Buddhism

Buddhist Center May Be Coming to Licking County

June 4, 2009

Author: Chad Klimack

Source: Newark Advocate

http://www.newarkadvocate.com/article/20090604/NEWS01/906040368/1046/BUSINESS/Buddhist+center+may+be+coming+to+county

A Buddhist temple, hotel and spa could be coming to Pataskala.

Representatives from the Columbus Buddhism Center have talked to city officials about building the Columbus Thai Temple on 5 acres south of Blacks Road...

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Ex-Con Blossoms With Buddhist Enlightenment

June 4, 2009

Author: Matthew Danelo

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Beaumont Enterprise

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,8246,0,0,1,0

"The lotus, it symbolizes how people can grow through Buddhism," Harlan, 55, said Monday while resting on a bench in one of the lush gardens at the Buu Mon Buddhist Temple in Port Arthur.

A former criminal, Harlan said he once embraced hatred and violence. Now he spends much of his time trying to...

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Buddhist Monks Offer Prayers for Victims Of Air France Flight 447

June 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/ANI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,8245,0,0,1,0

Buddhist monks and nuns here offered prayer for the victims of Air France Flight 447, which crashed in the Atlantic Ocean on Sunday night en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris with 228 passengers on board.

Devotees also joined the monks and nuns in their prayer meet, who were seen praying at the premises of the Mahabodhi...

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Obama's Call for "Change" Resonates In Buddhist Padyatra

June 1, 2009

Author: Kripa Krishnan

Source: The Buddhist Channel

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,8227,0,0,1,0

What does Barack Obama have in common with the Gyalwang Drukpa, spiritual leader of the 800-year-old Buddhist sect? The answer involves some hundred volunteers who march alongside the monks and nuns of the faith through the Himalayas on a 'padyatra'.

Many of the volunteers...

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His Holiness Holds a Day Of Teachings, Meets With Danish Media And Parliamentarians

June 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Tibet Custom

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8225,0,0,1,0

His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the outset of giving teachings based on Nagarjuna's Commentary on Bodhicitta (Jangchum Semdrel) and Kalalashila's The Middle Stages of Meditation (Gomrim Barpa), told the audience of 3,600 people who had come to hear his teachings that he does not believe in conversion and therefore never tries...

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Buddhists Sow Seeds With Youth to Protect Faith In U.S.

May 31, 2009

Author: Peter Smith

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20090531/NEWS01/905310388/1008/Buddhists+sow+seeds+with+youth+to+protect+faith+in+U.S.

As ceiling fans beat back the humid air, more than 150 people crowded in and around a temple on a remote Southern Indiana hillside last Sunday, marking the birth of their religion's founder.

"An,...

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Michigan Buddhist Groups Helped Plant 12,000 Trees

May 29, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: American Buddhist Net

http://www.americanbuddhist.net/michigan-buddhist-groups-helped-plant-12-000-trees

Members of a Zen Buddhist temple are among two northern Michigan Buddhist communities that joined 100 churches and temples in planting 12,000 trees across the Upper Peninsula in early May during the 2009 interfaith EarthKeeper Tree Project.

Volunteers planted the 12,000 trees by...

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Tibetan Buddhist Temple Answers 5 Million Prayers

May 29, 2009

Author: Tiffany Fox

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=77&ContentID=144709

The golden statue gracing a new Tibetan Buddhist temple in the Swan Valley took Indian craftsmen more than four years to complete and its unveiling next week will mark the realisation of a 30-year dream.

For Tibetan Buddhist Society WA director Les Sheehy and his wife Margaret the temple’s completion marks...

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An Unusual Place to Find a Thai Temple

May 28, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Copenhagen Post

http://www.cphpost.dk/news/community/45789-an-unusual-place-to-find-a-thai-temple.html

It may come as a surprise to most people that there is a Thai temple - or wat - located in Denmark. Watpa Copenhagen, situated in a quiet suburban street in the sleepy village of Dragør, on Amager, is unknown to most. The Copenhagen Post paid a visit to the Sunnataram Copenhagen...

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Tibetan Monks Bring Culture, Understanding to the Area

May 28, 2009

Author: Chris Reagle

Source: Wicked Local Marion

http://www.wickedlocal.com/marion/fun/entertainment/arts/x702315485/Tibetan-monks-bring-culture-understanding-to-the-area

If you are an early riser, you may get a glimpse of something you don’t often see in this quaint seaside village. Twelve monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery of India will be in the area for four days...

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Thai Insurgency Takes Toll On Both Buddhists, Muslims

May 24, 2009

Author: Denis D. Gray

Source: USA Today

Wire Service: AP

http://www.usatoday.com/news/religion/2009-05-23-buddhist-muslim_N.htm

The young Muslim man says he watched helplessly as soldiers broke his father's bones and punctured his lungs with vicious kicks. After seven hours of relentless torture the Muslim religious leader died cradled in his lap.

In a nearby village, a 7-year-old Buddhist...

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Small Lexington Buddhist Community Learns the Tibetan Way

May 21, 2009

Author: Roy York

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,8204,0,0,1,0

In an office at The University Press of Kentucky, one would never expect to find the birthplace of a Buddhist community. But in the cluttered room littered with prayer flags and adorned with stunning pictures of Tibetan mountains and monasteries, Richard Farkas eases into his chair and speaks easily about his faith....

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