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“Buddha Boy” was convicted of sexual assault

A spiritual leader in Nepal known as "Buddha Boy" was sentenced on the 1st of July to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor, the Associated Press reported, citing a court statement. The...

“Bodhichitta is the Main Cause of a Buddha”, Stressed His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama walked from the gates to his residence to the Main Tibetan Temple, to give a teaching by way of celebration.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Interacts with Muslim Scholars from Malaysia, Sweden and USA

Dharamshala: This morning, a group of Muslim scholars from Malaysia, Sweden and the USA received an audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at his residence in Dharamshala. His Holiness had a brief interaction with...

Parliamentary Delegation Raise Concerns Over Continued Oppression in Tibet at Joint Press Meet

The distinguished guests expressed their sincere solidarity and support for the resolution of the Tibet-China conflict and expressed their concern over the continued oppression in Tibet and the implementation of repressive policies by China.

Tibetans stage protest ahead of Chinese FM’s visit

By  — Shyamal Sinha Tibetan activists from Students for a Free Tibet (SFT), National Democratic Party of Tibet (NDPT) and Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) staged a protest at the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi against...

His Holiness Lays Foundation Stone of Dalai Lama Centre for Tibetan & Indian Ancient Wisdom

His Holiness the Dalai Lama blessing a model of the proposed building before taking his seat on stage at the the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony of the Dalai Lama Centre for Tibetan & Indian...

Indian parliamentarians to seek Bharat Ratna for Dalai Lama

The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Instituted on 2 January 1954, the award is conferred in recognition of "exceptional service/performance of the highest order", without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex

Houses of Worship: A Dream of Faith, Thailand’s White Temple—Wat Rong Khun

Thailand is home to the second largest population of Buddhists in the world, with some 64 millions Buddhists and 41,000 temples. Buddhism came to Thailand as early as the 3rd century BCE during the...

A living goddess is worshiped in Nepal

Christians worship the icons or statues of Christ, the Virgin and the saints, and Buddhists light candles before the images of the Enlightened Ones. In Nepal, however, they still worship a living goddess –...

Religious Scholars Argue Validity of Digital Buddhist Meditation

Gregory Grieve, who heads the religious studies department at University of North Carolina, Greensboro, holds that the authenticity of digital Buddhist meditation is not the determining factor as to whether it is a valid practice of the religion.

Who are the most religious movie stars?

Religious movie stars - For some celebrities, this concept is not just a word Many religions have their own mythologies, symbols and sacred stories designed to explain the meaning of life or the origin of...

Buddhists Celebrate Vassa, the Beginning of Rains Retreat

Buddhists celebrate Vassa around the world, the beginning of the three-month Rains Retreat on July 13.

Tibetan leadership mourns the death of Japan’s former PM Shinzo Abe

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a nationalist who served in the post longer than anyone else before stepping down in 2020, was shot and killed on Friday at a campaign rally.

US Special Coordinator visits Dharamshala, meets Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama

“It is quite clear that changing Tibetan minds [has] completely failed by the Chinese Communist [Party].

3rd Century BC Buddhist Stupa in India to get makeover

The historical Buddhist Stupa or brick Stupa built 2,400 years back by Mauryan king Ashoka, in Haryana’s Yamunanagar, is scheduled to get a makeover with beatification works set to begin.

Annual lantern parade to return after 2-year hiatus

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a large-scale lantern parade will resume next month as part of the UNESCO-listed Lantern Lighting Festival, an annual festival to celebrate Buddha’s birthday

Ten Love Letters to the Earth VI-X

VI Our Journey of Eons Dear Mother Earth, Do you remember when you and Father Sun first formed from the dust of exploded stars and interstellar gas? You didn’t yet wear the silken cloak of freshness that...

Ten Love Letters to the Earth I-V

The European Times is sharing the Ten Love Letters to the Earth of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. These meditations are an invitation to engage in intimate conversation, a living dialogue, with our Earth. I Beloved Mother...

Sri Lankans celebrate Buddha’s first visit to the island

By   —  Shyamal Sinha Every full moon day is known as a Poya in the Sinhala language; this is when a practicing Sri Lankan Buddhist visits a temple for religious observances. There are 13 or 14 Poyas per year.The term poya is derived...

Buddhism in Buryatia: The Palace of the Legendary Sandalwood Buddha

By  Lyudmila Klasanova December 20, 2021 The Palace of Sandalwood Buddha. From fest-bilet.ru The Sandalwood Buddha is a legendary image believed to be a “living image” or a “lifelike portrait” of Shakyamuni Buddha. The mysterious statue is said to have traveled miraculously from North India to Central Asia, China, and finally ending up in Buryatia. Its […]

Inauguration new international airport in Kushinagar: focal point of the Buddhist Circuit in India

Leading Buddhist monks en route to Kushinagar. From indiatimes.com By   —  Shyamal Sinha Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (Oct 20, 2021) formally inaugurated the International Airport at Kushinagar and to mark this historic occasion an inaugural international flight from Sri Lanka landed at this airport Kushinagar is considered to be a focal point of the Buddhist Circuit in […]

Era of China Being Bullied Gone Forever, Says Xi Jinping at centenary celebration of Communist Party

By  —  Shyamal Sinha President Xi Jinping hailed China’s “irreversible” course from humiliated colony to great power at the centenary celebrations for the Chinese Communist Party on Thursday, in a speech reaching deep into history...

Tibetan Youth Congress protest CCP centenary celebrations at Chinese Embassy in Delhi

Tibetan Youth Congress members protesting against 100 years of CCP at Chinese Embassy (ANI) By  —  Shyamal Sinha Tibetan Youth Congress (TYC) members on Thursday staged a protest in front of the Chinese Embassy in New Delhi against the centenary celebrations of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Dozens of Tibetans gathered at the Chinese Embassy […]

HealthBytes: Effective ways to reduce the risk of chronic inflammation

Meera Venugopal Sun, 27 June, 2021, 10:36 pm #HealthBytes: Effective ways to reduce the risk of chronic inflammation 27 Jun 2021: #HealthBytes: Effective ways to reduce the risk of chronic inflammation Inflammation is nothing but the body’s natural defense against infections and diseases. However, when it lasts for weeks, months, or years, it can damage […]

India Commits Assistance Of Rs 4,500 Crore For Implementation Of Development Projects In Bhutan

By   —   Shyamal Sinha The Third Bhutan-India Development Cooperation Talks for the 12th Five Year Plan (FYP) was held virtually on Monday, 28th June 2021. The Bhutanese delegation was led by Mr. Kinga Singye, Foreign Secretary, and included senior...
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