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Korea / Japan

Innovative Prayer Competition in Seoul

Innovative Prayer Competition in Seoul

Religious prayers are usually considered to involve spirituality and to be ritua...

China / Hong Kong / Taiwan

Founder of Tzu Chi receives Rotary International Honor

Founder of Tzu Chi receives Rotary International Honor

On 6 July, Rotary International bestowed the Award of Honor on Buddhist master C...

Australia / New Zealand

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Buddhism in the Australasian Region

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Buddhism in the Australasian Region

The International Conference Buddhism & Australia 2015 will be held in Perth, We...

South Asia

First anniversary of bombings held at Mahabodhi Temple

First anniversary of bombings held at Mahabodhi Temple

Buddhist monks offered special prayers inside the Mahabodhi Temple at Bodhgaya t...

China / Hong Kong / Taiwan

A Tale of Two Faiths: China Holds Online Vote for Influential Buddhist Temples while Xinjiang Muslims face a ban on Ramadan

A Tale of Two Faiths: China Holds Online Vote for Influential Buddhist Temples while Xinjiang Muslims face a ban on Ramadan

Two religious developments are providing a glimpse into the unpredictable social...

Western / Eastern Europe / Russia

Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury: Buddhism helps me pray

Rowan Williams, Former Archbishop of Canterbury: Buddhism helps me pray

Rowan Williams has highlighted his interfaith credentials by opening up about hi...

Central Asia, Eurasia

Future of Bamiyan Buddhas uncertain as countries debate preservation method

Future of Bamiyan Buddhas uncertain as countries debate preservation method

Thirteen years after the destruction of theBamiyan Buddhas became a symbol of th...

Australia / New Zealand

Crowdfunding Creative Projects with

Crowdfunding Creative Projects with "Buddhist Life Stories of Australia"

Researchers from Deakin University in Australia have created a research program ...

Central Asia, Eurasia

Historic Routes of the Silk Road added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites

Historic Routes of the Silk Road added to UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites

Travellers and pilgrims rejoice: a portion of the Silk Road has winded its way i...

South Asia

World's Tallest Walking Buddha

World's Tallest Walking Buddha

The world’s tallest walking statue of the Buddha was unveiled on 14th of F...

Tibet / Himalayas / Mongolia

Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Visits the Birthplace of Buddha

Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi Visits the Birthplace of Buddha

Aung San Suu Kyi received a warm welcome at the Dharmakirti Vihara at Naghal, Ka...

America & Canada

The Largest Thai Buddhist Temple inaugurated in the United States

The Largest Thai Buddhist Temple inaugurated in the United States

A multi-day celebration from June 12, 2014 heralded the inauguration of Wat Nawa...

South Asia

Dalit Buddhist Leader Ramdas Athawale elected as Rajya Sabha MP

Dalit Buddhist Leader Ramdas Athawale elected as Rajya Sabha MP

A prominent Dalit leader and Vice-President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists...

Western / Eastern Europe / Russia

The Dharma Primary School: Promoting Meditation and Mindfulness for Children in Britain

The Dharma Primary School: Promoting Meditation and Mindfulness for Children in Britain

It has been a busy period for The Dharma Primary School in Brighton. In May, pup...

Festivals

Poson Festival of Sri Lanka

Poson Festival of Sri Lanka

Twelve million Buddhists in Sri Lanka celebrated the Poson festival on the full ...

Festivals

A Season for Giving: Dansals of Sri Lanka

A Season for Giving: Dansals of Sri Lanka

The mood was lighthearted, jovial, and enthusiastic on the night of Buddha Purni...

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