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Thai Princess visits historic sites in India

Newind Press, November 22 2005

BHUBANESWAR, India -- On her third and last day of stay in the State, Thai princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn visited the Ratnagiri Buddhist site in Jajpur district.


Tibetan spiritual leader reminds all about Lord Buddha's teachings

ANI, November 21, 2005

Bhopal, India -- The 17th Karmapa Lama, Trinlay Thaye Doreje, the spiritual head of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, has said that Buddhism teaches peace, tolerance and harmony.


Discrepancies in Buddhist data

Statesman News Service, Nov 14, 2005

MALDA, India -- Buddhist population in the state has not been enumerated properly and the fact and figures are not accurate. Even its total population is less than the actual figure recorded in the census reports, said an official of the State Minority Commission.


Ladakh Buddhist youths angered over marriage

Press Trust of India, NOV 9, 2005

Leh, Ladakh (India) -- Buddhist youths today forced closure of shops in Leh market protesting what they alleged the marriage of a Buddhist girl with a Muslim after her forcible conversion.


Road works for Kala Chakra begin at Amaravathi

Newind Press, November 10 2005

GUNTUR, India -- As the clock starts ticking away for the Buddhist magnum opus, Kala Chakra at Amaravathi early next year, the Roads and Building Department has started taking up road-laying works on a massive scale.


Russian Buddhist team on week-long visit from today

The Rising Nepal, Nov 6, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A Russian Buddhist delegation headed by the Russian Religious Ambassador Eldinev Ayush will pay a week-long visit to Nepal from tomorrow.


His Holiness Inaugurates Buddhist Conference in New Delhi

Phayul, November 2, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama today inaugurated the International Conference of Mahayana Buddhists in the Indian capital today. Organized by the New Delhi based Tibet House the conference was opened today at India International Centre.


Talk on the Philosophy of Science and Buddhist Philosophy

TibetNet, November 2, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- Dr. Rajendra Priyadarshi, a physicist and student of Nobel laureate, the late Prof. Heisenberg, gave an hour-long talk on the "Philosophy of Science and Buddhist Philosophy" last Monday at the Gangkyi mess hall.


Monks should stay out of Sri Lanka politics, says monk legislator

AFP, Oct 24, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A top Sri Lankan Buddhist monk legislator admitted for the first time his all-monks party had been mistaken to enter politics, but stopped short of quitting the legislature where it has nine crucial seats.


Dalits' conversion: Will Maya go the distance?

by Subodh Ghildiyal, The Times of India, Oct 21, 2005

NEW DELHI, India -- Dalits have steadily been converting to Buddhism in large numbers. As a result, the community has swelled from 0.2% in 1956 to 0.7% today. With Dalits from UP making up a good chunk of the October 14 throng at Nagpur this year, it would be interesting to watch the stance of country's largest Dalit outfit, BSP.


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