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May 2002:

May 25, 2002

Monks Seeing Double: Echoes of Dharma in 'Star Wars'

May 29, 2002

A Few Examples From Life That Can Teach Us Something.

June 2002:

June 5, 2002

Tibet and Sri Lanka

June 6, 2002

Shaolin Temple, Hometown of Chinese Kongfu.

June 12, 2002

Residents Get in Touch with Their Inner Zen

June 19, 2002

All the World's a Stage: Reflections on the 'Two Levels of Truth'

June 21, 2002

Book List of... "Consciousness ."

June 25, 2002

1. The Hermit Through History: Easy to Track but Harder to Understand.
2. Zen Hospice Project has an opening for a Volunteer Coordinator.
3. The Historical Spectrum of the Bodhisattva Ideal

July 2002:

July 3, 2002

1. Book Review- Journey to Heavenly Mountain
2. Haiku poetry and Microsoft
3. The Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies
4. Train to be an End-of-Life Counselor
5. Ruins being renovated
6. The Dharma Samtana

July 9, 2002

1. Buddhism: Compassion, Wisdom are the keys to reality.
2. Indianapolis Mayor Issues World Tibet Day Proclamation
3. Book Review- One Dharma: The Emerging Western Buddhism.
4. Freeware and Gifts of Dharma for "Mac" users.
5. Article- Thus I have Heard
6. Temple/Center of the Week: The Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara

July 16, 2002

1. One Nation under all Religions
2. Religious Traditions at Crossroads in America
3. Book Review- The New Buddhism
4. Temple/Center of the Week: Metta Forest Monastery
5. The Quiet Crisis Within Western Buddhism.

July 23, 2002

1. Muslims emerge as saviours of Buddha statues in Kargil
2. Buddhism... Course Number 687 (24 lectures)
3. Book Review- The Places That Scare You... Pema Chodron
4. Temple/Center of the Week: Shasta Abbey Buddhist Monastery
5. Equipment for the Journey Judith Clark

July 30, 2002

1. Buddhism Sites Aim for "Right Path"
2. Collaboration among Asian-Americans in Atlanta cuts across many cultures
3. Book Review- Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with fearlessness and Grace
4. Temple/Center of the Week: The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas
5. Nothing Special... By Tom (Ksanti) O'Connor
6. Newsletter Archives

August 2002:

August 6, 2002

1. Buddhist Bicycle Pilgrimage
2. Book Review: Being Dharma... Ajahn Chah
3. Inner truths... by Brian Alterowitz
4. Our Real Home... by Ajahn Chah
5. Buddhist Temple/Center of the Week: Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery

August 13, 2002

1. New! Message Board and Forum
2. Opening a Citadel of Prayer
Bibliography: Women and the female in Buddhism
4. Book Review: Hidden Spring- A Buddhist Woman Confronts Cancer.
5. Temple/Center of the Week: Zen Center of Los Angeles

August 20, 2002

1. Understanding the Art of Buddhism
2. Internet puts world of religions, sects at your fingertips
3. Interfaith summer school teaches values
4. Sparing a thought for today
5. Book Review: The Deepest Spiritual Life
6. Temple/Center of the Week: Abbey of Gethsemani

August 27, 2002

1. Evolving Mind: buddhism, biology & consciousness
2. Ken Wilber: Online
3. Book Review: Sex, Ecology, Spirituality: The Spirit of Evolution
4. "Wholes and Parts" ...Rev. Sam Trumbore
6. Temple/Center of the Week: The California Institute of Integral Studies

September 2002:

September 3, 2002

1. Awakening to the Present Lama Surya Das
2. Solving Gosho no Ichidaiji - the crisis of afterlife
3. Book Review: Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die
4. Death and Rebirth
6. Temple/Center of the Week: Wat Thai of Los Angeles

September 10, 2002

1. Book Review: Safeguarding the Heart: The Buddhist Response to Suffering
Anger is Not the Answer ...Delia Pemberton
3. A Buddhist reflection on the World Trade Center tragedy
4. A Response to the Tragedy of September 11, 2001
5. How to React as a Buddhist to the September 11 Tragedy
6. A Statement of Sympathy
7. Temple/Center of the Week: The West Covina Buddhist Temple

