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

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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

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China and India to Collaborate on Archaeological Investigation of Sarnath 0

Archaeologists in China and India are in talks to establish a collaborative project that will investigate key archaeological sites in the northeastern Indian city of Sarnath, a major pilgrimage destination

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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

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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

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Archaeologists and geographers team to predict locations of ancient Buddhist sites 0

For archaeologists and historians interested in the ancient politics, religion and language of the Indian subcontinent, two UCLA professors and their student researchers have creatively pinpointed sites that are likely

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IBC hosts meeting with Vietnam delegation 0

On 24 May 2016 IBC hosted a ten-member delegation from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, headed by Mr. Pham Manh Lam, Chief of the Ministerial Office of the Ministry of

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Digitising data on ‘stolen’ Buddhist relics 0

Chinese authorities are engaged in a major international effort to digitally accumulate information on the priceless cultural treasures of the Buddhist caves in Dunhuang — murals, statues and manuscripts —

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Indian President to visit Buddhist temple in China with links to India 0

Focusing on ancient Buddhist links is a customary part of India-China cultural diplomacy during high-level visits even if bilateral ties have generally been less-than sacred in modern times. Indian President

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IBC celebrates International Buddha Poornima Diwas 0

‘     The International Buddha Poornima Diwas 2016 was celebrated in New Delhi on 21 May 2016 to commemorate the thrice blessed day of Buddha’s birth, sambodhiprapti and mahaparinirvana,

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