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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.

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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.

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Come One, Come All to San Fernando Valley Hongwanji Buddhist Temple Obon

The Rafu Shimpo, June 17, 2016

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- It is one of the largest and longest-running festivals of its kind in the San Fernando, Santa Clarita, Conejo, and Antelope valleys. It was started by the Nisei, is being carried on by the Sansei, and enjoyed by the Yonsei and Gosei.

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Little Saigon residents say they feel a connection with the Dalai Lama, who will visit new Buddhist temple

By DEEPA BHARATH, OC Register, June 11, 2016

Orange County, CA (USA) -- The 14th Dalai Lama – spiritual leader to hundreds of millions of Buddhists, political power player, an all-around Lama of the people – is probably the world’s most famous refugee.

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Buddhist monastery in Redwood Valley marks 20th anniversary

By Karen Rifkin, The Ukiah Daily Journal, May 10, 2016

Redwood Valley, California (USA) -- In English, Abhayagiri means Fearless Mountain, serving as a refuge where one can be free from fear, knowing that the land and the community practice harmlessness, honesty and respect. The Buddha spoke of the gift of fearlessness as one of the greatest gifts we can give each other.

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