‘Thithi’ to open Dharamshala International Film Festival 0

Dharamsala, Oct 6 (IANS): Raam Reddys critically acclaimed Kannada film “Thithi” will open the fifth edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF), while Vetrimarans Tamil drama “Visaranai” (Interrogation) will

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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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Vietnam ties Buddhism knot with India, not China 0

By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury/NEW DELHI Indo-Vietnam cultural linkages are well known. Vietnam, a key strategic and economic player in South-East Asia, is now keen to trace back its Buddhist legacy

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Kancheepuram may soon have a Buddhist temple 0

Though Kancheepuram was once a flourishing Buddhist centre, there is not a single Buddhist temple in the town today. But this could soon change as a 9th century Buddha statue

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A DESCRIPTION OF ‘HOLLOW EARTH’ ACCORDING TO ANCIENT TIBETAN BUDDHISM 0

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

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