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Buddhist Monks Buy Lobsters Destined For The Dinner Table And Set Them Free 0

Buddhist monks in eastern Canada have returned eight crate-loads of live lobsters that were destined for the dinner table back to the ocean. Some 600 pounds of the crustaceans were

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Layers of Indo-Greek City Discovered in Swat Valley, Pakistan 0

By Raymond Lam Large layers associated with both the Indo-Greek city and the pre-Greek Mauryan settlement, together with a large number of everyday objects, have been discovered at the archaeological

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How Buddhist monks are battling deforestation in Cambodia

Cambodia has one of the world’s highest deforestation rates. But a group of Buddhist monks are stepping up efforts to save forests by publicly revealing wrongdoings and mobilizing local villagers.

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Ancient Chinese Shrine May Contain Buddha’s Skull Bone 0

Between 2007 and 2010, archaeologists from the Nanjing Municipal Institute of Archaeology, aided by other Chinese experts, excavated a stone crypt buried beneath the Grand Bao’en Temple in Nanjing. Largely

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Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road’ Review 0

  LEE LAWRENCE  Los Angeles On a sunny afternoon, the glare in the Getty Center’s Arrival Plaza is blinding—and stepping into Cave 285 feels like teleporting to heaven. Here, in

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Rare Esoteric Artifacts from Daigo-ji on Display in Shanghai and Shaanxi 0

    Some 90 artifacts from the Buddhist temple Daigo-ji in Kyoto, including 13 of Japan’s National Treasures, are currently in China for two public exhibitions. Titled The Beauty of Mantra: Arts

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Bhutan Convenes Inaugural International Conference on Vajrayana Buddhism 0

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan on Sunday concluded a landmark three-day international conference on Vajrayana Buddhism titled “Tradition and Innovation in Vajrayana Buddhism: A Mandala of 21st Century Perspectives.” This

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Dalai Lama and Lady Gaga Talk Compassion at US Conference of Mayors 0

Wrapping up his most recent visit to the United States, His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke before 200 of the country’s mayors in Indianapolis on Sunday, giving the keynote speech,

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Chinese Buddhist Texts on Display as Examples of Early Block Printing 0

National Library of China is currently displaying a Buddhist text as part of an exhibition totaling more than 100 ancient and classic texts from around the country. The text is

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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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