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Japan congratulates President-elect Penpa Tsering

Staff Reporter May 20, 2021 Shimomura Hakubun, Japan’s former education minister (L) and Mr. Makino Seishu, a former Parliament member and Representative of Save Tibet Network Japan congratulate Sikyong-elect Penpa Tsering. Tokyo: The All Party Japanese Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet congratulated the newly-elected President of the Central Tibetan Administration Mr. Penpa Tsering. In his […]

Creating Hope—His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s conversation with Pico Iyer

Staff Reporter May 20, 2021 Dharamshala, 19th May 2021: This morning, after His Holiness the Dalai Lama had smiled, waved and taken his seat in front of the cameras, Celesta Billeci, Executive Director of Arts & Lectures, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), introduced the occasion. “We’re living in a moment that calls for optimism, resilience, […]

Buddhists invited to attend Visakha Bucha activities online

Department of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Culture, to lift the spirit of Buddhism on Visakha Bucha Day 2021 by inviting Buddhists to attend religious activities online due to Covid-19 restrictions By   —  Shyamal Sinha Culture Minister, Ittipol Khunplome, has revealed that the resurgence of Covid-19 has again put a limit on Visakha Bucha Day religious […]

Buddhist Times News – Indian Embassy celebrates Vesak Day through webinar in Cambodia

Rhea Mae Soco / Khmer Times The Indian Embassy in Cambodia celebrates Vesak Day via webinar on Sunday. Facebook The Embassy of India in Phnom Penh, in collaboration with Preah Sihanouk Raja Buddhist University (SBU), hosted a webinar discussion on Sunday, about Buddhism in Cambodia and Southeast Asia to celebrate Vesak Day and the 130th anniversary […]

India launches first of its kind app that teaches Sanskrit

By  —  Shyamal Sinha Indian government has launched first-ever app that enables the user to learn Sanskrit, the ancient language of the country. The app created by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) has been named...

Buddhist Times News – Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex to remain shut till 20 April

By  —  Shyamal Sinha Cambodia is shutting its most popular tourist destination, the centuries-old Angkor temple complex, to visitors for two weeks to help curb the country’s coronavirus outbreak. Angkor, in Cambodia’s northern province of Siem...

Buddhist Times News – The World Must Stand With Tibet – OpEd

Tibet President Lobsang Sangay in Vienna, Austria, in 2012. CC BY-SA 3. By IDN By Lobsang Sangay* Tibet, famously called the roof of the world, a state in the Himalayas neighbored by India and China has for long been in a state of the tussle with Beijing. China lays the claim over the entire Tibet and calls […]

Buddhist Times News – 1st Century Buddhist remains found at Vaikunthapuram

The finds will be displayed by Bhavagni Asram authorities in their proposed museum at Vyasabhagavan Temple now under construction  ivanagi Reddy has found a conical cup of polished ware inserted into a redware stand of Iron Age (1000 BC), pit shreds of redware, terracotta tiles that once covered roofs of Buddhist viharas, a well polished […]

India’s COVID-19 situation turning from ‘bad to worse’

A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on a street in Mumbai, India, on 30 March 2021.Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas PTI NEW DELHI, India, 30 March 2021 The Centre on Tuesday said the COVID-19 situation is turning from “bad to worse” and is […]

Buddhist Times News – Sri Lanka promoted as destination for Buddhist studies

Sri Lanka promoted as destination for Buddhist studies ...

