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Gender Equality Gathers Momentum Among Asian Buddhists 0

  By Kalinga Seneviratne BANGKOK – The first ASEAN Buddhist Conference held on September 22-23 at Nakhonpathom Rajabhat University, about 100 km from Bangkok, brought together Buddhist Bhikkunis (nuns), Bhikkus (monks)

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Scientists in Nepal Show the Neurological Benefits of Meditation on Buddhist Monks 0

Scientists from the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia in Canada have revealed new findings about the benefits of meditation after investigating its effect on the brains of Buddhist monks at Tengboche Monastery in northeastern Nepal’s Solukhumbu district.

Muslim Students Help to Rebuild Buddhist Temples in Indonesia 0

A video of Muslim students helping to rebuild damaged Buddhist temples has been widely circulated on social media in the wake of a spate of vandalism by violent mobs in Tanjungbalai, a city in the Indonesian province of North Sumatra.

Buddhist Priest Eyes Olympic Gold in Rio 0

As the 2016 Summer Olympics get underway in Brazil, slalom canoeist Kazuki Yazawa, who is representing Japan, may be unique among the hundreds of hopeful athletes competing at the games in the hope of bagging an Olympic medal in that

Tibetan Nun Commits Suicide at Buddhist Complex in China’s Sichuan Province 0

A Tibetan Buddhist nun has committed suicide because of a project by Chinese authorities to demolish a large religious institute where she studied in a Tibetan-populated county in southwestern China’s Sichuan province, RFA’s Tibetan Service has learned. Rinzin Dolma hanged

World’s first Arctic Buddhist stupa opens in Russia 0

Tibetan Monk Tangerang Lama Pema Lhundrup Gyatso Rinpoche came to the town to consecrate the “Enlightenment Stupa” on August 4, reports Russian TV channel TV-21. Construction of the stupa began in October 2014 on the initiative of local businessmen and


Shambhala is round but depicted as an eight-petalled lotus blossom, which is a symbol of the heart Chakra (represented in the picture above). Many ancient texts refer to ‘magical’ and ‘mythical’ lands, which is fascinating, particularly when you consider how

University of Chicago Digitally Restores Ancient Buddhist Caves with 3D Scanners 0

In the Shanxi province of China, about 36 kilometers south of Taiyun City, stands the Heavenly Dragon Mountain, or Tianlongshan. In the sixth century, Buddhist monks began construction on a series of caves that would serve as shrines filled with sculptures

Larung Gar: China ‘destroys buildings’ at Tibetan Buddhist academy 0

Campaign groups say China has started demolishing buildings at Larung Gar, one of the largest centres of Buddhist learning in Tibet. The London-based Free Tibet group says demolitions at the site began on Wednesday and a number of people living

Ithaca in New York Selected as Site for the Dalai Lama’s Library and Museum 0

  On 6 July, the mayor of Ithaca Svante Myrick announced that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama had accepted a proposal that an international center for Buddhist practice and study be built in the city. The mayor made the

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