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Buddhists Go to the White House

by Hozan Alan Senauke, Lion's Roar, May 15, 2015

Washington DC, USA -- The streets of Washington DC were lined with blossoms and greenery, the prospect of promise. One hundred thirty Buddhist teachers, monks, nuns, laymen and laywomen, academics, and organizers met on Thursday May 14 for the first “White House - U.S. Buddhist Leadership Conference,” the subject at hand being “Voices in the Square - Action in the World.”

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Vesak Special: A Buddhist Theory of Language

By Sharon Lin, The Huffington Post, May 4, 2015

New York, USA -- I knelt on the silken scarf laid across the hardwood floor, my head bent in silent prayer to the spirits of my ancestors. I heard muffled sounds of chanting monks through the old music player at the side of the decaying red shrine.

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Vesak Message 2015 by Ven. Mahinda Thera

The Buddhist Channel, May 3, 2015

SUKHO BUDDHANAM UPPADO - Happy is the birth of all Buddhas

Shah Alam, Selangor (Malaysia) -- Vesak is mostly celebrated as a merit-making festival, but we must not lose our focus on the true significance of Vesak, and the real reasons for merit-making at this time.

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Teaching devotees the proper way to worship

By ADRIAN CHAN, The Star, May 3, 2015

PETALING JAYA, Selagor -- Its origins began about 2,500 years ago, yet the core teachings of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha live on.

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Religion and the Environment Are One

by Roger Cohn, e360 Yale, April 16, 2015

New Haven, Connecticut (USA) -- As a Tibetan Buddhist leader, the Karmapa is promoting green practices in monasteries in the Himalayan region. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about how the world needs both religion and science in tackling the “environmental emergency” of climate change.

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Characteristics of Ultimate Reality

by Aik Theng Chong, The Buddhist Channel, April 8, 2015

Singapore -- The Buddhists of the logical school were sufficiently clear in their eliciting on the problem associated with Ultimate Reality. Real to
them is the efficient. The ideal is the constructed, the imagined a
creation of our understanding.

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