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Monks in action: Practice of the Six Paramitas in the wake of the Gurkha Earthquake

by Layne Mayard, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 29, 2015

After the Nepal earthquakes this past spring, a group of monks at Ka-Nying Shedrup Ling monastery in Boudhanath, Nepal formed an emergency relief team to support the surrounding community.

Kathmandu, Nepal -- In spite of their own difficult circumstances, their compassion for others motivated selfless service to those floundering in the confusing aftermath of this natural disaster.  Their resilience and determination exemplifies a spontaneous practice of the Six Perfections, an inspiration to anyone with a sincere wish to benefit others.


AP, Bihar to jointly promote Buddhist tourism

by P. Sujatha Varma, The Hindu, Sept 27, 2015

Andhra Pradesh, India -- Andhra Pradesh Tourism officials are in the final stages of signing an MoU with their Bihar counterparts to jointly promote Buddhist sites in the two States across the country and abroad.


Odisha seeks inclusion of Buddhist Heritage within National Circuit

Odisha News Insight, Sept 28, 2015

Bhubaneswar, India -- Odisha urged the Centre to include its rich Buddhist heritage within the National Buddhist Circuit to boost the state’s tourism potential.


‘Monks have a pivotal role in Buddhist tourism’

by T. Appala Naidu, The Hindu, September 21, 2015

Machilipatnam, India -- Dhante Dhamma Dhaja, only Telugu monk who dedicated his life to preach and spread the Buddhism in Andhra Pradesh, feels that the State government should involve the monks in promotion of Buddhist tourism. Mr. Dhaja has launched a mission to preach the Buddhism to a group of 36 children through his Vihara at Pagollu village in Krishna district since early 2010.


I would prefer calling India as 'Buddhist India', says PM Modi

by Abdul Qadir,TNN, Sept 5, 2015

BODH GAYA, India - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended a Hindu-Buddhist conclave in Bodh Gaya where he prescribed conflict avoidance as the most effective conflict resolution mechanism.


Exiled Tibetan gov't warns China not to meddle in Buddhist tradition of Dalai Lama

Associated Press, September 1, 2015

DHARMSALA, India -- The exiled Tibetan government says there is no cause for celebrating 50 years since China formed the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and insists Tuesday instead marks a half-century of occupation and control over the once-independent Himalayan nation.


Sirisena Says Buddhist Philosophy Is Noblest Gift Sri Lanka Can Offer To World

Eurasia Review, September 1, 2015

Kandy, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka President Sirisena said the Buddhist philosophy is the noblest gift the country can offer to the world as a Buddhist country. He also stated the new government will implement a well-planned program to propagate the message of Buddhist philosophy to the international community.


Modi govt plans Buddhism blitz in cultural diplomacy refocus

by Charu Sudan Kasturi, the Telegraph (India), Aug 31, 2015

New Delhi, india -- India has a new top cultural diplomat - and he is called the Buddha.


Amaravati all set to be Mahayana Buddhist centre

by Y. Mallikarjun, The Hindu, Aug 13, 2015

AP planning to attract tourists from China, Japan and Thailand
Andhra Pradesh, India --
The ancient town of Amaravati, which forms part of the upcoming capital region of the State, will be promoted as a cradle of Mahayana Buddhism to attract international tourists, particularly those from China, Japan, Thailand and other Asian countries.


Khagrachhari mayor accused of grabbing Buddhist temple land

Dhaka Tribune, July 27, 2015

Khagrachhari, Bangladesh -- Allegations have surfaced against Khagrachhari municipality Mayor Mohammad Rafiqul Alam for trying to grab land of Tri Ratna Buddhist temple at Araimail area of the town.


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