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Nepal should make separate Buddhist circuit

MyRepublica, Aug 19, 2014

LUMBINI, Nepal -- Nepal should develop a separate Buddhist circuit to link different shrines related to Lord Buddha in the country.

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China Banks on Buddhism

by ILARIA MARIA SALA, WSJ, Aug 21, 2013

Lumbini, Nepal -- The plain of Terai, a poor agricultural land crossed by holy rivers, straddles the border between Nepal and India. Its sweltering summers see temperatures climb above 100 degrees, but this parched terrain might be on the verge of tumultuous changes. On the Nepali side is the small city of Lumbini, which, after long neglect, is now at the center of great power politics.

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Buddhists gherao Singhadurbar to protest Kakrebihar crackdown

The Himalayan Times, July 30, 2013

Capital witnesses massive traffic jam

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- People of Buddhist community staged a sit-in outside the Singha Durbar, the country's main administrative complex, to protest the government intervention in the installment of Lord Buddha’s idol in Kakrebihar of Surkhet district, on Tuesday.

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Security stepped up in Lumbini, other Buddhist centres

PTI, July 13, 2013

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Nepal has stepped up security in Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, with security personnel frisking every tourist entering the shrine, nearly a week after a terror attack on the Mahabodhi temple in India.

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Buddhists, Reconstructing Sacred Tibetan Murals, Wield Their Brushes in Nepal

by EDWARD WONG, New York Times, February 23, 2013

LO MANTHANG, Nepal -- Dozens of painters sat atop scaffolding that soared toward the roof of an ancient monastery. With a swipe of their brushes, colors appeared that gave life to the Buddha. Gold for the skin.

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