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Apology sought over 'abuse' at Buddhist retreat

By Jo Taylor, BBC, 26 September 2016

Norfolk, UK -- Former members of a Buddhist community claim they suffered years of abuse at a retreat in the 1970s and 80s.


World Fellowship of Buddhists to table resolution proclaiming full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 27, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- At the 28th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) to be held in Seoul, South Korea from 26-30 september 2016, a resolution has been proposed to proclaim the full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’


Dalai Lama criticises Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya silence at EU meeting

Mizzima, 16 September 2016

Brussels, Belgium -- The Dalai Lama has condemned attacks against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar, describing them as acts of "some mischievous individuals who do not represent Buddhism," according to the Kuwait News Agency on 15 September, 2016.


Buddhists Concerned About Mindfulness 'Marketing'

By Kalinga Seneviratne, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 8, 2016

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Mindfulness, the meditative practice, which has its roots in Buddhism as Vipassana Bhavana, encourages people to focus on the present, rather than on the anxieties of the past or future.


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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