Buddhist

Memorial for 43 American prisoners of war killed in Fukuoka: the Asahi Shimbun

FUKUOKA – Buddhist sutras were chanted and incense smoldered at a memorial service here for 43 American soldiers executed while held as prisoners of war by the Imperial Japanese Army or who died during horrible surgical experiments performed by army doctors at Kyushu University. The service was held on June 20 at the Aburayama Kannon Buddhist Temple in the city’s …

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Buddhist temple sues California City for discrimination in armed “raids”

A Buddhist temple in Fremont, California, is suing the city for racial discrimination, denial of religious freedom and invasion of privacy for armed “raids” on the site that allegedly reached the owner’s home and did not spare her. makeup bag. How the litigation started: City of Fremont officials say that the Temple of the 1001 Buddhas on Mill Creek Road …

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Willow Fire continues to burn in remote Big Sur mountains – Monterey Herald

BIG SUR – Firefighters continued Sunday to fight a fire in Monterey County that threatened a historic Zen Buddhist mountain retreat and burned 2,080 acres. The blaze, named Willow Fire, has been burning on “steep, rugged and bushy terrain” since it ignited in the Ventana Wilderness northwest of the Arroyo Seco recreation area around 8 p.m. Thursday, sending plumes of …

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Hindu and Buddhist figures condemn LGBT + conversion therapy and call for its “immediate” ban

Conversion therapy is “unethical and harmful” and should be banned “without delay”, the UK’s Hindu and Buddhist communities have said. The Hindu Council and the Buddhist Dhamma Center this week issued statements condemning conversion therapy, a coercive measure used to change an LGBT + person’s sexuality or gender identity that is still legal in the UK. The Dhamma Center wrote …

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