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May 27, 1994 | by Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
I have no idea what the Buddhist equivalent of Sunday school is like, but I bet it has a similar effect to that of Bernardo Bertolucci's "Little Buddha. " Pitched toward children and, by extension, millions of Western adults who have no real knowledge of the religion, this unique film bears a warm, reassuring sweetness akin to a gentle sermon. It's quite a departure for Bertolucci, Italy's great examiner of man's darkest sexual ("Last Tango in Paris"), political ("The Last Emperor")
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March 4, 2001 | By David O'Reilly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There is a hole stamped in the dust jacket of Karen Armstrong's new book, Buddha. In it rests a photo of a stone head of Buddha, who gazes downward, princely and serene. The effect is intriguing, even mysterious. It seems to suggest that we can know the Buddha only from a distance. Yet it hints, too, that Buddhahood, or enlightenment, awaits within, separated from our surface reality by nothing at all. For 2,500 years Buddha has been an elusive figure, as Armstrong, a religion scholar and best-selling author, discovered in researching her latest book.
SPORTS
May 4, 2002 | By Joe Logan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When jockey Pat Day's phone rang early yesterday morning, the news was not good. His mount, Buddha, one of the favorites in today's 128th Kentucky Derby, was out of the race, scratched because of a bruised foot. Shortly before 5 a.m. yesterday, while the massive gray colt was being led out of Stall No. 7, Barn 48, on the backside at Churchill Downs, trainer James Bond noticed a limp. "This is tough," said the dejected Bond, 44, a 28-year track veteran from New York who believed he finally had his first Kentucky Derby-worthy horse, and even a potential winner, in Buddha.
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May 25, 1996 | By Ty Tagami, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
One after another, women draped in baggy gray robes got up to sprinkle water and flower petals over a ceramic statue of the baby Buddha. The Enlightened Master turned 2,540 years old yesterday, the women said. To celebrate his birthday, the small contingent of the devout from the Philadelphia area's Vietnamese community had gathered in the converted garage of a ranch-style house in Salford to perform the ritual of the nine dragons, in which the Buddha is symbolically bathed with the water of the four seas.
NEWS
May 17, 1986 | By C.S. Manegold, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the narrow, blue-gray road that winds almost two miles up this mountain just outside Seoul, a block-long file cabinet has been erected under a feeble plywood shelter. In that crude wooden cabinet, 1,000 cubbyholes rest side by side. By late yesterday afternoon, almost all those cubbyholes had been filled with sheaves of paper - prayers for family, for friends, for health, for happiness and love; prayers for long life and the wisdom to make it worthwhile; prayers to Buddha, the enlightened one, on this, his 2,530th birthday.
NEWS
April 14, 1991 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / MYRNA LUDWIG
IN A FESTIVE MOOD, members of the Palelai Buddhist Temple in South Philadelphia mark the Cambodian New Year, which began at 9:21 a.m. yesterday. The Year of the Goat was celebrated by offering food and flowers to Buddha, to the monks and nuns who live at the temple and to each other.
LIVING
September 13, 1998 | By Maggie Galehouse, FOR THE INQUIRER
Outside the Chua Bo De Vietnamese Temple at 13th Street and Washington Avenue, Buddha smiles serenely. Smoke from incense curls around offerings of flowers, fruit, rice and tea that have been placed at altars by the front door. Inside, children sit at long tables, learning to read and write in Vietnamese. And upstairs, several hundred worshipers gather for Le Vu Lan, one of the four holiest days of their year. Vu Lan, translated as Mother's Day, is devoted to the physical and spiritual health of mothers, living and deceased.
NEWS
November 6, 1988 | By Marc Kaufman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The place is quiet now - far too quiet, many believe - but the ancient walls and time-worn artworks tell of once-great happenings here in this small village in the flat, steamy lowlands of southern Nepal. There is a 12-foot commemorative pillar, erected on this spot 2,300 years ago to honor an event that took place even earlier. There are scores of other now-ruined brick temples built to glorify what happened here; there is a centuries-old purifying bathing tank and an air of history that is almost palpable.
NEWS
October 17, 1990 | BY PETER CHALONER
A couple of years ago, I saw a movie in one of those New Jersey strip mall movie theaters where last week's popcorn is still strewn around the lobby and the seats are sticky with . . . you don't want to think about it. In the vestibule was a lampstand whose large white shade was disfigured with brown cigarette burns and holes. Below the shade, anchoring the pole that supported the shade, was a gilded figure of the seated Buddha about two feet high. The lamp pole entered his head in the center of his skull.
