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Why a Buddhist Monk Doesn't Need an App to Meditate and Why You Do

by Dragos Bratasanu, The Huffington Post, July 17, 2015

A few years ago I traveled to Nepal to hike in the Himalayas, learn a bit more about myself and about the world from the Buddhist spiritual teachers.


First annual Wisdom and Mindfulness retreats for westerners in Myanmar

by Alan Clements, The Buddhist Channel, July 14, 2015

Yangon, Myanmar -- Myanmar’s renowned Mahasi Meditation Center will launch a first-ever Western yogi meditation training for lay-teachers, first-time and experienced meditators.


New focus for U.S. Buddhist-Catholic dialogue: social justice

By Laura Ieraci, Catholic News Service, July 1st, 2015

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Catholics and Buddhists from five U.S. cities have issued a joint statement expressing their commitment to work together to help lift their communities out of poverty and remedy other social ills in their neighborhoods.


Pope Francis meets with Buddhist leaders: “these small gestures are seeds of peace”

Romereports.com, June 24, 2015

The Vatican -- A dialogue between Catholic and Buddhist religious and social action leaders began today at the Vatican. Pope Francis stopped by the meeting, and Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran gave a welcoming address.


A Buddhist view of homosexuality

by (the late) Ven. Dr K Sri Dhammananda, Published on the Buddhist Channel, June 30, 2015

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- We can no longer pretend that this aspect of human behavior - homosexuality - is something shameful and if we ignore it long enough it will simply go away.


Action drives "One Billion Acts of Peace"

By Kooi F Lim, The Buddhist Channel, June 25, 2015

Petaling Jaya, Selangor (Malaysia) – Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF), a key Dharma learning hub in metro Kuala Lumpur, last night became the center of attention of an abnormal kind. Abnormal because the star attraction was not a well known monk nor a widely revered Rinpoche, but someone who calls himself a Buddhist "on most weekdays, especially Mondays".


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