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Cambodian Buddhists celebrate opening of new Utah temple

By Wendy Leonard, KSL.com, June 20th, 2015

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (USA) -- About 60 Buddhist monks from around the world were in Utah this weekend to bless the newest and only Cambodian Buddhist temple in the state.

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Fake Buddhist monks are the new squeegee men of New York

By Melissa Klein and Stephanie Pagones, New York Post, June 14, 2015

Fake monks hassle tourists on The High Line. Photo: Angel Chevrestt

New York, USA -- They’re holy terrors. Bands of beggars dressed like Buddhist monks have invaded the High Line and other city parks, demanding upwards of $40 from tourists — and officials are fed up.

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Baton Rouge Buddhist temple to celebrate anniversary

by Kyle Peveto, The Advocate, May 17, 2015

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA) -- Covered in the immense shade of live oak trees, the grounds of Baton Rouge’s Tam Bao Temple exude peacefulness.

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Hundreds mourn loss of Buddhist leader in Fresno County

Action News, May 3, 2015

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (USA) -- Hundreds of people are paying their respects to the former leader of the Central Valley's largest Buddhist community. Dr. Vandi Vongsakhen died Jan. 21 after a lengthy illness. The final ceremony concludes on Sunday after more than 100 days of mourning.

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Buddhist teachers to give free meditation lessons

by Johanna Willett, Arizona Daily Star, April 8, 2015

Tucson, AZ (USA) -- Dharma teacher Frank Jude Boccio, a born and bred New Yorker, didn’t expect to like Tucson. The city changed his mind.

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‘The most dangerous thing in the world is apathy’

By Michael Naughton, Harvard Gazette, March 30, 2015

Karmapa stresses importance of caring for each other and the Earth

Cambridge, MA (USA) -- Besides epidemics, wars, violence, and starvation, there is another source of disaster that is often overlooked: “a lack of love.” So said His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, to a capacity crowd at Harvard’s Memorial Church during his visit last week.

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