After 30 yrs, Buddha relics to travel to Thailand

by Parvez Sultan, New Indian Express, 21 Feb 2024

The last time the relics were taken out of the country was in May 2023, when they were exhibited at an exposition in Mongolia.
NEW DELHI, India
-- Four bone fragments of Lord Buddha, also known as Kapilvastu Relics, presently kept in the National Museum, will be taken to Thailand on Thursday after about 30 years. They will be displayed in four cities including Bangkok and Krabi, where people will pay their obeisance to the sacred remnants.

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IBC Sec-Gen gets a glimpse of innovative Malaysian Buddhist projects

The Buddhist Channel, 6 Feb 2024

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- On 3 February 2024, a significant dialogue took place between Malaysian Buddhists and the recently appointed Secretary General of the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC), Khensur Rinpoche Jangchup Choeden. Hosted at the Sri Jayanti Buddhist temple in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur, the gathering also saw the presence of its chief monk, Bhante B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thero.

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Digitizing Buddhist architectural heritage for conservation

Hanoi times, 1 Feb 2024

Hanoi, Vietnam -- The lack of archives has led to inappropriate renovation and rebuilding of Buddhist temples. Digitization is a solution to improve the documentation of those architecture.

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Puu Jih Shih Temple: A blend of ancient majesty and spirituality in Sandakan

The New Straits Times, 29 January 2024

Sandakan, Sabah (Malaysia) -- Positioned about four kilometres from the heart of Sandakan, Puu Jih Shih Temple emerges as a dignified testament to ancient Chinese architectural splendour, beckoning visitors into a tranquil realm infused with cultural and spiritual significance.

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Cambodia: Building a Meditation Space within National Park

The Buddhist Channel, 18 January 2024

PHNOM PENH -- The Ministry of Environment in Cambodia is taking steps to establish a meditation site within the Buddhist Cultural Centre, located in the Preah Suramarit-Kossamak Kirirom National Park. This initiative aims to encourage local and international Buddhists to embrace meditation and delve into the teachings of Buddha.

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The Temple that the Mother of Malaysia’s First Prime Minister Built

The Buddhist Channel, 7 January 2024

Alor Star, Kedah (Malaysia) -- Wat Samosorn Rachanupradit (Thai: วัดสโมสรราชานุประดิษฐ์) is a Thai Buddhist temple situated in Alor Setar, Kedah. It is located in the suburb of Bakar Bata, by the banks of Sungai Kedah. The temple is often just known as Wat Siam Bakar Bata.

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Ajahn Brahm and other Buddhist Leaders at the 12th Global Conference on Buddhism

By Amos Simon, The Buddhist Channel, 25 December, 2023

Singapore -- The 12th Global Conference on Buddhism was held at the Max Antria Singapore Expo from 16-17 December 2023. The organizer, the Buddhist Fellowship (BF) welcomed over 800 participants from 12 countries from the Sangha and other delegates.

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Buddhist Leaders’ Conference promotes solidarity and co-operation between Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

VNS, 25 December 2023

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam -- Buddhist leaders from Việt Nam, Laos and Cambodia have vowed to strengthen relationships between their countries and other Buddhist nations to foster a peaceful and harmonious world at their second annual conference being held in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Borobudur Temple in Indonesia Transforms Under New Regulations

The Buddhist Channel, 19 December 2023

Jogjakarta, Indonesia -- The Candi Borobudur, the world's largest Buddhist temple located near the central Javanese city of Yogyakarta, has undergone a significant transformation in recent times.

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Cambodia: Senate President Stresses Unity and Progress at 31st National Congress of Buddhist Monks

The Buddhist Channel, 15 December 2023

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- In a bid to uphold the sanctity and reputation of Buddhism, Senate President Say Chhum delivered a compelling address during the 31st National Congress of Buddhist Monks at the National Institute of Education in Phnom Penh.

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