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Ringzhen Tundup Shastri: The devout Buddhist who helped Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) reach Ladakh

by AKSHAY DESHMANE, ET Bureau, Sep 12, 2014

LEH, Ladakh (India) -- For Ringzhen Tundup Shastri, the floods sweeping Kashmir valley is like yesterday once more.

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1,000-year-old monastery to have Buddhist studies centre

Indo-Asian News Service, September 3, 2014

Shimla, India -- Tabo, an ancient seat of Buddhist religion and culture in picturesque Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh in northern India, will now have an international learning centre.

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India's PM in Japan: Modi visits two ancient Buddhist temples

PTI, August 31, 2014

Kyoto, Japan -- On the second day of his Japan tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday visited two prominent ancient Buddhist temples here – Toji and Kinkakuji – offering prayers and mingling with the common people and tourists.

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Dalai Lama Visits Lotus Flower Trust’s Home

The Buddhist Channel, July 21, 2014

Ladakh, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama unexpectedly visited Basgo Nunnery in Ladakh, one of the homes for destitute children funded and built by the Lotus Flower Trust, a charity based in Hyde in the New Forest. This was an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity for all the orphaned nuns at the home - to hear his teachings and be inspired by his much revered Buddhist wisdom.

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World Bank Group helps India develop Buddhist Circuit

T3 News Network, Jul 21, 2014

New Delhi, India -- The World Bank Group is supporting India’s Ministry of Tourism and the state tourism departments of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh on the government’s priority program to develop the Buddhist Circuit, foster tourism-led growth, expand economic opportunities and create jobs for local communities, offer better facilities to pilgrims and help increase tourist traffic five-fold.

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