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President Pranab Mukherjee Greets People On Eve Of Buddha Purnima

Press Trust of India, May 21, 2016

New Delhi, India --  President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday congratulated people on the eve of Buddha Purnima, stressing on Lord Buddha's message of love, compassion, non-violence and equality.

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Vipassana centre at city's Buddha park soon

by Sheezan Nezami, TNN, May 19, 2016

Patna, India -- Now, there is no need for Patnaites to visit Bodh Gaya or any other place to learn Vipassana, a meditation technique. A permanent Vipassana training centre would come up at Buddha Smriti Park here by the end of August this year where one can learn the art of meditation free of cost.

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Odisha Buddhists have their own identity

by BIMALENDU MOHANTY, Daily Pioneer, 21 May 2016

Bhubaneswar, India -- The population of Buddhists in Odisha is estimated at 120,000 living in 17 main villages scattered all over the State so far identified. A majority of these Buddhists have taken to weaving as their professional occupation since centuries past. They are classified to be belonging to the Srabak community dedicated to the weaving profession. Many Buddhists in the State do not take to agriculture at all. They are also otherwise known as Saraka.

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Thai and Myanmar people perform Vesak activity in Tak

NNT, 20 May 2016

TAK,  Thailand --  A large number of Thai and Myanmar people performed a religious activity together on the occasion of Vesak Day.

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Bangkok Vesak Conference held with theme "The Buddhist Path to World Peace"

by Dr. Lalit Kishore, Merinews, 19 May, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand -- Under the auspices of the International Association of Buddhist Universities, a two-day 13th Annual United Nations Day of Vesak (UNDV) Celebration was held recently with the theme "The Buddhist Path to World Peace". The opening day, a short seminar on "Buddhist Education for Peace" was held.

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Thailand observes Vesak Day

NNT, 20 May, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand -- Civil servants and residents of all provinces are participating in alms giving and merit-making activities on the occasion of Vesak Day.

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