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China Will Interfere With Dalai Lama Succession: Tibet’s President-In-Exile

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.

His Holiness Lays Foundation Stone of Dalai Lama Centre for Tibetan & Indian Ancient Wisdom

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, […]

His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Second Day of Teaching at Bodhgaya

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.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Departs for Delhi and Bodh Gaya

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 […]

HH Dalai Lama Plans One-Month Visit to Bodh Gaya to Pray for Peace

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is scheduled to arrive in Bodh Gaya, India, on 25 December, where he plans to offer a teaching

A temple was left without monks – all were taking methamphetamines

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...

Footsteps of Buddha: Monks from Bhutan on a trip to India

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

4th Kagyu Monlam held in New York

"The Kagyu Monlam is a major international prayer festival held annually in Bodhgaya, India, one of the most sacred sites for Buddhists worldwide.

Indian parliamentarians to seek Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

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

Houses of Worship: A Dream of Faith, Thailand’s White Temple—Wat Rong Khun

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...

A living goddess is worshiped in Nepal

Christians worship the icons or statues of Christ, the Virgin and the saints, and Buddhists light candles before the images of the Enlightened Ones. In Nepal, however, they still worship a living goddess –...

Religious Scholars Argue Validity of Digital Buddhist Meditation

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.

Who are the most religious movie stars?

Religious movie stars - For some celebrities, this concept is not just a word Many religions have their own mythologies, symbols and sacred stories designed to explain the meaning of life or the origin of...

Buddhists Celebrate Vassa, the Beginning of Rains Retreat

Buddhists celebrate Vassa around the world, the beginning of the three-month Rains Retreat on July 13.

Tibetan leadership mourns the death of Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe

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.

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? You didn’t yet wear the silken cloak of freshness that...

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 in intimate conversation, a living dialogue, with our Earth. I Beloved Mother...

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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