September 17, 2002

1. The 8th Western Buddhist Monastic Conference- (November 7th - 11th, 2002)
2. Tensions in American Buddhism ...Kim Lawton ...Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
3. The Direction of Buddhism in America Today. ...Religion and Ethics Newsweekly
4. Book Review: Related Books (American Buddhism)
5. Temple/Center of the Week: Spirit Rock Meditation Center

September 24, 2002

1. Thai Nuns Fight for Rights ...By Chayanit Poonyarat
2. Nuns in the Buddhist Tradition ...A brief history
3. Monastic Ordination for Women in Modern Buddhism
4. Dhammasara - The Nuns' Monastery
5. Book Review: Blossoms of the Dharma: Living as a Buddhist Nun
6. Temple/Center of the Week: The Buddhist Society ...of London

October 2002:

October 1, 2002

1. Buddhist Symbols ...from
2. The Eight Auspicious Symbols
3. The Swastika
4. Book Review: Buddhist Symbols in Tibetan Culture ...Dagyab Rinpoche
5. Temple/Center of the Week: Vajrapani Institute

October 8, 2002

1. Buddhism and Nonviolence Sulak Sivaraksa
2. Buddhism and War- Combating terrorism is no crime! Sarath Weerasekera
3. Buddhism and War Ru Wickremasinghe
4. Book Review: Seeds of Peace Sulak Sivaraksa
5. Temple/Center of the Week: The Buddhist Peace Fellowship

October 15, 2002

1. Meditation for Peace
2. In Quest of Peace Through Buddhism ...By Dr. Ashon Nayaka
3. Buddhist Ideas For Attaining World Peace ...Ron Epstein
4. Buddhism and Peace
5. Book Review: The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace ... Jack Kornfield
6. Temple/Center of the Week: Peace and Conflict Research Centers, Institutes,
Organizations & Networks.

October 22, 2002

1. The Twelve Vows of Kwan-Yin Bodhisattva
2. The Story of Qwan Yin
3. Quan Yin: The Goddess Of Compassion ...adapted from an essay by Bethleen Cole
4. KUAN YIN ...Avalokitesvara Boddhisattva ...By Lin Sen-shou
5. Book Review: Discovering Kwan Yin Sandy Boucher
6. Temple/Center of the Week: Dharma Zen Center

October 29, 2002

1. Jizo Bodhisattva
2. Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva
3. Jizo Bodhisattva ...Guardian of...
4. Jizo in Japanese culture
5. Yanaka  Baby
6. Jizo and The Old Man ...Tadami Town
7. Book Review: Jizo Bodhisattva: Modern Healing and Traditional Buddhist Practice...
8. Temple/Center of the Week: San Jose Buddhist Church Betsuin

November 2002:

November 5, 2002

1. Buddhism - An Introduction
2. The Significance of Vesak ...Venerable Mahinda
3. 2001 Buddhist Holidays (Includes Tibetan, Zen, Pure Land & Theravada Dates)
4. Book Review: Buddhism: Introducing the Buddhist Experience Donald W. Mitchell
5. Temple/Center of the Week: The Community of Mindful Living

November 12, 2002

1. The Rosary Renewed ...By Jim Merritt ...November 9, 2002
2. Buddhist Prayer Beads
3. Mala Frequently Asked Questions and Instructions
4. Book Review: Dharma Beads: Joanna Arettam
5. Temple/Center of the Week: Plum Village

November 19, 2002

1. The Problem with Sex in Buddhism... by Rev. Kusala
2. Dharma Data: Sexuality
3. Buddhist Sexual Ethics - A Rejoinder ... by Ajahn Brahmavamso and Ajahn Nanadhammo
5. SEX, CELIBACY and the SPIRITUAL LIFE ... By Simeon Alev
6. Book Review: An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics ... by Peter Harvey
7. Temple/Center of the Week: California Vipassana Center

* Part 2

1. Becoming Monastic or how this all started.
2. Making Relationships Work - or how not to end up a monastic mom
3. On Meditation — or not-so monastic mom
4. The Path to Meditation — slipping off to sideroads

November 26, 2002

1. How to Become a Monk or a Nun ... A First Letter
2. What does a monk do during a typical day?
3. Becoming a Buddhist Monastic in Korea
4. A Shortcut Through My Life ...Bhikkhu Pajalo (Austria)
5. Going Forth Karunadhammo Bhikkhu
6. Book Review: Buddhist Thought: A Complete Introduction to the Indian Tradition...
7. Temple/Center of the Week: The Ewam Choden Tibetan Buddhist Center

December 2002:

