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Hundreds mourn loss of Buddhist leader in Fresno County

Action News, May 3, 2015

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (USA) -- Hundreds of people are paying their respects to the former leader of the Central Valley's largest Buddhist community. Dr. Vandi Vongsakhen died Jan. 21 after a lengthy illness. The final ceremony concludes on Sunday after more than 100 days of mourning.

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Top-Ranking Buddhist Scholar Featured at Winter Pacific Seminar and Beyond

RAFU, February 1, 2015

Dharma talks being given in Southern, Northern California.

Seattle, WA (USA) -- This year, for the first time, the Institute for Buddhist Studies and the Buddhist Churches of America (BCA) Center for Buddhist Education will be presenting the Winter Pacific Seminar in the Northwest at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple.

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Shin Buddhism celebrates 125 years in Hawaii

by Dennis Fujimoto, The Garden Island, November 17, 2014

KAPAA, Hawaii (USA) -- The Rev. Soryu Kagahi conducted the first Jodo Shinshu Buddhist service in the Hawaii Kingdom on March 3, 1889, at the Kojima Hotel located at No. 1 Beretania St. on Oahu.

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Tibetan Buddhist teacher returns to Chico

By Dan Barnett, ChicoER, Oct 25, 2014

Chico, CA (USA) -- The Venerable Lama Losang Samten, a frequent visitor to Butte College and Chico State University, has returned to Chico to present a series of teachings and to construct an intricate sand mandala, now through Nov. 8. A schedule of events is available at http://bit.ly/12qeHSD; those interested can contact Bejay Moore in Chico at bejaymore@sbcglobal.net and she can provide details.

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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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