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Russian Buddhist monks to restore giant 19th Century Buddha statue

TASS News Agency, November 26, 2014

The local authorities have allocated more than $1.1 million to sponsor the restoration works

CHITA, Russia -- Monks of the Aginsky Datsan (datsan is a term used for Buddhist university monasteries in the Tibetan tradition of Gelukpa) in Russia’s TransBaikal Territory have begun to restore a giant 19th Century statue of Maitreya Buddha, or Buddha of the Future, Tatiana Zherebtsova, a deputy minister of culture of the TransBaikal Territory, told TASS on Tuesday.

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Buddhist temple on site of retreat centre given planning permission

By Sean O’Riordan, Irish Examiner, November 14, 2014

Planning permission has been granted for a 14.5m-high Tibetan Buddhist temple overlooking the Atlantic

Cork County, Ireland -- Cork County Council granted permission for the structure at the Dzogchen Beara Tibetan Buddhist retreat near Castletownbere.

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Moscow’s first Buddhist temple to feature five-meter Buddha

by Roxana Avetisyan, Russia Beyond the Headlines, November 6, 2014

The Buddhist temple will be built at 15 Novovladykinsky Drive, in the Otradnoye District in the north of Moscow. It will have a total area of 1,186.5 square meters

Moscow, Russia -- In the first Buddhist temple in Moscow, which should be built by 2017, worshippers will have an opportunity to obtain acupuncture treatments and also try Tuvan and Vietnamese dishes.

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Kathin ceremony draws hundreds to Hebburn

The Shields Gazette, Nov 4, 2014

Hebburn, UK -- AROUND 300 people from the UK and abroad attended a Buddhist ceremony at Hebburn riverside.

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Russia to Promote Religious Diversity by Building Buddhist Temple

RIA Novosti, Oct 30, 2014

MOSCOW, Russia -- The first Moscow's Buddhist temple, symbolizing Russia’s religious diversity and promoting friendly interconfessional and interethnic relations, will be built in Russia's capital by 2017, Izvestia.ru reported Thursday.

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