China releases Geshe Sonam Phuntsok upon completion of prison term

TCHRD, October 27, 2004

Beijing, China -- Chinese authorities have released Geshe Sonam Phuntsok upon completion of his five years imprisonment term, according to confirmed information received by the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD). Geshe Sonam Phuntsok, popularly known as Kardze Geshe, was imprisoned for his religious activities and for conducting long life prayer ceremony for the Dalai Lama in October 1999.


Buddhism in China illustrates cultural integration

Xinhuanet, Oct 20, 2004

BEIJING, China -- The spread of Buddhism from India to Japan and Korea after the religion's development in China exemplifies the compatibility of Chinese and foreign cultures.


Chinese, Japanese Buddhists commemorate ancient Buddhist scholar

Xinhuanet, Oct. 18, 2004

XI'AN,  China -- More than 100 Buddhists from China and Japan gathered at Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, over the weekend to mark the 1,660th birthday of ancient Buddhist scholar and translator Kumarajiva, or Jiu Mo Luo Shi in Chinese.


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