Buddhism

Buddhists to Build New Temple

February 21, 2009

Author: Dana Clark Felty

Source: Savannah Morning News

http://savannahnow.com/node/675928

Members of the Buddhist Association of Savannah are planning to build a 3,200-square-foot temple on their property on U.S. 80 in Garden City, according to association president An Nguyen.

The new building will include marble floors through the roughly 2,000 square feet of worship space and about 1,200 square feet designated for a kitchen, dining area, library and...

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The Brunch At Berkeley's Buddhist Temple Will Continue -- At Least for Now

February 20, 2009

Author: Kristin Bender

Source: The Oakland Tribune

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_11752042

The brunch will go on.

Ten months after a small group of neighbors complained that Wat Mongkolratanaram, a Buddhist temple on Russell Street was abusing its protections as a religious organization by running a professional-style restaurant that serves Thai food to hundreds of people on Sunday, the city's zoning...

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In China, A Different Brand Of Buddhism

February 19, 2009

Author: Maureen Fan

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/02/18/ST2009021803418.html

The Buddhists came by the busload to this partially frozen reservoir about 55 miles north of Beijing. In the morning, they released 53,000 fish into holes cut in the ice. In the afternoon, they walked clockwise around a bonfire in the courtyard of a windswept rural hotel, chanting...

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Dayton Is Home Of New 835-Pound Buddha Statue

February 15, 2009

Author: Meredith Moss

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Dayton Daily News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=62,7794,0,0,1,0

She expected the giant statue to be delivered to her home in Yellow Springs by UPS.

Instead, Ellen Marie Lauricella was notified in June that the 835-pound statue of Buddha had been sent by air from Nepal and was waiting to be picked up in Columbus.

"It took 10 strong members to get it into the...

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University Of Toledo Adds Eastern Religions to Lectures

February 14, 2009

Author: David Yonke

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090214/NEWS10/902140405/-1/NEWS40

The University of Toledo is expanding its annual interfaith lecture series to include a talk on Eastern religion, scheduled for Wednesday night.

The first lecture of 2009 will be given by Ashley Pryor, associate professor of women's and gender studies at UT, titled "...

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Tibet's Religious Life Still Bruised By Lhasa Riots

February 13, 2009

Author: Emma Graham-Harrison

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2009/02/13/asia/OUKWD-UK-CHINA-TIBET-MONASTERIES.php

Buddhist monasteries have reopened to the devout in Tibet's regional capital, but nearly a year after monks' protests sparked deadly riots, officials keep a tight grip on traditional hotbeds of discontent....

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Thai Temple Brunch Dispute Returns to Zoning Board

February 11, 2009

Author: Riya Bhattacharjee

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Berkeley Daily Planet

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=65,7770,0,0,1,0

The nearly year-long zoning battle over Sunday brunch at the Berkeley Thai Temple may finally come to an end Thursday when members request a permit modification from the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board that would allow the temple to sell food weekly instead of only three times annually. This proposal has...

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Library Cancels Buddhism Program

February 10, 2009

Author: Tom Morton

Source: The Buddhist Channel/Casper Star-Tribune

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,7760,0,0,1,0

The Natrona County Public Library canceled a program by a Buddhist monk scheduled for Saturday because it crossed the line between imparting information and preaching, the library's community relations director said Tuesday. "It has an intent to proselytize, but we can't do that in a county building," Brenda Thomson...

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Buddhist Meditation Center In Framingham Ushers In New Year

January 28, 2009

Author: Ajita Perera

Source: Worcester Examiner

http://www.examiner.com/x-1560-Worcester-Examiner~y2009m1d28-Buddhist-meditation-center-in-Framingham-ushers-in-New-Year

The New England Buddhist Vihara & Meditation Center (NEBV&MC) in Framingham ushered in 2009 with a blessing ceremony called ‘Ata Visi Buddha Pooja’ held on January 1st.

It was a bitterly cold...

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Denver Temple Stays Up to Kick Off Year Of Ox

January 26, 2009

Author: Sally S. Ho

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Denver Post

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=63,7690,0,0,1,0

Brushed in thick black ink on red pieces of paper, the Chinese characters read "Earnest cultivation yields fruitful harvests."

The Buddhist blessing was taped along each door at the Denver Buddhist Cultural Society and temple for Chinese New Year.

The 15-day celebration that began on Sunday is noted...

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