Monks sue Va. Beach over permit denial

10:52 AM EDT on Friday, September 26, 2008

Associated Press

VIRGINIA BEACH (AP) -- Buddhist monks who were denied a permit to hold services in their home are suing the city of Virginia Beach.

The Buddhist Education Center of America Inc. claims the city violated its religious rights as well as a federal law aimed at protecting faith organizations' land-use rights.

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Vigil & Prayer meeting

Chesapeake, VA On December 13, 2008 at 2.00pm on the steps of Chesapeake City Hall, various spiritual leaders of the community, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu and others, as well as officials from the city of Chesapeake, joined with the Indian American Community of Hampton Roads and the Indian American Forum for Political Education (Hampton Roads Chapter) to commemorate those innocents who lost their lives in the Mumbai massacre in late November.

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Weekly Schedule


8.00 am - 9.00 am: Public Services in English: Such as chanting, Meditation,  Dharma discussing

10:30 am – 12.30 pm: Public Services in Vietnamese: Such as chanting, Dharma discussing (with English translator), offering to the deceased ones 


English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Dharma Hall, Virginia Beach
1st, 2nd and 3rd  and 5thTuesdays, 7pm-8.30pm.

English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Pitts Center, Southern Shores, NC
4th Tuesday, 6.30pm - 8.30pm 


5:45 - 6:45 pm: One Hour Meditation. Public is welcome. English language introduction. Silent, seated meditation in the Dharma Hall.

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Public service in English: Chanting, meditating, Dharma discussing in English


8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Chanting 21 time Great Compassion Mantra (Vietnamese)


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Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Phone: (757) 689 - 3408

Direct: 757 - 406 - 1726 (Mr. Mark P.)

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