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Not a single Buddhist temple exists in Haryana: Minorities panel

Calling on the government of Haryana to set up a state commission on minorities, Syed Shahezadi, a member of the national commission for minorities, said on Thursday that around 35 lakh of minority communities live in Haryana where he does not not a single Buddhist temple exists. “A letter will be written to the government of Haryana for the establishment …

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How Indie Beat ‘Em Up 9 Monkeys of Shaolin pays homage to the genre

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge came out in June, and it received all sorts of praise from gamers and critics alike, and rightly so. A lesser known beat ’em up that was released in September 2020 that deserves just as much praise is the indie hit beat ’em up 9 Shaolin Monkeys. The artwork, solid combat controls, and satisfying …

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Thai Buddhists ask 7-Eleven stores to separate halal labels

A non-profit organization demand 7 eleven convenience stores in Thailand to provide a special shelf for products without halal Labels. The group said halal labels made products more expensive. Thai Buddhists from Buddhism Protection for Peace (BPP) gathered outside CP Towner on Silom Road in Bangkok yesterday to deliver a letter on halal labels to the board of CP All. …

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Launch of National Seminar on “Dialogue between Hinduism and Buddhism in the Northeast” – The Sangai Express

Sep 19, 2022 | By our journalistIMPHAL, September 19: Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, Prof. Naorem Lokendra said those involved in the university should conduct more research on the subject of Manipuri culture.The Vice Chancellor was speaking at the launch of the two-day national seminar on ‘Dialogue between Hinduism and Buddhism in the North East’ which …

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Over 1 Million Tibetans DNA Tested in Past Five Years: Research

It’s no secret that Chinese authorities have been carrying out mass DNA testing across Tibet to create a gene pool to monitor ordinary Tibetans. However, according to reports, the Chinese regime has stepped up its operations a few notches in recent weeks. According to a study published by the Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, the Chinese communist regime …

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Sri Lankan monks protest electricity price hike

Recent increase in electricity bills leaves places of worship in the red amid the country’s worst economic crisis The city skyline as pictured from the observation deck of the Chinese-built Sri Lankan ‘white elephant’ Lotus Tower after it opened to the public in Colombo on September 15. However, the country’s Buddhist monks are protesting against rising electricity prices and demanding …

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Tokayev highlights role of religious principles in building new international security system at Congress of World and Traditional Religions

NOUR-SULTAN – Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed building a new international security system based on humanistic ideals using world religions as a model during his address to the Seventh Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions in Nur-Sultan on September 14. President Tokayev (M) opening the Seventh Congress of World and Traditional Religions visited by Pope Francis (L). Photo …

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Integrating Buddhist Tour and Agrotourism in India

Secondary agriculture India is known for its rich cultural diversity. For spiritual reasons, it is also one of the most sought after destinations in the world. The pace of technology and development interventions in recent times has raised a need for sustainability and alarm for mankind. There …

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Peace Be: Hundreds of Bells Ring for Peace with Special Guest Jake Shimabukuro

Across cultures and centuries, bells have called people to church, children to school, store workers at counters, and spirits to silent attention. At 9 a.m. Wednesday, hundreds of bells from Hawaii and around the world will ring in celebration of Peace Day. A special appearance by ukulele master and peace ambassador Jake Shimabukuro highlights the event. Ring Your Bell for …

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Mongolian President gifts Defense Minister Rajnath Singh a horse

Ulaanbaatar: Rajnath Singh, India’s first defense minister to visit Mongolia, received a majestic horse from President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh on Wednesday, seven years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a similar gift from that country’s leaders. “A special gift from our special friends in Mongolia. I have named this magnificent beauty, Tejas’. Thank you, President Khurelsukh. Thank you Mongolia,” Singh tweeted …

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Renowned Tibetan painter of religious art dies at 82 – Eurasia Review

