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  • In change of heart Nepal to allow cremation of Tibetan monk

    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal will allow a monk prominent in Tibetan Buddhism to be cremated in a monastery in Kathmandu, a minister said on Tuesday, disregarding fears of possible anti-China protests by his followers during the funeral.
  • Joshu Sasaki Roshi dies at 107; monk brought strict form of Zen Buddhism to U.S.

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi dies at 107; monk brought strict form of Zen Buddhism to U.S.
    When an obscure Japanese monk arrived in Los Angeles 52 years ago, he carried little more than a spare robe, a Japanese-English dictionary and an invitation to teach Zen. But the trappings of his life would not always be so simple. At centers he...

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107
    Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107. Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve...

    Sri Lankan hardline Buddhist links Dalai Lama to Muslim extremism

    COLOMBO (Reuters) - A hardline Sri Lankan Buddhist monk leading an anti-Muslim campaign accused the Dalai Lama on Tuesday of being influenced by Islamist extremists and said the Tibetan could not be accepted as a world Buddhist leader. Galagoda Aththe...

    Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists

    Indiana law allows Satanists to perform marriages, but not Buddhists
    An Indiana law is "irrational" and "absurd" for allowing Satanists to perform legal marriages while making it a crime for Buddhists and humanists to do the same, a federal appeals court said this week. It's been a rough few months for state marriage...