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Jen goes zen! Jennifer Aniston says she wants to be a Buddhist

Channel24, Apr 7, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- Jennifer Aniston is thinking about becoming a Buddhist.


This Harvard-Educated Monk Is Reintroducing Buddhism To The Western World

by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post, March 26, 2014

New York, USA -- Hwansan Sunim had a pretty typical suburban American childhood. Born to Korean-American parents in Westchester County, N.Y., he grew up in Irvington, an idyllic small town on the Hudson River.


Buddhist priest Domyo Burk, based in Cedar Mill, writes guide to Zen living

By Anna Marum, Oregon Live, January 31, 2014

Cedar Mill, Oregon, USA -- At age 24, Domyo Burk was neurotic and miserable. She had just graduated from Reed College with a degree in biology, and she had lived a fairly fortunate life. But she was neurotic and miserable, without any apparent reason.


Female Buddhist priest aims to make a difference

By MASAKI HASHIDA. Asahi Shimbun, January 05, 2014

Tokyo, Japan -- Five women gathered in a condominium in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka district on a recent Friday night to share their worldly problems with Yuken Kikuchi, a female priest of the Jodo Shu (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism.


Dhammaloka: The Irish Buddhist monk who condemned Christianity

BBC, Dec 6, 2013

London, UK -- An Irishman, Laurence Carroll has a strong claim to be the first Westerner to become a Buddhist monk, and became famous in Burma in the early 20th Century for denouncing the spread of Christianity there.


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