Tenpa Rabten, a prominent painter of Tibetan religious scrolls called thangkas, has died aged 82, RFA has learned. Rabten, who passed on the knowledge of his traditional art form to hundreds of students, died Monday in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, according to sources in the region. Born into a family of artists in 1941, Rabten was introduced to thangka painting …

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Famous Tibetan painter of religious art dies at 82 — Radio Free Asia

Tenpa Rabten, a prominent painter of Tibetan religious scrolls called thangkas, has died aged 82, RFA has learned. Rabten, who passed on the knowledge of his traditional art form to hundreds of students, died Monday in the Tibetan capital Lhasa, according to sources in the region. Born into a family of artists in 1941, Rabten was introduced to thangka painting …

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The Institute of Buddhist Studies: Training Spiritual Leaders

A Tuesday afternoon at Institute buddhist streetstudies (IBS) in Berkeley, California, Dr. Nancy Lin leads a discussion on the Bodhicaryāvatārathe founding eighth-century Buddhist text of Shantideva known in English as the The Bodhisattva Path, Guide to Bodhisattva Practice, and other translated titles. Alongside Dr. Lin is Amy Shoemaker, a Master of Theology chaplaincy student from El Cerrito, and Ven. Miaojie, …

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Florida’s clean water effort ‘focused on stewardship’

If you have read The Sun’s “Messages from the Heart of Springs” columns, you will know that many cultures around the world hold water as sacred. If you follow the news, you’ll be aware of the many statewide water issues plaguing North Florida’s springs, South Florida’s Everglades, and the many estuaries, wetlands, lakes and rivers that continue to suffer from …

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HC verdict on Thalaivetti Muniyappan opens space for Buddhist history in state

Although it has no overt political implications, scholars believe the decision could have an impact on India’s history and historiography. Although it has no overt political implications, scholars believe the decision could have an impact on India’s history and historiography. The recent Madras High Court verdict ordering the Department of Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments (HR&CE) to hand over 26 …

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Artifacts reappear due to heat

Extreme weather affects everything everywhere, from agriculture to energy transportation. Reemerging artifacts have been lost over time by natural forces or for developmental reasons. A prehistoric stone circle and a medieval village have been discovered in Spain amid extreme drought. Ancient relics, prehistoric treasures and medieval villages are among the underwater artifacts that have resurfaced as water levels around the …

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China became aggressive and powerful under Xi Mumin Chen (Taiwanese diplomat)

Mumin Chen, deputy representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Delhi and professor of international politics at National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan, was the first Taiwanese national to visit Tawang, when he traveled to the border district from Arunachal Pradesh in 2012. It took him three years to get permission and the visit was for academic purposes. …

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Dynastic Profile of Muslim Rulers in the Maldives | By Dr. Rajkumar Singh, Bihar

Dynastic Profile of Muslim Rulers in the Maldives GEOGRAPHICALLY, the South Asian country of the Maldives is estimated to be around 90,000,000 square kilometers in size and covers the areas of sea, land and all islands, having the characteristics of the scattered sovereign states of the world with a small Asian country and one of the smallest Muslim-majority populations on …

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The Dalai Lama meets the Muslim community of Zanskar

By Choekyi Lhamo DHARAMSHALA, August 16: Tibetan leader-in-exile His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Eid Gah in Padum on Saturday at the invitation of the Muslim community of Zanskar, Ladakh. The spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism greeted the congregants and said, “As a Buddhist monk, wherever I go, I encourage people to cultivate interfaith harmony. All religious traditions advise their …

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Kendal Buddhist Group Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Bishop Francis Slattery

A BUDDHIST organization in Kendal has celebrated the twentieth birthday of one of its most dedicated members. A celebration was held at Milnthorpe Rectory on August 8 to mark the 20th anniversary of Bishop Francis Slattery’s involvement in interfaith for Kendal. He became involved in interfaith work in Cumbria in 2002; when the then Bishop of Lancaster, the Most Reverend …

