The Temple for World Peace, Baltimore's first Buddhist temple, will open Friday after more than a year of construction and a week of flurried preparations. The nearly two-acre property, east of Belvedere Square on Northern Parkway, includes an orchard, playground, cafe and bookstore, as well as a central worship and meditation space.
The Temple for World Peace, Baltimore's first Buddhist temple, will open Friday after more than a year of construction. The nearly two-acre property, east of Belvedere Square on Northern Parkway, includes an orchard, playground, cafe and bookstore, as well as the central worship and meditation space.
A white van marked in burgundy with the name of a Glen Burnie Baptist church has been making the rounds of local neighborhoods this summer, seeking Jewish souls to save from the fires of eternal damnation. Many local Jews do not appreciate the effort.
A more compassionate attitude creates self-confidence. Self-confidence encourages trust. And trust forms the basis of friendship, whether be between individuals, between members of different religions or between nations.
The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader for Tibetan Buddhists, will speak in May at the University of Maryland as part of the Sadat Lecture for Peace, an annual series that has drawn world leaders such as Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela, and Jimmy Carter.
Judith L. Colligan, a Howard County activist whose interests ran the gamut from ending human trafficking to aiding city children through her work with Agape House and founding a meditation group, died Jan. 19 of heart failure at her home in Columbia. She was 71.
By By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun
Eight Tibetan monks associated with the Dalai Lama are coming to Baltimore for a variety of activities, including ay several yoga studios in Hampden and Mount Washington, a Divine Life church service on Falls Road and an assembly and lunch at Roland Park Country, the girls school, which is where we will catch up with them. Jon Sham will be shooting video and stills.
Monday, HBO premieres a new documentary from Alexandra Pelosi, "Citizen U.S.A.: A 50 State Road Trip." And I promise that if you give this modest little film an hour of your time, you will feel renewed, uplifted and possibly even inspired about being an American despite the troubled times in which we live.