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The Dalai Lama to Make 20-Day Visit to America

TibetNet, September 7, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama is expected to leave Ladakh for New Delhi tomorrow, from where he will proceed on about a 20-day visit to the United States.


International Buddhist conference kicks off in Kathmandu

Xinhua News, Sept 8, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal -- The 4th International Conference on Buddhist Heritage of Nepal Mandal 2005 kicked off Wednesday with the slogan of "Collaboration for the Preservation, Upliftment and Co-existence of Buddhist Heritage in Asia."


Nepal to host conference on Buddhist heritage

Xinhuanet, Sept 3, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The Fourth International Conference on the Buddhist Heritage of Nepal Mandala 2005 will be held here from Sept. 6 to 10, the organizers said Saturday.


Tamluk - place of Buddhist attraction


KOLKATA, India -- The West Bengal government is keen to make Tamluk in Midnapore East district a place of Buddhist attraction to lure more tourists.


Air taxi service to Buddhist shrines in Bihar, UP soon

PTI, Sept 3. 2005

PATNA, India -- In a bid to attract foreign and domestic tourists, the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) has proposed introduction of an air taxi service to important Buddhist shrines in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.


Dharamsala witnessing illegal overstay of foreigners

ANI, August 28, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- Queen of the hills, Dharamshala, is thronged with thousands of foreigners coming from different countries to study Tibetan Buddhism.


Buddhist front takes root, welcomes all

Newindpress.com, August 29 2005

BHUBANESHWAR, India -- For the 1.2 lakh Buddhist population of the State, the 15-month-old Orissa Buddhist Front (OBF) has offered a ray of hope to revive the lost glory of a religion that had tremendous influence on the region for several centuries.


Nepal becoming Mecca for Buddhist studies

BY POST B. BASNET, Kantipur Online, Aug 26, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- It may be a new thing to many that Nepal is evolving as one of the sought-after venues for higher level Buddhist studies. Dozens of institutes for Buddhist studies have emerged in Kathmandu alone to meet the demands of huge numbers of Westerners, flocking every year, seeking knowledge of Buddhism in Nepal.


Buddhist monks rue BJP's claim over Mahabodhi temple

New Kerala, Aug 24, 2005

Patna, India -- Angry Buddhist monks have threatened to expose the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) motive behind its claim over a temple in Bihar's Bodh Gaya, saying that they would not allow another Ayodhya-like incident to recur.


Trouble at Mahabodhi temple

by FARHANA KALAM, The Telegraph, Aug 19, 2005

Gaya, India -- The district administration today foiled an attempt by a group of BJP leaders and activists to enter Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya and offer jal to a disputed shivalinga on the last day of Shravan.


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