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China closes Potala Palace after Covid-19 outbreak reported in Tibet | Travel

The Potala Palace, which was the traditional residence of Tibet’s Buddhist rulers, would be closed from Tuesday, with a reopening date to be announced later, as Chinese authorities report a minor outbreak of Covid-19 in the region. of the Himalayas. PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shirazbeijing Chinese authorities have closed the famous Potala Palace in Tibet after a minor …

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Khyentse Foundation honors Erik Pema Kunsang with Khyentse Fellowship 2022 – Buddhistdoor Global

Erik Pema Kunsang. At gomde.eu The Khyentse Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by renowned Bhutanese lama, filmmaker and author Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, announced that it has awarded this year’s Khyentse Foundation Fellowship to respected Dharma teacher and translator Erik Pema Kunsang . The Khyentse Foundation Scholarship is the highest honor among the foundation’s four annual awards for individuals in …

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Quiz on Indian historical places that will prove if you are a history buff

1# This fortress is located in a city known for another world famous mausoleum. Photo credit: iStock Agra Fortdefault✓😁😪 strong red default✓😁😪 2# A landmark in one of the main metropolitan cities that you cannot miss. Photo credit: iStock India Gatedefault✓😁😪 India Gate default✓😁😪 3# The intricate details on the monument and the domes have to ring a bell for …

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The historical secrets of the village of Narayanagiri leave the historian in suspense

Warangal: Traces of Buddhist, Jain, Shaivite and Vaishnavite religions, as well as artifacts from prehistoric times, have been identified by R. Rathnakar Reddy in Narayanagiri village of Dharmasagar mandal in Hanumakonda district. Among the historical finds was a large sculpture of Mahakali, as well as a Karanda Makutam (throne), found near the Narasimha Swamy Gutta near Chittem Rallagadda. As the …

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Sri Lanka’s next test – Democracy and Society

In a victory for democracy, mass protests in Sri Lanka recently led to the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. A strongman who gained popularity for overseeing the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war in 2009 (when his older brother, Mahinda, was president), Gotabaya was elected in November 2019 and has vowed to uphold national security …

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Nanjing woman detained for commemorating Japanese war criminals

Wu Aping, a 31-year-old woman who commemorated five Japanese war criminals with Buddhist tablets at a temple in Nanjing, was arrested by police for disturbing public order. The Nanjing Massacre, when Japanese invaders massacred hundreds of thousands of civilians in six weeks starting in December 1937, is one of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century. It remains a deeply …

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Why is Sri Lanka in turmoil?

Comment this story Comment Sri Lankan legislators appointed Ranil Wickremesinghe to complete President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s term after protesters stormed the presidential palace last week. Police on Friday launched a surprise raid to clear a camp of protesters in the capital, Colombo, a move that could deepen popular mistrust of the new government. Political unrest in Sri Lanka has escalated sharply …

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Despite being diagnosed with ALS, Brewster man finds the will to persevere

“I have heard that our culture does not suffer so much from the forces of darkness as from the forces of superficiality.” – Kathleen D. Singh, “Grace in Dying” Paul Berry knows something about the state of mind. Nothing superficial about this man. My close friend Brewster earned a master’s degree in social work from Boston University in 1978 – …

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Buddhist Monk and British POW – Buddhistdoor Global

For our own good and for the good of our fellow human beings, we must be vigilant with every step we take. It is only by a high degree of attention that we will succeed. (Nyanaponika Thera) Nyanaponika Thera. At buddho.org Shortly after Britain declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, the British government ordered the internment of all …

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Pakistan: Senior Buddhist Monk and Disciples Arrive in Taxila for 3-Month ‘Rain Retreat’

ISLAMABAD: Monk Arayawangso from Thailand, Arayawangso, accompanied by a delegation of monks and disciples, began a three-month “rain retreat” or vassa (from mid-July to mid-October) at the stupa of Dharmarajika in Taxila, home to the ancient Buddhist civilization. . The delegation includes five monks, a novice (trainee monk) and 15 disciples. During his October 2019 visit to Taxila, His Holiness …

