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World Fellowship of Buddhists Conference in China – Resolution to establish a Standing Committee on Animal Welfare

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 13, 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists will be held in Baoji, China from October 15 – 19, 2014.

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Dalai Lama says he might not be born again

by Andrew Buncombe, The Independent, 11 September 2014

14th Dalai Lama looking for ways to prevent China exerting more control over Tibetan Buddhism

Dharmsala, India -- China has criticised the Dalai Lama and called on him to “respect” the tradition of reincarnation after the Tibetan Buddhist leader repeated his claim that he may not choose to be reborn.

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The Dalai Lama and the international Buddhist menace

by Andrew Donaldson, The Weekend Argus, 6 September 2014

Andrew Donaldson on the South African govt's pathetic grovelling at the feet of the Chinese

Johannesburg, South Africa -- IT'S a deeply embarrassing and shameful business but there can be no doubt that our supine government's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa for the third time in five years officially confirms that we are now China's bitch.

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Fresh fears for Buddhist monk under threat of deportation from the UK

by Marishka van Steenbergen, Open Democracy, 31 August 2014

London, UK -- Friends and supporters share anxiety over the safety of Buddhist monk who made South Yorkshire his home after seeking refuge from persecution in his native Bangladesh.

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Mindfulness: A Secularized Buddhist Practice in the West

by Dr. Daya Hewapathirane, Lankaweb, Aug 5, 2014

Richmond BC, (CANADA) -- Mindfulness is a technique that is integral to the Teachings of the Buddha. It is the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path which encapsulates the principal teachings of the Buddha.Mindfulness or ‘sati’ is a whole-body-and-mind awareness of the present moment. It is awareness of body, feelings, thoughts and phenomena that affect the body and mind.

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