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Second World Buddhist Summit concludes in Nepal

Xinhuanet, Dec 2, 2004

LUMBINI, Nepal -- The Second Buddhist Summit concluded Thursday in Nepal's southern city of Lumbini with a declaration on developing the birthplace of Lord Buddha as a worldpeace city.

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Locals want Buddhist Summit to mark the start of peace

By Akhil Tripathi (with Madhav Nepal in Lumbini), Nepalnews.com, Dec 2, 2004

Lumbini, Nepal -- If Islam navigates to Mecca and Bethlehem shines like a star for Christianity, then Lumbini captivates as the birthplace of Buddhism and the cradle of peace and non-violence for the entire globe.

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UN Secretary General greets World Buddhist Summit

Nepalnews.com, December 02, 2004

Kathmandu, Nepal -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in a statement on Wednesday has sent his greetings to the ongoing 2nd World Buddhist Summit in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Gautam Buddha.

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Buddhists pray for peace in Nepal

Daily Times (Pakistan), (AFP), Dec 1, 2004

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Buddhist monks prayed for world peace Tuesday at the start of a conference in the Nepal village of Lumbini - revered as Buddha?s birthplace - that is aimed at promoting the site as a ?city of world peace.?

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Second World Buddhist Summit opens in Nepal

Xinhuanet, Nov 30, 2004

LUMBINI, Nepal -- The Second Buddhist Summitkicked off Tuesday in Nepal's southern city of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, with an aim to promote world peace.

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Tibetans play music to protest leader?s execution

By Pawan Sharma, Hindustan Times, November 29, 2004

Dharamsala, India -- THE INCREASING anxiety of Tibetans regarding the impending execution of their religious leader Tulku Tenzin Delek, manifested into a novel and creative method of protest on late Sunday evening.

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IBF president calls for cease-fire during World Buddhist Summit in Lumbini

Nepalnews.com, November 29, 2004

Kathmandu, Nepal -- President of the International Buddhist Federation (IBF), Dr Lam, today appealed to the King, the government and the Maoist rebels to observe a weeklong cease-fire during the 2nd World Buddhist Summit slated for Nov 30 to Dec 2 in Lumbini, Lord Buddha's birthplace.

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Vietnamese monk to organise peace meet in Nepal

Indo-Asian News Service, Nov 29, 2004

Kathmandu, Nepal -- A Buddhist monk from Vietnam who plans to hold a global peace meet at the spot where Buddha was born is asking the people of Nepal to end all violence.

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Grand Buddha celebrations being planned in 2006

PTI, Nov 27, 2004

Varanasi, India -- Grand celebrations to commemorate the 2550th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha is being planned in 2006 with a series of lectures, cultural programmes and other events across the country and abroad.

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Lumbini gets facelift for international Buddhist summit

Phayul, November 28, 2004

Kathmandu Bhairahawa -- Preparations are at the last stage in Lumbini and its surrounding for the Second International Buddhist Summit that starts from Tuesday. Newly painted monasteries have given a fresh look to the historically and archeologically important town where Lord Buddha was born.

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