Buddhist monks serve iftar for Muslims in Bangladesh 0

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Every day during Ramadan, hundreds of Muslim men, women and children queue in front of a Buddhist monastery in the Bangladeshi capital to receive iftar, the food with

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Three-day long ceremony marks consecration of first Buddhist temple in Alaska 0

For the first time in Alaskan history, a Thai Buddhist temple in Anchorage has been fully consecrated, or made holy. It was a landmark event for Buddhists from the state and around the world. A monk from Thailand speaks to

Aung San Suu Kyi to Lead Peace Effort in Rakhine Against Backdrop of Political Complications 0

Veteran Burmese leader and state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi is to head a high-level committee to address the ongoing concerns about peace and coexistence between the Buddhist majority and the effectively stateless Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State. The Central

On the anvil, trans-national Buddhist circuit from India to Nepal 0

The Ministry of Tourism is set to announce the Buddhist circuit as India’s first trans-national tourist circuit. The effort will promote tourism in Nepal and Sri Lanka alongside that in India, with sites in the Buddhist circuit as well as

Buddhist monks visit Takht Bhai 0

  The Buddhist remains of Takht Bhai, Mardan echoed with prayers and hymns as a delegation of 39 Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka visited the site on Tuesday. The government had invited the delegation on account of the Vesak festival. This

Pakistan Sends Sacred Buddhist Relics to Sri Lanka for Vesak Festival 0

Marking the celebration of Vesak, the government of Pakistan has loaned sacred bone relics of the Buddha to Sri Lanka, now on public display in a series of expositions at temples across the island nation. Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena

Google Cultural Institute to Host Indian Museum’s Collection of Buddhist Art 0

For the first time ever, the Indian Museum, Kolkata is making its extensive holdings of Buddhist art available online. The project, which includes the museum’s famed Gandharan sculptures, the largest collection in India, is being developed in collaboration with the

Mississauga’s Buddhist community in Canada celebrates Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death at Celebration Square 0

Michael Weldon describes Vesak as being as significant to Buddhists as Christmas is to Christians. After all Vesak, which translates to May, was the month when Buddha was born, achieved enlightenment and died more than 2,600 years ago. Weldon, who

Buddhist online messenger ‘to unite all of world’s practitioners,’ says creator 0

In a world of online messenger services, what we were truly missing was one for Buddhists, according to the president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. The multimillionaire politician has now set about creating one. The new platform

Preserving Bhutan’s Cultural Heritage: Princess Ashi Kesang Choden T. Wangchuck 3

A member of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Princess Ashi Kesang Choden T. Wangchuck is executive director of Bhutan’s Thangka Conservation Center and a scholar of ancient Buddhist scriptural texts and iconography. In this she follows in the footsteps of her

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