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Citing Ethical Concerns, Ajahn Brahm Resigns as Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia

The Buddhist Channel, March 27, 2018

Perth, Australia -- Well known Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahmavamso has resigned as the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of Western Australia. He is still the Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, in Serpentine, Western Australia and manages several other leadership positions.

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Eido Shimano, Buddhist Leader Who Resigned in Scandal, Dies at 85

By NEIL GENZLINGER, The New York Times, Feb 26, 2018

New York, USA -- Eido Tai Shimano, who as abbot, or head spiritual teacher, of the Zen Studies Society in New York established a substantial following for his branch of Japanese Buddhism, only to resign in a sex scandal, died on Feb. 18 in Gifu, Japan. He was 85.

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Three lessons I learned from the Tibetan monk who works with the Dalai Lama and went viral as ‘the happiest man alive’

by Richard Feloni, Business Insider, January 8, 2018

Matthieu Ricard is not someone who uses spirituality as a way to get famous – in fact, learning to accept the fame that’s been given to him and use it as an opportunity for good was turning point.

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A Q&A with a Stockton grad, Buddhist monk

by MAXWELL REIL, Press of Atlantic City, Nov 14, 2017

Atlantic City, New Jersey (USA) -- Bhante J was an Ocean County resident for all of his life before he decided to attend Stockton University to study anthropology.

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Sulak Sivaraksa, 85, faces 15 YEARS in prison for questioning whether a king's duel fought on elephant-back 400 years ago actually happened

The Daily Mail, Oct 10, 2017

Sulak Sivaraksa was officially charged with insulting the monarchy earlier today
Bangkok, Thailand
-- An 85-year-old man faces 15 years in jail after asking Thais to think critically about whether one of the country's king won a duel on elephant-back in 1593.

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