Eido Shimano, Buddhist Leader Who Resigned in Scandal, Dies at 85

By NEIL GENZLINGER, The New York Times, Feb 26, 2018

New York, USA
-- Eido Tai Shimano, who as abbot, or head spiritual teacher, of the Zen Studies Society in New York established a substantial following for his branch of Japanese Buddhism, only to resign in a sex scandal, died on Feb. 18 in Gifu, Japan. He was 85.  More

Fire at sacred Tibetan Buddhist temple sparks suspicion about censorship

by Neil Connor, The Telegraph, 18 February 2018

Beijing, China -- A fire broke out at one of the most sacred temples in Tibetan Buddhism, prompting concern and suspicion that information on the incident is being controlled by authorities.  More

Myanmar: Govt Asks Buddhist Leaders to Act Against Badly Behaved Monks
The Irrawaddy, 22 February 2018

Yangon, Myanmar -- Religious Affairs and Culture Minister U Aung Ko has urged the nation’s highest religious authority to take action against monks who disgrace Buddhism through their activities or speech.  More

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