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Tomioka Tessai and Japanese art: flow of Edo, Meiji and Taisho

Tomioka Tessai and Japanese art: flow of Edo, Meiji and Taisho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Time Tomioka Tessai (1837-1924) was born in a largely isolated period in Japan. This concerns the Edo period which would succumb to the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Of course, Chinese culture and ideas remained strong in Japan throughout the Edo period. However, before the …

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San Jose Obon this weekend

SAN JOSE — San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church, 640 N. 5th St. in Japantown, is hosting its Obon Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions. 1]Will Obon 2022 be the same as last year? Not enough! We have booths that are on hiatus this year. We hope to recover as many …

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The Hidden Buddha – Buddhistdoor Global

Curiously, the phenomenon of “religion” in Japan still confounds scholars, practitioners, and the public – inside and outside Japan – who continue to accept the stubborn assumption that the Japanese, in the together are “areligious”. It is easy to find articles, blogs and videos in which the Japanese confess that they are “mushūkyō(“Areligious”).* This statement is often followed by the …

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BN Sircar: The man who transformed the Bangladeshi film industry

BN Sircar, a City and Guilds of London civil engineer who later became a studio owner and film producer, founded the New Theaters in Tollygunge on 10 February 1931 and started a new trend in the performing arts segment . His company motto was “Jivatang Jyotiretu Chhayam(Light Bringing Shadows to Life). Picky about quality, Sircar had the insight to hire …

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What you need to know before traveling

Apart from the fascinating natural features, the Land of Smiles is also home to a rich and diverse culture. Other Asian countries like China, Laos and India influence the general lifestyle of Thailand. This impact is evident in the food and tools used throughout the kingdom. Thais celebrate their culture throughout the year, with unique celebrations across the country. These …

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Ezra Bayda’s Trial Sets Up – Tricycle: The Buddhist Review

Ezra Bayda, the former Zen Center of San Diego teacher, and two of his former students settled a civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault and harassment out of court for an undisclosed amount of money earlier this year, Tricycle has learned. The two women filed a civil lawsuit in San Diego Superior Court in May 2020, court documents To display. Both …

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Magic of “THREE” and Gurez

Added June 27, 2022 Rashmi Talwar View from the top of Razdan. “Three” spellings of Gurez Just as a love child is called by many affectionate names, so is our little Gurez. By this parameter, the formal name or “kanaam school” is Gurez. The other two are the spoils of the first in what is considered affection or affection. Gurez: …

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Red Roof murder suspect says as a Buddhist he would never hurt anyone

Placeholder while loading article actions The banging outside Room 207 of the Red Roof Hotel just before midnight was a harbinger of trouble. Two men, including one masked, demanded to speak to an occupant, according to the police. Her boyfriend, also in the room, grabbed a machete and headed outside. Exactly what happened next is unclear. But detectives in Montgomery …

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Links between Buddhism and Islam

During his ongoing visit to Cambodia, the Secretary General of the Muslim World League (RABITAH) paid courtesy visits to the Supreme Patriarchs of the two Buddhist orders in Cambodia, cementing the good relations between Islam and Buddhism in the Kingdom. During his meeting on Tuesday with Venerable Tep Vong, the Supreme Grand Patriarch of Mahanikaya of Cambodia, Dr Mohammad bin …

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Sri Lankan students demand the resignation of the government in the face of the crisis

COLOMBO – Thousands of state university students marched in the Sri Lankan capital on Monday to demand the resignation of the president and prime minister due to an economic crisis that has caused severe shortages of essential supplies and disrupted means subsistence and education of the population. Students say President Gotabaya Rajapaksa is responsible for the worst economic crisis since …

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Zen master Robert Aitken remembers

