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How a skeptical anchorman became a Buddhist

by Dan Harris, CNN, April 10, 2015

New York, USA -- If you had told me as recently as a few years ago that I'd ever become a Buddhist -- never mind that I might even admit to it publicly -- I would have coughed my beer up through my nose.

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Outstanding Women of Buddhism Honoree Dies Ruth Denison

The Buddhist Channel, March 17, 2015

JOSHUA TREE, Calif., (USA) -- In the great movement of Buddhism to the West, Ruth Denison was a pioneer. Jack Kornfield, founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, called her "one of our most amazing Buddhist elders, whose vision has helped plant the Dharma in the West."

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Ani Choying Drolma: the Buddhist rock star nun

by Geoff Wood, ABC Australia, 9 March 2015

She’s an international singing superstar and women’s rights activist who was discovered in a Himalayan convent. Ani Choying Drolma’s fans include Tina Turner, Bonnie Raitt and Tracey Chapman, but her story has a dark beginning, as she tells Geoff Wood.

Sydney, Australia -- The beatings started when she was five years old. Sometimes her father used his fists, sometimes a whip or a cooking pot. The day he tried to stab her was the day Ani Choying Drolma decided to leave home. She was 13.

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Buddhist priest Bill Wright gives up flat and job to go on 1,000 mile pilgrimage around Japan

Gloucester Citizen, February 22, 2015

Gloucester, UK -- After years spent working to help people with mental health issues, Buddhist priest Bill Wright is giving up his job and home to take on a 1,000 mile pilgrimage around Japan.

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Religious studies professor draws influence from Buddhist experience

By Shoba Babu, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Deb 11, 2015

Philadelphia, PA (USA) -- As an undergraduate, Chair of the Religious Studies department Justin McDaniel, a preeminent scholar of Buddhism, had never studied the subject before. After volunteering in Thailand and Laos, he was inspired to explore the Buddhist culture, even becoming a monk himself.

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