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Buddha Purnima 2017: Know all about Vesak, significance and history

News Nation Bureau, May 9, 2017

New Delhi, India -- The reason why Buddha Purnima is also known as Vesak because it is celebrated in the "Baisakh" or the "Vaisakha" month.

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Buddha Purnima 2017 in India: Date, significance and celebration of Gautama Buddha’s birth anniversary

India.com, May 8, 2017

Here is all you should know about Buddha Purnima 2017 date, significance and celebration in India.
New Delhi, India
-- Buddha Purnima 2017 is just round the corner. India, being the land of the origin of Buddhism, holds Buddha Purnima as an extremely significant day.

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Tripitaka Buddhist book launch

by SUNTHORN PONGPAO, The Bangkok Post, 7 May 2017

Bangkok, Thailand -- A total of 10,000 copies of a book said to be the world's first and formal international version of the Tripitaka Buddhist scriptures will be distributed to countries around the world, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University revealed on Saturday.

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Thai Junta Lifts Control on Influential Buddhist Temple

Reuters, April 11, 2017

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Thailand's junta lifted restrictions on movement at the country's biggest Buddhist temple on Tuesday, a month after police ended a siege of the complex whose former abbot is accused of money laundering.

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Symbol of Mongolia’s Ancient Buddhist Culture to Complete in Summer of 2017

by Michael Fouts, The Buddhist Channel, March 27, 2017

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia -- In the summer of 2017 the people of Mongolia will regain an important part of their ancient Buddhist heritage. A statue of the historical Buddha designed by Mongolia’s first Jebtsundamba Khutuktu (sacred leader of Mongolian Buddhism) placed within the Uguumur Valley just outside of the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.

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Buddhist scriptures provide a feast for researchers

By Yang Jian, Shanghai Daily, March 27, 2017

Shanghai, China -- More than 40 Buddhism experts from home and abroad began researching a batch of historic Buddhist scriptures in Shanghai over the weekend.

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