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Buddhism on the rise in Buddha's birthplace

Story by SANITSUDA EKACHAI, The Bangkok Post, Nov 9, 2004

Lumbini, Nepal -- Encouraged by political openness and spurred by a yearning for peace, more and more Nepalis are finding the confidence to openly declare themselves Buddhist in the land where the Buddha was born.


Lumbini readies to host Buddhist summit

The Himalayan Times, November 8, 2004

Bhairahawa, Nepal -- Preparations for the Second World Buddhist Summit, which is scheduled to start on November 30, are on the final stage, the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) said today.


Advantage and Disadvantage in Major Tibetan Settlements

by Tenzin Yangdak, Times of Tibet, Nov 9, 2004

Karnataka, India -- There are 5 major Tibetan Settlements situated in Southern Indian state of Karnataka, since mid sixties and seventies. There were over forty five thousand Tibetans, including monks and nuns, in those settlements.


Massive Buddhist programme at Nalanda College

By Chamikara Weerasinghe, Lanka Daily News, Nov 1, 2004

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- One hundred Buddhist monks of the Asgiriya Chapter will call on Nalanda College, Colombo today to preach the dhamma to its students in the school's one hundred classrooms in a massive Buddhist programme, organised by the Old Nalandians' Buddhist Association, to mark the school's 80th anniversary.


Buddhist nuns break rules for a cause

by Renu Kshetry, The Himalayan Times, October 21, 2004

33-year-old Ani, two others to act in documentary on life of nuns.


65,000 people embrace Buddhism in Nagpur

Sify News, 23 October, 2004

Nagpur, India -- As many as 65,000 people have embraced Buddhism at Deeksha Bhoomi in Nagpur on 'Dhamma Chakra Pravartan Din' on Friday. 


Five day Tibetan Buddhist conference ends

ANI, Oct 22, 2004

Dharamshala, India -- A five-day-long conference on Buddhist teachings and science presided over by the Dalai Lama concluded in Dharamshala on Friday.


Former Nazi soldier fights to save Nepalese monastery

Indo-Asian News Service, Oct 14, 2004

Kathmandu, Nepal -- At the age of 93, a former Nazi soldier has taken up a new battle -- fighting to restore a 200-year-old Buddhist centre in Nepal ravaged by time, nature and human hands.


Vietnam shows keen interest in Indian Buddhist sites

Press Information Bureau (India), Oct 18, 2004

New Delhi, India -- Vietnam has shown keen interest in Indian Buddhist sites. To facilitate visit of Vietnamese in larger groups, both the countries will consider possibilities of direct airlink and other measures required.


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