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"I shall live to be over 100 years": Dalai Lama

Tribune News Service, Mar 5 2015

Prayers offered for long life of the spiritual leader

Dharamsala, India -- The Dalai Lama today thanked four Tibetan organisations for organising a grand prayer ceremony for his long life at the main temple in Dharamsala. He said he was in very good health and would be able to live over 100 years.

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Sixth Buddhist conclave begins

The Hindu, Feb 23, 2015

Nagarjunasagar, India -- The two-day 6th Buddhist Conclave, organised by the Buddhist Society of India (BSI), commenced on a grand note at Nagarjunasagar here on Sunday.

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International Buddhist meet in Odisha from Feb 13

IANS, February 11, 2015

Bhubaneswar, India -- In a bid to promote the state's Buddhist tourism circuits at the international level, the Odisha government has decided to hold the 3rd International Buddhist Conference at Bhubaneswar from Feb 13, said Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Chandra Panda Wednesday.

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Walk highlights scope for Buddhist pilgrimage

by Pranav Chaudhary, TNN, Dec 15, 2014

PATNA, India -- With the participation of over 1,500 people from 15 Buddhist countries, including monks and nuns, in the 13km Jethian-Rajgir heritage walk along the footsteps of Buddha on December 13, the immense untapped potential for Buddhist pilgrimage in Bihar has been underlined again.

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Buddhist sites to be developed with Japanese help

by T. Appala Naidu, The Hindu, Dec 5, 2014

New Delhi, India -- At least 19 Buddhist sites, including two from the second and third centuries A.D, in Krishna district will be developed into prominent tourist destinations with Japanese help.

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India plans to transform Buddhist sites

Jagran Post News Desk, 30 Nov 2014

Bangkok, Thailand -- India plans to transform Buddhist sites across the country and make them the centre of Buddhism for global followers, a senior minister said here.

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Sri Lanka: Rehabilitation of Buddhist Temples Foundation's inaugural fund program

Lanka News, Nov 25, 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Rehabilitation of Buddhist Temples Foundation has selected eight rural temples for its inaugural fund donation program which will be held on November 29 at the temple premises under the 'Pansala Hadamu' (Let us build temples) initiative.

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Buddhist Conference focuses on Protecting and Preserving Buddhist Culture

by Alison Lesley, World Religion news, 14 Nov 2014

Lumbini, Nepal -- A Buddhist conference being held November 15-18 in Gautama Buddha’s place of birth, Lumbini, has drawn over 400 scholars and monks from roughly 30 different nations.

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Buddhist philosophy should be internalised: Nepali President

eKantipur, Nov 15, 2014

BUTWAL, Nepal -- President Ram Baran Yadav has said that the Buddhist religion should be spread as a philosophy and be internalised accordingly.

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Modiís Buddhist diplomacy on anvil

by Ashok B Sharma, The Nation, 9 November 2014

New Delhi, India -- A definite shift in India’s Look East Policy is underway with added emphasis on Buddha diplomacy under the new dispensation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi plans to market the Buddha card to the countries in the region as India is the place of origin of Dhamma and Sangha. He indicated such a change in emphasis by his first official visit abroad to a neighboring Buddhist country Asia, Bhutan, and then to Nepal, where Buddha was born. His first official visit outside South Asia was to another Buddhist country, Japan.

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