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Malaysian NGOs to conduct media camp in Hanguranketa

Lanka Daily News, Dec 6, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Siri Jayanti Association of Malaysia in collaboration with the Siri Jayanti Welfare Association, Maha Karuna Buddhist Society, Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Brickfields from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and the Buddhist Cultural Centre and the Naga Vihara Buddhist Temple in Sri Lanka is organizing a Medical Camp, the donation of educational equipment for 2000 students and a Maha Sanghika Dana at Hanguranketa on December 12.


Real autonomy, not independence, is the goal, says Dalai Lama

by Sridhar K. Chari, Tribune News Service, Dec 2, 2004

Bangalore, India -- Advocating a ?middle-way approach? towards a solution for Tibet, the Dalai Lama said here today that Tibet was indeed a part of China, and what he sought was not independence but ?genuine autonomy.?


Ladakh project for Buddhist nuns upliftment

ANI, Dec 2, 2004

Ladakh, India -- The Buddhist nuns of Ladakh are now reaching out for help and support. With nunneries built and education offered, a few young women will remain ordained. The Nun Association and Nunneries have been formed for the purpose of uplifting the women.


Clemency call for Tibetan monk

BBC, Dec 3, 2004

Dhramsala, India -- The Dalai Lama has called on the Chinese authorities to show clemency towards a Tibetan monk whose suspended death sentence ran out on Thursday. Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche was sentenced in 2002, accused of carrying out a series of bomb attacks in south-west China.


Tibetans protest death sentence to Buddhist monk

Indo-Asian News Service, Dec 2, 2004

New Delhi, India -- Tibetan activists and Indian parliamentarians held a protest march at the Chinese embassy here Thursday demanding the release of a Buddhist monk facing death sentence.


Buddhist summit proposes Lumbini AS World Peace city

UNI, Dec 2, 2004

Kathmandu, Nepal -- The 2nd World Buddhist Summit held in Lumbini has proposed to declare Lumbini the world peace city. In a 10 point declaration passed at the end of the summit today, it called on the government to declare Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, as the World Peace City.


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.


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.


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.


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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