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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

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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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Exhibition documents life of lesser-known Buddhist monk 0

An ongoing photo exhibition here reflects upon the life and legacy of a lesser known character from Indian history – Buddhist monk Kumarajiva. The 10-day-long exhibition titled, “The Life and

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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

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Controversial Buddhist temple expansion project could get green light 1

After a decade of fighting the community, the Ling Yen Mountain Temple’s plans for expansion are moving forward once more. The Buddhist temple in Richmond, B.C., has scaled back its expansion proposal by

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China To Demolish World’s Largest Buddhist Monastery: Human Rights Watch 0

BEIJING:  China plans to demolish a large part of one of the world’s biggest Buddhist monasteries that would leave thousands homeless, Human Rights Watch said today as it appealed to the

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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

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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

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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

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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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