December 3, 2002

1. Stats for November
2. Discussion Forum > Philosophy > Buddhist Wisdom!

December 10, 2002

1. An Excerpt From Small Is Beautiful ...By E.F. Schumacher
2. Protestant versus Buddhist Economics John Dwyer
3. The Economy of Gifts ...Thanissaro Bhikkhu
4. Two New Articles on Buddhism and Economics @
6. Book Review: Building a Business the Buddhist Way: A Practitioner's Guide
7. Temple/Center of the Week: The Arrow River Community Center

December 17, 2002

1. The Parable of the two Monks ... By Sat Chuen Hon
2. Worse Than Hunger... Rev. Rudolph Nemser
3. The Humbling of Arrogance ... Posted by Joel - August 04, 2002 09:56 PM
4. Sacramental Prayer Bowl ...for Christians

5. Book Review: Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and
the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity Daniel Caner, William J. Connell (Editor)
6. Temple/Center of the Week: The Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

December 24, 2002

1. The Blues Harmonica and Buddhism Rev. Kusala
2. Music and Buddhism ...Ven. Master Hsing Yun
3. Book Review: Rock n' Blues Harmonica Jon Gindick
4. Temple/Center of the Week: Buddha's Light International Association

December 31, 2002

1. Meditation Basics ...
2. Meditation on the Breath ...
3. Loving-Kindness Meditation ...
4. A Loving Kindness Meditation ...from Kusala's Morning Practice
3. Book Review: Pay Attention, for Goodness' Sake: Practicing the Perfections of the Heart-The Buddhist Path of Kindness Sylvia, Ph.D. Boorstein
4. Temple/Center of the Week: The Birmingham Buddhist Vihara

January 2003

January 7, 2003

1. UrbanDharma Stats ...for the Month of December
2. Samma Samadhi, Samatha and Vipassana Ven. Dhammavuddho Thero
3. Tipitaka, The Pali Canon
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Access to Insight
5. Book Review: The Life of the Buddha : According to the Pali Canon Bhikkhu Nanamoli

January 14, 2003

1. Deathrow Inmate Finds Transformation Through Buddhism ...By KEVIN SACK
2. Inside Story Sarvananda

3. Book Review: We're All Doing Time Bo Lozoff
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: ANGULIMALA ...the Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy Organisation

January 21, 2003

1. 1st Buddhist Police Chaplain to Serve in Hawaii County
2. Police Chaplain Program Is Keeping Many Faiths WILLIAM LOBDELL
3. United We Will Stand, United We Will Serve Chaplain Dan Nolta
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Sweetwater Zen Center
5. Book Review: Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh: Engaged Spirituality in an Age of Globalization Robert Harlen King

January 28, 2003

1. The Dharma Times Five ...Rev. Kusala
2. Buddhism and Peace ...Dr. P.K. Sundaram, Prof. of Philosophy, University of Madras
3. Buddhism and Peace ...Jan Willis
4. Wishing for Peace ...Helen Iles

5. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: FlashPoints: A Guide to World Conflicts
6. Book Review: The Future of Peace: On the Front Lines with the World's Great Peacemakers Scott A. Hunt

February 2003

February 4, 2003

1. No One Praying?
2. Laying the Foundation for Social Action ... by Ajahn Pasanno
3. eBook: Buddhsim and Social Change ... An eBook by Ken Jones
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Be the Cause- Portal for Progress
5. Book Review: Love in Action: Writings on Nonviolent Social Change Thich Nhat Hanh

February 11, 2003

1. Flapping flag
2. The Concept of Dukkha
3. THE FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS ...Teachings by Ajahn Sumedho
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week:
Friends of Peace Pilgrim
5. Book Review: The Four Noble Truths: Fundamentals of the Buddhist Teachings His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama Dalai Lama, Thupten Jinpa, Dominique Side

February 18, 2003

1. Blind man with lantern
2. THE SEVEN FACTORS OF ENLIGHTENMENT ...Venerable Paravahera Vajiranana
3. Bojjhanga Pabba (Section on Enlightenment Factors)
4. Seven Factors of Enlightenment Cathleen Williams
5. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week:
The Chapel Hill Zen Group
6. Book Review: The Heart of Being: Moral and Ethical Teachings of Zen Buddhism John Daido Loori
7. Peace Link: United for Peace & Justice

