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New Buddhist temple opens in Boise

by Alex Livingston, KTVB, September 18, 2016

Boise, Idaho (USA) -- The Vietnamese community now has a place to worship - a brand new temple. The Linh Thuu Temple started in a three-room house on Overland Road back in 1992 to serve the hundreds of Vietnamese immigrants following the Vietnam War.


Buddhist Temple Celebrates a Century

by Dennis Evanosky, Alameda Sun, September 22, 2016

Alameda, CA (USA) -- Members of the Buddhist Temple of Alameda are celebrating the 100th anniversary of their autonomy this weekend. They have attended services here since 1906, the first 10 years or so as a branch of the Oakland Buddhist Church. By 1914 they were attending service in rented rooms at the former home of William T. S. Ryer at 2325 Pacific Ave. Ryer had built the Stick-Eastlake villa for his family in 1886.


Sunflowers brighten up P.E.I. thanks to Buddhist Monks

By Natalia Goodwin, CBC News, Sep 3, 2016

'We just thought it's a great way to bring in some sunshine into everyone's life,' says monk
Prince Edward Island, Canada
-- Close to 50 businesses are a bit brighter on P.E.I. this week, all thanks to the monks at the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society.


New Multi-Lineage Retreat Center(

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 22, 2016

Hendersonville, NC (USA) -- Heartwood Refuge, a Retreat and Conference Center founded by Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa with their local community, is now open for its first retreat.


Buddhists from around the world meet to call for peace

by Amanda J. Purcell, Poughkeepsie Journal, July 7, 2016

Wappingers Falls, New York (USA) -- Hundreds of Buddhist teachers, monastics, and practitioners from the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia have come to the village this week to call for world peace.


Prince Edward Island restaurant with Buddhist links vandalized after monks set lobsters free

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press, July 11, 2016

A day before the restaurant was damaged a group of local monks liberated 600 pounds of live lobsters into the ocean. CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island (Canada) -- A  Buddhist-affiliated restaurant in Prince Edward Island has been vandalized, hours after a group of local monks liberated 600 pounds of live lobsters.


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