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Kalachakra enters crucial phase

Business-Standard, January 13, 2006

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Amid solemn ritual and dance performed by the monks of Namgyal monastery in traditional attires, the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in the early hours of Wednesday, invoked 722 deities, including the principal deity of Kalachakra, and invited them to enter and stay in the ‘mandala’, a symbolic sand figure of purified universe and its beings.

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The Kalachakra in India: Dalai Lama tells Tibetans from Tibet they are key to future

Tibet News, January 11, 2006

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- The Dalai Lama opened the Kalachakra teachings this week in Amravati, India, with a powerful statement urging Tibetans from inside Tibet to tell Tibetans when they return about the importance of the 'Middle Path' approach towards a genuine autonomy for Tibet.

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Monks take out colourful procession

Newindpress, January 12, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Buddhist monks attending the Kalachakra Empowerment took out a colourful procession here today with their presiding deity Gyava Chamba.

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Scotland Buddhist Temple provides relief for tsunami victims

by Sunil C.Perera, Asian Tribune, Jan 12, 2006

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A Scotland based Buddhist Temple has launched number of tsunami development projects for the affected people in various parts of Sri Lanka with the assistance of the government and various international donors.

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Indian nationalist party brings forced conversions to Dalai Lama?s notice

Newindpress, January 12, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (india) -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has brought to the notice of the Dalai Lama alleged forcible religious conversions.

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Buddhist master to be mummified

By Baldev Chauhan, BBC News, Jan 11, 2006

Tibetan Buddhists are against preserving bodies

Shimla, India -- Buddhist monks in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh have decided to preserve the body of their master so he can be worshipped forever.

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Kalachakra 2006: Dalai Lama on the virtue of happiness

Newindpress, January 11, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- The only way to gain happiness is to put others before self, observed the Dalai Lama here on Tuesday. Delivering a discourse on Acharya Nagarjuna’s, Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way, on the third and concluding day, he said every sentient being wants happiness and wants to keep away from suffering.

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Buddhist circuit to showcase heritage

Newindpress, January 11, 2006

AMARAVATI, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- The inauguration of The Amaravati Museum and Interpretation Centre by the Dalai Lama here yesterday is part of the State Government’s ambitious plan to develop the Lower Krishna Valley Buddhist Circuit at a cost of Rs 20 crore.

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Indian PM chairs meeting on commemoration of Buddha anniversary

PTI, Jan 10, 2006

New Delhi, India -- Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today chaired a meeting of National Committee on commemoration of the 2550th anniversary of reincarnation of Lord Buddha.

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Buddhist philosophy relevant in present times: Dalai Lama

New Kerala, Jan 9, 2006

Guntur, Andhra Pradesh (India) -- Spiritual Tibetan leader Dalai Lama today said the Buddhist philosophy of peace and compassion was very much relevant in the present strife-torn world.

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