A lost Nirvana: Swat’s window into the past closes as Kanderai slowly disappears
09/06/2013 20:00 (GMT+7)
Kanderai, Pakistan -- Neglected by the government, Kanderai, the remains of one of the largest and most fascinating Buddhist settlements, will soon crumble to dust.
Mes Aynak: Afghanistan Buddhist buried treasure faces destruction
06/06/2013 11:12 (GMT+7)
31 May 2013 -- In the spring of 1963, a French geologist set out from Kabul to carry out a survey in Logar province in eastern Afghanistan. His destination was the large outcrop of copper-bearing strata in the mountains above the village of Mes Aynak. But in the course of boring for samples, the geologist stumbled on something much more exciting: an entire buried Buddhist city dating from the early centuries AD. The site was clearly very large – he estimated that it covered six sq km – and, although long forgotten, he correctly guessed that it must once have been a huge and wealthy terminus on the Silk Road.

The results of offering flowers
15/05/2013 11:11 (GMT+7)
The results of offering flowers *Bhikku Paduma ruled the Earth seven hundred times and became the Universal Monarch akin to the number of petals in the lotus flower he offered to Padumuththara Buddha and his followers. The result of this good deed helped him to attain Nirvana in the end. (Buddha Wagga – page 193)
“Wisdom & Compassion” art exhibition at Mokspace, London
14/05/2013 21:09 (GMT+7)
Mokspace welcomes you to an exciting new exhibition of 'Wisdom and Compassion' based on the teachings of Buddha. This exhibition shows Buddhism in new light of the contemporary 21st century, contrasting from the origins of when this philosophical journey began centuries ago. These harmonious statements celebrate the birth of Buddha, usually celebrated amongst others with lanterns and lights, but our team of artists each presents their interpretations of this event as a way of celebration. We present to you with works of paintings, installations, photography and sculptures to give you a better understanding of Buddhism as a whole.

Tham Sua Temple, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
14/05/2013 14:39 (GMT+7)
Dating from 1971, when a monk named Pasarigo used the hilltop caves for meditation, Wat Tham Sua (“Tiger Cave Temple”) has the feel of a tourist attraction but its caves are now closed to the public.
One Pillar Pagoda: the soul of Vietnamese capital
13/05/2013 21:41 (GMT+7)
Buddhist monks, Ha Noi officials and experts are trying to figure out the best way to preserve one of the most beloved cultural heritage sites of the Vietnamese people, Nguyen My Ha reports.

Thailand: World Day of Vesak Celebration 2013 in Thailand
12/05/2013 15:39 (GMT+7)
The Office of National Buddhism represents the Thai government in organizing various activities to mark the World Day of Vesak, or Visakha Puja, from 18 to 24 May 2013.
Lotus lanterns shed new light on old tradition
07/05/2013 16:33 (GMT+7)
It’s that time of the year again, when colorful lanterns of all shapes and sizes adorn streets nationwide, creating an exquisite scene that perfectly complements pleasant spring breezes and cherry blossoms.And it’s all thanks to the Yeondeunghoe, the lotus lantern festival that Koreans can enjoy every year from early- to mid-May. It was originally aimed at celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday - which falls on May 17 - but has evolved into an event that embraces all religions and ethnicities.

About the City of Naland
01/05/2013 11:55 (GMT+7)
Considered as the city of monks, Nalanda is a big draw for all Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Huen Tsang studied in the Nalanda University in mid 600′s. It was one of the biggest and oldest universities of the world and was considered as an epicenter of civilization during that period of time. Located in the state of Bihar, Presently a small town, Nalanda is a historic city with various ancient relics dotting its topography.
Watsonville Buddhist Temple celebrates Hanamatsuri
08/04/2013 18:51 (GMT+7)
WATSONVILLE -- Watsonville Buddhist Temple celebrated the flower festival, Hanamatsuri, on Sunday in an annual tradition marking the birth of Buddha.

Tokyo bar offers cocktail and Buddhism
06/04/2013 11:15 (GMT+7)
JAPANESE Buddhist monk Yoshinobu Fujioka enjoys bringing his congregation together, one cocktail at a time.
Conservation: Heritage at the front lines
04/04/2013 22:53 (GMT+7)
Karachi: Being a student of archaeology I am in the habit of comparing the past with the present and somehow end up thinking that the ancient people were more advanced, sophisticated, civilised and intellectually sound.

Afghans look to exploit wealth below their feet
29/03/2013 20:47 (GMT+7)
Afghanistan plans to put four or five oil and gas extraction and minerals mining projects out to tender for development this year, as the strife-ridden country reaches out to investors to help develop its vast resources.
Book Highlight - Emeralds: The Koans of Infinity by Mila Shugurova
05/03/2013 11:43 (GMT+7)
“Poetry heals the world and this time, it is the Emeralds: The Koans of Infinity, a living book, whose word of Thought predates our knowledge of it, yet it is the natural wisdom, each heart knows it by Truth.”

Misty Yen Tu is magical experience
01/03/2013 10:49 (GMT+7)
VIETNAM - Yen Tu Mountain’s beauty is in the harmony between imposing mounts and ancient pagodas and temples lurking under pine forests and bamboo clusters, making tourists relax after trekking sloping roads.  
Celebrating Buddhist culture
26/02/2013 21:45 (GMT+7)
VietNamNet Bridge – Much of Viet Nam’s most famous, traditional and valued cultural heritage has been provided or inspired by Buddhism, a religion which has for centuries been deeply embedded in the national psyche. An extensive exhibition at the National Museum of History in Ha Noi is currently presenting and celebrating many varied examples of Buddhist culture which offer a reflection of the county’s development for over a thousand years

Images of Mindfulness
26/02/2013 10:46 (GMT+7)
Fashion photographer and avid dharma practitioner Punsiri Siriwetchapun believes there is little difference between working on his art and meditation.
Precious Buddhist statues stand test of time
13/02/2013 18:36 (GMT+7)
Da Nang monk Thich Tu Nghiem has amassed a dazzling collection of over 200 Buddhist statues made from wood, silver, brass and even ox horn. Now he plans to hold an exhibition at his pagoda to pass on the treasures to future generations. 

NGO ventures to revive Buddhist sites in Pakistan
11/02/2013 11:14 (GMT+7)
Chandigarh, Pakistan -- Buddhist sites left to ruin in Pakistan could get a fresh lease of life as a Haryana-based NGO -The Buddhist Forum (TBF) - ventures on an ambitious mission to save and highlight the lost glory of the age-old monuments.
Inscription hints at Buddhist treasures
08/02/2013 17:25 (GMT+7)
Gangsu, China -- A block of stone inscription, believe to be a thousand years old, was discovered in a temple burial ground in Gangsu, China.

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