South Asia

Thousand Buddha Temple Consecration in Lumbini

The Buddhist Channel, 14 June 2024

Lumbini, Nepal -- On Saga Dawa Duchen, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, and 200 monks from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery, along with nearly 100 lay students from Nepal and around the world, gathered at Mayadevi Temple in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha Shakyamuni.

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Islamabad Gandhara symposium highlights Pakistanís ancient heritage

Arab News, 1 June 2024

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A two-day symposium on Gandhara civilization held this week in Islamabad, attended by Buddhist leaders from several countries, put the spotlight on Pakistanís ancient cultural roots dating back to thousands of years.

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The Forgotten Engineer Who Unearthed Indiaís National Emblem

by Bhante Sravasti, The Buddhist Channel, 12 May 2024

New Delhi, India -- The design of India’s national emblem, the most visible symbol of the country’s national identity, was adopted from the lion capital of an Ashokan pillar excavated in Sarnath. On 26th of January 1950, the day India became a republic, this symbol was adopted as her national emblem.

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Dalai Lama affirms link to Nalanda Tradition

The Buddhist Channel, 28 April 2024

Dharmsala, India -- The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, reaffirmed his deep-rooted connection to Indian philosophical traditions.

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Relics of Buddha Presented to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Sri Lankan Delegation

The Buddhist Channel, 8 April 2024

Dharamsala, HP (India) -- On 4 April 2024, a longstanding aspiration of a group of Sri Lankan Buddhists was realized as relics of the Buddha were presented to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by Ven. Dr. Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Maha Nayaka Thero, head of Amarapura Sambuddha Sasanodaya Maha Nikaya. The delegation, led by Dr. Damenda Porage, Founder President of the Sri Lanka-Tibetan Buddhist Brotherhood, journeyed to Dharamsala for the auspicious occasion.

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China blocking Dalai Lama's Sri Lanka visit, says top Buddhist leader

By Sidhant Sibal, WION, Apr 5, 2024

New Delhi, India -- A top Sri Lankan Buddhist leader has said that China has been blocking the visit of Tibetan Buddhist Spiritual leader, Dalai Lama to the country. Ven. Dr Waskaduwe Mahindawansa made the comments in an exclusive interview with our diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal in Delhi.

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INDIA: Buddhist Development Plan for 5 northern states launched

The Buddhist Channel, 18 March 2024

New Delhi, India - - India's Union Minister of Minority Affairs and Women & Child Development, Smriti Iranian has laid the foundation stone for 38 projects with the total estimated cost of Rs. 225 Cr. About USD 27 mil) approved under Buddhist Development Plan for the States of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and the Union Territory of Ladakh.

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Gorsam Kora Festival Celebrated Joyfully in Tawang

The Buddhist Channel, 11 March 2024

Tawang, Arunacha Pradesh (India) -- The annual Gorsam Kora Festival, celebrated from March 7th to March 10th, attracted thousands of Bhutanese nationals, including Buddhist monks. Zemithang, the last administrative division of India in Arunachal Pradesh, shares its western border with Bhutan.

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False interpretation of secularism to deny freedom of religion to Buddhist students at Royal College

By Senaka Weeraratna, Daily FT, 21 February 2024

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- An old boy who has expressed opposition in an article in the Daily FT recently, to the chanting of pirith in a Buddhist religious ceremony at Royal College on grounds that it is ‘anti secular’, has given a false interpretation of secularism.

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Dalai Lama inaugurates first International Sangha Forum

ANI, 20 December 2023

Bodhgaya, India -- The Dalai Lama inaugurated the three-day International Sangha Forum 2023 on Bridging Traditions, Embracing Modernity: A Dialogue on the Buddha’s Teaching in Today’s World on Wednesday morning.

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