Today in Buddhist History
Events 1 - 20 of 20
1253-04-28 - Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk, propounds Nam Myoho Renge Kyo for the first time and declares it to be the essence of Buddhism, in effect founding Nichiren Buddhism.
1279-10-12 - Nichiren, a Japanese Buddhist monk founder of Nichiren Buddhism, inscribes the Dai-Gohonzon
1282-10-13 - Nichiren Daishonin, founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism, dies. His ashes are interred at Taisekiji Temple.
1324-01-21 - Zen Buddhist religious debate between Tendai & Shingon
1536-08-13 - Buddhist monks from Kyōto's Enryaku Temple set fire to 21 Nichiren temples throughout Kyoto in the Tenbun Hokke Disturbance. (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1536).
1639-09-25 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
1886-11-01 - Ananda College, a leading Buddhist school in Sri Lanka was established with 37 students.
1889-05-10 - 17th Preakness: W Anderson aboard Buddhist wins in 2:17.5
1904-07-15 - 1st Buddhist temple in US forms, Los Angeles
1930-11-18 - Sōka Kyōiku Gakkai, a Buddhist association later renamed Soka Gakkai, is founded by Japanese educators Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Josei Toda.
1948-04-07 - A Buddhist monastery burns in Shanghai, China, leaving twenty monks dead.
1955-10-27 - Satomi Myodo, renews Zen nun vows & takes Buddhist name of Daien Myodo
1956-05-24 - Conclusion of the Sixth Buddhist Council on Vesak Day, marking the 2,500 year anniversary after the Lord Buddha's Parinibbāna.
1963-08-21 - Martial law declared in S Vietnam, following raids on Buddhist pagodas
1966-05-15 - South Vietnamese army battle Buddhists, about 80 die
1966-05-26 - Buddhist sets self on fire at US consulate in Hué South-Vietnam
1979-06-12 - Opening ceremony at Cambridge Buddhist Association meditation in Boston
1979-11-11 - Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center
1994-07-17 - French youngster (4) becomes Buddhist Lama Tulkou Kalou Rinpoche
2007-09-18 - Buddhist monks join anti-government protesters in Myanmar, starting what some called the Saffron Revolution.
Birthdays 1 - 12 of 12
1222-02-16 - Nichiren, Japan, Buddhist priest/saint
1686-01-19 - Hakuin Ekakuborn, Japan, Zen Buddhist
1870-10-18 - D T Suzuki, Kanazawa Japan, Zen Buddhist scholar
1901-02-15 - Christmas Humphreys, Engld, lawyer/writer/Buddhist (Awakening of Zen)
1918-06-17 - Ajahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master (d. 1992)
1922-05-15 - Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
1925-08-26 - Sangharakshita, Buddhist Philosopher, Founder of the Western Buddhist Order
1926-10-11 - Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk
1931-02-24 - Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher Rinzai/Soto lines of Zen Buddhism
1935-07-06 - 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet, spiritual leader of Tibet's Lamaistic Buddhists
1976-08-06 - Parmeso Emekrasha, Buddhist Monk
1980-11-25 - Kushan Liyanarachchi, Sri Lankan, prominent Live Buddhism Practitioner
Weddings 1 - 2 of 2
2003-01-11 - "The Sixth Sense" actress-singer Toni Collette (30) weds musician Dave Galafassi in a Buddhist ceremony near Sydney, Australia
2008-09-14 - Former Star Trek actor (71) weds his partner of two decades Brad Altman (54) in a Buddhist ceremony
Deaths 1 - 13 of 13
1262-11-28 - Shinran, founder of Japan's True Pure Land Buddhist sect, dies
1282-10-13 - Nichiren Japanese founder of Nichiren Buddhism (b. 1222)
1655-07-28 - Suzuki Shosan, Samurai/monk/propagator of Zen Buddhism, dies at 76
1958-04-02 - Josei Toda, Japanese second president of the Buddhist association Soka Gakkai (b. 1900)
1959-09-25 - S W R D Bandaranaike, Ceylon's PM, assassinated by a Buddhist monk
1963-06-11 - Quang Duc, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon
1966-07-12 - D T Suzuki, Zen Buddhism scholar, dies in Tokyo Japan at 96
1990-02-26 - Maurine Stuart, Zen teacher (head of Cambridge Buddhist Association), dies
1994-06-03 - Parmeso Emekrasha, buddhist Monk, dies
1995-05-14 - Maezumi Hakuyu Taizan Koun, teacher (Zen Buddhism), dies at 64
1995-06-07 - Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)
2008-02-09 - Trichen Jurme Kunzang Wangyal, the eleventh Mindrolling Trichen, Tibetan Buddhist lama of the Nyingma school (b. 1930)
2009-02-03 - Sheng-yen, Buddhist monk and founder of Dharma Drum Mountain. (b. 1930)