The Dalai Lama meets Senate Foreign Relations Committee members and completes Kalachakra Preliminary Initiation
14/07/2011 14:18 (GMT+7)
Washington DC, USA, 13 July 2011 - On July 13th His Holiness left for the teaching venue very early in the morning to undertake the  self-generation prayers, part of the Kalachakra preparatory rituals.
The Dalai Lama completes Preliminary Teachings
14/07/2011 14:24 (GMT+7)
Washington DC, USA, 11 July 2011 - On July 11 His Holiness left early in the morning for the Verizon Center to continue his preparatory rituals.  Thereafter, he visited the offices of Radio Free Asia where he was received by its President Libby Liu and other senior officials.

A pilgrim at Kalachakra
15/07/2011 01:47 (GMT+7)
Washington D.C., USA -- The Dalai Lama made remarks in both English and Tibetan on the opening day of the Kalachakra. Even though I don’t speak the language, I found myself equally engaged when he spoke Tibetan. As I watched him, I recalled seeing His Holiness link arms with George Bush a few years ago when he received the Congressional Gold Medal.
Street name change irks Buddhists
16/07/2011 01:42 (GMT+7)
Jogye Order files complaint against removal of temple-related street names. Seoul, South Korea -- The nation’s largest Buddhist sect is strongly protesting the government’s new address system in which some streets named after temples have been given new names unrelated to Buddhism.

Alcohol sale ban in Thailand from July 15-16
16/07/2011 02:10 (GMT+7)
Bangkok, Thailand -- The Public Health Ministry has ordered public health offices throughout the country to coordinate with police and other authorities to make sure the ban on thje sale of alcohol is strictly observed on July 15 and 16, an important Buddhist holiday. Violators are liable to a six-month jail sentence and/or a 10,000 baht fine.
Buddhist academy aims for growth
16/07/2011 13:54 (GMT+7)
Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) -- Pacific Buddhist Academy in Nuuanu will publicly launch a $5 million capital campaign Friday as part of the first phase of an expansion plan.

Mingyur Rinpoche, the millionaire monk who renounced it all
30/09/2011 01:43 (GMT+7)
On first impression, Mingyur Rinpoche seemed to have everything well set up for a high profile career as a globe-trotting meditation teacher in the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The youngest of three sons of the late, much venerated Tulku Urgyen, by the age of 36 he had a bestselling book (The Joy of Living) to his name, a monastery in India and Tergar, an international organisation based in the US with branches worldwide.
Buddhist nuns embrace the power of kung fu
30/09/2011 01:43 (GMT+7)
Kathmandu, Nepal -- A Buddhist monastery near Kathmandu is enjoying a surge in popularity after its spiritual leader directed its 300 nuns to use martial arts techniques.

A wondrous Buddhist tradition resurrected in Kalmykia
31/10/2011 05:26 (GMT+7)
Kalmykia, Russia -- “Let all our wishes come true! Let all living creatures be free of suffering, of danger, of diseases and sadness! Let peace and happiness govern on Earth!” More than 2,000 Buddhists chanted the mantra, kneeling on mats before the Golden Abode of Buddha temple in Elista, the capital of the republic of Kalmykia, one of three traditional Buddhist regions in Russia. They repeated words of prayer after the Kalmyk Buddhist leader, Telo Tulku Rinpoche. Finally, the square grew quiet as the group went into deep meditation.

Return of Buddha
06/12/2011 21:04 (GMT+7)
Are Buddhist nations coming together to form a bloc that is as much religious as it is political? And is India ready to assume leadership of the group? If it is, China is clearly unhappy about it. But a churning has begun. Sunday Times reports from the first Global Buddhist Congregation
The Dalai Lama Steps Out in India, as China Seethes
06/12/2011 21:04 (GMT+7)
New Delhi, India -- On Saturday afternoon at the India Habitat Center in New Delhi, the Dalai Lama spent an hour educating a packed house of some 1,500 people on the art of happiness in a lecture arranged by book publisher Penguin India. That in and of itself would not be unusual: the Tibetan spiritual leader is a best-selling author and a world-renowned public speaker.

Buddhist monk students of Sri Lanka also to receive leadership training
07/02/2012 11:30 (GMT+7)
Buddhism Online reported in Colombo: Jan 04, 2012,Sri Lanka Ministry of Higher Education has taken steps to provide the military leadership training to all new entrants to the universities including the monk students this year, Director General of Student
Chinese Buddha sacred tooth relic re-conveyed after public obeisance in Myanmar
07/02/2012 11:30 (GMT+7)
Buddhism Online reported in Myanmar   Dec. 24  -- Chinese Buddha sacred tooth relic was re-conveyed to China Saturday after concluding 48- day's public obeisance in Myanmar's three major cities -- Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay.

The First Traditional Korean Temple in Europe
07/02/2012 11:40 (GMT+7)
Budapest, Hungary -- Putting up of the ridge-beam ceremony of the traditional Korean temple was held near Budapest in Hungary on November 11. There were about forty participants including many sunims from Korea lead by the Head Master Seoljeong Sunim, Hyeongak Sunim, the Director of Seoul International Zen Center at the Hwagesa Temple in Seoul and others.
Cradle of Han Chinese Buddhism Has 1st Buddhist College
20/04/2012 07:09 (GMT+7)
Henan, China -- Henan Buddhist College (HBC) held an inauguration ceremony on Sunday in central China's Henan province, marking the establishment of the first-ever higher institute dedicated to Buddhist education in the birthplace of Han Chinese Buddhism.

Buddhism in a Nutshell: The Four Seals of Dharma
20/04/2012 07:09 (GMT+7)
Timphu, Bhutan -- "Buddhism is distinguished by four characteristics, or 'seals.' If all these four seals are found in a path or a philosophy, it can be considered the path of the Buddha." People often ask me: “What is Buddhism in a nutshell?” Or they ask, “What is the particular view or philosophy of Buddhism?”
Religious leaders call on higher power against nuclear reactor restart
10/06/2012 06:22 (GMT+7)
FUKUI, Japan -- Religious leaders from Buddhism, Christianity and other faiths are calling on a higher authority as they join the campaign against the restart of two idled reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant, operated by Kansai Electric Power Co.

Mysterious Yoga Retreat in the Desert Ends in a Grisly Death
10/06/2012 06:21 (GMT+7)
The rescuers had rappelled from a helicopter, swaying in the brisk April winds as they bore down on a cave 7,000 feet up in a rugged desert mountain on the edge of this rural hamlet. There had been a call for help. Inside, they found a jug with about an inch of water, browned by floating leaves and twigs. They found a woman, Christie McNally, thirsty and delirious. And they found her husband, Ian Thorson, dead.
Thai Buddhists mark Buddha Jayanti, Vesak Day
10/06/2012 06:21 (GMT+7)
BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist Thais nationwide marked Vesak Day on Monday which this year also was in commemoration of the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of the Lord Buddha, or Buddha Jayanti.

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