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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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Buffaloland Park and animal sanctuary flourishing under Buddhist ownership

by Mitch MacDonald, The Guardian, November 9, 2014

Andy Fitzpatrick looks after more than 150 animals at Buffaloland Park and animal sanctuary

PRIMROSE, Canada -- Andy Fitzpatrick is a man who loves animals and his job.

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Open house at Namgyal Monastery in New York

by Lyndsay Isaksen and Tina Craven, Ithaca Week, November 7, 2014

Ithaca, N.Y. (USA) -- The Namgyal Monastery will host an open house for the public at their new location, Du Khor Choe Ling, on Friday, November 7. This event will involve a free evening of mediation and a social tea.

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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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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.

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