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New Buddhist center plans to reach out to community

By STEVE BORNFELD, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, October 17, 2014

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.

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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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Behind the gates of Alderwood Manor's Buddhist temple

by Andrea Brown, HeraldNet.com, September 26, 2014

ALDERWOOD MANOR, WA (USA) -- A block from the big mall is a big temple. It sits behind a red gate on Filbert Road, a winding, woodsy, busy two-lane road that leads from the Alderwood mall area toward Mill Creek.

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Oakland Neighborhood Sees Crime Decline After Buddhist Shrine Moves In

KPIX 5, September 17, 2014

OAKLAND, CA (USA) -- A small gesture is making a big impact on one Oakland neighborhood.

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Lodi Buddhist Church turns focus on listening, self-reflection

By Christina Cornejo, News-Sentinel, September 20, 2014

Lodi, California (USA) -- The Rev. Katsuya Kusunoki blew through a pitch whistle before beginning the day’s sutra practice.

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