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New Buddhist center plans to reach out to community


Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) -- Everyone rises. Bell-like and pure, an angelic, recorded voice pierces the quiet, climbing up octaves, soon joined by 60 live ones:

Softly blew the breezes on that glorious morn / In Lumbini’s garden where Siddartha was born / From the Earth sprang flowers / Birds in warbles sang / Through the Earth and the heavens/ Strains of music rang.


Local Buddhist community builds shrine in Pineville yard

by Melinda Martinez, The Town Talk, October 17, 2014

Pineville, Louisiana (USA) -- If giving a small piece of his front yard can bring peace, understanding and tranquility to the world, then it is a small price to pay for Eddy Lashney.


Finding peace at a Buddhist retreat

By Frank Mazzaglia, The Metrowest Daily News, Oct. 12, 2014

Framingham, Massachusetts (USA) -- \It started under a fig tree on the other side of the world thousands of years ago, but the words and practices of Buddhism have filtered down through the centuries, touching the lives of countless people, finding a growing audience in the United States – and inspiring a new center for worship and meditation in Central Massachusetts.


Order seeks Buddhist temple in Voorhees

by William Sokolic, Courier-Post, October 7, 2014

Voorhees, New Jersey (USA) -- A Cambodian religious order will go before the Voorhees zoning board later this month seeking variances to build a Buddhist temple and community center along a sparse commercial stretch of Haddonfield-Berlin Road.


Buddhism in the Bible Belt

By Brigid Elsken Galloway, Birmingham magazine, Oct 3, 2014

A growing interest in mindfulness and meditation lead many to seek these spiritual practices

Birmingham, Alabama (USA) -- More than 488 million people world-wide practice Buddhism. In Birmingham practitioners make up only about six in 1,000, but many more people may find themselves wondering about this Eastern practice as the Dalai Lama heads to Birmingham Oct. 26. They're in luck; you don't have to become a Buddhist to benefit from the ancient teachings, says Tenzin Deshek.


Palo Alto Buddhist Temple marks milestone

by Sue Dremann, Palo Alto Weekly, Sep 28, 2014

Community celebrates 100 years of faith, friendship with open house

Palo Alto, CA (USA) -- It was born out of an idea discussed in a cemetery and it grew as a place of worship for Palo Alto's Buddhist community. It became a decades-long refuge from racism for Japanese and Japanese American residents has grown into a diverse spiritual community embraced by all races.



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