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Head of Singapore Buddhist Lodge dies at age 70

by Kok Xing Hui, The Straits Times, Sept 2, 2015

PM Lee hails Lee Bock Guan as good man who never discriminated along racial lines

Singapore -- Condolences have poured in for the late Singapore Buddhist Lodge president Lee Bock Guan, who died last Saturday morning at age 70.

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Buddhist activist Ken Jones dies

by Lion's Roar Staff| August 7, 2015

Wales, UK -- The Welsh Buddhist activist, poet, and teacher, Ken Jones (1930-2015) passed away on August 2nd. In his farewell message to Gaia House this year he spoke about his prostate cancer.

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Millionaire businessman gives up his possessions to become a Buddhist monk in China after living in isolation for two years

By Sara Malm, MailOnline, 10 August 2015

Guangdong, China -- A Chinese millionaire has given up his fortune and all material possessions in order to become a Buddhist monk. Liu Jingchong, a businessman from Guangdong Province, moved into the mountains to live in total isolation after an epiphany in 2012 made him desire a 'minimalist life'.

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Monks, critical thinking and how Theravada Buddhism would benefit the world

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, Aug 6, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- The Buddhist Channel catches up with the manager of the International Association of Buddhist Universities (IABU), Dr. Dion Peoples. The following are his views on saddha (faith, or as he prefers - confidence) vs critical thinking, Asian monks' knowledge in general of the Buddha Dhamma and how Theravada Buddhism would benefit the world.

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Why Best-Selling Author Matthieu Ricard May Be the Hardest Working Man in Buddhism

By Joseph Hooper, New York Observer, June 17, 2105

New York, USA -- A harmonic convergence of sorts took place on Tuesday, June 16th, when neuroscientist Richard Davidson, a pioneer in research on Buddhist meditation and the brain, and psychologist Daniel Goleman, author of A Force For Good: The Dalai Lama’s Vision for Our World, out next week, met with French Tibetan Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, before an audience at St. John the Divine in New York to discuss Ricard’s new book, Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World.

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