Robert Aitken was born on this day, June 19, in Philadelphia, 1917. Soon after, the family moved to Hawai’i. He is remembered as one of the first Westerners to be recognized as a Zen master. I happen to reference it by name 139 times on my Monkey Mind blog. Here is an appreciation that I wrote, or more precisely taken …

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UVA acquires valuable collection of rare Chinese books

Barbara Heritage, Associate Director and Curator of Rare Book School’s Collections, said: “The Guanhailou Collection offers a broad yet deep look at China’s book culture – not only its technical innovations, which were numerous, but also how the culture of writing, printing, and book-making developed widely in China and then spread to Korea and Japan. Jack Chen, professor of Chinese …

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NOT: It’s still forbidden for Bon Odori

PETALING JAYA: While Sultan Selangor has ordered state religious authorities to allow the Bon Odori festival to continue, the Islamist party PAS remains adamant that Muslims should stay away from the Japanese cultural holiday in Shah Alam. The PAS ulema and the women’s wing have both said Muslims should not attend the July 16 event, saying the Japanese festival contains …

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Tamil Nadu to explore Buddhist links for tourism – The New Indian Express

Express press service CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu Tourism Department will research places related to Buddhism before promoting faith-related tours in the state, Tourism Minister M Mathiventhan said on Wednesday. The decision to conduct more research on Buddhism in Tamil Nadu was made after a team of doctors and others representing the “Mass Movement for Transformation”, a group exploring Buddhist history …

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Muslim nations protest ‘insulting’ comments from Indian party leaders

Several Muslim-majority countries protested comments made by senior officials of India’s ruling party. They accused party officials of making insulting remarks about Islam and Prophet Mohammed. At least five Arab nations have officially protested to Indian diplomats. Neighboring Pakistan and Afghanistan also reacted strongly to remarks made by two officials of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). On …

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Upcoming Price Increases and Visitor Limits in Borobudur – Indonesia Expat

The number of tourists to the Borobudur temple in Central Java will be limited to 1,200 people per day, Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan announced. Along with the limitations on the number of visitors, a new price has been confirmed for a visit to the temple. Foreign tourists will have to pay Rp 1.4 million …

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CAA will not be implemented in Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday claimed that his government would not implement the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Speaking at a reception to mark the conclusion of his government’s first anniversary celebrations here, he said: “The government has a clear position on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). It will continue. The Chief Minister said that “our country …

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Gold, colored glass found on Buddhist statues in the Longmen Grottoes

Undated file photo showing an archaeologist examining the face of a Buddha statue in Fengxiansi Cave of Longmen Grottoes in central China’s Henan Province. (Longmen Grottoes Research Institute/Handout via Xinhua) Archaeologists have found gold and silver elements and colored glass on Buddhist statues in Longmen Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in central China’s Henan Province. The findings, among other …

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Catholics and Buddhists must be builders of a “culture of peace”

Francis welcomes a delegation of Buddhist leaders from Mongolia on their first official visit to the Vatican. They were accompanied by the Apostolic Prefect of Ulaanbaatar, Monsignor Giorgio Marengo. In a time of conflict, they look to the example of Jesus and Buddha “the first builders of peace and promoters of non-violence”. May 30, 2022 VATICAN CITY: In a world …

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Indian texts never valued acts of desecration as glorifying God

The latest controversies around Gyanvapi, Qutb Minar and the Mathura Mosque have revived the accusation that Hindus have committed violence against Buddhists and Jains in the past. Evidence of such violence comes from a few errant references in the Divyavadana where Pushyamitra Sunga allegedly hunted down Buddhist monks and a few references that tell us that the Huna ruler Mihirakula …

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Global cultures have always worshiped and feared women | Smart News

Painting by Judy Chicago from 1985 Creation shows a woman giving birth to the world. Trustees of the British Museum In ancient Rome, a group of young women known as the Vestal Virgins maintained the eternal flame who burned in the Forum’s Temple of Vesta, a potent symbol of their civilization’s legitimacy and political power. While they completed their 30-year …

