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Iconic Anime Character Painted on Buddhist Temple

by Brian Ashcraft, http://kotaku.com, Oct 15, 2014

Bangkok, Thailand -- A 700 year-old Buddhist temple in Thailand contains something visitors might find unusual: a blue robotic cartoon cat from the future. That's right, iconic anime character Doraemon.

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World Fellowship of Buddhist Opens in NW China's Shaanxi

by Sophia Zhu, Xinhua, October 18, 2014

Shaanxi, China -- Hundreds of the world's Buddhists gathered at an ancient temple in northwest China's Shaanxi Province on October 16 to mark the opening of the World Fellowship of Buddhists 27th general conference.

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Glimpses of life at Famen Temple Buddhist Institute

by Han Bin, CCTV.com, Oct 15, 2014

Shaanxi, China -- Famen Temple in Shaanxi Province, is not only known for housing what’s believed to be a fingerbone of Sakyamuni, but also for its Buddhist Institute. The institute is one of China’s most influential in the sector. In the past decade, it has educated over 200 students.

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World Bank keen on funding Andhra Pradesh Buddhist circuit

Economic Times, Oct 11, 2014

Andhra Pradesh, India -- Making tourism one of its key focus areas in its services sector mission, Andhra Pradesh government said here today that the World Bank is keen on funding the state's 'Buddhist circuit'.

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Bhutan King and Queen hold prayers with Buddhist monks

DNA India, 10 October 2014

Bodhgaya, India -- Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema, with a group of delegates, recently visited the holy Buddhist site in Varanasi.

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Buddhist 'release life' act results in illegal animal trade in Hainan

http://shanghaiist.com, Oct 8, 2014

Hainan, China -- More and more businesses offering services to people who want to perform the Buddhist practice of "release life" are appearing in Hainan, where illegal animal breeding is rampant, China News Radio reports.

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