Buddhism

Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Holds Celebration In Moscow

May 8, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel/VNA

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8098,0,0,1,0

A grand ceremony to celebrate the 2,553rd birthday of Buddha was held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Moscow on May 3 under the chairmanship of Most Venerable Thich Gia Quang.

Thich Gia Quang is leading a delegation of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha Central Committee on a tour to propagate Dharma in Eastern Europe.

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Buddhist Monks Share Their Culture At Lily Lake Elementary

May 8, 2009

Author: Steve Morris

Source: The Stillwater Gazette

http://www.stillwatergazette.com/articles/2009/05/08/news/news130.txt

Through a grant from the Partnership Plan for Stillwater Area Public Schools, three Buddhist monks visited Stillwater's Lily Lake Elementary this week to share a sliver of their culture with students.

The students participated in an artist in residence project dubbed "The Mandala: A Project in Art and...

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In the Stillness, Space for a Rebellious Spirit

May 4, 2009

Author: Kate Linthicum

Source: The Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs4-2009may04,0,5633757.story

Except for his bald head, there isn't much monkish about Noah Levine. His body is covered with tattoos, his speech is spiked with profanities, and his style (T-shirts devoted to his favorite bands, lots of black) is a throwback to his days as a hard-core punk rocker.

So it looked a bit...

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Berlin Vihara Draws Many Westerners

May 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Asian Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=3,8096,0,0,1,0

The Sri Lanka-based German Dharmadutha Society (GDS) which manages the Berlin Vihara - Europe’s oldest Theravada Buddhist temple – elected new office bearers at the GDS Annual General Meeting held in Colombo last week.

They were Dr. Manel Lakdivdas (President) and (Vice Presidents) H.A.V. Soysa, Tissa Weeraratna, J.H.P...

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Years Of Work Paying Off for Buddhists' Retreat

May 4, 2009

Author: Zen T.C. Zheng

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/6406762.html

Amid echoes of drums, bells and Buddhist chants, a monk donning a red and yellow robe raised a golden ceremonial key and led two followers to slowly open the door of the meditation hall in front of a crowd of 1,200.

The hall, a hybrid of Eastern and Western architectural conceptions, is one of numerous structures...

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Dalai Lama Inspires Reverent Silence, Cheers At Stadium

May 3, 2009

Author: Eric Moskowitz

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Boston Globe

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,8083,0,0,1,0

After a drizzly and overcast morning, the sun broke through the clouds over Gillette Stadium yesterday moments before the Dalai Lama stepped onto the turf, as if on cue.

People rose from their seats, greeting the 73-year-old spiritual and political leader with a mix of reverent silence and cheers. "You rock...

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Sunday School Class Explores Buddhism

May 2, 2009

Author: Dana Clark Felty

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Savannah Now

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=61,8095,0,0,1,0

Six-year-old Cayden Somers was rolling on the floor, jumping across the room and bouncing off the walls on Sunday as his Sunday school teacher prepared her lesson in the next room.

The energy soon transferred to 5-year-old Savana Kaufman and 6-year-old Dorothy Neal who jumped from side to side giggling...

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Laws Discriminatory to Minorities to Be Repealed: Bangladesh

April 30, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Thaindian News

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/politics/laws-discriminatory-to-minorities-to-be-repealed-bangladesh_100186458.html

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government will repeal all laws and rules discriminatory to minority communities, including indigenous people.

“Our government believes in freedom...

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Introducing Ajahn Joe

April 29, 2009

Author: Joshua Brockbank

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Westender

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=9,8066,0,0,1,0

On the edge of the hustle and bustle of a crowded cafe, one man distinctly stands out among the other patrons, looking a lot more relaxed than anyone else. It’s not just the orange-brown robes that set him apart, but the way he sits there drinking his tea as if he has all the time in the world.

He goes by...

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English Library Seeks Globalization Of Buddhism

April 29, 2009

Author: Han Sang-hee

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Korea Times

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=45,8071,0,0,1,0

People no longer have to visit temples hidden among serene mountaintops to learn about the Buddhist faith. Just across from the Jogye Temple, the headquarters of the biggest Jogye Order in Korea, there is a small, yet lively library called the Buddhist English Library of Seoul (BELS). Here, you can learn, read and talk...

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Beach Council Allows Monks to Hold Services At Home

April 29, 2009

Author: Deirdre Fernandes

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

http://hamptonroads.com/2009/04/beach-council-allows-monks-hold-services-home

The City Council voted unanimously to let a group of Buddhist monks hold religious services at their home in Pungo.

The monks can hold mediation services on Sundays with no more than 20 people, and festivals must be held elsewhere. The monks cannot put more statues in their yard, and...

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Buddhist Monks Erase the Sands Of Dalai Lama’s Time

April 27, 2009

Author: Sonia Fernandez

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Noozhawk

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,8063,0,0,1,0

The day after the Dalai Lama’s visit to Santa Barbara on Friday, Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery brought to an end the sand mandala they created in honor of their spiritual leader.

Called the Mandala of Compassion, the work of art, at UCSB’s University Art Museum, was a...

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Lethbridge Buddhists Celebrate New Temple

April 26, 2009

Author: Pamela Roth

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Lethbridge Herald

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=66,8060,0,0,1,0

Close to 400 people gathered at a new Buddhist temple on Sunday morning to mark the beginning of a new era.

The new temple, located at 470 40 Street South, is the result of the amalgamation of six congregations from Buddhist temples from across southern Alberta, including Taber, Picture Butte, Rosemary,...

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