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Buddhist monk to perform fire ceremony in Salem

by Capi Lynn, Statesman Journal, October 12, 2015

Salem, Massachusetts (USA) -- The Venerable Lama Karma Namgyel Rinpoche will perform a sacred fire ceremony at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Riverfront Park in Salem.


Buddhist temple celebrates joyful anniversary in Port Richmond

SILive, Aug 2, 2015

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (USA) -- The Buddhist temple on John Street in Port Richmond, serving a Sri Lankan community of worshipers from all over Staten Island since 1999, held its 16th anniversary celebration Sunday evening, attracting several hundred adults, teenagers and children.


Did you know the DKNL Buddhist Center is part of the Redding Land Trust?

Redding Pilot, July 19, 2015

Redding, Connecticut (USA) -- “Many people may not know that the DNKL Buddhist Center for Universal Peace on Putnam Park Road is one of the Redding Land Trust’s largest and most precious conservation easements,” says Redding Land Trust President Mary Anne Guitar, as she looks back over the achievements of the land trust on the 50th anniversary year of its founding.


Fake Buddhist monks are the new squeegee men of New York

By Melissa Klein and Stephanie Pagones, New York Post, June 14, 2015

Fake monks hassle tourists on The High Line. Photo: Angel Chevrestt

New York, USA -- They’re holy terrors. Bands of beggars dressed like Buddhist monks have invaded the High Line and other city parks, demanding upwards of $40 from tourists — and officials are fed up.


‘The most dangerous thing in the world is apathy’

By Michael Naughton, Harvard Gazette, March 30, 2015

Karmapa stresses importance of caring for each other and the Earth

Cambridge, MA (USA) -- Besides epidemics, wars, violence, and starvation, there is another source of disaster that is often overlooked: “a lack of love.” So said His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, to a capacity crowd at Harvard’s Memorial Church during his visit last week.


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