February 25, 2003

1. Buddhist Humor
2. My Current Letter Joanna Macy
3. Spiritual Practices for Social Activists Joanna Macy
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: DharmaNet International
5. Book Review: The Lotus Unleashed: The Buddhist Peace Movement in South Vietnam, 1964-1966 ...Robert J. Topmiller
6. Peace Link: Peace Center, 352 Peace Quotes

March 2003

March 4, 2003

1. Buddhist Humor...
3. Can a Buddhist Join the Army? ...Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera
4. Buddhism & The Soldier ...Major General Ananda Weerasekera
5. The Buddha and the Four-Limbed Army: The Military in the Pali Canon ...Matthew Kosuta
6. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week:
Upaya Zen Center
7. Book Review: An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics : Foundations, Values and Issues Peter Harvey
8. Peace Link:

March 11, 2003

1. Buddhist Humor...
2. Perception Claire Hansen
3. A Buddhist Perspective on Forgiveness Lama Yeshe Losal Rimpoche
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: An International Conference on Forgiveness
5. Book Review: The Art of Forgiveness, Lovingkindness, and Peace ...Jack Kornfield
6. Peace Link: The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

March 18, 2003

1. Buddhist Humor...
2. Letting Go (The Dhammapada)
3. Acceptance and Letting Go Venerable Lama Yeshe Losal
5. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Orange County Buddhist Church
6. Book Review: Guided Meditations: For Developing Calmness, Awareness, and Love Bodhipaksa
7. Peace Link: The Earth Charter

March 25, 2003

1. Buddhist Humor...
2. Meditation: The Heart of Buddhism ...Ajahn Brahmavamso
3. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week:
Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
4. Book Review: Buddhism: A Concise Introduction Huston Smith and Philip Novak
5. Peace Quote...

April 2003

April 1, 2003

1. A Buddhist View of Life, Death and Rebirth
2. Responding to the Needs of the Dying
3. Benefits of Serving the Dying
4. After Death Care
5. Self Care for the Bereaved Caregiver, Next of Kin or Close Friend
6. Self Care for the Hospice Worker
7. Recommended Reading List

April 8, 2003

2. Many find Zen brings peace to frenetic lives
3. An Irreverent Look at Zen in America ...A Talk by... Rev. Jñana
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Dan Zen
5. Book Review: Bearing Witness: A Zen Master's Lessons in Making Peace ...Bernie Glassman
6. Peace Quote...

April 15, 2003

2. 11 young adults retreat to streets for firsthand look at homelessness ...By Rebecca Jones
3. Generosity ... by Dr. Gene Reeves
4. Generosity, the first of The Six Paramitas excerpted from Way to Go by Khentin Tai Situ Pa
5. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling
6. Book Review: The Giving Heart: Unlocking the Trans formative power of Generosity in your life ... M. J. Ryan and Sylvia Boorstein
7. Peace Quote...

April 22, 2003

2. UR professors study benefits of mindfulness Matthew Daneman
3. Mindfulness Meditation Jon Kabat-Zinn
4. How to do Mindfulness Meditation ...Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche
5. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: True Yoga
6. Book Review: Emotional Healing through Mindfulness Meditation: Stories and Meditations for Women Seeking Wholeness Barbara Miller Fishman, Shinzen Young
7. Peace Quote...

May 2003

May 6, 2003

2. Wake Up! Gnosticism & Buddhism in "The Matrix"
3. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Monastic Interreligious Dialogue
4. Book Review: Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The Matrix -- by Glenn Yeffeth (Editor), David Gerrold (Introduction)
5. Peace Quote...

May 13, 2003

2. Permanent Happiness ...Ven Sathindriya
3. Prosperity and Happiness- The Buddhist View
4. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: Nalanda - An Ancient Buddhist University
5. Book Review: Buddhist Sutras: Origin, Development, Transmission Kogen Mizuno, Sono Seiritsu To Ten Kyoden
6. Peace Quote...

May 20, 2003

3. Anapanasati, Samatha or Vipassana Meditation
4. Tranquility and Insight Meditation
5. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week: The Integral Institute
6. Book Review: A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality ...Ken Wilber
7. Peace Quote...

May 27, 2003

2. Vietnam Marks Anniversary of Monk's Self Immolation
3. The Self-Immolation of a Buddhist Monk
4. The Self-Immolation of Thich Quang Duc
5. Temple/Center/Website- of the Week:
6. Book Review: No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life Thich Nhat Hanh, et al
7. Peace Quote...



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