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Guardian reporter Dave Stewart tells about time with Buddhist monks

by Dave Stewart, The Guardian (Prince Edward), April 3, 2016

Guardian reporter Dave Stewart spent the afternoon recently with a group of monks with the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Society monastery in Little Sands. The group bakes thousands of rolls of bread each week for a number of non-profit organizations in an attempt to pay back the kindness Islanders have shown them. The monks also presented Stewart with some treats, which he is holding, as a token of their appreciation for his visit.

Prince Edward Island, Canada -- Buddhist monks believe they are making the world a better place, one kind act at a time.


Burnaby, B.C., orders Buddhist monk to tear down $300,000 temple because he doesn’t have permit

by Gordon McIntyre, Postmedia News, March 6, 2016

BURNABY, B.C. (Canada) -- Build it and they will come. Building inspectors that is, and if you don’t have a building permit and your land is zoned for agriculture and you’ve built a temple, city hall will want you to tear it down.


Buddhism Scholar Wins Grant to Study in Mongolia

By Bettye Miller, UCR Today, March 2, 2016

Social Science Research Council grant to Matthew King will fund study of exchanges between Buddhist monks and Euro-Russian intellectuals

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (USA) -- Early in the 20th century Buddhist monastics in Mongolia and Tibet engaged with European and Slavic intellectuals, exchanges that reframed the study of Buddhism and Inner Asia and continue to influence scholars today.


Prince Edward Island Buddhist monks repay kindness with soup kitchen help

CBC News, Feb 27, 2016

Staff at the Upper Room Soup Kitchen welcome the help and donations

Prince Edward Island, Canada -- As a way to give back for the kindness they've been shown by Islanders, Buddhist monks are spending one day a month preparing a meal at the Charlottetown soup kitchen.


Buddhists propose new temple in Hillsboro

By Melissa Binder, The Oregonian, February 25, 2016

Hillsboro, OR (USA) -- Sri Lankan Buddhists in Washington County have gathered at a small house in downtown Hillsboro for more than a decade, but now they're taking steps to build a larger, more traditional temple.


Fire destroys Buddhist temple in Oakland

KTVU, Feb 23, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (CA) -- Investigators say hundreds of unattended lit candles caused a huge fire that burned through a Buddhist temple in Oakland, and also destroyed 2 neighboring homes.


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