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Bhumibol Adulyadej and Buddhist Kingship in Thailand

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat, October 15, 2016

Rama IX served as a revered symbol and also shielded his country from the worst consequences of its political instability.
Bangkok, Thailand
-- What makes an ideal king in the Buddhist tradition?


Thailand's King Bhumibol takes final journey past grieving subjects

Channel News Asia, 14 Oct 2016

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Buddhist monks on Friday chanted prayers over the remains of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the riverside Grand Palace in Bangkok, ahead of a traditional royal cremation that will need months to prepare.


International Buddhist conclave open session in Sarnath

PTI, Oct 5, 2016

Varanasi, India -- The International Buddhist Conclave-2016 aimed to showcase Buddhist heritage and pilgrimage sites in the country, opened its sessions in Sarnath today, the heartland of Buddhist pilgrimage.


Buddhist monks lead commemoration of 1976 Thai massacre

by Natnicha Chuwiruch and Grant Peck, The Associated Press, October 6, 2016

Thai activists lean over the Oct. 6 Memorial to offer lighted candles at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (AP / Sakchai Lalit)
BANGKOK, Thailand
-- Buddhist monks, mourners, activists and the merely curious gathered Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of one of the darkest days in Thailand's history, when police killed scores of university students at a peaceful protest, and ghoulish vigilantes defiled the dead.


Hundreds of Tibetans Gather For Buddhist Teachings in China's Qinghai

Radio Free Asia, Sept 13, 2016

Qinghai, China -- Hundreds of Tibetan monks and laypeople coming from across northwestern China’s Qinghai have gathered this week at a Buddhist monastery in the province for a traditional eight-day period of religious teachings and debates, according to a Tibetan source living in the region.


Ladakh has suffered years of neglect: Buddhist monk

IANS, August 31, 2016

Leh, Ladakh (India) -- Ladakh region in Jammu And Kashmirhas suffered from years of neglect from the central government and ministers from Delhi "come and make sweet promises only to forget" (sic), a top Buddhist monk has said.


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