Buddhism

Buddhists and Catholics Pray Together for Hanoi Catholics

September 28, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: VietCatholic News Agency

http://www.vietcatholic.net/News/Html/59351.htm

In a massive candlelight vigil protest at Orange County, California, Buddhist monks, Catholic priests, and leaders of other faiths led thousands of faithful to pray for Hanoi Catholics asking the Vietnam government to stop persecuting them and respect human rights.

Great Buddhist Venerable Thich Nguyen Tri, Chairman of Bat Nha Buddhist Temple...

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Buddhist Chakmas Under Threat of Proselytisation

September 28, 2008

Author: Jyoti Lal Chowdhury

Source: Organiser

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=42,7184,0,0,1,0

Subtle moves are on for conversion of Buddhist Chakmas in certain areas of Mizoram and Tripura and also to take away their land for construction of churches. “These kinds of activities have been going on for sometime,” alleged Shri Basant Kumar Chakma.

Kantalang is a Chakma dominated village in the Phailo subdivision...

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Attack on Buddhist Centre in London

September 28, 2008

Author: Neville de Silva

Source: The Sunday Times

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/080928/News/sundaytimesnews_18.html

The Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre in Kingsbury in London came under attack by unidentified persons causing damage to the building and a vehicle parked in the premises.

Police in the Brent Council area have called for information from the public about the early morning attack during which vandals smashed...

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Buddhist Monks in Western Myanmar March to Commemorate Anniversary of Army Crackdown

September 27, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.startribune.com/world/29839674.html?elr=KArks:DCiUBcy7hUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUU

About 100 Buddhist monks in a western Myanmar city staged a peaceful protest march Saturday to mark the anniversary of last year's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.

Meanwhile, in the country's biggest city, Yangon, recently released political prisoners helped...

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White Paper: China Respects Freedom of Religious Beliefs of Tibetans

September 25, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Xinhua News

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-09/25/content_10108527.htm

The Chinese government has set great store by respecting the freedom of religious beliefs of the various ethnic groups living in Tibet since the peaceful liberation of Tibet in 1951, said a white paper on Protection and Development of Tibetan Culture issued by the Information Office of the State Council on Thursday.

A Year After Protests, Burma's Military Remains Firmly in Control

September 24, 2008

Author: Ron Corben

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-09-24-voa36.cfm

A year after Burma's military crushed protests led by Buddhist monks, human rights groups accuse the government of continuing to harass of the clergy. As Ron Corben reports from Bangkok, experts on Burma see little sign of change in the country, despite the recent release of thousands of prisoners.

A year ago this week thousands of Buddhist monks left...

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Buddhism By Numbers

September 18, 2008

Author: Hoko Jan Karnegis

Source: The Buddhist Review

http://www.tricycle.com/sangha-spotlight/buddhism-by-numbers

When you think of the words "American Buddhist," what do you see? Someone white, middle-aged, no kids? An adult convert from Protestantism? Someone with a graduate degree, living in the western United States?

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life's "2008 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey," released in late February,...

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Teaching Your Children Buddhist Values

September 18, 2008

Author: Mary Talbot

Source: Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

http://www.tricycle.com/special-section/introduction-teaching-your-children-buddhist-values

Of all the thousands of the Buddha's teachings, he directed a very few - three or four, depending on what you count - specifically to children. Considering the multitude and breadth of his suttas, it's hard to imagine why more weren't geared to kids: was it because...

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Buddhist Temple Settles with Garden Grove

September 17, 2008

Author: Deepa Bharath

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/temple-city-federal-2160043-limited-council

A settlement has been reached between the Buddhist temple and the city. The temple in August 2006 filed a federal lawsuit against the city challenging the constitutionality of Garden Grove's zoning code.

Belinda Helzer, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, said the...

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Buddhism Losing Fast in Mongolia

September 17, 2008

Author: Michael Kohn

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=47,7139,0,0,1,0

Mitch Tillman is an unlikely savior. Six years ago, the Baptist missionary languished in an Alabama jail, facing a prison sentence on drug charges. Today he builds hospitals, feeds street children and saves souls in Mongolia.

For Christian missionaries like Tillman, Mongolia is the new El Dorado. Since communist rule ended...

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Buddhist Society Cease and Desist Order Overruled by Newtown Appeals Board

September 17, 2008

Author: Melissa Bruen

Source: The News-Times

http://www.newstimes.com/ci_10479740?source=most_viewed

The Zoning Board of Appeals overturned the cease and desist order given to the Cambodian Buddhist Society of Connecticut by the Zoning Enforcement Officer to stop holding gatherings at property on Boggs Hill Road.

The decision, which was reached unanimously by the Board of Appeals Aug. 28, took effect Sept. 5.

The Board voted...

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Judge Hands Down Victory for Embattled Cambodian Buddhist Temple in Oakland

September 16, 2008

Author: Paul T. Rosynsk

Source: Oakland Tribune

http://www.mercurynews.com/breakingnews/ci_10480641

For the city's Cambodian Buddhists, the past three years have been filled with everything but love, joy and compassion.

Instead, about 600 refugees and immigrants have found themselves battling "outsiders" in court for control of an East Oakland temple they successfully argued was illegally taken from them. The battle, which some described as...

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Tibetan Buddhist Monks Visit SMCM in Grand Style

September 16, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=60,7142,0,0,1,0

On Monday, Sept. 15 twelve Tibetan Buddhist monks from Tibet’s Drepung Loseling Monastery opened their four-day visit designed to create an exquisite geometric sand painting, called a “mandala,” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

Spokesperson from the college, John Schroeder introduced the monks and...

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First Buddhist Ceremony of its Kind Takes Place on Vineyard

September 11, 2008

Author: Adriana Stimola

Source: The Martha's Vineyard Times

http://www.mvtimes.com/calendar/2008/09/11/buddhist-ceremony.php

Close to 50 Islanders and visitors who practice Buddhist meditation and philosophy at the Bodhi Path Buddhist Center in West Tisbury attended a unique event this past Sunday, Sept. 7.

Two-year-old Yeshe Dorje, the son of Andrea Strimling and Lama Tsering Ngodup of Arlington, who teaches Buddhist...

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