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New Buddhist sites raise tourism hope

Newindpress, July 31 2005

KENDRAPARA, India -- For an archaeological hotspot, Langudi wears the tag of obscurity. Located in Dharmasala tehsil, 40 km from here, it is a sleepy hamlet with sparse population. But things are set to change, thanks to the discovery of a Buddhist stupa along with several different images of Lord Buddha.

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Last cave family in Bamiyan Buddha Mountain

Xinhuanet, July 25, 2005

KABUL, Afghanistan -- "All other families lived in caves have moved to houses at the mountain foot except us who still live here because there are not enough houses for us," the 70-year old Hamid Hussein said.

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Lumbini Trust told not to charge entrance fee

The Rising Nepal, July 26, 2005

BUTWAL, Nepal -- The supreme court has issued an interim order to the Lumbini Development Trust not to charge the entrance fee at the entrance of the Mayadevi Temple as well as the fee that is charged for offering worship at the temple.

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Maha Sangha instrumental in establishing disciplined society - Sri Lanka PM

Lanka Daily News, July 27, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The sacrifices made by the Maha Sangha for the preservation of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, resulted in establishing a disciplined society. The same can be said of the whole world, if the Maha Sangha takes the necessary interest and enthusiasm.

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Rinpoche crowned with sacred hat

Kantipur Online, July 22, 2005

Kathmandu, Nepal -- Swami Vivekananda once said that Buddhism could not survive in the very land where it was born, that is, India. However, it is alive in Nepal where Siddhartha Gautam, the founder of Buddhism, was born some 25 centuries ago.

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Stamp series on Buddha marks Gurupurnima

The Rising Nepal, July 21, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Minister for Information and Communications, Tanka Dhakal put cancellation marks on a postage stamp series on Lord Buddha issued by Nepal Philatelic Bureau from today on the occasion of Gurpurnima.

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Peaceful mind can help restore peace

The Rising Nepal, July 21, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Assistant Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yangkila Sherpa, inaugurated ?Bauddha Book Exhibition? organised to celebrate Dharma Chakra Prabardhan Diwas, the first day of preaching by Lord Buddha, and Guru Purnima, here today.

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New gilded pinnacles on Aagam Chhen Shrine in Itumbaha Monastery

The Rising Nepal, July 21, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- Four new gilded pinnacles (gajur) were installed today on the ridge of the Aagam Chhen shrine under the Itumbaha Monastery, marking the completion of the restoration of its south and west wings.

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China Plots to Repeat Panchen Lama on Dalai Lama

Phayul, July 19, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- In its latest and most serious ever attempt to interfere in Tibet's traditional system of recognising lamas, China has gone to the extent of saying that Beijing will choose the next Dalai Lama. Tibet Autonomous Region chairman Qiangba Puncog was quoted by Asianews/SCMP as saying that "if the spiritual leader, who turned 70 on July 6, dies in exile, Beijing would follow Tibetan Buddhist precedent to choose his reincarnation."

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City launchpad for Buddhist heritage revival

Express News Service, July 18, 2005

Kolkata, India -- As part of the ministry of culture?s drive to create awareness among people and simultaneously preserve the cultural heritage of India, the ?National Seminar on Buddhist Literary Heritage in India: Text and Context? kicked off today at the Asiatic Society museum.

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