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Berlin celebrates Vesak

By Lalith Ganhewa, The Buddhist Channel, June 14, 2016

Berlin, Germany -- Buddhism is growing in Germany and as a result the number of Buddhist places of worship, meditation centres and religious centres where people meet are on the rapid increase. There are around 700 buddhist institutions representing all traditions of Buddhism in Germany, these figures could be higher as some groups shun publicity.

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Brentwood Buddhist Centre opens to children and families on Saturday

Brentwood Weekly News, May 167, 2016

Essex, UK -- A BUDDHIST Centre in Brentwood is offering children and their families the chance to experience meditation on Saturday.

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York Minster criticised for allowing Buddhist meditation

by Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian, 17 May 2016

Canon allows sessions as they are about wellbeing not doctrine, but Christian group says Zen teachings incompatible with Bible

York, UK -- York Minster has come under fire from conservative Christian evangelicals for permitting the practice of Zen Buddhism within the medieval cathedral precinct.

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Daghestani Athlete Detained After Desecrating Buddhist Temple In Kalmykia

Radio Free Europe, April 4, 2016

Kalmykia, Russia -- A wrestler from Russia's mainly Muslim North Caucasus region of Daghestan has been detained after desecrating a Buddhist temple in the neighboring Russian region of Kalmykia.

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Worcester Buddhist Centre moves to temporary new home at St Richard's Hospice

Malvern Gazette, March 29, 2016

Worcester, UK -- WORCESTER Buddhist Centre is moving to a temporary new home as it aims to increase its presence in the city.

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