After six years, the largely negative attitude among many Sri Lankan Buddhists towards temporary ordination has undergone a welcome change.... (Asian Tribune, Janaka Perera, 9/19/09).
Best not to bring back religious classes in schools
The third-year civil and environmental engineering student, who is a Buddhist, felt religious knowledge classes he attended back home aided personal and ... (AsiaOne, Hui Yee, 9/17/09).
Event offers introduction to Buddhism
Change Your Mind Day was founded in 1993 by the Tricycle Foundation as an afternoon of free Buddhist meditation instruction. Now a worldwide annual event... (Daytona Beach News, journal, 9/12/09).
Deputy PM receives "Home-Practice" Buddhists (VOVNews.vn).
- South Tampa religion briefs
Introduction to Buddhism: Katsel Dharma Center is offering a free introduction to Buddhism at 3:30 pm Sunday at the center, 4822 Limerick Drive.... (Tampabay.com, 9/17/09).
- North Tampa Religion Briefs (Tampabay.com)
BACKGROUND: A history of Pchum Ben
What does Pchum Ben Festival mean in Buddhism? In the Khmer language, Pchum or Brochum means “a meeting or gathering.” Ben means “a ball of something”... (Phnom Penh Post, 9/18/09).
- Festival feeds into a tradition (Phnom Penh Post).
Buddhist Army chaplain prepares for deployment
Thomas Dyer is preparing to deploy with the Tennessean National Guardsman as the Army's first Buddhist chaplain. Dyer, a former Southern Baptist minister... (WBUR, 9/11/09).
LACMA presents a fuller image of Korea
Buddhism's arrival in the 4th Century brought new imagery and refinement, reaching its peak in the sculpture, painting, and celadon-glazed ceramics of the... (Los Angeles Times, Suzanne Muchnic, 9/12/09).
Arthur Ashe: A Life Dedicated to the Welfare of Others
“So much of Buddhism reminds me of Arthur's goals in life, but while he certainly knew about Buddhism he was not a student.” Moutoussamy-Ashe does not live... (New York Times, George Vecsey, 8/27/09).
From Crisis Comes Rebirth
The concept of rebirth is associated with Buddhism; it indicates a shift in consciousness that forms a continuum within it. Every moment is an experience... (American Drycleaner, 9/18/09).
Dalai Lama receives compatriots, Tibetan Buddhists in Taiwan
(CNA) The Dalai Lama received Tibetan expatriates and followers of Tibetan Buddhism in Taiwan Thursday amid tight security deployed to maintain order... (eTaiwan News, 9/2/09).
- VIDEO: Hotel creates Dalai Lama Latte (Reuters)
- Dalai Lama moves thousands at ceremony (Taipei Times)
- China's animosity toward Dalai Lama unfair (TCU Daily Skiff
Lao-American Buddhist community to rebuild burned temple
The Buddhist campus is the heart of a Lao-American Buddhist community that began resettling in North Texas in the mid-1970s. Many of the estimated 11,000... (Fort Worth Star Telegram, Diane Smith, 9/4/09).
Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism and was popularized, in part, by Jon Kabat-Zinn who describes it as "moment to moment, non-judgmental awareness.... (Sault Star, Marilyn Linton, 9/19/09).
Buddhist Temple consecrated in Zuni Mountains
In Tibet and all Buddhist countries, the sites of stupas are gathering places for Buddhist practitioners, who come to honor, meditate, and make offerings to... (Cibola County Beacon, Diane Fowler, 9/10/09).
3rd century Buddhist relics, caves found at Taranga
Further investigations of Taranga Hills, Jogida Hill in particular, revealed several Buddhist cave shelters with proper terraces -- pointing towards the late... (Times of India, 9/4/09).
No worries, though – Guanyin [Kwan Yin], a Chinese goddess whose roots are in Buddhism, would probably bring peace and harmony. She's the Chinese goddess of mercy... (Dallas Morning News, Joy Tipping, 9/18/09).