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Women's peace march for the future of Tibet

ANI, March 13, 2005

Siliguri, India -- The Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) of North Eastern India flagged off a peace march at the Sed. Guyed Institute of Buddhist Studies at Salugasea, near Siliguri recently on the 46th anniversary of the Tibetan National Women's Day.

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Dalai Lama renews pledge for Tibet to stay within China

AFP, March 10, 2005

DHARAMSALA, India -- Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has renewed his commitment not to seek the independence of Tibet from China provided he be left in charge of Tibetan affairs.

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Dalai Lama's teaching session ends

ANI, March 09, 2005

Dharamsala, India -- A huge number of disciples of Dalai Lama gathered in Dharamsala on the concluding day of the fortnight long annual preaching session of the Tibetan spiritual leader on Wednesday.

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Gyalwang Karmapa wants India as his home

PTI, MARCH 07, 2005

BANGALORE, India -- The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, who came from Tibet on exile to India more than five years ago, on Monday said that he wants to remain in India, the birthplace of Buddhism.

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School for scriptures

by Jai Arjun Singh, Business Standard, March 5, 2005

New Delhi , India -- Lower Chauntra in district Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, located 6 km from the Tibetan colony in the small hill town of Bir, isn?t the most obvious location for an enormous educational institute.

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Thai princess presents English translation of the Thripitakaya

ColomboPage News Desk, March 7, 2005

Translation project was a three-year effort undertaken by a panel of 300 scholars.

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- At a special ceremony held at the BMICH in Colombo this evening, Princess of Thailand Kalyani Wadara handed over an English translation of the first volume of the Thripitakaya to Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga.

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India: Buddhism in northeast losing originality

Indo-Asian News Service , March 3, 2005

Guwahati, India -- Buddhism in India's northeast is fast losing its originality with cultural fusion threatening this centuries-old faith, experts Thursday said.

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SEMCHEN: Vegetarian movement in Little Lhasa

By Tashi Tsering, The Times of Tibet, March 3, 2005

Dharamsala, India -- As the profound teaching of His Holiness the Dalai Lama commenced on the full moon day in positive vibration so, followed the mission of the "Tibetan Volunteers for animals" headed by Rapsel Tsariwa with his diligent co-workers in swift flow in gravitating the crowd in exploring the animal realm ill-treatment and the vulnerability of pain!-where onlookers comprehend in total shock.

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Col. Henry Steel Olcott's house to be preserved

ColomboPage News Desk, March 1, 2005

Olcott traveled the country, patronizing the spread of Buddhism.

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- The Sri Lankan government has taken steps to preserve the house in which Colonel Henry Steel Olcott, considered to be a pioneer in the Buddhist revival in Sri Lanka, lived during his stay in the country.

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Minister pledges to improve Buddhist education

Lanka Daily News, Feb 26, 2005

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- Buddha Sasana, Public Security Law and Order Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake said he proposes to appoint qualified teachers to teach the Buddha Dhamma in schools to improve the standard of Buddhist education.

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