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Ringzhen Tundup Shastri: The devout Buddhist who helped Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) reach Ladakh

by AKSHAY DESHMANE, ET Bureau, Sep 12, 2014

LEH, Ladakh (India) -- For Ringzhen Tundup Shastri, the floods sweeping Kashmir valley is like yesterday once more.

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Yala ISOC arranges ‘Buddhist-Muslim Families Tighten

NNT, Sept 6, 2014

YALA, Thailand -- Yala Internal Security Operations Command (ISOC) has held a ‘Buddhist-Muslim Families, Tighten Relationship Project’ in cooperation with the Yala Special Unit, National Office of Buddhism in order to encourage the faithful of both religions, to brainstorm answers to the problem of southern unrest.

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1,000-year-old monastery to have Buddhist studies centre

Indo-Asian News Service, September 3, 2014

Shimla, India -- Tabo, an ancient seat of Buddhist religion and culture in picturesque Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh in northern India, will now have an international learning centre.

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India's PM in Japan: Modi visits two ancient Buddhist temples

PTI, August 31, 2014

Kyoto, Japan -- On the second day of his Japan tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited two prominent ancient Buddhist temples here – Toji and Kinkakuji – offering prayers and mingling with the common people and tourists.

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Buddhist monks cause outrage after 'accepting cash' to bless businessman's Porche

By David Raven, The Mirror, Aug 13, 2014

Hubei, China -- Expensive properties and material items are supposedly being made holy in exchange for money but monks insist they are doing nothing wrong.

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Ivory Urn for Top Thai Buddhist's Remains Sparks Debate

by Steve Herman, VOA, August 5, 2014

BANGKOK, Thailand -- In Thailand, an urn has been carved from ivory to hold the remains of the country's top religious leader, who died last year. The production of the urn comes as Thailand faces international pressure to eradicate the world’s largest market for unregulated ivory.

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