NEWS
January 12, 1989 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International and Reuters
The Duchess of York tops the 29th annual worst-dressed list announced yesterday by fashion critic Mr. Blackwell. "She should cut that stupid hair off," Blackwell said at a Los Angeles news conference. "She looks more like a horse that came in last. " Following Fergie, in order, are: Imelda Marcos, "an over-the-hill actress auditioning for Evita"; Debra Winger; Madonna, "helpless . . . hopeless . . . horrendous"; Marilyn Quayle, "a 1940 unemployed librarian"; Shirley Temple Black; a tie among the "fashion terrors" Lisa Marie Presley (daughter of Elvis Presley)
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June 13, 2016 | Larissa and Michael Milne, Contributors
During a nighttime stroll, we had become lost in the dimly lit, mazelike streets of old Saigon. A series of turns led us into a narrow alley whose sole purpose seemed to be to connect to other alleys. The winding streets felt as though they'd been laid out by a 2-year-old chasing a kitten. Locals, cooking their dinner on sidewalk grills, looked at us with amusement while children stopped their games for a moment to point at us and giggle; obviously, we were well off the tourist path.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Maker Tina Dixon Spence, the mompreneur behind Buddha Babe, a line of bibs, blankets, clothing, and other accessories in stylish patterns and colors befitting tiny future hipsters. Online at mybuddhababe.com or at retailers like Momo's Tree House (205 Arch St., Philadelphia). Her start When Dixon Spence had her second son 2 1/2 years ago, she noticed something about all the baby clothes and bibs on the market. "They were so babyish. I was like, enough with the ducks!"
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December 30, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Every trip to the bathroom bolsters Earl Paul's resolve, with a mantra above his toilet compelling him to grab a boogie board and a wild pair of sunglasses and head east toward happiness: There is no bad day at the beach . If it's snowing out, he grabs a shovel, and he has duck boots for whatever act of God is churning up waves off the coast. If thoughts of his late wife and all she missed at their Ocean City getaway bear down on him, he lets them wash over him like a wave, and moves on past the boardwalk, zen-like toward the sand.
NEWS
November 23, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
PHILLY'S POPULATION of Korean Buddhists doesn't have to travel far for spiritual guidance. Tucked away on a quiet street in East Oak Lane is the Wongaksa Buddhist temple, an institution that rose from humble roots to become a major spiritual center for this tight-knit community. Abbot Monk Do-Myung leads the faithful at the temple, located inside an unassuming house on Chelten Avenue near 6th Street. WHO WE ARE: Wongaksa got its start in the early 1970s, when South Korean expats sought out ways to practice their faith in their new city, Do-Myung said.
NEWS
October 25, 2012 | By John Timpane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The book chosen for next year's One Book, One Philadelphia tells a story many American families keep hidden in the attics of memory. For that reason alone, it's a very American tale. It's Julie Otsuka's Buddha in the Attic , a fictional retelling of the personal odysseys of hundreds of Japanese "picture brides" who sailed from Japan to the United States in the 1920s to marry men, most of them itinerant Japanese workers without other options, who had arranged for a wife to be sent over.
NEWS
April 19, 2012
Paul Bogart, 92, a puppeteer who bumbled into the new medium of television in 1950 and rose to be an Emmy-winning director known for popular shows like All in the Family and The Defenders , died Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C. Mr. Bogart was recognized as a master of live television, from game shows to high drama, and later as the respected director of filmed shows like Get Smart . Known for his skill in positioning actors for best effect...
NEWS
December 19, 2011
CONTINUING a tradition, the annual dialogue between God and Your Favorite Columnist. GOD: How you doing, Sonny? YFC: Not so hot, as you know. GOD: Got the blues, Sonny? YFC: Kind of, and please stop calling me Sonny. GOD: OK, kid. YFC: I don't care for that, either. GOD: People often get mad with God. It's OK. I can take it - and still forgive. YFC: I've got the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary praying for me - they're friends of the Geator and I send them a check because that's all he's ever asked of me - I got a couple of rabbis on my side, plus a Muslim friend or two. GOD: You're quite the ecumenical kid, aren't you?
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2010 | By Dan Gross
J AMES HONG has been turning heads for several weeks since the veteran character actor arrived in town to work on "Safe," an action thriller that wraps filming here on Friday. Hong, 81, whose hundreds of credits include "Blade Runner," "Chinatown" and "Big Trouble in Little China," plays the leader of the Triads, the Chinese mafia. He speaks Mandarin in his several scenes in the film starring Jason Statham . The Minneapolis-born actor spent time sightseeing with local businessman Alex Wong , who served as a liason to the local Chinese-American community and organized a Sunday afternoon lecture that Hong gave about his career at Joy Tsin Lau (1026 Race)
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2010 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com 215-854-5992
On screen, James Gandolfini has become the big, beefy Buddha of unresolved internal conflict and quiet rage. He developed the persona on "The Sopranos" and gives us a law-abiding version in "Welcome to the Rileys" as Doug, a hardware salesman from Indianapolis who uses a sales convention in New Orleans to take a break from his wife (Melissa Leo) and his stifling home, where the couple grieves messily and separately over the death of their teenage daughter. In the big N.O., he meets a teen dancer/hooker named Mallory (Kristen Stewart)
NEWS
September 17, 2010 | By Caroline Tiger, For the Inquirer
With its floppy ears, majestic size, and undeniable mix of elegance and whimsy, the elephant is home design's perennial darling. - Caroline Tiger Black and white and read all over The Savannah Story Bust ($128), crafted from the pages of vintage books, is literally literary. Available at Anthropologie, 1801 Walnut St. and anthropologie.com. Bedtime for Babar Exuberant elephants join Buddha and a flock of flowers native to Thailand on Blissliving Home's Chang Mai Duvet Set ($102.
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