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In his next life, late Buddhist leader said, he hoped to help animals

By Laura Hambleton, The Washington Post, December 1, 2014

We tend to struggle with how to think about dying: What really happens? How will it feel? Is there something beyond?

Natural Bridge, Virginia, USA -- Shamar Rinpoche was officially the 14th Shamarpa, or Red Hat Lama, of Tibet, on a par with the Dalai Lama. The Red Hat school of Buddhism is one of the oldest, dating from the 13th century. Rinpoche believed the Buddhist teaching that the good deeds he performed in life would carry him well into his next, reincarnated life.


Thich Nhat Hahn's condition continues to stabilize

The Buddhist Channel, Dec 2, 2014

Thénac, France -- Plum Village, the Buddhist Sangha commune centre established by Ven. Thich Nhat Hahn has announced that the revered monk's condition remains stable.


The Monk Who Gave Up Acting With Laurence Olivier To Lead Buddhism In British Prisons

by Louise Ridley, The Huffington Post, Nov 24, 2014

Warwickshire, UK -- A large, golden Buddha smiles serenely behind the Venerable Ajahn Khemadhammo, as we meet in his forest hermitage in rural Warwickshire.


Thich Nhat Hahn's condition shows progress

The Buddhist Channel, Nov 17, 2014

Thénac, France -- Plum Village has issued an announcement stating that the Ven. Thich Nhat Hahn "is showing good progress in terms of remaining stable and not having major changes in his condition during this critical part of his recovery".


Hong Kong's Buddhist leader Kok Kwong dies at the age of 95

South China Morning Post, 17 November, 2014

Hong Kong, China -- Sik Kok Kwong was lauded for promoting his religion and organising charitable services, but also faced criticism over controversial comments


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