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Kathin Chibar Dan: Robe offering festival to preserve Buddhist tradition in Chitagong Hill Tracts (CHT)

The Daily Star, Nov 10, 2016

Dhaka, Bangladesh -- Kathin Chibar (robe) Dan, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhist people in Chitagong Hill Tracts (CHT), started yesterday at Rajban Bihar of the Chakma king in the town with great enthusiasm and festivity.

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Andhra Pradesh wants to invite Dalai Lama for Buddhist ritual in Amravati

Indian Express, Nov 4, 2016

This comes as part of the serious efforts by the AP govt to promote Buddhist centres in the state, and the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati as a major tourist destination.
Andhra Pradesh, India
-- The Andhra Pradesh Government has proposed to hold ‘Kalachakra’ initiation - ‘wheel of time’ or ‘time-cycles’ rituals in Buddhism, where disciples are initiated into higher forms of meditation and rituals - in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This comes as part of the serious efforts by the AP govt to promote Buddhist centres in the state, and the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati as a major tourist destination.

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Nipponzan Myohoji: This Buddhist temple offers peace, silence in a noisy city

by Ruhi Bhasin, The Indian Express, November 6, 2016

Mumbai, India -- On his tour to India during 1931-38, for regenerating Buddhism, Fujii Guruji met Mahatma Gandhi and actively participated in the freedom movement of India.

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Buddhist college in Dolakha

Republica, October 19, 2016

DOLAKHA, Nepal -- Buddhist college has come into operation in the district. The first ever college of its kind in the district will offer arts and humanities courses in Buddhist philosophy and teachings.

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Pakistan and Lanka tread the path of Buddhist heritage

by Frances Bulathsinghala, Dawn, Oct 7, 2016

Lahore, Pakistan -- Pakistan and Sri Lanka have embarked on a new journey in bilateral relations by benefiting from a common Buddhist heritage.

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International Buddhist conclave open session in Sarnath

PTI, Oct 5, 2016

Varanasi, India -- The International Buddhist Conclave-2016 aimed to showcase Buddhist heritage and pilgrimage sites in the country, opened its sessions in Sarnath today, the heartland of Buddhist pilgrimage.

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Next year dedicated to Buddhist programmes Sri Lanka President

Lanka Daily News, Sept 14, 2016

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- 2017 will be named as a year for the implementation of well planned programmes for the promotion of Buddhism, said President Maithripala Sirisena.

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Ladakh has suffered years of neglect: Buddhist monk

IANS, August 31, 2016

Leh, Ladakh (India) -- Ladakh region in Jammu And Kashmirhas suffered from years of neglect from the central government and ministers from Delhi "come and make sweet promises only to forget" (sic), a top Buddhist monk has said.

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Buddhist scholar prescribes solution to human sufferings

The Himalayan Times, August 21, 2016

Nepal, Kathmandu -- Most of human sufferings are unnecessary and can be easily avoided, a Buddhist scholar from Hong Kong, Venerable Hin Hung, has said.

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Taking hint from Traditional Buddhist Architecture, Architect builds Buddhist Learning Centre in Maharashtra

Newsgram, August 19, 2016

Mumbai, India -- A Mumbai-based architecture firm Sameep Padora and Associates have recently completed building a Buddhist Learning Centre in Maharashtra. The architect wanted to renew the lost traditions that went into making Buddhist learning and meditation centres.

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