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Activist monk seeks Buddhism overhaul in Thailand over corruption fears

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre, Reuters, Mar 1, 2015

NAKHON PATHOM, Thailand -- Phra Buddha Issara is a monk with a mission. From his Buddhist temple near Bangkok he is calling for a radical overhaul of Thai Buddhism, fearing millions of dollars in temple donations and a rapidly modernizing nation are corrupting monks.


Chinese Scholars to Create a Four-Language Dictionary to Aid Buddhist Manuscript Research

by Erika Miranda, Yibada, Mar 3, 2015

Beijing, China -- A Chinese political advisor and Tibetan scholar revealed to the Xinhua News Agency on Monday China’s plan to compile a polylingual dictionary on manuscripts in Buddhism this year.


Buddhist Monks Offended by Tourist's Attempt to Donate iPhone 6

by Donald Wood, Travel Technology, March 2, 2015

Guangdong, China -- A Chinese tourist named Cong Chu, 31, offended a group of monks at a Buddhist temple in Foshan, Guangdong Province during a visit when he attempted to donate his iPhone 6 in a collection box.


Buddhist monk ordains trees to help the environment

BBC, 2 March 2015

A Buddhist monk from north-east Thailand is so worried about the environment that he has been ordaining trees for 25 years.


Bizarre footage emerges of 150kg fugitive pig ‘praying’ before a Buddhist temple in Eastern China

By Nelson Groom, Daily Mail Australia, February 28th, 2015

Zhejiang, China -- Bizarre footage emerges of 150kg fugitive pig ‘praying’ before a Buddhist temple… and he only moved on after a group of monks chanted to him.It seems that humans aren’t the only ones who need forgiveness.


Sixth Buddhist conclave begins

The Hindu, Feb 23, 2015

Nagarjunasagar, India -- The two-day 6th Buddhist Conclave, organised by the Buddhist Society of India (BSI), commenced on a grand note at Nagarjunasagar here on Sunday.


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