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Vatican sends condolences on death of senior Buddhist abbot

CNA Daily News, August 19, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand -- The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue sent a message of condolence to Thailand on the passing of senior Buddhist abbot Somdej Phra Buddhacharn.

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3D museum features Buddhist cultural heritage

VietNamNet Bridge, AUg 26, 2013

Hanoi, Vietnam -- Two exhibitions using 3D virtual reality technology are now available on the Vietnam National Museum of History’s website, featuring the Buddhist cultural heritage and ancient lamps of Vietnam.

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Muslim, Buddhist leaders forge ties to promote interfaith relations

BY ELIZABETH ZACHARIAH, Malaysian Insider, August 15, 2013

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- A Muslim politician and a local Buddhist group have taken the first step in fostering interfaith relations between the two religions.

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One day forum to explore Buddhism's adaptation to the 21st Century

The Buddhist Channel, August 16, 2013

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- The Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) will be organizing a one day forum entitled "Adapting Buddhism to the 21st Century", The event is organized in memory of the late Ven Dr K Sri Dhammananda, commemorating his legacy as a far sighted monk.

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Buddhists calm facing threats

The Jakarta Post, August 13 2013

Jakarta, Indonesia -- The recent bombing at the Ekayana Buddhist Temple in West Jakarta will unlikely be the last terror attack in Indonesia to avenge the ongoing persecution of Rohingya Muslims in predominantly Buddhist Myanmar, said top terrorism analysts.

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Bomb at Buddhist temple in Indonesia aimed at avenging violence against Rohingya

Associated Press, August 5, 2013

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- A senior official said Monday that an attack on a Buddhist temple in Indonesia’s capital was apparently aimed at avenging violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

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Nalanda Buddhist Society opens JB outreach centre

By CHUAH BEE KIM, New Straits Times, July 30, 2013

WALK THE WALK: An organisation which believes in holistic education is doing its bit for underprivileged schoolchildren by offering free tuition classes

JOHOR BARU, Malaysia -- THE Nalanda experience has found its way to Johor with the opening of the Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Taman Johor Jaya here recently.

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Keep Buddhism out of same-sex marriage debate, activist advises

by Pravit Rojanaphruk, The Nation July 27, 2013

Bangkok, Thailand -- Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists should try not to get trapped in a debate with Buddhists on whether Buddhism allows same-sex marriage, to avoid complicating matters, said Anjana Suvarnananda, pioneer LGBT activist and co-founder of Anjana Suvarnananda.

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8th Global Conference on Buddhism passed resolutions against violence in Buddhist countries and bombing in India

The Buddhist Channel, July 12, 2013

Singapore -- Delegates from Singapore and overseas attended the two-day 8th Global Conference on Buddhism, held in Singapore on 6 and 7 July 2013. Drawing on the presence of 1,200 delegates from the various Buddhist traditions, the Conference culminated in the passing of two resolutions concerning the on-going violence against Muslims in Buddhist countries, and the bombing of the MahaBodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India on 7 July 2013.

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Statement from International Buddhist College, Thailand on Bodhgaya Bombing on 7 July, 2013

The Buddhist Channel, July 12, 2013

Penang, Malaysia -- The International Buddhist College is deeply shocked and saddened to hear the news on the bombing at Bodhgaya on July 7, 2013.

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