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George Takei: Buddhism ‘Made A Lot Of Sense For Me'

By Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post, Jan 24, 2015

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- George Takei is an actor, a social media star, and a gay rights activist. He’s also a longtime Buddhist whose faith has helped him get through the rough patches in his life -- like coming to terms with his sexual orientation and making sense of his Japanese family’s internment during World War II.

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Thich Nhat Hahn out of coma

The Buddhist Channel, Jan 5, 2014

Thénac, France -- Plum Village, the Buddhist Sangha commune centre established by Ven. Thich Nhat Hahn has announced that the revered monk is now out of coma.

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Trouble in paradise

by Michaela Haas, The Huffington Post, Dec 22, 2014

An interview with Venerable Pannavati about her Christian-Buddhist path, why there are not more Blacks in Buddhism, and her push for girls, women, and "Untouchables."

Hendersonville, NC (USA) -- Ven. Dr. Pannavati, a former Christian pastor, is co-founder of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage in Hendersonville, NC. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Mahayana traditions with Vajrayana empowerments and transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemakers, she is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. She just returned from South India where she established the first nunnery for "Untouchables," and she told me about the urgent need for support for girls and women.

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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.

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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.

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