Ancient Indian Buddhist elephant statue discovered, dated back to 2,300 Years Ago
Odisha, India -- A team of archaeologists in East India recently discovered a rock-carved elephant statue, believed to be approximately 2,300 years old, from a period when Buddhism was the predominant faith in the region. Read more
Dalai Lama Meets with Participants of Tibet House’s Nalanda Courses
Dharamsala, India --His Holiness the Dalai Lama recently engaged with nearly 500 students who have recently graduated from or are currently studying in the Nalanda Masters Course, the Nalanda Diploma Course offered by Tibet House, New Delhi. These courses, led by Geshé Dorji Damdul from Tibet House, have attracted over 4,000 students from 98 countries. Read more
Dalai Lama teaches Tibetan youths to embrace Emptiness and Bodhicitta
Dharamsala, India --On the second day of teachings for Tibetan youths, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama gave the 1,000 strong participants the permission to "practice Manjushri, the Bodhisattva who embodies wisdom and intelligence". Read more
The Religion that Saved Tina Turner
Zurich, Switzerland -- When news filtered through social media that Tina Turner was no longer with us on Wednesday, 24 May 2023, the world mourned the passing of an iconic artiste. The Queen of Rock 'n' Roll was 83. Read more
Tibetan Buddhism, heir to ancient India’s Nalanda Tradition
Dharmsala, India --At the CIHTS’s conference on "Mind in Indian Philosophical Schools of Thought and Modern Science" held in Sarnath, India in 2018, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, said that "... (Tibetan Buddhism) is universally acknowledged as the heir to the Nalanda Tradition." Read more
Bhutan’s Unique Buddhist Culture Has Tourism Potential
SINGAPORE | THIMPHU -- A recent visit by a group of Vietnamese Buddhists to learn and experience the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism has alerted the Bhutan authorities to the potential of Buddhist cultural tourism to one of the world’s most scenic countries landlocked between India and China in the Himalayan mountains. Read more
Not just another biography of the Buddha
-- There are -- Book review: Footprints in the Dust; the Life of the Buddha from the most Ancient Sources. Read more
Zilukha Lhakhang - Gem of a Sacred Temple in Thimphu
Thimphu, Bhutan -- Bhutan is a land filled with temples, known as lhakhangs, and monasteries (goemba or gonpa), most of which are located on high spectacular mountain ridges, such as Taktshang, the Tiger’s Nest. Read more
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