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Government of Odisha destroy Buddhist heritage, monuments: Gyanendra

Government of Odisha destroy Buddhist heritage, monuments: Gyanendra Bhubaneswar, May 21 (UNI) The government of Odisha has plotted to destroy the rich Buddhist monuments and heritages located on Sukhuapada hill of Lalitgiri in Jajpur district, Bharatiya Mahabodhi samiti, National Vice President Arya Kumar Gyanendra said on Saturday . Speaking to reporters here on Saturday, Gyanendra alleged that the government had …

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Three-Day International Vadnagar Conference: Relics from Vadnagar, Taranga Confirm North Gujarat as a Major Buddhist Center

Discoveries of Buddhist remains at Vadnagar and Taranga in the light of Xuanzang’s (Hiuen Tsang) travels to Gujarat in 641 CE by the State and Central Departments of Archeology have confirmed that northern Gujarat was once an important region which provided a solid foundation for the development of many Buddhists. centers, experts said. Detailed discussions during the three-day international Vadnagar …

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Cutting-Edge Fundraising Panel Adds Grantmaking Knowledge to Innovative Buddhist Conference

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Frederick P. Lenz Foundation for American Buddhism today announced a unique Sponsors Panel in which foundation representatives will share their missions and grantmaking processes for “The Future of American Buddhism” conference, June 2 – 5, at the Garrison Institute, New York. The conference, co-organized by Naropa Universitybrings together Buddhist and Buddhist thought …

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Buddhist chaplains on the rise in the United States, offering broad appeal

PORTLAND, Oregon. – Stuck in a recliner in the corner of her Portland assisted living apartment, Skylar Freimann, who has terminal heart disease and lung disease, looked anxiously at her newly arrived hospital bed recently and worried about how she would maintain her independence as she further lost her mobility. Reverend Jo Laurence, hospice and palliative care chaplain, was there …

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Buddha Purnima: This is how the West discovered the Buddha

Buddhism is the third largest (and fastest growing) religion in Australia with around half a million members. The celebration of Buddha’s birthday here (on or about May 15) has become a major cultural event and the Buddhist doctrine of “mindfulness” has become part of dominant culture. But how and when did the West discover the Buddha? ADVERTISEMENT CONTINUE READING BELOW …

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Middle Way Education Announces New Director – Buddhistdoor Global

Brandon Lee, director of Middle Way Education. On youtube.com Middle Way Now Jones Education Chair. At middlewayeducation.org Middle Way Education, a landmark non-profit educational initiative inspired by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s vision of a progressive environment for the education of children grounded in Buddhist values, has announced the appointment of Brandon Lee to its Board of Directors. . “Middle Way Education …

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Dhammapada Utsava in town May 14-15

Mysore/Mysore: Karnataka Buddha Dhamma Samithi and Bharatiya Buddha Mahasabha jointly organized ‘Dhammapada Utsava-2022‘ to mark the 2566th Buddha Purnima. Revealing this at Pathrakartara Bhavan yesterday, Monk of Kollegal Jetavana Buddhist Monastery, Manorakkita Banteji said that Utsava will be held on May 14-15 for the first time in Mysuru at Sanjeevaiah Memorial Educational Institution, Vijayanagar from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. …

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Anna Weyant becomes the youngest artist to join Gagosian

The 27 year old artist Anna Weyant became the youngest artist to join the Gagosian mega-gallery as part of their roster. For most artists, the ascent is gradual – from small galleries to medium-sized galleries, and finally to large, blue-chip galleries. However, Anna Weyant’s rise has been astronomical. She joined the shortlist of artists who had the chance to join …

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Yu-Wen Wu asked Google how to walk from Boston to Taipei. She spent the next 10 years turning directions into an incredible work of art.

