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Three lessons I learned from the Tibetan monk who works with the Dalai Lama and went viral as ‘the happiest man alive’

by Richard Feloni, Business Insider, January 8, 2018

Matthieu Ricard is not someone who uses spirituality as a way to get famous – in fact, learning to accept the fame that’s been given to him and use it as an opportunity for good was turning point.


A Q&A with a Stockton grad, Buddhist monk

by MAXWELL REIL, Press of Atlantic City, Nov 14, 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA) -- Bhante J was an Ocean County resident for all of his life before he decided to attend Stockton University to study anthropology.


Sulak Sivaraksa, 85, faces 15 YEARS in prison for questioning whether a king's duel fought on elephant-back 400 years ago actually happened

The Daily Mail, Oct 10, 2017

Sulak Sivaraksa was officially charged with insulting the monarchy earlier today
Bangkok, Thailand
-- An 85-year-old man faces 15 years in jail after asking Thais to think critically about whether one of the country's king won a duel on elephant-back in 1593.


A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment

By GREGORY COWLES, The New York Times, Aus. 18, 2017

OM’S LAW: To the extent that Buddhism encourages its practitioners to cast aside the self on their way to enlightenment, it can seem like a fool’s errand. The self isn’t so easy to shed, as Buckaroo Bonzai noted: “No matter where you go, there you are.”


Sogyal Rinpoche steps down as head of Rigpa after allegations

Tibet Sun Newsroom, 15 August 2017

McLEOD GANJ, India -- Following allegations that abuses were committed on his students, Sogyal Rinpoche, Buddhist teacher and author, has decided to step down with immediate effect as the head of Rigpa, a network of Buddhist learning centres around the world.


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