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Speaking of the Dalai Lama: Buddhist human rights leader to begin dialogue in preparation for October visit

by Michael Huebner, Al.com, March 28, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (USA) -- The 14th Dalai Lama’s first visit to Birmingham is still seven months away, but conversations have already begun concerning what it will mean for the City of Birmingham, ethics and science.

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Buddhist student wins suit

The bangkok Post, 15 Mar 2014

NEW ORLEANS, USA -- A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit sparked by the treatment of a Buddhist student of Thai descent whose parents say he was harassed at a Louisiana school that aggressively pushed Christian beliefs.

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A little Lhasa

by Laura Ingles, C'Ville, March 5, 2014

Central Virginia has become the center of a new kind of Tibetan Buddhist community

Charlottesville, VA (USA) -- “Tibet is my country,” Venerable Tenzin Gephel said simply. “And I would like to go there one day.”

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Tomoka inmates find Buddhism

By Jim Haug, News-JournalOnline.com, February 18, 2014

Daytona Beach, FL (USA) -- James Perez, 44, is a former professional kickboxer and “combat athlete” now doing the time in a state prison just outside of Daytona Beach for a “little street justice.”

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ACLU, parents of Buddhist student in N. La. sue Christian educators for religious harassment

By Lauren McGaughy, The Times Picayune, January 29, 2014

Sabine, Louisiana (USA) -- The parents of a Buddhist students filed suit against the Sabine Parish School Board, alleging their son was subjected to religious harassment by teachers and administrators for not being of the Christian faith.

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