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How a Buddhist monk is helping some of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood

ByMark Smith, Wales Online, 10 NOV 2016

Gelong Thubten is the director of the Samye Foundation Wales which has bases in Cardiff and Caerphilly
Cardiff, Wales (UK)
-- A Buddhist monk has rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars after being commissioned to teach the meditation technique mindfulness.

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Buddhist left mark with Arkansas prisoner outreach program

By Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Onloine, Nov 14, 2016

Maumelle, AR (USA) -- To the right of Anna Cox's front door on Crystal Mountain Drive in Maumelle was an altar of sorts. Bare tree limbs crisscrossed about half a foot deep to form a rectangular foundation. Smooth, round stones lay on top. More stones were in an arrangement to the left, coupled with earth-tone foliage.

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Buddhist scholar Bajracharya passes away

Kathmandu Post, Oct 17, 2016

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Buddhist scholar Pandit Badri Ratna Bajracharya passed away on Sunday at the age of 84. His last rites were performed at Shovabhagawati-based Karnadweep today.

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Nepal’s most popular Buddhist nun is a musical rock star

The Hindu, October 14, 2016

Ani Choying Drolma is famous as one of the Himalayan country’s biggest pop icons.
Kathmandu, Nepal
-- There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name not because she’s a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, nor for her work running a girl’s school and a hospital for kidney patients.

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Chef Eric Ripert on How Buddhism Changed the Way He Operates in the Kitchen

By Lauren Effron, ABC News, Sep 7, 2016

New York, USA -- Chef Eric Ripert of the famed Le Bernardin in New York City is one of the world’s best chefs, an Emmy-winning cooking show host and a cookbook author. But while Ripert was building a name for himself in the heat and the stress of a fine-dining restaurant kitchen, he also became a practicing Buddhist.

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