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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.


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.


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".


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.


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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