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China embraces enlightenment

The Bangkok Post, Jul 19, 2014

The next World Fellowship of Buddhists conference in Baoji will highlight the growing influence of the Buddhist faith

Beijing, China -- China probably has the largest number of Buddhists in the world, yet so little is known about the practice of Buddhism in the world’s most populous country.

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India to launch AC train in Buddhist circuit from 2015

PTI, Sep 27, 2014

BODH GAYA, Bihar (India) -- The Centre on Saturday announced a slew of measures including launching an air-conditioned train in Buddhist circuit from next year and putting signboards in languages of different countries for non-English speakers to make Bodh Gaya and other places associated with Lord Buddha more attractive for visitors.

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Buddhist pilgrimage with a difference

by Sanitsuda Ekachai, The Bangkok Post, Sept 21, 2014

A spiritual journey to four holy sites in India and Nepal offers a much greater chance for deeper reflection than the usual tours

Bangkok, Thailand -- As a producer of dhamma TV programmes, Somnuek Khemacheeva has visited holy Buddhist sites in India several times as part of her work. As a devout Buddhist practitioner, however, she found the so-called “pilgrimages” that millions of Buddhist Thais make each year to India are quite spiritually superficial.

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Buddhist conclave: Stage set to greet foreign delegates

by Binay Singh, TNN, Sep 20, 2014

VARANASI, India -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashi is gearing up to host foreign delegates taking part in the International Buddhist Conclave in Bodhgaya and Sarnath from September 26 to 28. After spending two days in Bodhgaya the delegates will be in Varanasi on September 28.

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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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