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A CBC Q&A with Buddhist Rob Hogendoorn, who investigates abuse in Buddhism

CBC News, Aug 12, 2016

'It's a matter of principle for any Buddhist to speak out against this'
Maasland, Netherlands
-- A Buddhist monk in Windsor is facing two counts of sexual assault against a child.

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Warnings over 'fake' Buddhist monks hassling London tourists for money

by Chloe Chaplain, The Evening Standard, 19 August 2016

London, UK -- Buddhist groups have issued warnings after “fake” monks were spotted hassling London tourists for cash “donations” in exchange for “peace”.

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Advice to tourists: Don’t sport your Buddha tattoo in a Buddhist country

By Rachel Premack, The Washington Post, July 19, 2016

Yangon, Myanmar -- The skyline of Bagan, Burma (also known as Myanmar), is dotted with more than 2,200 Buddhist temples. Built largely in the 13th and 14th centuries, they’re beautiful - a dusty red sandstone or a glinting gold - with massive Buddha statues inside.
People flock from Thailand, China, Japan, the United States and Europe to see the ancient city and often to practice Buddhism.

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Chinese demolitions at Larung Gar Buddhist institute draw fire

AFP, 26 July 2016

Sichuan, China -- Rights groups on Tuesday called for Chinese authorities to stop forced demolitions at one of the world’s biggest Tibetan Buddhist institutes, saying the move was an attempt to “severely restrict” religious freedoms.

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China threatens Tibet’s largest monastery with demolition

The Buddhist Channel, June 20, 2016

Latest attack on religious freedom takes place as campaign launched against Beijing’s plan to appoint Dalai Lama
Gangzi, China
-- The Chinese government has demanded the removal of more than 5,000 monks and nuns from Larung Gar Buddhist Academy, in eastern Tibet - currently the largest Tibetan Buddhist institute in the world.

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