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Rinpoche identity to be investigated

Statesman News Service, Oct 13, 2005

KALIMPONG, North Bengal (India) -- Controversy has always dogged the Shabdrung Rinpoches, once religious leaders of Bhutan, especially after the late ninth Shadrung Rinpoche Naung Gigme, a member of the Drukpa Kargyud sect of Buddhism, was sent into exile in India in the early 1960s. He was based in Manali and in 2000 came to head Sanchen Dorje Gompa at Pedong, one of the oldest monasteries in the region.


His Holiness Donates 15 Lakh Rupees (US$ 37,500) in Quake Relief

Phayul, October 13, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama donated fifteen lakh rupees in aid of quake victims in Pakistan and India, Voice of Tibet radio service reported.


All India Buddhist Society Passes Resolutions for Tibet

TYC, October 10, 2005

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (India) -- On the occasion of the GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR of the formation of The Buddhist Society Of India, “ALL INDIA BUDDHIST CONFERENCE” was held on 8th and 9th October 2005 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.


Moodu Maha Viharaya: The sun sets in the East for Buddhist temple

By Mallika Wanigasundara, The Buddhist Channel, Oct 7, 2005

Pottuvil, Sri Lanka -- He stood in the sands,a lonely figure, holding in his hands the offerings we had made to him. Alone and vulnerable he has dug himself into this hostile territory in a small ‘sanghavasa’ (abode of bhikkus) to protect and preserve an ancient temple on the beaches in Pottuvil in Eastern Sri Lanka. It is a one man battle against heavy odds.


British colonial laws on stray dogs, cats becomes election issue in Sri Lanka

Associated Press, October 4, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Leftover British colonial laws regarding stray dogs and cats have become a campaign issue in the coming presidential election in Sri Lanka, whose majority Buddhists promote compassion toward all beings.


India: Uttar Pradesh to celebrate Lord Buddha's 2550th birth anniversary

Webindia123.com, September 28, 2005

Agra, India -- After the much-hyped 350th year celebrations of the Taj Mahal, that concluded here last evening, the Uttar Pradesh government is set to celebrate the 2550th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha next year.


Dalai Lama to Attend International Buddhist Conference

Phayul, October 4, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama will take part in an international Buddhist conference in Nagpur, Maharashtra on 15 October, reports Voice of Tibet radio service. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will participate in a discussion session on October 15 at the conference which is expected to draw Buddhists representatives from Japan, Thailand and Sri Lanka etc.


Attanagalla Sirisanghabo Foundation to the fore to help tsunami affected

by Jayaweera Sugathapala, Lanka Daily News, October 5, 2005

Attanagalla, Sri Lanka -- On an initiative by the Chief Sangha Nayake Siyane Sivu Korale and Vihardipathi Attanagalla Raja Maha Viharaya, Ven. Dr. Pannila Ananda Thera and Sirisanghabo Social Service Foundation of Attanagalla in collaboration with the Abbess of Taiwan's Tayuan Buddhist Centre, Siek Chiu Chin have launched a program to build 335 houses for tsunami victims in Pereliya, Telwatta and Daluwatumulla areas in the Hikkaduwa Divisional Secretary's Division.


Thousands to embrace Buddhism at Deeksha Bhoomi on Oct 12

New Kerala, Oct 3, 2005

Nagpur, India -- Over 12,000 followers of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar from across the country and abroad are expected to throng to Deeksha Bhoomi here, where Buddhism was embraced in 1956 by lakhs of Dalits along with the social reformer, to celebrate the 49th 'Dhammachakra Parivartan Din' on October 12 this year.


Sri Lanka: Tsunami aid that never reached victims

Rediff and Buddhist Channel, September 26, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- As Venerable Wimala - a monk well known for his humanitarian and medical relief work in Africa - waded through a Sri Lankan village destroyed by the deadly December 26 tsunami, he couldn't help noticing that many parts of the area were still without proper shelters and sanitation.


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