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US Special Coordinator visits Dharamshala, meets Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama

“It is quite clear that changing Tibetan minds [has] completely failed by the Chinese Communist [Party].

3rd Century BC Buddhist Stupa in India to get makeover

The historical Buddhist Stupa or brick Stupa built 2,400 years back by Mauryan king Ashoka, in Haryana’s Yamunanagar, is scheduled to get a makeover with beatification works set to begin.

Annual lantern parade to return after 2-year hiatus

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large-scale lantern parade will resume next month as part of the UNESCO-listed Lantern Lighting Festival, an annual festival to celebrate Buddha’s birthday

Ten Love Letters to the Earth VI-X

VI Our Journey of Eons Dear Mother Earth, Do you remember when you and Father Sun first formed from the dust of exploded stars and interstellar gas?...

Ten Love Letters to the Earth I-V

The European Times is sharing the Ten Love Letters to the Earth of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. These meditations are an invitation to engage...

Sri Lankans celebrate Buddha’s first visit to the island

  Kelaniya temple: Floral offerings on Duruthu Poya Day. Photo: Ajith Perera/ Xinhua By   —  Shyamal Sinha Every full moon day is known as a Poya in the Sinhala language; this is when a practicing Sri Lankan Buddhist visits a temple for religious observances. There are 13 or 14 Poyas per year.The term poya is derived from the Pali and Sanskrit word uposatha (from upa + vas “to fast”), primarily signifying “fast day” […]

Buddhism in Buryatia: The Palace of the Legendary Sandalwood Buddha

By  Lyudmila Klasanova December 20, 2021 The Palace of Sandalwood Buddha. From fest-bilet.ru The Sandalwood Buddha is a legendary image believed to be a “living image” or a “lifelike portrait” of Shakyamuni Buddha. The mysterious statue is said to have traveled miraculously from North India to Central Asia, China, and finally ending up in Buryatia. Its […]

Inauguration new international airport in Kushinagar: focal point of the Buddhist Circuit in India

Leading Buddhist monks en route to Kushinagar. From indiatimes.com By   —  Shyamal Sinha Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (Oct 20, 2021) formally inaugurated the International Airport at Kushinagar and to mark this historic occasion an inaugural international flight from Sri Lanka landed at this airport Kushinagar is considered to be a focal point of the Buddhist Circuit in […]

Era of China Being Bullied Gone Forever, Says Xi Jinping at centenary celebration of Communist Party

By  —  Shyamal Sinha President Xi Jinping hailed China’s “irreversible” course from humiliated colony to great power at the centenary celebrations for the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday, in a speech reaching deep into history to remind patriots at home and rivals abroad of his nation’s — and his own — ascendancy. Speaking above the […]

Tibetan Youth Congress protest CCP centenary celebrations at Chinese Embassy in Delhi

Tibetan Youth Congress members protesting against 100 years of CCP at Chinese Embassy (ANI) By  —  Shyamal Sinha Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) members on Thursday staged a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi against the centenary celebrations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Dozens of Tibetans gathered at the Chinese Embassy […]
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