Buddhist Times News – Buddhist stupa restoration begins

  Buddhist stupa near Shingardar village. PHOTO: FAZAL KHALIQ/EXPRESS By  —  Shyamal Sinha The Archeology Department has started restoration work on the Buddhist stupa in Landi Kotal in Khyber Pakthunkhwa’s Khyber tribal district. Lanḍī Kōtal is a town in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, and the administrative capital of Khyber District. It was one of the largest towns in the […]

Buddhist Times News – Connectivity forms an important pillar of India’s Act East Policy, says Secy Riva Das

Connectivity forms an important pillar of India’s Act East Policy, says Secy Riva Das ...

an environmental crisis in waiting

By  —  Staff Reporter Representative Sonam Tsering Frasi, Office of Tibet, London speaking at the discussion titled ‘Tibet: an environmental crisis in waiting’ organised by the Democracy Forum. London: Representative Mr. Sonam Tsering Frasi, Office of Tibet, London was invited by Lord Bruce, President of the Democracy Forum to give introductory remarks in a virtual panel […]

Buddhist Times News – Ladakh UT Buddhist conclave commences in Leh 

By Shyamal Sinha A two days long Buddhist conclave themed, ‘Ladakh UT Buddhist Council’ was inaugurated on March 13 at Sherab Skyadtsal ling Learning and Library Centre, Thiksey monastery. Thikse Gompa or Thikse Monastery (also transliterated from Ladakhi as Tiksey, Thiksey or Thiksay) is a gompa (Tibetan-style monastery) affiliated with the Gelug sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is located on top of a hill in Thiksey approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) […]

Buddhist Times News – Donald Trump’s ‘Buddha Statues’, Selling for Over Rs 44,000, are a Hit on Chinese E-commerce Websites

Donald Trump’s ‘Buddha Statues’, Selling for Over Rs 44,000, are a Hit on Chinese E-commerce Websites ...

Buddhist Times News – India can be a hub of Buddhist studies

India can be a hub of Buddhist studies ...

Buddhist Times News – To boost Buddhism, UGC plans ambitious database on courses, scholars and research

Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) offers courses in Pali at advanced levels, including research and doctoral studies. (File Photo) The Department of Pali was established in July 2006, to mark the 2550th anniversary of the...

Buddhist Times News – All Religions Prayer for World Peace and Special Talk on Inter-religious Harmony

Taklung Matrul Rinpoche, Head of Taklung Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhist tradition speaking at the All Religions Prayer for World Peace and Special Talk on Inter-religious Harmony, an initiative of Kullu-Manali Settlement Office. Photo/Kullu-Manali Settlement Office By   –  Shyamal Sinha Religious harmony in India is a concept that indicates that there is love, affection in between […]

Buddhist Times News – A national-treasure pagoda at Yakushiji, a Buddhist temple listed as a World Heritage site opened in Nara

By   –   Shyamal Sinha Yakushi-ji  is one of the most famous imperial and ancient Buddhist temples in Japan, that was once one of the Seven Great Temples of Nanto, located in Nara. The temple is the headquarters of the Hossō school of Japanese Buddhism. Yakushi-ji...

Buddhist Times News – State Vesak festival to be held in Jaffna this year

By  — Shyamal Sinha The State Vesak festival is to be held in Jaffna this year, the Prime Minister’s Office said. Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has given instructions to focus on the North and East during...

Buddhist Times News – Imran Khan invites Sri Lankan Buddhists to visit Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan inspects a Guard of Honor upon his arrival in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Khan is in Sri Lanka for a two day official visit. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) By  — Shyamal Sinha Visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has proclaimed his Muslim-majority nation a choice destination for religious […]

Buddhist Times News – The annual Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Buddhist Festival in Hanoi

A visitor prays at a pagoda in Ngu Hanh Son (Marble Mountains) in Da Nang. The annual Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) Festival was regconised as the National Intangible Heritage by the ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. (Photo: VNA) By   — Shyamal Sinha   The Quan The Am (Goddess of Mercy) festival at Ngu […]

Buddhist Times News – Buddha statue at Hazaribagh, Jharkhand

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Buddhist Times News – Patanjali’s ‘Coronil’ medicine for Covid-19 in Presence of Union Minister Harsh Vardhan

By  —  Shyamal Sinha Yoga guru and co-founder of Patanjali Ayurved Limited Baba Ramdev launched Coronil, a medicine which he claims is the first evidence-based medicine for Covid-19. It was launched in the presence of...
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