South Asia

Dalai Lama Imparts Chenrezig Empowerment to Taiwanese Buddhists

The Buddhist Channel, 6 October 2023

Dharamsala, HP (India) – On a crisp morning bathed in the radiant light of the rising sun, His Holiness the Dalai Lama graced the Tsuglagkhang with his presence, bestowing a Chenrezig empowerment upon a gathering of eager disciples.


Dalai Lama Imparts Teachings on the "Middle Way" to Southeast Asian Gathering

The Buddhist Channel, September 6, 2023

Dharamsala, HP (India) -- Under the radiant morning sun, His Holiness the Dalai Lama strolled from his residence to the Tsuglagkhang, a path lined with devotees reciting mantras such as "Om ara patsa na dhi" and "Mig-tse-ma." The spiritual atmosphere was palpable as the Dalai Lama embarked on a significant session.


Nepal Reveals 5th-Century Buddhist Stupa Restored with India's Aid

The Buddhist Channel, September 6, 2023

Kathmandu, Nepal -- In a testament to collaboration and cultural preservation, a 5th-century Buddhist Stupa, once ravaged by the devastating 2015 earthquake in Nepal, has been resurrected with the generous support of India.


Flash Flood and Landslides Strike Kagbeni in Nepal's Mustang District

The Buddhist Channel, 2 September 2023

Mustang, Nepal - Nestled in the shadows of the world's highest mountains, the remote village of Kagbeni, located in Nepal's Mustang district, recently faced a daunting climatic ordeal that left its residents grappling with the aftermath of a catastrophic flash flood and landslides.


His Holiness the Dalai Lama Addresses Thousands in Khaltse, Ladakh, Inspiring Compassion and Wisdom

The Buddhist Channel, 29 August 2023

Khaltse, Ladakh, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressed a huge gathering of over 25,000 people on the teaching ground in Khaltse, Ladakh on 19 August 2023. The attendees, who had come from far and wide, were met with a warm welcome from the spiritual leader, who emphasized the significance of trust, devotion, and the pursuit of a meaningful life.


The Buddhist Heritage of Kashmir, a Journey Through Time

The Buddhist Channel, 28 August 2023

Leh, Ladakh (India) -- Nestled amidst the majestic mountains and serene landscapes, the history of Buddhism in Kashmir emerges like a tale from the ancient scrolls. Delving into the annals of time, we uncover the profound influence of this peaceful faith in the picturesque region.


India Embeds Emblem with Buddhist Meanings on Moon's Surface

The Buddhist Channel, 24 August 2023

New Delhi, India -- In a remarkable achievement, on August 23, 2023, the Chandrayaan-3 probe successfully became the first spacecraft to land near the lunar south pole, solidifying India's position as the fourth nation to achieve a lunar landing. The soft touchdown of Chandrayaan-3 marks a monumental milestone for the country, propelling it into the exclusive moon-landing club.


Buddhist weddings in ‘Made in Heaven’, highlights shift from traditional Hindu rituals

The Buddhist Channel, 20 August 2023

New Delhi, India -- In a display of cultural evolution, the second season of Amazon Prime's "Made in Heaven" has cast a spotlight on the transformative power of Ambedkarite* Buddhist weddings, underscoring a shift away from traditional Hindu rituals.


20% Discount on India's Buddhist Circuit for domestic tourists

The Buddhist Channel, 16 Aug 2023

New Delhi, India -- Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is set to provide an enticing opportunity for domestic tourists to explore the rich heritage of Buddhism with a remarkable 20% discount on the renowned Buddhist Circuit Tourist Train package.


Bhutanese Temple Honoring Lord Buddha to Grace Lucknow

The Buddhist Channel, 16 Aug 2023

LUCKNOW, India -- In a significant development that further deepens the spiritual ties between Bhutan and India, a Bhutanese temple dedicated to Lord Buddha is set to grace the city of Lucknow.


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