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Four days in Buddhist temple takes life back to a simple level

By Cang Wei in, China Daily, Oct 23, 2014

Wuxi, Jiangsu province (China) -- Chen Yu was one of 50 city-dwellers chosen by Qixia Temple in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, to experience four days of traditional Buddhist life. And it was a body-changing experience.

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The Buddhist Leap of Faith

by Jarni Blakkarly, ABC Religion and Ethics, 5 Nov 2014

Melbourne, Australia -- One of the recurring debates surrounding the practice of Buddhism in the West concerns faith and the role it has in the religion.

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A Buddhist Monk's Advice On Overcoming Tech Addiction

By Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post, Oct 6, 2014

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- "iPads are great," laughed the Venerable Pomnyun Sunim, a Korean Buddhist monk and global humanitarian leader. But he added an important caveat: They're only great if you can use them without becoming too attached or fixated. And as many of us know, this isn't always an easy thing to do.

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ENGAGED DIALOGUE: The Best Happiness Is Peace

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 29, 2014

"There is the inner tangle and the outer tangle. This generation is entangled in a tangle. And so I ask of Gotama this question: “Who can disentangle this tangle?” -- Buddhaghosa, Visuddhi Magga (Path of Purification) 5th century.

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The Contagion of Goodness: NYC Climate March

by James Baraz, The Huffington Post, Sept 18, 2014

New York, USA -- Despite a world run amok with rampant greed, hatred and violence, as a Buddhist meditation teacher, I agree with the Buddha's assessment of who we really are. He taught that when our basic nature is unobscured our mind and heart are inherently loving and compassionate. Only the veil of ignorance covers these beautiful qualities. Once we clear away the obscurations and see things clearly, goodness and wisdom shine through.

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ENGAGED DIALOGUE: Buddhist Peace Fellowship National Gathering

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 3, 2014

OAKLAND, CA (USA) -- August 29, 400 people came together at First Congregational Church, by the shores of Lake Merritt, to commune with the wisdom and compassion of two senior luminaries of engaged Buddhism, Ajahn Sulak Sivaraksa and Joanna Macy.

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