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Buddhist Conference focuses on Protecting and Preserving Buddhist Culture

by Alison Lesley, World Religion news, 14 Nov 2014

Lumbini, Nepal -- A Buddhist conference being held November 15-18 in Gautama Buddha’s place of birth, Lumbini, has drawn over 400 scholars and monks from roughly 30 different nations.

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Buddhist philosophy should be internalised: Nepali President

eKantipur, Nov 15, 2014

BUTWAL, Nepal -- President Ram Baran Yadav has said that the Buddhist religion should be spread as a philosophy and be internalised accordingly.

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Modiís Buddhist diplomacy on anvil

by Ashok B Sharma, The Nation, 9 November 2014

New Delhi, India -- A definite shift in India’s Look East Policy is underway with added emphasis on Buddha diplomacy under the new dispensation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to market the Buddha card to the countries in the region as India is the place of origin of Dhamma and Sangha. He indicated such a change in emphasis by his first official visit abroad to a neighboring Buddhist country Asia, Bhutan, and then to Nepal, where Buddha was born. His first official visit outside South Asia was to another Buddhist country, Japan.

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Gyalwang Drukpa lends hand to Modi's cleanliness campaign

Zee News, November 3, 2014

Varanasi, India -- With Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s campaign for a cleaner India gaining ground, a Buddhist leader with a mass following here has thrown his weight behind the movement.

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Vietnamese PM Prays at Bodh Gaya, Says Buddhism Binds Both Countries

NDTV, October 28, 2014

Patna, India -- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visited Bodh Gaya on Monday and prayed at the Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine.

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Lumbini to host int'l Buddhist meet

eKantipur, Oct 31, 2014

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- An international Buddhist conference will be held in Lumbini on November 15-18 for the preservation and protection of Buddhist culture and heritage, organisers said at a press meet at the Reporters' Club Nepal.

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Stamp on Sri lankan Buddhist monk Dharmapala released

Press Trust of India, October 25, 2014

New Delhi, India -- A commemorative postage stamp on Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Anagarika Dharmapala, who is credited to have revived Buddhism in India in the 19th century, was released here today by President Pranab Mukherjee

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Buddhist economics for Nepal

by Dixit, Kantipur.com, Oct 15, 2014

Following the Buddhist concept of right livelihood can help maximise wellbeing for Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Right livelihood’ is one of the Buddha’s noble eightfold paths. But what does that mean for a Nepali, and how can we develop it? The ongoing changes within and around us, our attempts to draft a new constitution, and our neighbours’ push towards greater economic reforms, could change Nepali society in unprecedented ways and redefine what right livelihood can be.

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Ceylonese roadmap for World Buddhism

by Ven. Dr. Mahinda Deegalle, The Nation, 19 October 2014

London, UK - Throughout the year, Buddhist organizations plan a variety of explicitly Buddhist activities for the Sri Lankan community in London. Full moon days are highly important for both monks and lay people for religious observances.

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World Bank keen on funding Andhra Pradesh Buddhist circuit

Economic Times, Oct 11, 2014

Andhra Pradesh, India -- Making tourism one of its key focus areas in its services sector mission, Andhra Pradesh government said here today that the World Bank is keen on funding the state's 'Buddhist circuit'.

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