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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.

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‘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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To be Buddhist monks at Harvard

By Anthony Chiorazzi, Harvard Gazette, March 23, 2015

As Divinity School students adapt to University life, they also face assumptions made about them

Cambridge, MA (USA) -- Bhante Kusala says being a Buddhist monk at Harvard has its quirks.

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Inside Ithaca's new Tibetan Buddhist monastery

By Ellen M. Blalock, Syracuse.com, January 1, 2015

Ithaca, N.Y. (USA) -- The Tibetan Buddhists have finished two of four new buildings which comprise the Dü Khor Choe Ling Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies. Located on 28-acres of land less than a mile from Ithaca College off of Route 96B, the compound includes the main building with the shrine room, dining room and kitchen, as well as a separate building housing the monks' quarters.

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Open house at Namgyal Monastery in New York

by Lyndsay Isaksen and Tina Craven, Ithaca Week, November 7, 2014

Ithaca, N.Y. (USA) -- The Namgyal Monastery will host an open house for the public at their new location, Du Khor Choe Ling, on Friday, November 7. This event will involve a free evening of mediation and a social tea.

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