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Road works for Kala Chakra begin at Amaravathi

Newind Press, November 10 2005

GUNTUR, India -- As the clock starts ticking away for the Buddhist magnum opus, Kala Chakra at Amaravathi early next year, the Roads and Building Department has started taking up road-laying works on a massive scale.

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Russian Buddhist team on week-long visit from today

The Rising Nepal, Nov 6, 2005

KATHMANDU, Nepal -- A Russian Buddhist delegation headed by the Russian Religious Ambassador Eldinev Ayush will pay a week-long visit to Nepal from tomorrow.

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His Holiness Inaugurates Buddhist Conference in New Delhi

Phayul, November 2, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama today inaugurated the International Conference of Mahayana Buddhists in the Indian capital today. Organized by the New Delhi based Tibet House the conference was opened today at India International Centre.

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Talk on the Philosophy of Science and Buddhist Philosophy

TibetNet, November 2, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- Dr. Rajendra Priyadarshi, a physicist and student of Nobel laureate, the late Prof. Heisenberg, gave an hour-long talk on the "Philosophy of Science and Buddhist Philosophy" last Monday at the Gangkyi mess hall.

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Monks should stay out of Sri Lanka politics, says monk legislator

AFP, Oct 24, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- A top Sri Lankan Buddhist monk legislator admitted for the first time his all-monks party had been mistaken to enter politics, but stopped short of quitting the legislature where it has nine crucial seats.

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Dalits' conversion: Will Maya go the distance?

by Subodh Ghildiyal, The Times of India, Oct 21, 2005

NEW DELHI, India -- Dalits have steadily been converting to Buddhism in large numbers. As a result, the community has swelled from 0.2% in 1956 to 0.7% today. With Dalits from UP making up a good chunk of the October 14 throng at Nagpur this year, it would be interesting to watch the stance of country's largest Dalit outfit, BSP.

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"Problems can be resolved by Buddhism"

Lanka Truth, October 19, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka's opposition leader Ranil Wickramasinghe said that many problems can be resolved if we practice Buddhism.

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Rinpoche identity to be investigated

Statesman News Service, Oct 13, 2005

KALIMPONG, North Bengal (India) -- Controversy has always dogged the Shabdrung Rinpoches, once religious leaders of Bhutan, especially after the late ninth Shadrung Rinpoche Naung Gigme, a member of the Drukpa Kargyud sect of Buddhism, was sent into exile in India in the early 1960s. He was based in Manali and in 2000 came to head Sanchen Dorje Gompa at Pedong, one of the oldest monasteries in the region.

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His Holiness Donates 15 Lakh Rupees (US$ 37,500) in Quake Relief

Phayul, October 13, 2005

Dharamshala, India -- His Holiness the Dalai Lama donated fifteen lakh rupees in aid of quake victims in Pakistan and India, Voice of Tibet radio service reported.

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All India Buddhist Society Passes Resolutions for Tibet

TYC, October 10, 2005

Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (India) -- On the occasion of the GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR of the formation of The Buddhist Society Of India, “ALL INDIA BUDDHIST CONFERENCE” was held on 8th and 9th October 2005 at Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

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