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Jen goes zen! Jennifer Aniston says she wants to be a Buddhist

Channel24, Apr 7, 2014

Los Angeles, CA (USA) -- Jennifer Aniston is thinking about becoming a Buddhist.

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This Harvard-Educated Monk Is Reintroducing Buddhism To The Western World

by Carolyn Gregoire, The Huffington Post, March 26, 2014

New York, USA -- Hwansan Sunim had a pretty typical suburban American childhood. Born to Korean-American parents in Westchester County, N.Y., he grew up in Irvington, an idyllic small town on the Hudson River.

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Buddhist priest Domyo Burk, based in Cedar Mill, writes guide to Zen living

By Anna Marum, Oregon Live, January 31, 2014

Cedar Mill, Oregon, USA -- At age 24, Domyo Burk was neurotic and miserable. She had just graduated from Reed College with a degree in biology, and she had lived a fairly fortunate life. But she was neurotic and miserable, without any apparent reason.

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Female Buddhist priest aims to make a difference

By MASAKI HASHIDA. Asahi Shimbun, January 05, 2014

Tokyo, Japan -- Five women gathered in a condominium in Tokyo’s Kagurazaka district on a recent Friday night to share their worldly problems with Yuken Kikuchi, a female priest of the Jodo Shu (Pure Land) sect of Buddhism.

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Dhammaloka: The Irish Buddhist monk who condemned Christianity

BBC, Dec 6, 2013

London, UK -- An Irishman, Laurence Carroll has a strong claim to be the first Westerner to become a Buddhist monk, and became famous in Burma in the early 20th Century for denouncing the spread of Christianity there.

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