Buddhism

Family Center Marks New Beginning for Fresno Buddhists

January 22, 2010

Author: Ron Orozco

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/lifestyle/faith-and-values/story/1792927.html

Standing in the middle of construction in the new Family Dharma Center in northeast Fresno, Glenn Hamamoto imagines a day when youth will run on the center’s basketball and volleyball courts.

It won’t be long.

Work is nearing completion on the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple’s 13,200...

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Buddhist Parents Struggle With How to Pass On Traditions to Children

January 15, 2010

Author: Eileen Flynn

Source: Austin-American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/life/buddhist-parents-struggle-with-how-to-pass-on-181521.html

A few years ago, I was struck by a frank assessment made by Zen monk Clark Strand in the Buddhist magazine Tricycle. "Buddhism," Strand wrote, "must change or die."

Americans began embracing the Eastern religion in a major way in the 1960s, he said, but they focused...

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Buddhist Temple Proposed In Greenfield

January 14, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: OnMilwaukee.com

http://metro.onmilwaukee.com/articles/668909-buddhist-temple-proposed-in-greenfield

Members of a Milwaukee Buddhist temple are proposing to build a new temple on a vacant parcel they have purchased here, but the process is likely to be complicated. Phuoc Hau Temple, 1575 W. Oklahoma Ave. in Milwaukee, would need to get land use and zoning changes approved by the Greenfield...

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Three Killed, 17 Wounded In Attacks In Thai South

January 14, 2010

Author: Surapan Boonthanom, Ambika Ahuja and Alan Raybould

Source: Reuters

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-45385320100114

A series of drive-by shootings and bombings killed three people and wounded 17 in Thailand's restive Muslim south, police said on Thursday.

Unknown assailants shot dead and burned the bodies of a Buddhist couple who were riding to work on a motorcycle on Thursday morning in Pattani province...

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Buddhist Center Moves to Edmonds, Offers Meditation

January 9, 2010

Author: Amy Daybert

Source: The Daily Herald

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20100109/NEWS01/701099929/-1/RSS01

Colorful prayer flags above the door of Chagdud Gonpa Amrita are one indication of a new neighbor for nearby residents and other business owners in Firdale Village. 

Inside the former office space, the smell of incense lingers in the air. Cushions are stacked neatly along one wall in a room where a photo...

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Hindus, Buddhists Face Off Over Temple Custody

January 9, 2010

Author: Iftikhar Gilani

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2010%5C01%5C09%5Cstory_9-1-2010_pg7_37

Hindus and Buddhists have come into conflict in the Buddhist holy city of Gaya in the Indian province of Bihar, over the custody of the Mahabodhi Temple. A group of Buddhists have been on a hunger strike for the last week, demanding ‘liberation’ of their holiest shrine, the...

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Tibetans Living In Exile Herald New Year With Peace Prayers At Panthaghat

January 5, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Daily India

http://www.dailyindia.com/show/352996.php

Tibetans residing in exile at the hill town of Panthaghat in Himachal Pradesh welcomed the New Year by offering special prayers for global peace alongside staging a cultural function on Monday.

Hundreds of Tibetans gathered at the Dorjeedak Tibetan Buddhist monastery here and took part in the special prayers recited on the occasion of Gutor festival that is celebrated...

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Buddhist Monastery Opens In Bowling Green

January 2, 2010

Author: Lacey Steele

Source: WBKO News

http://www.wbko.com/news/headlines/80517882.html

It was a joyous occasion Saturday in Bowling Green as a new Buddhist temple opens in the community.

For about three years, many refugees have sought a temple, and now they finally have one.

“It's a Burmese tradition, Burmese culture,” said the Venerable Ashin of New York with the International Burmese Monks Organization.

In Bowling Green, there...

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Marysville's Small Buddhist Congregation Prays for New Year

January 1, 2010

Author: Nancy Pasternack

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/church-90278-nakamura-new.html

Hatsue Nakamura missed New Year's Day services at the Marysville Buddhist Church in 1943, 1944, and 1945.

Those were the years she and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans were held in World War II internment camps.

But on Friday morning, Nakamura, 89, sat near the center of her beloved church — site of...

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