Category Archives: Buddhism

Interfaith Prayer Vigil Responds to Recent Tragedies

It’s been a grim stretch of weeks, filled with reports of terror attacks, police shootings, ambushes, attempted coups and on and on and on. The political cartoon in the San Jose Mercury News showed a woman carrying a newspaper filled … Continue reading

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Religious census shows changing face of America

Although the United States is still predominantly populated by Christians, significant changes are taking place in the number of followers of other religious traditions. According to a report from the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which does a … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama at Santa Clara

His Holiness the Dalai Lama was in town on Monday, but he was meeting with a slightly different crowd: the entrepreneurs and business leaders of Silicon Valley. Under the auspices of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara … Continue reading

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Dalai Lama to visit Bay Area in February

His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, world-renowned teacher, peacemaker, and leader of the Gelugpa branch of Tibetan Buddhism, will be in the San Francisco Bay Area in February, and will make public appearances in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Santa Clara. … Continue reading

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Passing on the faith- more thoughts

In my note yesterday on teaching children faith in this multifaith era, I did not note that the article by Monica Coleman that was my starting point was actually part of a larger collection of articles at Patheos that are … Continue reading

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Bathing the Buddha in Santa Clara County

I had the opportunity this weekend to attend two different versions of the “bathing the Buddha” ceremony on Saturday, one at the Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale and the other sponsored by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation. Both groups … Continue reading

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SJSU students discuss religion in multifaith panel | News@SJSU

A panel at San Jose State University on Wednesday, December 1st,  included representatives from Hindu, Sikh, Zen Buddhism, Judaism, and Christianity. Two people representing Islam closed the discussion and the panel led a question and answer session. SJSU students discuss … Continue reading

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