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Contemplating Suicide

by Lama Zopa Rinpoche, The Buddhist Channel, May 1, 2016

A student brought a friend who had contemplated suicide while depressed to see Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The following is Rinpoche's advice

It is also very useful to think that depression is not that undeserved for me. I deserve to have this, because I have done negative actions, various ones, all sorts of negative actions, in the past, and not just in this life, but from beginningless rebirth, therefore I deserve to experience this.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William meet with Buddhist nun from Kent in Bhutan

by James Rose, Kentonline.com, April 20, 2016

Timphu, Bhutan -- A Whitstable woman has returned home overwhelmed after receiving the royal backing of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Bhutan.

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Starting new beginnings with wisdom

by Ajahn Jayasaro, The Buddhist Channel, April 13,

Reflection from Ajahn Jayasaro on the occasion of Songkran 2016

Bangkok, Thailand -- A new year makes us think of new beginnings.

 

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Buddhism: From India to Abroad

NewsGram, April 3, 2016

New Delhi, India -- Buddhism is a way of finding peace within oneself. It is a religion that helps us to find the happiness and contentment we seek. Buddhists develop inner peace, kindness and wisdom through their daily practice; and then share their experience with others bringing real benefit to this world.

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What Discrimination Feels Like... When You're A Buddhist

by Sophie Dishman, Marie Claire (UK), 2 Feb 2016

London, UK -- I’m a woman - of faith. I am a Buddhist. Yes, I’m one of those people that follows the teachings of the “big, fat, laughing man who, when you rub his belly, gives you good luck” - supposedly. (In case you don’t know who he is, he’s called Buddha.)

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A night as a Buddhist monk in Koyasan

by Richard Pennick, Yahoo News, February 1, 2016

Richard Pennick stays in an historic centre of Shingon Buddhism

Koyasan, Japan -- It is a place of tranquil beauty. Moss-covered tombs and headstones lean at odd angles, tilted by intruding roots. A forest of giant cedars has grown up over the centuries around the stone memorials. I am walking through the ancient Okunoin Cemetery.

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