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The Vegetarian Buffet at This Buddhist Monastery Is What’s Missing from Your Life

by Thomas Harlander, Los Angeles Times, February 27, 2017

Hsi Lai Temple’s dining hall is a little-known gem in Hacienda Heights

Los Angeles, CA (USA)
-- If you ever go to The Hall of Five Contemplations for lunch (which, if you like to eat Chinese food and/or need more serenity in your life, you absolutely should), be sure to dress conservatively. It is, after all, in a Buddhist monastery.

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Bridging Buddhism & Science, Emory Tibet Symposium, Day One

EIN News, Dec 18, 2016

Mundgod, Karnataka (India) -- Today, His Holiness the Dalai Lama elected to walk the relatively short distance between Drepung Lachi and Drepung Loseling. He greeted well-wishers along the way, as well as offering comfort to beggars who also vied for his attention. In the spacious Loseling assembly hall approximately 3000 monks, 260 nuns - including the 20 new Geshe-mas - local Tibetan school-children, and people from abroad were gathered to attend the first international Emory Tibet Symposium.

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Ajiro: Vegetarian ‘shojin ryori’ in a Buddhist temple complex

by J.J. O'Donoghue, The Japan Times, Nov 11, 2016

Kyoto, Japan -- I ate my lunch at Ajiro in the company of a bewildered farmer with a comical Donald Trump-like mop of hair. But looks were the least of his concern; rather it was a bull that had got the better of him, escaping from the herd and hightailing it to the hills. Luckily he finally found the animal hiding behind a rock, lassoed him and triumphantly led him back to the herd. Was there something in my miso soup you might be wondering?

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A Buddhist monk at Salesforce’s tech conference showed me a great way to reduce stress

by Eugene Kim, Business Insider, Oct. 6, 2016

San Francisco, CA (USA) -- Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is big on meditation. He not only practices “mindfulness” sessions a few times a week, he’s also built meditation rooms in Salesforce’s new office buildings to encourage his employees to do it as well.

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What Are You Practising Mindfulness For?

by Shen Shi'an, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 9, 2016

Mindfulness, I declare…  is helpful everywhere.
– Sakyamuni Buddha

Singapore -- In recent years, cultivation of mindfulness has become all the craze, portrayed as an indispensable life skill. Of course, as the Buddha put it, mindfulness is ever useful, crucial for leading a happy and fulfilling life. With the market now saturated with many workshops and even retreats of sorts, advertised to impart mindfulness, is it ‘the more the merrier’?

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