'Buddha's Faces' in Regmi's painting exhibition
25/08/2013 10:52 (GMT+7)
People having interest in Buddhist philosophy have been attracted to the exhibition of paintings entitled ‘Buddha’s Faces’ by artist Sandhya Regmi. This is her seventh solo painting exhibition, state-owned news agency RSS reports.
Japanese Art and the Warrior Monk: Benkei, Buddhism and power of the Shinto faith
27/08/2013 12:04 (GMT+7)
Saito no Musashibo Benkei was born in 1155 and passed away in 1189. However, despite passing away relatively young he left a lasting impression which continues today in modern Japan.

Celebrating Buddhism, films and art
04/09/2013 11:38 (GMT+7)
To explore Buddhism’s intricate link between India and South-East Asia, festival organiser Aruna Vasudev is all set to host a five-day-long “The Inner Path: Festival of Buddhism” at the Indian Council for Cultural Relations here beginning this Friday.
50,000 expected at lantern festival
19/09/2013 15:17 (GMT+7)
September 17-- PETALING JAYA: About 50,000 people are expected to attend the Chempaka Buddhist Lodge's Mid-Autumn Festival celebration on Saturday.

Down to the Bone: Duality, Mortality and Impermanence in Tibetan Buddhist Arts and Ritual
22/09/2013 10:18 (GMT+7)
The Society for Asian Art presents a talk with Tamara Hill on the wrathful, ironic, and amusing depictions of skeletons, bones, and skulls in Tibetan Tantric Buddhist arts and rituals.
Film on Buddhism’s journey across Asia to be screened in Delhi
25/09/2013 11:38 (GMT+7)
A new film traces the spread of Buddhism from India to ASEAN countries. Noted art historian Benoy K. Behl will screen a documentary titled Culture of Compassion: Buddhism in India and ASEAN countries at India Habitat Centre in Delhi on Sunday. The film shows the spread of Buddhism from India to other South Asian countries. Mr. Behl travelled to Bodh Gaya, where the Buddha attained enlightenment.

Buduruvagala
28/09/2013 16:36 (GMT+7)
Buduruwagala is an ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. The central of the three figures to the Buddha’s right is thought to be the Buddhist mythological figure-the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara. To the left of this white painted figure is a female figure in the thrice-bent posture, which is thought to be his consort-Tara.
Tripitaka Festival Showcases Buddhist Marvel
28/09/2013 17:05 (GMT+7)
A festival began Thursday celebrating the Tripitaka Koreana, a priceless collection of Buddhist scripture that is currently housed at Haein Temple in South Gyeongsang Province. It will run until Nov. 9.

Mythic Symbols of Fortune and Character
05/10/2013 10:47 (GMT+7)
Since the parasol tree was believed to be appealing to the phoenix, the Chinese people venerated it as an auspicious symbol. There are records dating as early as the Book of Odes. Zheng Xuanjian of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 – 220 CE) stated: “the phoenix stops on no trees other than the parasol tree”. Yao Jiheng said in the Introduction of the Book of Odes: “The parasol tree grew in the high mountain facing the sun. The phoenix stopped on the parasol tree and sang. Today, we use the phoenix to mean the high mountain and the parasol tree to mean the sun”. Therefore, the phoenix follows the parasol tree as the mountain’s apex follows the sun. 
Indigenous Buddhists celebrate Probarana today
20/10/2013 18:37 (GMT+7)
The indigenous people of Buddhist faith in Bandarban will start to celebrate the three-day Probarana Purnima, the second largest festival in the religion, today.

Tibetan monks find peace, transience in grains of sand
05/11/2013 18:16 (GMT+7)
About 15 years ago, Barbara Reeves of Cary visited the N.C. Museum of Art where Tibetan monks meticulously built what is commonly known as a sand mandala – an elaborate artwork designed from crushed marble that had been dyed many colors.
Buddhist Spectrum: Katina Cheevara Pooja of Malwatte Maha Vihara
07/11/2013 09:25 (GMT+7)
November 07-- Ven. Mahopadyaya Agga Maha Panditha Aluthgama Dhammananda Nayaka Thera, Senior Member, Karaka Sabha of Malwatte Chapter with the assistance of Sri Sangharaja Gunanusmarana Sangamaya, its Kantha Sangamaya and the Dayakas of Thumpone Pansala held the annual Katina Cheevara Pooja Pinkama of Malwatte Maha Viharaya at Sri Saranankara Sangharaja Commemoration Hall of Thumpane Pansala recently.

Shrine a clue to Buddhist origins
26/11/2013 12:25 (GMT+7)
November 26 - A team of British archaeologists has played a key role in a breakthrough discovery into the origins of the Buddhist religion.
Traveller's Guide: Bhutan
08/12/2013 12:45 (GMT+7)
December 07-- Bhutan stirs a misty-eyed yearning in even the most seasoned travellers. Roughly the size of Switzerland, this diminutive mountain kingdom is wedged between China and India, sloping from heights of 7,000m on its northern border with Tibet to the relatively low-lying altitudes of its border with India. It's a remote Buddhist stronghold of soaring, Himalayan peaks; tranquil countryside dotted with traditional farmhouses, monasteries and temples, claret-robed monks, fluttering prayer flags; and fast flowing slate-coloured rivers. The Bhutanese call it Druk Yul or Land of the Thunder Dragon in their native tongue, Dzongkha.

1400-Year-Old Buddhist Temple Discovered in China
09/12/2013 14:12 (GMT+7)
December 08 - A 1,400-year-old Buddhist temple, built during the Northern Qi Dynasty, has been discovered in north China's Shanxi Province, which arcahelogists say may help shed light on the early Buddha carvings.
Make a pilgrimage to Saigon through famous temples
31/01/2014 02:24 (GMT+7)
Jan 30 -- VietNamNet Bridge: To pray for a good new year, you should go to the Ngoc Hoang temple on Mai Thi Luu Street, District 1. To enjoy a view and pray for peace, you should visit the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda.

Buddhist Exhibition To Be Held in Phnom Penh in Mid-February
07/02/2014 16:30 (GMT+7)
Feb 06 -- AKP Phnom Penh: India is going to hold a five-day Buddhist exhibition in Phnom Penh in mid-February for the public and Buddhist monks to learn more about the value and heritage of Buddhism.
Photo exhibition celebrates Buddhist spirituality
14/02/2014 22:41 (GMT+7)
February 14 -- Acclaimed French photographer Daniel Cordonnier will charm Bangkok’s art scene with his pioneering photography starting Feb 26.

Vietnam's Buddhism themed theme park
19/02/2014 14:14 (GMT+7)
Feb 18 -- Believe it or not, Vietnam is home to the world's first ever amusement park that is decked out in a Buddhism theme.
Sri Lanka is lush and historic
21/02/2014 12:11 (GMT+7)
February 20 -- Sri Lanka's ancient cities, Buddhist remnants and natural beauty, made us relish every moment of this tour.

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