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China is expected to interfere in the succession of the Dalai Lama, and anticipating that eventuality, the Tibetan government-in-exile has worked out a plan for a democratic transition of the leadership role by the spiritual.
By — Staff Reporter His Holiness the Dalai Lama blessing a model of the proposed building before taking his seat on stage at the the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Dalai Lama Centre for Tibetan & Indian Ancient Wisdom in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India on January 3, 2023. Photo by Tenzin Choejor Bodhgaya, Bihar, India, […]
This morning, His Holiness the Dalai Lama returned to the Kalachakra Ground for a second round of teachings. The ground, filled to capacity, was packed with 50,000 people while there were another 15,000 outside following proceedings on large screens.
By — Staff Reporter His Holiness departs from his residence in Thekchen Choling. Photo/Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama This morning, on 19 December, His Holiness the Dalai Lama departed for Kangra airport at around 10:30 am from his residence in Thekchen Choling. He was greeted by Tibetan devotees on the way to the […]
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is scheduled to arrive in Bodh Gaya, India, on 25 December, where he plans to offer a teaching
A Buddhist temple in Taiwan was left without monks for the most unusual reason. All were addicted to drugs and were sent to a rehabilitation center, the world media wrote. Four monks, including an abbot...
The International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) in coordination with the Central Monastic Body of Bhutan will be hosting a 24-member delegation of Bhutanese monks, who are visiting India
The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred in recognition of "exceptional service/performance of the highest order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex
By Ash D - 02 Aug 2022 - Thailand is home to the second largest population of Buddhists in the world, with some 64 millions Buddhists and 41,000 temples. Buddhism came to Thailand as early as the 3rd...
Gregory Grieve, who heads the religious studies department at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, holds that the authenticity of digital Buddhist meditation is not the determining factor as to whether it is a valid practice of the religion.
Buddhists celebrate Vassa around the world, the beginning of the three-month Rains Retreat on July 13.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a nationalist who served in the post longer than anyone else before stepping down in 2020, was shot and killed on Friday at a campaign rally.
“It is quite clear that changing Tibetan minds [has] completely failed by the Chinese Communist [Party].
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.
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
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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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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