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New MA Buddhist Studies program, Budapest, Hungary

by buddhistartnews, April 2, 2014

Budapest, Hungary  -- The prestigious Mahachulongkornrajavidayala University of Thailand (MCU) is opening wide the gate of the Dharma in Europe.

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Hope that new Buddhist centre can unite communities

By Pete Bryant, Get Hampshire, Apr 07, 2014

Hope that new Buddhist centre can unite communities

Aldershot, UK -- Aldershot's new Buddhist centre is almost complete, after a refurbishment was carried out ahead of its grand opening.

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Bible-belt Buddhist convert 'no superhero'

by Ann Törnkvist, The Local SE, 29 Jan 2014

Stockholm, Sweden -- Raised with evening prayers, Martin became a vegetarian atheist before finding Buddhism. The most common misconception? That he's a monk, or that he has "tricks to not feeling bad".

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The Irish and Asian Buddhism is a story that goes back 14 centuries

by Laurence Cox, The Irish Times, Jan 13, 2014

Religion now being accepted as normal in a society that was once very intolerant of difference

Dublin, Ireland -- Five years ago I was asked to write a chapter about the Buddhist community for a book on Ireland’s different religions. The book never materialised, but it prompted research into when Buddhism first arrived in Ireland.

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From Mayor in Germany to Theravada Buddhist monk: How I became a monk

BBN, January 5, 2014

Oberndorf, Germany -- Inspired by what he had heard from friends about Buddhism, Hermann Acker from Oberndorf takes a leap of faith and gets ordained in Sri Lanka after listening to and meeting the Chief Incumbent of the Mihintale Raja Maha Viharaya of Sri Lanka at a function in Germany.

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