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Three day international Buddhist seminar concludes in Agartala

ANI, December 21, 2015

Agartala, India -- A three-day International Buddhism seminar concluded here on Sunday with a resolution to steer the global discourse on climate change, environment and conservation towards a responsible and sustainable model based on the Buddhist principles and values of interdependence and respect for nature.

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Buddhist population down by 75 per cent in Karnataka

The Hindu, Dec 15, 2015

Karnataka, India -- The Dalai Lama is currently on a month-long visit to Karnataka, but a glance at census figures may have him worried.

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Losar - the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Festival - begins in Ladakh

by Shravan Nune, Jagrandosh, 14 Dec, 2015

Ladakh, India -- Losar, the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Festival began on 12 December 2015 in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. The festival marks the beginning of New Year for Buddhists.

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Dalai Lama expresses sympathy for Chennai flood victims

by Yeshe Choesang, Tibet Post Internaitonal, 5 December 2015

Dharamshala, India -- The spiritual leader of Tibet His Holiness the Dalai Lama has expressed his sympathy to the thousands of people who have been displaced by the recent flooding in Tamil Nadu.

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Comprehensive plan to develop Buddhist circuit

PTI, 1 Dec, 2015

NEW DELHI, India -- A comprehensive plan is in the offing to develop the Buddhist circuit in the country, a Parliamentary panel has been informed months after it rapped the government for lack of inter-ministerial coordination in this regard.

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Himalayan art, culture on display at Buddhist festival

Deccan Herald, Dec 2, 2015

Bengaluru, India -- Eighth edition of the Buddhist festival organised by the Ministry of Culture kickstarted in the City on Tuesday with an array of cultural activities at the Jnana Jyothi auditorium on the Central College premises.

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Buddhism deeply entrenched in Jalandhar’s secular fabric, say experts at convocation

by Aparna Banerji, Tribune News Service, November 14, 2015

Jalandhar, India -- The visit of the Dalai Lama to the LPU today evoked a rich forgotten history of Jalandhar which, though profound and interesting, rarely finds mainstream mention. Both in the very immediate and farther past, Jalandhar has had deep Buddhist leanings.

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Buddhists in Tripura celebrating 'Kathin Chibor Dan' pay tribute to France terror victims

bdnews24.com, Nov 16, 2015

Hundreds of Buddhist devotees in the Indian north-eastern state of Tripura have paid tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks.

Agartala, Bangladesh -- They prayed and lit candles for universal peace and against religious radicalism.

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Thousands Attend State Funeral of Dissident Buddhist Monk in Sri Lanka

ANI, 13 November 2015

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Thousands of people from all walks of life attended the funeral of dissident Buddhist monk Maduluwawe Sobitha on Thursday. Sobitha was 73 and died last Sunday in Singapore, where he was receiving treatment after heart surgery.

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Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association condoles Ven. Sobitha Thera's passing away

Lanka Daily News, Nov 11, 2015

Colombo, Sri Lanka -- "It is with great shock and sorrow that we hear of the passing-away of Ven. Maduluwawe Sobitha Maha Thera on November 8", states the Sri Lanka-China Buddhist Friendship Association in a release.

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