Google Maps has become a staple of 21st century life, but it’s generally not used to plan transcontinental trips. But in 2010, when Yu-Wen Wu couldn’t afford the plane ticket from Boston to Taipei to visit her sick grandmother, she typed in the addresses of their respective homes and asked for walking directions. “It actually gave me directions for 155 …

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Journey of Buddhism, from India to Tibet

LHASA, (ANI) – Indo-Tibetan ties date back to the 7th century when Buddhism was introduced to Tibet. To preserve and propagate Dharma Buddhism, Tibet sent many of its people to India to study Buddhism and simultaneously invited many Indian Buddhist masters to Tibet. According to the book “Tibet: A Political History”, Buddhism arrived in Tibet in the 7th century from …

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US-based Human Rights Commission expresses concern over escalating attacks on Bangladeshi minorities by Islamic organizations

NNA | Update: April 30, 2022 11:02 p.m. STI Washington [US]April 30 (ANI): Expressing concern over the escalating attacks on minorities in Bangladesh, the International Commission on Human Rights and Religious Freedom (ICHRRF) in its latest report highlights the historical context of violence against the lives and property of Hindu, Buddhist and Christian citizens by members of Islamist organizations.“The persecution …

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Lotus Lantern Festival lights up after two-year hiatus

A visitor to Cheonggye Stream takes a photo of traditional lanterns on display on Tuesday. (Yonhap) To celebrate Buddha’s 2,566th birthday, which falls on May 8 this year, major Buddhist temples and the Cheonggye Stream area in central Seoul were illuminated with thousands of lotus lanterns. Although the official Yeondeunghoe, the lantern lighting festival, will be held for three days …

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Buddhist Supplies Market Size, Scope and Outlook

New Jersey, United States – The study is a professional and comprehensive assessment of the Buddhist supplies market with an emphasis on in-depth analysis of market data. The aim of the study is to provide a quick understanding of the business along with a comprehensive categorization of the Buddhist Supplies market by type, activity, end-use, and region. The study provides …

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Climate activist dies after setting himself on fire at Supreme Court

“The press then spoke of suicide, but in the end, it is not so. It’s not even a protest. Thich Nhat Hanh wrote monks, adding that “to burn oneself by fire is to prove that what one says is of the utmost importance. There is nothing more painful than getting burned. To say something while feeling this kind of pain …

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Covid-19 to crypto-amulets: Young Thais seek divination upgrades

BANGKOK — Thai master’s student Dhidhaj Sumedhsvast did not believe in fortune-telling or supernatural powers until the coronavirus pandemic began two years ago. Now he regularly asks the advice of fortune tellers, wears lucky amulets and has images of tarot cards as wallpaper on his phone. “The pandemic has brought so many uncertainties that make us anxious,” said Mr. Dhidhaj, …

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Mahanayake Theros makes a strong statement on the current crisis

COLOMBO (News 1st); In an open letter, the Mahanayake Theros of Sri Lanka’s three main Buddhist sects held the president and every member of parliament accountable for the crisis facing the people due to their callous actions towards those dying while waiting in queues day and night. The letter was addressed to the President, the Prime Minister, the Leader of …

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Japanese Ex-Princess Mako Komuro Takes Unpaid Gig at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mako Komuro, former Japanese Princess Mako and eldest daughter of Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko (Image: Reuters) Mako renounced her royal title when she married jurist Kei Kumoro Former Japanese princess Mako Komuro assists curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She moved to New York after marrying her college sweetheart Kei Kumoro last year …

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New Departments and Courses Approved for Sanchi University

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): Sanchi University will now train employees working in the corporate sector. Various dimensions of Indian philosophy will be harnessed in the corporate sector for stress management and capacity building, Registrar Alkesh Chaturvedi has informed. Two departments, including the Corporate Training Department and the Strategy and Policy Formulation Department, were established at the university. Sanchi University’s Academic Council, …

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