General Assembly of International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) held in New Delhi

By Aanchal Kumari, ANI, November 29, 2023

New Delhi, India -- A two-day General Assembly Meeting was held by the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), a global Buddhist platform, in New Delhi with the aim to elect office bearers of the world body for the next three years.


AI-Generated Images of Naughty Monks Not Real Problem of Thai Buddhism

by Pravit Rojanaphruk,, 12 Nov 2023

Bangkok, Thailand -- The quixotic National Office of Buddhism is back on the news. This time they want the individuals behind a few AI-generated photos of naughty monks playing rock music, drinking alcohol, smoking and singing with beautiful ladies at a karaoke bar, and racing motorcycles literally behind bars – citing the Computer Crime Act.


Forum Explores Influence of Chinese Chan Culture in Belt and Road Initiative Discussions

The Buddhist Channel, October 28, 2023

Suizhou, Hubei (China) -- The recent "Dahong Mountain Forum: The Overseas Spread and Influence of Chinese Chan Culture" convened on October 19-20 in Suizhou, Hubei province, attracting global attention from religious and academic communities both within China and abroad.


Hundreds of Hindus Embrace Buddhism in Ahmedabad, Citing "Inequality"

The Buddhist Channel, 25 Oct 2023

Gujarat, India -- In a noteworthy event organized by the Gujarat Buddhist Academy, nearly 400 Hindus from across the state of Gujarat converted to Buddhism on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. This annual gathering marked the 14th such ceremony held on Dussehra, symbolizing a growing movement towards a new religious identity.


Passing of the Oldest Monk at Wat Rai Khing Mourned by Nakhon Pathom Community

The Buddhist Channel, October 9, 2023

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand -- The Buddhist community of Nakhon Pathom is plunged into mourning following the peaceful passing of Pranee Intawaso, an esteemed royal ecclesiastical advisor. Pranee Intawaso, who served as the advisor to the head of the 14th region and as assistant abbot at Wat Rai Khing, a prestigious royal temple in Nakhon Pathom, breathed his last on October 7 at Sam Phran Hospital in Nakhon Pathom.


Dalai Lama Imparts Chenrezig Empowerment to Taiwanese Buddhists

The Buddhist Channel, 6 October 2023

Dharamsala, HP (India) – On a crisp morning bathed in the radiant light of the rising sun, His Holiness the Dalai Lama graced the Tsuglagkhang with his presence, bestowing a Chenrezig empowerment upon a gathering of eager disciples.


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