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Buddhist temple in Long Ditton holds UK-first lantern ceremony

by Ellie Cambridge, Your Local Guardian, 26 August 2014

Elmbridge, UK -- More than 200 people gathered on bank holiday Monday to send off message-bearing floating lanterns expressing wishes, intentions and commitments in a unique festival, held in the UK for the first time.

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Poson Festival at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre

By Mangalika & Lal Jayawardana, Lanka News, Jul 20, 2014

Sheffield, UK -- Poson Full moon day is significant to Sri Lankans because, on this day 2300 years ago Arahath Mahinda from India arrived in Sri Lanka, met King Devanampiyatissa and introduced Buddhism to Sri Lanka. It must make us proud how our ancestors have kept this significance alive over the centuries.

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Buddhists bid farewell in Germany to one of the highest teachers of Tibetan Buddhism

The Buddhist Channel, June 22, 2014

Farewell ceremony in the village of Renchen in the Black Forest.

Renchen, Germany -- Several thousand Buddhists from all over the world met at Renchen in Germany to pay their last respects to His Holiness the 14th Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. His Holiness the 17th Karmapa Thaye Dorje led the impressive farewell ceremony for his teacher.

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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer turning to Buddhism to bring harmony to the nation's finances

By Lewis Panther, The Mirror, Jun 1, 2014

London, UK  -- George Osborne is enlisting a Buddhist monk to bring harmony and enlightenment to the nation’s finances via meditation, the Sunday People reports.

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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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