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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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