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Thai police: Influential Buddhist abbot must surrender

By Arun Saronchai, Anadolu Agency, Nov 24, 2016

Abbot of wealthy Dhammakaya temple wanted on charges of illegally receiving money from scandal-ridden credit fund
BANGKOK, Thailand
-- Thai police said Thursday that an influential abbot of a wealthy Buddhist temple has until the end of the month to turn himself in and face money laundering charges.

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Dalai Lama attends International Buddhism and Science conference

by Molly Lortie, Tibet Post International, 23 November 2016

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -- Addressing a conference on Buddhism and Science in Mongolia on November 21st, His Holiness remarked that having attended such meetings in the West, in India and Japan, he was now happy and honored to participate in such a conference in Mongolia.

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Andhra Pradesh wants to invite Dalai Lama for Buddhist ritual in Amravati

Indian Express, Nov 4, 2016

This comes as part of the serious efforts by the AP govt to promote Buddhist centres in the state, and the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati as a major tourist destination.
Andhra Pradesh, India
-- The Andhra Pradesh Government has proposed to hold ‘Kalachakra’ initiation - ‘wheel of time’ or ‘time-cycles’ rituals in Buddhism, where disciples are initiated into higher forms of meditation and rituals - in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This comes as part of the serious efforts by the AP govt to promote Buddhist centres in the state, and the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati as a major tourist destination.

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Nipponzan Myohoji: This Buddhist temple offers peace, silence in a noisy city

by Ruhi Bhasin, The Indian Express, November 6, 2016

Mumbai, India -- On his tour to India during 1931-38, for regenerating Buddhism, Fujii Guruji met Mahatma Gandhi and actively participated in the freedom movement of India.

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Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat, October 15, 2016

Rama IX served as a revered symbol and also shielded his country from the worst consequences of its political instability.
Bangkok, Thailand
-- What makes an ideal king in the Buddhist tradition?

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Thailand's King Bhumibol takes final journey past grieving subjects

Channel News Asia, 14 Oct 2016

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist monks on Friday chanted prayers over the remains of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the riverside Grand Palace in Bangkok, ahead of a traditional royal cremation that will need months to prepare.

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