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Andhra Pradesh wants to invite Dalai Lama for Buddhist ritual in Amravati

Indian Express, Nov 4, 2016

This comes as part of the serious efforts by the AP govt to promote Buddhist centres in the state, and the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati as a major tourist destination.
Andhra Pradesh, India
-- The Andhra Pradesh Government has proposed to hold ‘Kalachakra’ initiation - ‘wheel of time’ or ‘time-cycles’ rituals in Buddhism, where disciples are initiated into higher forms of meditation and rituals - in the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This comes as part of the serious efforts by the AP govt to promote Buddhist centres in the state, and the ancient Buddhist town of Amaravati as a major tourist destination.

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Nipponzan Myohoji: This Buddhist temple offers peace, silence in a noisy city

by Ruhi Bhasin, The Indian Express, November 6, 2016

Mumbai, India -- On his tour to India during 1931-38, for regenerating Buddhism, Fujii Guruji met Mahatma Gandhi and actively participated in the freedom movement of India.

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International Buddhist conclave open session in Sarnath

PTI, Oct 5, 2016

Varanasi, India -- The International Buddhist Conclave-2016 aimed to showcase Buddhist heritage and pilgrimage sites in the country, opened its sessions in Sarnath today, the heartland of Buddhist pilgrimage.

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Ladakh has suffered years of neglect: Buddhist monk

IANS, August 31, 2016

Leh, Ladakh (India) -- Ladakh region in Jammu And Kashmirhas suffered from years of neglect from the central government and ministers from Delhi "come and make sweet promises only to forget" (sic), a top Buddhist monk has said.

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Taking hint from Traditional Buddhist Architecture, Architect builds Buddhist Learning Centre in Maharashtra

Newsgram, August 19, 2016

Mumbai, India -- A Mumbai-based architecture firm Sameep Padora and Associates have recently completed building a Buddhist Learning Centre in Maharashtra. The architect wanted to renew the lost traditions that went into making Buddhist learning and meditation centres.

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