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Global Centre for Buddhism in Buddha Gaya

by Upali Rupasinghe, Lanka Daily News, Sept 19, 2005

New Delhi, India -- A global training centre for Buddhist monks across the world will be established at Buddha Gaya. The foundation stone for the building complex is to be laid by the Dalai Lama in presence of leading Buddhist monks from different countries belonging to all schools of Buddhism.

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New debate on birthplace of Buddha

by Rabindra Nath Choudhury, The Asian Age India, Sept 14, 2005

Bhubaneswar, India -- There seems to be no end to the controversy over the birthplace of Lord Buddha. The latest claim that the apostle of peace was born in Orissa has been challenged by historian Karuna Sagar Behera.

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Dalai Lama to unveil monk training centre

Press Trust of India, September 10, 2005

Kolkata, India -- Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama would lay the foundation stone of a global training centre for monks during a three-day celebration at Bodhgaya in February next year marking the 2550th Buddha Jayanti celebrations to be attended by Buddhist spiritual leaders from across the world.

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4th International Buddhist Conference concludes

Nepal News, Sept 11, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal -- The 4th International Conference on Buddhist Heritage of Nepal Mandala 2005 concluded in Kathmandu on Saturday.

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The Dalai Lama to Make 20-Day Visit to America

TibetNet, September 7, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama is expected to leave Ladakh for New Delhi tomorrow, from where he will proceed on about a 20-day visit to the United States.

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International Buddhist conference kicks off in Kathmandu

Xinhua News, Sept 8, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal -- The 4th International Conference on Buddhist Heritage of Nepal Mandal 2005 kicked off Wednesday with the slogan of "Collaboration for the Preservation, Upliftment and Co-existence of Buddhist Heritage in Asia."

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Nepal to host conference on Buddhist heritage

Xinhuanet, Sept 3, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- The Fourth International Conference on the Buddhist Heritage of Nepal Mandala 2005 will be held here from Sept. 6 to 10, the organizers said Saturday.

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Tamluk - place of Buddhist attraction

PTI, SEPTEMBER 3, 2005

KOLKATA, India -- The West Bengal government is keen to make Tamluk in Midnapore East district a place of Buddhist attraction to lure more tourists.

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Air taxi service to Buddhist shrines in Bihar, UP soon

PTI, Sept 3. 2005

PATNA, India -- In a bid to attract foreign and domestic tourists, the Bihar State Tourism Development Corporation (BSTDC) has proposed introduction of an air taxi service to important Buddhist shrines in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

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Dharamsala witnessing illegal overstay of foreigners

ANI, August 28, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- Queen of the hills, Dharamshala, is thronged with thousands of foreigners coming from different countries to study Tibetan Buddhism.

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