Buddhism

1999 May 16

Consultation on Religious Discrimination and Accommodation

(All day)

Location: 

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
In February 1999, the Pluralism Project was awarded a grant from the Ford Foundation to enable us to host a consultation on religious discrimination and accommodation. This consultation, held May 17 at Harvard University, brought together representatives from advocacy groups of America’s diverse religious traditions. Dr. Diana L. Eck, Project Director and Professor of Comparative Religions, moderated the lively conversation. Topics included religious needs and issues of discrimination in the “public square,” including the workplace, hospitals, and schools.

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Buddhist Monks: Vietnam Police Still Harassing Us

October 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Google News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hMG6ioUlm7q2WrAtz42e9q-CjYPAD9B2C9V83

Followers of a world-famous Buddhist teacher who were forced out of a Vietnamese monastery over the weekend have taken refuge at a nearby pagoda, but they say they have once again been surrounded by police.

The monks' ongoing...

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Religious Tension Mounts In Vietnam

September 30, 2009

Author: Nguyen Giang

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_8270000/newsid_8278300/8278336.stm

Four years ago the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, a monk who popularised Buddhism in the West, was invited by the Vietnamese government to return home after 39 years in exile.

The move was seen as a sign that the authorities were becoming more tolerant of religion, a very sensitive issue in the...

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Austinite Anchored By Two Traditions: Judaism And Buddhism

September 26, 2009

Author: Eileen Flynn

Source: The Austin-American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/faith/2009/09/26/0926flynn.html

Jordana Raiskin traveled from the Jewish faith of her father to Zen Buddhism and back, not an uncommon journey. There's such a well-worn path between Judaism and Buddhism, people came up with the shorthand Jew-Bu.

But Raiskin's story is not just another example of that...

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Myanmar's Monks Under Close Watch

September 24, 2009

Author: Joel Chong

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Asia Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=82,8558,0,0,1,0

"I'm being watched all the time. I am considered an organizer. Between noon and 2 pm, I am allowed to go out of the monastery. But then I'm followed," Buddhist monk U Manita said, referring to stepped up government repression of the Buddhist clergy in Myanmar. "We don't want this junta. And that's what everyone at my...

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Tensions Rise As Police Question Monk's Followers

September 22, 2009

Author: Ben Stocking

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=8636161

Authorities are intensifying their efforts to oust followers of an internationally known Buddhist monk from a monastery in Vietnam's Central Highlands and have accused them of trying to "sabotage" Vietnam's communist government.

An angry crowd gathered outside the Bat Nha monastery on Monday and...

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Buddhists Are Hoping to Give a Blackpool Community a Boost

September 21, 2009

Author: Lisa Ettridge

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Blackpool Gazette

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8545,0,0,1,0

The Keajra Buddhist Centre in North Shore has undergone a £35,000 makeover.

The Holmfield Road centre has been given a total facelift including a new kitchen, re-decoration and improved access for disabled people.

Kelly Neale, administration director for the centre, said: "The centre is so much...

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Buddhists Are Hoping to Give a Blackpool Community a Boost

September 21, 2009

Author: Lisa Ettridge

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Blackpool Gazette

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8545,0,0,1,0

The Keajra Buddhist Centre in North Shore has undergone a £35,000 makeover.

The Holmfield Road centre has been given a total facelift including a new kitchen, re-decoration and improved access for disabled people.

Kelly Neale, administration director for the centre, said: "The centre is so much...

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Temple Hit By Arson Reopens to Smiles

September 21, 2009

Author: Isabel Teotonio

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8555,0,0,1,0

As the sound of little voices chanting devotional hymns filled the Sinhalese Buddhist temple in Scarborough yesterday, a smile spread across the face of Sunday school teacher Lakmini Pinnaduwage.

"It's great to see all the kids here today," said Pinnaduwage, minutes before the children, dressed in their finest whites, were...

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Monks Have Reason to Celebrate At Layton Buddhist Temple

September 18, 2009

Author: Lauralee Hunter

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Standard-Examiner

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8552,0,0,1,0

The sweet sound of Thai music filled the air, much like the aroma of the cuisine being cooked nearby. This scene is not uncommon for celebrations at the Wat Dhammagunaram Buddhist Temple in Layton.

The monks at the Layton temple have good reason to celebrate.

Director Roberta Chase said they had been...

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Board Decides to Keep Christmas In Textbooks

September 18, 2009

Author: Gary Scharrer

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/metro/6624521.html

Christmas will stay in Texas textbooks, State Board of Education members said Thursday while reviewing early recommendations for new social studies standards.

The board will not approve the new curriculum standards for public schools until next year, but wanted to assure constituents they will not accept a...

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Dozens Of American Buddhists Prepare for 3-Plus Years Of Silence to Heighten Inner Awareness

September 17, 2009

Author: Duke Helfand

Source: San Jose Mercury News/The Los Angeles Times

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_13343445?source=most_emailed

Deep in a remote desert valley, Stephane Dreyfus and several dozen other Buddhists are preparing to undergo a mind-altering journey: three years, three months and three days of silence. There will be no word from the outside world in the Great Retreat, only the deafening quiet of sand, rock and cactus, with...

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Buddhist Centre to Be Largest In London

September 11, 2009

Author: Suneet Kharay

Source: Southwark News

http://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/00,news,15871,440,00.htm

The old Bermondsey Library will be the largest Tibetan Buddhist Centre in London, it was announced this week.

The ‘News’ reported at the start of the year that the Spa Road building, the first free library in London, was to be turned from council offices into a Buddhist centre.

The centre is expected...

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