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Ancient Buddhist scripture discovered in rural Beijing

By Wu Jin, China.org.cn, September 26, 2016

Beijing, China -- The earliest preserved edition of the "Heart Sutra" – a Buddhist scripture translated by the famous Monk Xuanzang, known for his fictional role in the classic novel "Journey to the West" – was recently discovered on a stele in Beijing's rural Fangshan District.


Conservation of historic Buddhist site delayed

APP, September 26, 2016

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Conservation work at the Buddhist site `Ban Faqiran’ atop Margalla Hills in the federal capital has still not started owing to negligence of the concerned authorities.


Kancheepuram may soon have a Buddhist temple

by B. Kolappan, Chennai Connect, August 17, 2016

9th century statue found in a school to be housed in a ‘mandapam’
Tamil Nadu, India -
- Though Kancheepuram was once a flourishing Buddhist centre, there is not a single Buddhist temple in the town today. But this could soon change as a 9th century Buddha statue found in a school playground in Kancheepuram is all set to be installed in a mandapam of the Subramania Swamy temple by the Buddhist Association of Tamil Nadu.


Maharashtra: Nallasopara Buddhist stupa proves it was once hotbed of Buddhism

by Karan Hiranandani, The India Express, June 26, 2016

Mumbai, India -- Inside an obscure protected site in Nallasopara that has been forgotten by the government as well lies a Buddhist stupa, which is evidence to the fact that Sopara or Shurparka, as it is known as historically, was the hotbed of Buddhism back in the day.


Endangered Buddhist Temple Preserved for Posterity With VR Tech

By Barbara Eldredge, Curbed, Jul 1, 2016

The high-tech preservationsts at CyArk digitally captured this cultural treasure
Teipei, Taiwan
-- The Hall of the Five Gates in Taiwan’s Lukang Longshan Temple is a mind-blowing work of architecture and religious devotion, featuring an intricately painted spider-web ceiling and granite columns carved with some of Taiwan’s most famous dragon designs.


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