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Rosa Parks Buddhist?

Postby David N. Snyder » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:27 am

Today the U.S. Postal Service honored Rosa Parks with a commemorative stamp. She was a great hero of mine and to the civil rights movement. I heard Douglas Brinkley on MSNBC today say that she was always devoted to nonviolence and in her later years she became a Buddhist. I did not know that and tried googling it but couldn't find anything.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/post ... p-18399445

Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and is pretty smart so I am sure it is true, but does anyone know the source or have a link to where she became a Buddhist?

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Re: Rosa Parks Buddhist?

Postby DGA » Tue Feb 05, 2013 2:14 am

Here's a picture of her with Ikeda at an SGI event.

http://www.sgiquarterly.org/feature2012Jly-5.html
DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

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Re: Rosa Parks Buddhist?

Postby Sara H » Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:03 am

I didn't know that either, but that's pretty neat.
Thank you for posting this.

In Gassho,

Sara H.
"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
OR
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil Singer

" ...out of fear, even the good harm one another. " -Rev. Dazui MacPhillamy


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