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China wants to turn Tibet’s Buddhist monasteries into Communist Party propaganda centers

by Reinhard Krause, REUTERS, Apr. 3, 2015

Tibetan monks shield their eyes from the sun as they watch others dancing at the Kirti Monastery near the town of Langmusi, in southwestern China’s Sichuan province.

BEIJING, China -- Buddhist temples and monasteries in Tibet must become propaganda centers for the ruling Communist Party, where monks and nuns learn to “revere” science and appreciate the party’s love, the troubled region’s top Chinese appointed official said.

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Senior Buddhist monk of Joney, Tibet released on bail, may face trial

by Yeshe Choesang, Tibet Post International, 13 April 2015

Dharamshala, India -- Sources coming out of Tibet say a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk and intellectual monk who was detained on eve of Tibet uprising anniversary has been released on "bail pending trial" on March 20, 2015.

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Thailand celebrates Songkran with a splash

CCTV.com, Apr 13, 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- Buddhist New Year celebrations have begun in nations across South East Asia, with lively water-throwing festivities.

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China's stressed-out 'millenials' embrace Buddhism

by Lu-Hai Liang, CNN, March 30, 2015

Beijing, China -- Five years ago, Beijinger Robert Zhao went on a trip to Tibet. What he encountered left him confused but intrigued.

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Charter must include Buddhist ideas of governance

by STEPHEN B YOUNG, The Bangkok Post, 28 Mar 2015

Bangkok, Thailand -- I have recently hosted five round tables - one each in Germany, London, Paris, The Netherlands and Madrid - where Thai Buddhist ideas on governance were presented to appreciative audiences.

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Buddhist circuit at Karukonda could be a huge draw

by P. Sridhar, The Hindu, March 27, 2015

Karukonda, India -- The rich cultural heritage enshrined in the ancient Buddhist site on Karukonda hillock at Ramavaram in Kothagudem mandal has potential to give a fillip to tourism in the coal belt region.

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