How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

by Dan Harris, CNN, April 10, 2015

New York, USA
-- If you had told me as recently as a few years ago that I'd ever become a Buddhist -- never mind that I might even admit to it publicly -- I would have coughed my beer up through my nose.


Buddhist Nun Sets Herself Ablaze in Protest against Chinese Rule in Tibet
by Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., breitbart.com, 11 Apr 2015
Sichuan Province, China -- Tibetan nun Yeshi Khando is believed to have died after setting herself on fire earlier this week to protest Chinese rule in the Himalayan region and express support for the Dalai Lama. Khando is the 138th Tibetan to perform this form of self-immolation protest since 2009.  More

Just Being Exposed To Buddhist Ideas May Make You Feel More Compassionate, Study Finds
By Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post, April 8, 2015
San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Buddhists are known for promoting a philosophy of nonviolence, compassion and interconnection of all beings. According to provocative new research, simply being exposed to Buddhist terminology may be enough to activate tolerance and compassion among both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.  More

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