Buddhist

Has Beijing’s investment in the region appealed to Tibetans?

LHASA, China – Communist Party of China Intensifies Investments in Tibet to Boost Economic Growth and Achieve Social Stability, While Seeking Harmony Between Tibetans and Ethnic Han Chinese Settlers , who constitute the majority of the country’s population. Politics can work despite Beijing’s severe control over the troubled western region. As a foreign journalist, I visited Tibet from late May …

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The world needs to pay attention to global warming: Gyalwang Drukpa

New Delhi, July 18 Expressing concern over flash floods in West Germany and Belgium, an active Buddhist spiritual leader and globetrotting environmentalist, Gyalwang Drukpa said on Sunday that the world must pay attention to global warming. “We must pay attention to global warming and make stronger individual contributions to the world, so that our next generation does not have to …

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Dunhuang frescoes debut in Chongqing for the first time

A visitor looks at the description of the Dunhuang frescoes at the China Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing, July 15, 2021. (Photo / Zhou Yi) The “Temple of Buddhism, Silk Road and Yangtze River – Dunhuang Frescoes” exhibition was held at the China Three Gorges Museum in Chongqing on Thursday. This is the first time that Dunhuang frescoes have been …

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Taiwan’s Foxconn, TSMC Confirm $ 350 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Deal

TAIPEI – Taiwan’s Foxconn and TSMC said on Monday they had reached deals to purchase 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from Germany’s BioNTech SE, bringing the total cost of the highly politicized deal to around 350 million. dollars. The government of Taiwan has tried for months to buy the vaccine directly from BioNTech and accused China, which claims …

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How the Dalai Lama celebrated his 86th birthday

Nothing is permanent, therefore everything is precious. Here is a selection of some events, ephemeral or not, in the Buddhist world this week. The Dalai Lama celebrates his 86th birthday On his 86th birthday, the Dalai Lama posted a message in which he thanked people for their wishes and made special commitments to the environment and the preservation of Indian …

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Tran Thien Khiem, 1925-2021

IIn the aftermath of the first Persian Gulf War, an elated President George HW Bush told an audience of US lawmakers that “by God we have eliminated Vietnam Syndrome once and for all.” Bush was right that the 1991 goal of reversing Saddam Hussein’s aggression against his neighbor was achieved with a speed, efficiency, and (comparatively) low cost that contradicted …

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Buddhist-era relics found at Kabul’s Shewaki site

Archaeologists have discovered new relics dating back to the Buddhist era in the Shewaki area, east of Kabul city. Eight small Buddhist stupas along with fortifications, walls and 176 other artifacts were found in Shewaki. “When we started our excavation, this stupa was decomposed on several sides, it had huge damage all around, the upper part of the stupa was …

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