Thursday, January 24, 2013

30 Days In Buddhist Los Angeles

30 Days In Buddhist Los Angeles

Acuity Quarterly

(Sunciti Sundaram/

The City of Angels has far too far off for Buddhists to do. May wake Buddhist X-mas: The Buddha's bicentennial, put the last touches on account (maha-bodhi), and unadulterated fantasy are all identified on the full-moon day in May.

200 Buddhist monks and nuns from 11 and racially sundry Buddhist countries assembled on the full-moon night of May 17th at Dhammakaya Los Angeles (macro Thai tradition) in Azusa to political party 2011 Vesak 2011, 2454 Buddhist Era (WQ).

Between a increasing distribute of Buddhist temples and communities, it is time identified in various cultural traditions present the month. (The Mahayana school celebrates the days from side to side the appointment, but the giant Theravada follows references in the sutras that notify out the godsend).

Brahma Vihara temple, Myanmar Future Buddhist General public, Azusa, Los Angeles (WQ)

From May Day to Mother's Day to Go to work Day, May is in advance lively on the American calendar. Add Asian American carousing from Bangladeshi, Burmese, Cambodian, Indian, Indonesian, Laotian, Sri Lankan, and Thai communities (Theravada) to Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese (Mahayana/Zen) communities to Bhutanese, Nepalese, and Tibetan (Vajrayana) communities, Los Angeles is flooded in saffron, fair, red, white, and, dwindling.

Group of a Miserable bombardment L.A. Convention with socially conscious report, May 24, 2011 (WQ)

With exhibit are the regular spiritual actions that infuse the week, protests, concerts (Group of a Miserable), and lovely right away there's assiduously time for work, cable, and TV. The foothold Saturday in May chase the foothold two Vesak/2600th Buddha Saint's day carousing in the Los Angeles branch off.

2011 Buddha Day Saint's day (Buddha Purnima) on Saturday, May 28, California Bodhi Vihara, Crave Coast, which included Cambodian and Thai dancers, Korean Mahayana Buddhist nuns, monks from various countries, stores, and revels (WQ).

* The California Bodhi Vihara (Indian Theravada from Chittagong, Bangladesh) is holding its opening status in Crave Coast with monks from various traditions, a Bodhi tree planting, odd Thai and Cambodian dancers, and stores copiously.

* Orange County's Sri Lankan community drive shut out the month with a 1,000 creature strong demonstration at 6:30 pm in the relatively new Anaheim temple.

Shavo and John from Group of a Miserable (SOAD) meeting place Los Angeles radio attitude KROQ FM