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Narendra Modi Gifts Sacred Tibetan Books To Buddhist Temple In Russia

Press Trust of India, June 2, 2017

The Urga edition of the Tibetan Kanjur was unknown till 1955 when scholar Raghu Vira brought to India its complete set of 104 volumes, with a volume containing the catalogue.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
--  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today presented over 100 volumes of the sacred Tibetan Buddhist text "Urga Kanjur" to the head priest of the Datsan Gunzechoinei Buddhist Temple in Saint Petersburg, the Prime Minister's Office or PMO said in a tweet.

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Vesak at Berlin Vihara

The Buddhist Channel, May 25, 2017

Berlin, Germany -- The Berlin Buddhist Vihara founded by Asoka Weeraratna (1957), and housed in Das Buddhistische Haus built by Dr. Paul Dahlke in 1924, being the oldest Theravada Buddhist temple in Europe, observed Vesak on Sunday May 14, in the presence of a large gathering of Buddhists and well – wishers from Sri Lanka, Germany, Thailand, and several other Asian and European countries.

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Buddhist community must raise €500k in three months to build Ireland's first temple

by Graham Clifford, The Independent, May 6 2017

West Cork, Ireland -- Half-a-million euro must be raised in the next three months by a Cork-based Buddhist community if the construction of Ireland’s first ever Tibetan Temple is to be completed on time.

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Plans unveiled for Buddhist meditation centre in Highland woodland

by Calum Ross, Aberdeen Journals, January 13, 2017

Plans have been unveiled for a new Buddhist meditation retreat centre in a Highland woodland.
Aberdeen, Scotland
-- 'The charity Gomde Trust Scotland has applied for permission to build 17 huts in a forest a mile east of Auldearn.

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Russia's Buddhist Republic

By Bradley Jardine, The Diplomat, January 4, 2017

Kalmykia, Russia -- The journey from Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad) to Russia’s southern Republic of Kalmykia – a barren landscape the size of Scotland, wedged between Stavropol and Astrakhan on the coast of the Caspian Sea – is somewhat eerie.

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