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The Shields Gazette, Oct 12, 2014

Hebburn, UK -- SOUTH Tynesiders have been invited to a Buddhist service at Hebburn riverside.

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Sesshin in Switzerland with Eido Shimano shut down

by Adam Fisher, http://genkaku-again.blogspot.com, Sept

Edlibach, Switzerland -- A Zen sesshin/retreat in progress at a Jesuit center in Switzerland has been halted after the Jesuits found out it would be hosted by Eido Tai Shimano.

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From royal favorites to outcasts: The shifting fates of Russian Buddhists

by Gleb Fedorov, RBTH, Aug 30, 2014

Kalmykia, Russia -- The history of the followers of Buddha in Russia is a tumultuous one. Buddhists extolled the Russian tsars and presidents, served as doctors in the royal court and endured repression and the destruction of their culture under the communists. Many Buddhists landed in camps and mandatory therapy, and they continued to be persecuted until the 1980s.

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Moscow to Get 2 Buddhist Temples

The Moscow Times, Aug 28 2014

Moscow, Russia -- Construction will begin on two Buddhist temples in Moscow this fall, one of which will be dedicated to Buddhists killed in World War II.

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Buddhist temple in Long Ditton holds UK-first lantern ceremony

by Ellie Cambridge, Your Local Guardian, 26 August 2014

Elmbridge, UK -- More than 200 people gathered on bank holiday Monday to send off message-bearing floating lanterns expressing wishes, intentions and commitments in a unique festival, held in the UK for the first time.

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