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The Contagion of Goodness: NYC Climate March

by James Baraz, The Huffington Post, Sept 18, 2014

New York, USA -- Despite a world run amok with rampant greed, hatred and violence, as a Buddhist meditation teacher, I agree with the Buddha's assessment of who we really are. He taught that when our basic nature is unobscured our mind and heart are inherently loving and compassionate. Only the veil of ignorance covers these beautiful qualities. Once we clear away the obscurations and see things clearly, goodness and wisdom shine through.

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ENGAGED DIALOGUE: Buddhist Peace Fellowship National Gathering

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 3, 2014

OAKLAND, CA (USA) -- August 29, 400 people came together at First Congregational Church, by the shores of Lake Merritt, to commune with the wisdom and compassion of two senior luminaries of engaged Buddhism, Ajahn Sulak Sivaraksa and Joanna Macy.

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Rebuilding a battered Church

The Buddhist Channel, July 21, 2014

Tacloban, Philippines -- The Catholic Church in the Village of San Isidro in Tacloban, Philippines which had been battered by typhoon Haiyan recently has been fully restored.

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Why is Buddhism so hip?

by Dr Andrew Skilton, BBC, 27 May 2014

London, UK -- Buddhism has made an indelible mark on popular Western culture. In recent times it has been blessed by celebrity endorsement from the likes of Orlando Bloom, Richard Gere and the retiring rugby union star Jonny Wilkinson, to name just a few.

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International Day of Vesak celebrated at the United Nations

The Buddhist Channel, May 29, 2014

United Nations -- The United Nations (UN) in New York commemorated the International Day of Vesak in accordance with General Assembly Resolution 54/115 at a well-attended ceremony held in the Trusteeship Council in the UN Conference Building on the 13th May, 2014.

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Secretary-General's Message for the Day of Vesak 2014

United Nations, May 13, 2014

On Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of the Buddha, the United Nations joins millions of people - Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike - in reflecting on his life and teachings.

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