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How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

by Dan Harris, CNN, April 10, 2015

New York, USA -- If you had told me as recently as a few years ago that I'd ever become a Buddhist -- never mind that I might even admit to it publicly -- I would have coughed my beer up through my nose.


Outstanding Women of Buddhism Honoree Dies Ruth Denison

The Buddhist Channel, March 17, 2015

JOSHUA TREE, Calif., (USA) -- In the great movement of Buddhism to the West, Ruth Denison was a pioneer. Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, called her "one of our most amazing Buddhist elders, whose vision has helped plant the Dharma in the West."


Ani Choying Drolma: the Buddhist rock star nun

by Geoff Wood, ABC Australia, 9 March 2015

She’s an international singing superstar and women’s rights activist who was discovered in a Himalayan convent. Ani Choying Drolma’s fans include Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt and Tracey Chapman, but her story has a dark beginning, as she tells Geoff Wood.

Sydney, Australia -- The beatings started when she was five years old. Sometimes her father used his fists, sometimes a whip or a cooking pot. The day he tried to stab her was the day Ani Choying Drolma decided to leave home. She was 13.


Buddhist priest Bill Wright gives up flat and job to go on 1,000 mile pilgrimage around Japan

Gloucester Citizen, February 22, 2015

Gloucester, UK -- After years spent working to help people with mental health issues, Buddhist priest Bill Wright is giving up his job and home to take on a 1,000 mile pilgrimage around Japan.


Religious studies professor draws influence from Buddhist experience

By Shoba Babu, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Deb 11, 2015

Philadelphia, PA (USA) -- As an undergraduate, Chair of the Religious Studies department Justin McDaniel, a preeminent scholar of Buddhism, had never studied the subject before. After volunteering in Thailand and Laos, he was inspired to explore the Buddhist culture, even becoming a monk himself.


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