An updated version of the film, loved by fans for the riveting kung fu stunts of the temple's legendary fighting monks, is in the works. And in recent...

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Buddhist University to Teach Karma And Commerce

June 17, 2010

Author: Nicole Hasham

Source: Buddhist Channel/Illawarra Mercury

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,9278,0,0,1,0

Spiritual wisdom will be fused with studies in accounting and commerce, when Australia's first Buddhist university opens its doors.

Proponents of Nan Tien Temple's proposed campus at Unanderra have revealed details of the unique academic program as they attempt to raise the $30 million required to...

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Buddhist Temple Proposed for Gilbert; Would Be Town's First

June 16, 2010

Author: Parker Leavitt

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Arizona Republic

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=64,9277,0,0,1,0

About 10 years ago, an overstressed stockbroker in New York City gave up her high-pressure job and opted for the serene life of a Buddhist nun.

Now, five years after Sister Thich Nu Le Ngo, 37, moved into a Vietnamese temple in Mesa, she's leading an effort to bring Gilbert its first Buddhist temple....

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Buddhist Treasure Unveiled

June 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: China Daily

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-06/14/content_9976490.htm

The parietal bone of Sakyamuni, considered one of Buddhism's most sacred relics, was unveiled on Saturday morning by Buddhist monks and archaeologists as millions watched the ceremony live on TV.

The top part of what is believed to be Sakyamuni's skull was taken out from a miniature gold coffin nestled inside a silver one...

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Buddhists Pray for Delaware's Horseshoe Crabs

June 13, 2010

Author: J.L. Miller

Source: Delaware Online/The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2010306130020

Ceremonial robes billowed in the breeze as about 40 Buddhists from New York to Washington, D.C., gathered in this tiny waterfront village on Saturday to pray for the humble horseshoe crab.

Their prayers were coupled with compassionate action as they flipped over crabs that had come ashore to...

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Buddhist Art Makes Plea for Nature

June 12, 2010

Author: Wang Shutong

Source: Buddhist Channel/Global Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=5,9264,0,0,1,0

It's common knowledge that in ancient Chinese folk wisdom, the tiger has a negative connotation - a large, exceptionally fierce wild animal, tigers have been hunted for centuries and are now extremely endangered.

However, Free Tiger Returns to Mountains, a new exhibit from Buddhist conceptual artist Zhang Huan on display...

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2004 Nov 19

The Pluralism Project at the 2004 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas

(All day)

Location: 

San Antonio, TX
The Pluralism Project invites affiliates, student researchers, and friends to join us at a reception on Friday, November 19th from 7:00-10:00pm, the evening before the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion begins. We will meet at the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk, Salon A/B. Visual displays of summer student research will be available for review:
  • Sarita Cargas, Oxford University: “Attitudes Towards Interfaith” Survey
  • Stephanie Saldana, Harvard Divinity School: "Religious Diversity in San Antonio, TX"
  • Brenda E. Whitlock, Arizona State University: "...
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Donors Save Poolesville Buddhist Temple

June 9, 2010

Author: Meghan Tierney

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Maryland Gazette

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,9258,0,0,1,0

Members of the Kunzang Palyul Choling Buddhist temple had faith that they could raise the $243,000 they needed to keep their Poolesville property — they just didn't know how.

Thanks to donors from all over the world, the group succeeded beyond its wildest expectations, raising the total amount owed to a...

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Cathkin High Pupils Visit Buddhist Monastery

June 9, 2010

Author: Will Henshaw

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Rutherglen Reformer

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,9262,0,0,1,0

Cathkin High pupils received some good Karma recently as they visited a Buddhist monastery.

As part of their current topic about Buddhism, a third-year class took a trip to the Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery in Eskdalemuir near Dumfries.

They were greeted by a ‘Weegie’ monk, a Glaswegian...

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Dalai Lama to Visit Russia as a Spiritual Leader

June 6, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ANI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,9252,0,0,1,0

Russia's Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin has said Tibetan leader Dalai Lama is expected to visit Russia as a spiritual leader and as a politician.

Ambassador Kadakin said Russia has a good number of citizens following the faith of Buddhism and the people want to see their religious leader.

"No politics is...

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Local Community Celebrates Buddha's Birthday At Van Hanh Temple

May 30, 2010

Author: Janet I. Tu

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2011994489_buddhabirthday31m.html

For about a week, the nuns and community members who pray at Van Hanh Temple had been preparing for Sunday's Buddha birthday celebration.

They weeded the garden, put up a big tent and cooked large amounts of food in anticipation of the day marking the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, the...

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