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Gelek Rimpoche's Cremation & Relic Ceremony with Kyabje Demo Rinpoche

The Buddhist Channel, Feb 18, 2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan (USA) --  Gelek Rimpoche, founder and spiritual director of Jewel Heart International passed away Wednesday at 6 am. He was 77. Rimpoche was a lama in the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism and author of "Good Life, Good Death".

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A soldier-turned-Buddhist Monk on mission to spread ‘Mahakaruna’

by Rajendra Diwe, The Hitavada, 13 Feb 2017

Ladakh, India -- ‘Peace keeping force’ is the joke of century. Peace can’t be achieved with any force, but unconditional love, great compassion and tolerance can bring peace.

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Why I became a Buddhist nun

By Ven. Thubten Chokyi, Presented by Kimberly Gillan, SBS, Jan 31, 2017

After 49 colourful years working in theatre and academia, Venerable Thubten Chokyi became a Buddhist nun so she could devote the rest of her life to the service of others. This is her story.
New South Wales, Australia
-- I grew up a Catholic and considered becoming a Catholic nun but ended up pursuing theatre instead, because I always loved singing and dancing.

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How a Buddhist monk is helping some of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood

ByMark Smith, Wales Online, 10 NOV 2016

Gelong Thubten is the director of the Samye Foundation Wales which has bases in Cardiff and Caerphilly
Cardiff, Wales (UK)
-- A Buddhist monk has rubbed shoulders with some of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars after being commissioned to teach the meditation technique mindfulness.

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Buddhist left mark with Arkansas prisoner outreach program

By Jeannie Roberts, Arkansas Onloine, Nov 14, 2016

Maumelle, AR (USA) -- To the right of Anna Cox's front door on Crystal Mountain Drive in Maumelle was an altar of sorts. Bare tree limbs crisscrossed about half a foot deep to form a rectangular foundation. Smooth, round stones lay on top. More stones were in an arrangement to the left, coupled with earth-tone foliage.

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