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  • Celebrating buddha’s 2600th year of enlightenment

    April 07, 2014 12:04PM

    A Preparatory National Workshop for celebration of 2600th year of Siddhartha’s 2600th Year of the Enlightenment was organized under the aegis of Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association at Deputy Chairman Hall, Constitution Club and India International Centre, New Delhi. The Programme was inaugurated by Ven. Tsona Rinpoche, a close spiritual luminary of HH Dalai Lama. Presently, he resides at the monastery of Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh and has been declared spiritual guardian of the Tameng community in Nepal.

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  • Bangkok declaration: 8th International Buddhist Conference

    April 07, 2014 12:04PM

    The Eighth International Buddhist Conference on the United Nations Day of Vesak, May 12-14, 2011 (B.E.2554)at the Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Main Campus, Wang Noi, Ayutthaya, The United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok and Buddhamonthon, Nakhon Pathom Province, Thailand

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  • Somapura: Unique temple in Bangladesh

    April 07, 2014 11:04AM

    Pala Empire was the first independent Buddhist dynasty of Bengal. The name Pala means protector and was used as an ending to the names of all Pala monarchs. Gopala was the first ruler from the dynasty who came to power in 750 AD until 770 AD. This Buddhist dynasty lasted for four centuries and ushered in a period of stability and prosperity in Bengal.

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  • International air services to start in Bodhgaya

    April 05, 2014 06:04PM

    Gaya, India -- Jayprakash Narain International aiport, Patna may be still struggling to match up to its name. But it's Bodh Gaya that will be going international sooner. The news is, that Air India, Minhin Lanka of the emerald isle-Sri Lanka, Druk Air, Bhutan and Phuket Airlines of Thailand are about to resume international services from Bodh Gaya by October.

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  • American buddhism facing generational shift

    April 05, 2014 06:04PM

    GARRISON, N.Y. (USA) -- Crosses still adorns one wall of this former Roman Catholic monastery, but a 6-foot golden Buddha now anchors the main room. The meditation hall, also used as a meeting space, is where the luminaries of Buddhism in the West recently gathered to debate.

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  • Buddhism rebounds in Russia

    April 05, 2014 06:04PM

    Ulan Ude, Russia -- For four generations, the Soviets waged war on Buddhists, sometimes branding them “Japanese spies.” Now, 20 years after the collapse of communism, Buddhism is experiencing a massive revival in its historic areas.

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  • Japan Tsunami survivors pray in summer buddhist rite

    April 05, 2014 06:04PM

    OTSUCHICHO, Japan -- In a little room of a small hillside temple that barely survived Japan's tsunami five months ago, Yuko Kikuchi knelt down, quietly sobbing and gently caressing the boxes that hold the bones and ashes of her perished mother and sister-in-law.

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