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Buddhism deeply entrenched in Jalandhar’s secular fabric, say experts at convocation

by Aparna Banerji, Tribune News Service, November 14, 2015

Jalandhar, India -- The visit of the Dalai Lama to the LPU today evoked a rich forgotten history of Jalandhar which, though profound and interesting, rarely finds mainstream mention. Both in the very immediate and farther past, Jalandhar has had deep Buddhist leanings.


Buddhists in Tripura celebrating 'Kathin Chibor Dan' pay tribute to France terror victims

bdnews24.com, Nov 16, 2015

Hundreds of Buddhist devotees in the Indian north-eastern state of Tripura have paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

Agartala, Bangladesh -- They prayed and lit candles for universal peace and against religious radicalism.


Thousands Attend State Funeral of Dissident Buddhist Monk in Sri Lanka

ANI, 13 November 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Thousands of people from all walks of life attended the funeral of dissident Buddhist monk Maduluwawe Sobitha on Thursday. Sobitha was 73 and died last Sunday in Singapore, where he was receiving treatment after heart surgery.


Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association condoles Ven. Sobitha Thera's passing away

Lanka Daily News, Nov 11, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- "It is with great shock and sorrow that we hear of the passing-away of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Maha Thera on November 8", states the Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association in a release.


Air India flights from Varanasi to boost Buddhist tourism

by Debabrata Mohapatra, TNN, Nov 9, 2015

BHUBANESWAR, India -- In a boost to Buddhist tourism in the state, Air India on Sunday started operations between Varanasi and Bhubaneswar. The flight will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.


Buddhist Circuit Special Train begins season's first trip

One India, October 31, 2015

New Delhi, India -- With eight Indians and 44 foreigners on board, the Buddhist Circuit Special Train, operated by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), embarked on its first journey of the season on Saturday.


Buddhist motifs for Brand Amaravati

by Ram Karan, the Hindu, Oct 25, 2015

Amaravati, India -- The State’s search for a new identity has found it rediscovering its Buddhist past, both to attract investments and to craft a new culture.


The Buddhist voter in Bihar: Their election issue is if they get to run their

by Muzamil Jaleel, The Indian Express, Oct 21, 2015

Priyapal Bante, a monk of the Chakma tribe and settled in Bodh Gaya, said they are waiting for a Supreme Court verdict. “We expect justice will be done. If not, we will go to the UN,” he said.

Bodh Gaya, India -- Away from the caste, vikas and dal debates, a small community voted last week with a demand of its own — one they say no one in Patna or Delhi listens to. Bihar’s Buddhists want the management of one of their holiest temples, Maha Bodhi , restored to Buddhists.


Death of Dr. Lilaknath Weerasinghe – an outstanding Buddhist Leader of Sri Lanka

by Senaka Weeraratna, Lankaweb, October 12, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Dr Lilaknath Weerasinghe, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.S., F.C.S.S.L.,General Surgeon, Kandy Teaching Hospital and former President of SUCCESS Sri Lanka (Jayagrahanaya) passed away at a private Hospital in Kandy on the evening of October 11, 2015. He was 69 years old at the time of his death. 


Inauguration of Dharma Voices for Animals (Sri Lanka - Colombo Chapter)

The Buddhist Channel, Oct 13, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Dharma Voices for Animals (Sri Lanka – Colombo Chapter) will be inaugurated on October 18, 2015 at a ceremony commencing at 4.00 p.m. at the Dharmavijaya Foundation Auditorium in Colombo.


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