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Death Of Popular Buddhist Monk Draws Attention to Failing “Revolution”

By Kalinga Seneviratne, The Buddhist Channel, Nov 16, 2015

Singapore -- The death of popular Sri Lankan Buddhist monk 73 year old Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera due to heart failure at a hospital in Singapore earlier this month has drawn attention to the waning “good governance” revolution that he helped to launch at the end of last year.


Thich Nhat Hahn named Pacem in Terris winner

By Deirdre Baker, QC Times, October 23, 2015

Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, is the 2015 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award winner, presented by the Diocese of Davenport.

California, USA -- A monk and spiritual leader of Buddhists from Vietnam - who may be compared to the Dalai Lama of Tibet - is this year's recipient of the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award, made by the Diocese of Davenport.


Dagbo Rinpoche recovering from heart failure

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 20, 2015

Paris, France -- Institut Ganden Ling, founded by Dagbo Rinpoche has announced that the respected Vajrayana Dharma Master is now recovering after a successful operation. The venerable suffered a heart failure while on a teaching tour in India.


Buddhist nun, 93, hails the 'revolution' of young people fighting security legislation

by By TAKUMI OKADA, Japan Times, October 12, 2015

NINOHE, Iwate Prefecture (Japan) -- Buddhist nun and novelist Jakucho Setouchi said "youth means romance and revolution" as she applauded young people for their opposition to national security legislation after what might be her final sermon in this northeastern city.


Founder of Lao Buddhist Sangha, Venerable Dr.Phramaha Phong Samaleuk passes away at 100

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 13, 2015

Vientiane, Laos -- The founder of Lao Buddhist Sangha, the Most Venerable Dr.Phramaha Phong Samaleuk, who is also the President of Lao Buddhist Fellowship Organization and of Wat Ongtue Mahavihara has passed away at the age of 100 years and 6 months, at 5.11 pm, October 7, 2015.


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