Hindu Celebration Diwali Sheds Light On Goodness

October 16, 2009

Author: Annysa Johnson

Source: Journal Sentinel


Fireworks will brighten the night sky over the Hindu Temple in Pewaukee on Saturday night, its interior ablaze in light, as more than a thousand people gather for Diwali, the annual celebration of light over darkness, of goodness over evil.

"It's meant to arouse the light within," said Lakshmi Bharadwaj, who teaches sociology and...

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Pets Get Buddhist Blessing

October 13, 2009

Author: Dana Brown

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Hamilton Spectator


Gillian Jakubowski wanted to make her nearly 15-year-old dog's path to death easier.

Valerie Cousens wanted to help with her cat Monty's seizures. Kayte Cleary's dog just had surgery on her leg.

All had their pets blessed by a Zen Buddhist nun using sacred relics, during the Maitreya Project Heart...

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Military Buddhist Chapel Represents Tolerance

October 13, 2009

Author: Jeff Brady

Source: The Buddhist Channel/wbur.org


The Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., is home to the only Buddhist chapel on a U.S. military base.

After a controversy over religious intolerance during the summer of 2005, the chapel was built in the basement of the academy's iconic Cadet Chapel.

In 2005, conservative evangelical Christians were...

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Prison Inmates Go Zen to Deal With Life Behind Bars

October 9, 2009

Author: Stephanie Chen

Source: CNN


In his darkest moment, Kenneth Brown lost it all. His wife and kids, the housebroken dog, the vacation home on Cape Cod all vanished when he was sent to prison for an arson in 1996.

Trapped in his gloomy cell and serving a 20-year sentence that felt like an eternity, Brown, then 49, found himself stretched out on the floor. He was...

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Revellers Flock to Diwali Celebration

October 5, 2009

Author: David Trayner

Source: Evening Telegraph


A colourful display of singing, dancing and fireworks was enjoyed by Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists at the county's biggest Diwali celebration.

About 200 people crowded into the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough yesterday to see the Diwali lights switched on in the Market Square and...

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Police Horses Blessed By Buddhist

October 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News


Two police horses from the West Yorkshire force have been blessed in a Buddhist ceremony in Leeds.

The Venerable Mary Reavey blessed a number of pets and other animals as part of the Jamyang Buddist Centre's celebrations of World Animal Day.

The nun touched each animal gently with a holy object while walking...

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2000 Jun 26

NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”

Mon Jun 26 (All day) to Fri Aug 4 (All day)


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In the past thirty years, the religious landscape of the United States has changed significantly, in part because of the 1965 immigration act and the new population of immigrants who have come to the U.S. from all over the world. Today there are Islamic centers and mosques, Hindu and Buddhist temples and meditation centers, and Sikh gurdwaras in virtually every major American city. And today the encounter between people of different religious and cultural traditions takes place not only in the international arena, but in our own cities and neighborhoods, schools and city councils. School... Read more about NEH Summer Seminar for School Teachers: “World Religions in America”
1999 Nov 18

Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America

Thu Nov 18 (All day) to Sat Nov 20 (All day)


12 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
In 1999, the Pluralism Project hosted two groundbreaking consultations on multireligious America, where for the first time, activists and representatives of diverse advocacy groups shared a common table. The second of these two meetings was a“Symposium on Civil Society and Multireligious America," which took a broad look at the issues of civil society. This event included a panel on public and private schools, and involved representatives from the White House, the Armed Forces Chaplains Board along with Pluralism Project affiliates and advisors. [flickr_set id=72157622509133350]
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