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Dalai Lama to inaugurate Buddha birth anniversary

Zee News, Feb 13, 2006

Gaya, India -- Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama would inaugurate the week-long 2550th birth anniversary celebrations of Lord Buddha, organised by the Mahabodhi Society at Kalchakra Maidan in Bodh Gaya today.

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India tourism eyes Buddhist tourists

WebIndia123, February 13, 2006

New Delhi, India -- The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) has committed Rs 1000 crore for the development of infrastructure linking places of Buddhist importance even as the India Tourism is all set to launch "walk with the Buddha" campaign, coinciding with the 2500th anniversary of Mahaparinirvana of Buddha, to promote Buddhist sites in a big way among the domestic and foreign tourists.

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Dalai Lama 'Happy' to Meet Ecumenical Korean Group

Chosun Ilbo, Feb 10, 2006

Varanasi, India -- An ecumenical group of Korean women drew praise from no less a figure than the Dalai Lama when they visited the Tibetan spiritual leader in exile in northern India. The Dalai Lama said he was happy to see the group make a pilgrimage to achieve harmony among different religions and peace in the world.

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Curfew in Kashmir town after Muslim-Buddhist clash

Reuters, Feb 10, 2006

SRINAGAR, India -- Authorities imposed a curfew for the second straight day on Friday in a mountain town in Indian Kashmir following clashes between Buddhists and Muslims sparked by allegations a Koran was desecrated, police said.

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Dalai Lama in Varanasi to preach Tibetan Buddhist philosophy

By G.Dubey, NewKerala, Feb 7, 2006

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

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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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