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Buddhist scholar Bajracharya passes away

Kathmandu Post, Oct 17, 2016

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Buddhist scholar Pandit Badri Ratna Bajracharya passed away on Sunday at the age of 84. His last rites were performed at Shovabhagawati-based Karnadweep today.


Nepal’s most popular Buddhist nun is a musical rock star

The Hindu, October 14, 2016

Ani Choying Drolma is famous as one of the Himalayan country’s biggest pop icons.
Kathmandu, Nepal
-- There is one Buddhist nun everyone in Nepal knows by name not because she’s a religious icon and a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, nor for her work running a girl’s school and a hospital for kidney patients.


Chef Eric Ripert on How Buddhism Changed the Way He Operates in the Kitchen

By Lauren Effron, ABC News, Sep 7, 2016

New York, USA -- Chef Eric Ripert of the famed Le Bernardin in New York City is one of the world’s best chefs, an Emmy-winning cooking show host and a cookbook author. But while Ripert was building a name for himself in the heat and the stress of a fine-dining restaurant kitchen, he also became a practicing Buddhist.


Meet The Fourth-Grader Recognized As A Reincarnation Of A Buddhist Lama

by Carol Kuruvilla, The Huffington Post, Aug 17, 2016

Jalue Dorje likes soccer, Pokemon cards, and praying for people.
Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA)
-- Jalue Dorje is a 9-year-old from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota. His life is filled with the typical past times of a soon-to-be fourth-grader: collecting Pokemon cards, playing soccer, watching shows on his laptop.


A Buddhist Monk's 4-Year Quest For Awareness

By John Merfeld, WPR, July 21, 2016

Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche Left His Monastery And Survived Alone In A Cave
Bodhgaya, India
-- One morning in June 2011, residents of the Tergar Monastery in Bodhgaya, India, awoke to find that celebrated the master of Buddhist meditation, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, had vanished.


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