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Dalai Lama lays stress on scientific progress

Hindustan Times, Feb 7, 2006

Varanasi, India -- TIBETAN SPIRITUAL leader Dalai Lama said on Tuesday that the welfare of the world and peace was possible only when human beings co-existed with love and affection.

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Lankan Minister donates Rs. 10 cr. (US$ 2.05 mil) gold dome to Buddhist shrine

PTI, Feb 8, 2006

Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh (India) -- Sri Lankan Agriculture Minister Chaman Rajapakse, today offered prayers at the famous Buddhist piligrimage at Sankisa here and donated a golden dome worth Rs 10 crores to the stupa.

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His Holiness to Inaugurate a Buddhist Conference

TibetNet, February 08, 2006

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama will inaugurate a 3-day Tibetan Buddhist conference organised by the Religion and Culture Department of the Central Tibetan Administration.

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Dalai Lama on five-day visit to Uttar Pradesh, Bihar

PTI, February 7, 2006

Varanasi, India -- Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived on a five-day visit here to participate in various programmes at the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath scheduled from Tuesday.

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The little Buddha of Bara

e-Kantipur, Jan 27, 2006

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Braving the cold wave in the Terai that has already claimed dozens this winter, Ram Bahadur Bomjon, known as the Buddha Boy, is continuing his meditation wearing just a thin cloth. Eight months have already passed since he began his "deep meditation" but the confusion whether he has really not eaten or drunk anything during this period is still unresolved. It has been claimed that the 16-yr-old has not drunk even a single drop of water since he began his meditation on May 17, last year.

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Buddhist monks oppose demolition of structures inside Mahaparinirvan Complex

NewKerala, Jan 22, 2006

Kushinagar, Uttar Pradesh (India) -- The Uttar Pradesh Government's decision to demolish illegal structures at the temple, dedicated to Lord Buddha here has invited the wrath of Buddhist monks. They are now all set to protest against the decision.

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Kalachakra sand mandala immersed

Newindpress, January 18, 2006

GUNTUR, India -- The two-week-long Kalachakra empowerment rituals ended on Tuesday with the immersion of sand mandal in the river Krishna by Buddhist monks at Amaravati.

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Kalachakra in Andhra Pradesh ends

By Narendra, NewKearal, Jan 17, 2006

Amravati, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- The 10-day-long global congregation of Buddhist monks in Amravati in Andhra Pradesh has concluded.

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Buddha statue project dropped

The Hindu, Jan 18, 2006

The statue, which was to come up at Handigondi resides in an area that is habitat to several rare species of birds. It is home to sloth bears, hares and packs of jackals

Karnataka, Bangalore (India) -- The 700-foot tall monolithic Buddha statue planned to be carved out of the rocks at Ramanagaram by the Bangalore-based Sanghamitra Foundation, is not likely to materialise.

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US$ 67,000 promised for Dhyana Buddha project

Newindpress, January 17 2006

AMARAVATI, India -- The Dalai Lama has announced a Rs 30 lakh (US$ 67,000) aid for the 125-feet Dhyana Buddha project on the banks of River Krishna.

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