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Monks take out colourful procession

Newindpress, January 12, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Buddhist monks attending the Kalachakra Empowerment took out a colourful procession here today with their presiding deity Gyava Chamba.


Scotland Buddhist Temple provides relief for tsunami victims

by Sunil C.Perera, Asian Tribune, Jan 12, 2006

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A Scotland based Buddhist Temple has launched number of tsunami development projects for the affected people in various parts of Sri Lanka with the assistance of the government and various international donors.


Indian nationalist party brings forced conversions to Dalai Lama?s notice

Newindpress, January 12, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (india) -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has brought to the notice of the Dalai Lama alleged forcible religious conversions.


Buddhist master to be mummified

By Baldev Chauhan, BBC News, Jan 11, 2006

Tibetan Buddhists are against preserving bodies

Shimla, India -- Buddhist monks in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh have decided to preserve the body of their master so he can be worshipped forever.


Kalachakra 2006: Dalai Lama on the virtue of happiness

Newindpress, January 11, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- The only way to gain happiness is to put others before self, observed the Dalai Lama here on Tuesday. Delivering a discourse on Acharya Nagarjuna’s, Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, on the third and concluding day, he said every sentient being wants happiness and wants to keep away from suffering.


Buddhist circuit to showcase heritage

Newindpress, January 11, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- The inauguration of The Amaravati Museum and Interpretation Centre by the Dalai Lama here yesterday is part of the State Government’s ambitious plan to develop the Lower Krishna Valley Buddhist Circuit at a cost of Rs 20 crore.


Indian PM chairs meeting on commemoration of Buddha anniversary

PTI, Jan 10, 2006

New Delhi, India -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today chaired a meeting of National Committee on commemoration of the 2550th anniversary of reincarnation of Lord Buddha.


Buddhist philosophy relevant in present times: Dalai Lama

New Kerala, Jan 9, 2006

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Spiritual Tibetan leader Dalai Lama today said the Buddhist philosophy of peace and compassion was very much relevant in the present strife-torn world.


Buddhist monks pray for world peace

NewKerala, Jan 8, 2006

Patna, India -- Hundreds of Buddhist monks from India and abroad offered special prayers at Bodh Gaya, the birthplace of Buddhism, for world peace.


Dalai Lama sees Buddhism as means to end suffering

Newindpress, January 6 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Thursday asserted that the shape of Tibet in the political map of the world would much depend on the efforts of the people living there.


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