Buddhism

  • Rajgir declared polythene-free zone, violators to be fined upto Rs 500 04-12-2013 12:29 PM

    Rajgir, a Buddhist pilgrim town and a tourist destination in Bihar, has been declared a polythene-free zone after visitors complained of rampant littering and a dirty environment. "Rajgir is the first Buddhist historical city to be declared a polythene-free zone from December 2," an official of the tourism department said....
  • Buddha relevant in modern world: Dalai Lama 28-11-2011 10:38 AM

    New Delhi: Buddhism has a special role to play in the modern world because unlike many other religious traditions, Buddhism uniquely propounds the concept of independence which accords closely with the fundamental notions of modern science, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Sunday. Elaborating on the importance of...
  • Jataka tales add to Buddhist books in Poland 10-10-2011 01:31 PM

    Warsaw: Poland is essentially a Catholic country, but of late the interest in Buddhist literature has been growing for two reasons. One, there is the immense popularity of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and, two, the translation of Buddhist literature into Polish language - the latest being the Jataka...
  • 'The Dhamma Man' an easy yet captivating read 20-09-2011 12:16 PM

    For a religion that spread from India to the rest of the world, I know precious little about Buddhism. The Dalai Lama, Bodh Gaya, the Bamiyan statues, Richard Gere, a hundred Hollywood movies - despite all that, I know very little about the man who attained Nirvana. There's this book...
  • Australian PM refuses to meet Dalai Lama 13-06-2011 05:51 PM

    Melbourne: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard will not meet with the visiting Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama to avoid a diplomatic row with China. "The prime minister will not meet with the Dalai Lama on this visit to Australia," Gillard's spokesman said on Monday. "Australian prime ministers have not met...
  • Dalai Lama offers to resign as political head 14-03-2011 08:38 PM

    The Tibetan Parliament in exile will debate the proposal after the Dalai Lama pressed that his resignation be accepted as Tibet's political leader. ...
  • Dalai Lama refuses to continue as political head 14-03-2011 01:52 PM

    Dharamsala: Turning down requests by his followers to continue, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday formally conveyed to the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile his decision to devolve political authority to pave the way for putting in place a new democratic system to pursue the cause of Tibet. The Dalai Lama...
  • China says Dalai Lama has to reincarnate 08-03-2011 08:15 AM

    Beijing: Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not have a right to choose his successor any way he wants and must follow the historical and religious tradition of reincarnation, a Chinese official said on Monday. It is unclear how the 76-year-old Dalai Lama, who lives in India and...
  • The fallacy of Karmapa's Chinese links

    Guest Blog |  Thinlay Topgay
    The assumption that the Karmapa will create a China-friendly chain of monasteries in the Himalayas by using Himachal Pradesh as a staging point for anti-India...

  • Tibetans protest, say Karmapa not a spy 02-02-2011 06:53 AM

    New Delhi: Tibetans across the country held protest rallies in support of their religious leader Karmapa Lama - a day after the Enforcement Directorate questioned him for almost seven hours. Thousands of followers and devotees of Karmapa gathered at monasteries on Tuesday across the country and carried out a candle...
  • Karmapa: aides quizzed by ED 01-02-2011 08:34 PM

    Dharamsala/Shimla: A high-level Enforcement Directorate (ED) team on Monday questioned aides of Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorje who are managing the trust backed by him about foreign currency worth over Rs 7.5 crore seized during raids. Headed by Deputy Director (North) V Neerja, the ED team reached the Gyuto Monastery at...
  • Tibetan leader Karmapa linked to China 29-01-2011 07:14 AM

    New Delhi: One of the most revered places for Tibetans and Buddhists across the world now caught in a criss-crossing web of Hawala, Benami land deal and worse still of furthering Chinese interest on Indian soil. The 17th Karmapa Ugyen Trinley Dorjee stands accused of being a Chinese plant. Central...
  • Buddhist monk into fashion, music and tweets 18-01-2011 10:49 AM

    Beijing: A Buddhist monk has become popular for performing pop music, using latest gadgets and wearing fashionable gowns while travelling in China to spread his religion. Unlike traditional Buddhist monks, Shi Daoxin, formerly an abbot at a temple in eastern Jiangxi province, is a fan of Harry Potter and uses...
  • Coming: Deepak Chopra's Graphic novel on Buddha 06-12-2010 11:02 AM

    Washington: New age guru Deepak Chopra is all set to publish a graphic adaptation of his New York Times bestselling novel "Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment" in collaboration with Liquid Comics and Dynamite Entertainment. The 160-page, hardcover graphic novel will be available in bookstores across the US Dec 14 with...
  • Dalai Lama pitches for female successor 25-10-2010 10:17 AM

    Toronto: The Dalai Lama, who wound up his three-day visit here by leading prayers at the newly opened Tibetan cultural centre, doesn't rule out a female successor. The purpose of the Dalal Lama's reincarnation is to serve the Buddha, the 14th Dalai Lama told a week-end audience of more than...
  • Buddhism and its place in Tibetan protests 03-05-2008 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: Following are a few little-known facts about Sachin Tendulkar, who became the first player to score a century of international hundreds on Friday. - Tendulkar has 13 coins from his coach Ramakant Achrekar. He would win a coin if he could get through an entire session of nets...
  • US gives visa to Tibetan monk China hates 09-04-2008 12:17 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday said there was nothing bigger than India-Pakistan matches for cricket fans in Pakistan, but refuted suggestions that it was running after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for the resumption of bilateral cricket ties between the two countries. The...
  • Inside Myanmar: Buddhism holds activists together 05-12-2007 11:23 PM

    Chandigarh: Star cricketer Harbhajan Singh has offered to set up a multi-disciplinary Sports Academy in Punjab. Harbhajan on Sunday met deputy chief minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal with a proposal to set up a Sports Academy in the state where the budding talent of different sports could be nurtured...
  • Incredible India: Beggars rule, tourists cornered 21-11-2007 10:56 PM

    Melbourne: Jonathan Trott hit a masterful, unbeaten century to lead England to 444-5 at stumps and an emphatic 346-run lead after the second day of the fourth Ashes Test against Australia on Monday. Trott will resume the third day on 141 with Matt Prior on 75, sharing a 158-run partnership....
  • Mass conversion: Dalits shift faith 27-05-2007 07:54 AM

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