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Rinpoche crowned with sacred hat

Kantipur Online, July 22, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Swami Vivekananda once said that Buddhism could not survive in the very land where it was born, that is, India. However, it is alive in Nepal where Siddhartha Gautam, the founder of Buddhism, was born some 25 centuries ago.


Stamp series on Buddha marks Gurupurnima

The Rising Nepal, July 21, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Minister for Information and Communications, Tanka Dhakal put cancellation marks on a postage stamp series on Lord Buddha issued by Nepal Philatelic Bureau from today on the occasion of Gurpurnima.


Peaceful mind can help restore peace

The Rising Nepal, July 21, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Assistant Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yangkila Sherpa, inaugurated ?Bauddha Book Exhibition? organised to celebrate Dharma Chakra Prabardhan Diwas, the first day of preaching by Lord Buddha, and Guru Purnima, here today.


New gilded pinnacles on Aagam Chhen Shrine in Itumbaha Monastery

The Rising Nepal, July 21, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Four new gilded pinnacles (gajur) were installed today on the ridge of the Aagam Chhen shrine under the Itumbaha Monastery, marking the completion of the restoration of its south and west wings.


China Plots to Repeat Panchen Lama on Dalai Lama

Phayul, July 19, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- In its latest and most serious ever attempt to interfere in Tibet's traditional system of recognising lamas, China has gone to the extent of saying that Beijing will choose the next Dalai Lama. Tibet Autonomous Region chairman Qiangba Puncog was quoted by Asianews/SCMP as saying that "if the spiritual leader, who turned 70 on July 6, dies in exile, Beijing would follow Tibetan Buddhist precedent to choose his reincarnation."


City launchpad for Buddhist heritage revival

Express News Service, July 18, 2005

Kolkata, India -- As part of the ministry of culture?s drive to create awareness among people and simultaneously preserve the cultural heritage of India, the ?National Seminar on Buddhist Literary Heritage in India: Text and Context? kicked off today at the Asiatic Society museum.


Kalon Tripa to Visit Ladakh

TibetNet, July 19, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- Kalon Tripa Prof. Samdhong Rinpoche on Tuesday, 21 July, will set off on a week-long visit to Leh, Ladakh. Enroute to Ladakh, Kalon Tripa is expected to meet various people in Delhi on 22 July.


Renovation of tsunami-damaged temples to begin in Sri Lanka

ColomboPage News Desk, July 15, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Sri Lanka Treasury is allocating Rs. 125 million to the Buddha Sasana Ministry to rehabilitate and reconstruct Buddhist temples and places of worship that were damaged by the December 26 tsunami catastrophe.


Orissa university offers MA in Buddhism, Jainism

By Bibhuti Mishra, Sify News, July 5, 2005

Bhubaneswar, India -- Utkal University of Culture (UUC), set up in 2000 as the first culture university in the country, has mooted post graduate programmes in Buddhism and Jainology from the current academic session.


Dalai Lama begins discourse for Taiwanese Buddhists

ANI, July 12, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- Nearly 600 Taiwanese Buddhists began to attend special religious sermons by Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, here today. The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered in Dharamsala.


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