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Buddhist monastery in Redwood Valley marks 20th anniversary

By Karen Rifkin, The Ukiah Daily Journal, May 10, 2016

Redwood Valley, California (USA) -- In English, Abhayagiri means Fearless Mountain, serving as a refuge where one can be free from fear, knowing that the land and the community practice harmlessness, honesty and respect. The Buddha spoke of the gift of fearlessness as one of the greatest gifts we can give each other.

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Buddhism Scholar Wins Grant to Study in Mongolia

By Bettye Miller, UCR Today, March 2, 2016

Social Science Research Council grant to Matthew King will fund study of exchanges between Buddhist monks and Euro-Russian intellectuals

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (USA) -- Early in the 20th century Buddhist monastics in Mongolia and Tibet engaged with European and Slavic intellectuals, exchanges that reframed the study of Buddhism and Inner Asia and continue to influence scholars today.

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Buddhists propose new temple in Hillsboro

By Melissa Binder, The Oregonian, February 25, 2016

Hillsboro, OR (USA) -- Sri Lankan Buddhists in Washington County have gathered at a small house in downtown Hillsboro for more than a decade, but now they're taking steps to build a larger, more traditional temple.

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Fire destroys Buddhist temple in Oakland

KTVU, Feb 23, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. (CA) -- Investigators say hundreds of unattended lit candles caused a huge fire that burned through a Buddhist temple in Oakland, and also destroyed 2 neighboring homes.

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