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Enlightened teaching from a former Buddhist monk

By Lee Benson, Deseret News, Oct. 4 2015

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (USA) -- When the Parliament of the World’s Religions convenes Oct. 15-19 at the Salt Palace, bringing some 10,000 attendees from 80 countries and 50 religions together under one roof, among the workshop presenters will be Wijitha Bandara, a former Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka, who is currently a professor of religion at Salt Lake Community College.


Deep wisdom from Buddhist master Thrangu Rinpoche

by Jane Marshall, Edmonton Journal, September 26, 2015

Edmonton, Canada -- I’m drawn to the philosophy of Tibetan Buddhism, which inspired my new book Back Over the Mountains: A Journey to the Buddha Within.


Nun now teaches Buddhist psychology, once was body guard for Dalai Lama

by DEEPA BHARATH,OC Register, Sept. 18, 2015

Orange County, CA (USA) -- The Venerable Robina Courtin has led many lives. At 70 years old, she’s been a Buddhist, a Catholic, a musician, a political activist, a radical feminist, a martial arts expert, an advocate for prisoners and even one of the Dalai Lama’s personal bodyguards.


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.


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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