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Richard Gere in Leh for Dalai Lama`s discourses

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 11:58

Hollywood actor Richard Gere is in Leh, the main town of the mountainous district of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, to attend to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama`s discourses, event organisers said Monday.

J&K Governor NN Vohra meets Dalai Lama

Last Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014, 19:19

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra on Saturday called on Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, who is in Leh region for the Kalachakra ceremonies.

Lanka coexists peacefully with people of all faiths: Rajapaksa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 16:24

Sri Lanka, a nation inspired by Buddhism for well over 2,500 years, have co-existed peacefully with communities of other faiths despite attempts to create communal tensions from time to time, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has said.

Branch of historical `Bodhi tree` falls in Sarnath

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 23:04

One of the branches of the historical `Bodhi tree` in Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha had given his first sermon and set in motion the `Dharma-Chakra`, has fallen.

Detained British monk freed on bail in Myanmar

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:39

A senior British monk stripped of his clerical status and accused of defaming Buddhism was released from custody in Myanmar on bail Friday, his lawyer said, several days after he was detained in a controversial monastery raid.

`Begging bowl at Afghan museum is not associated with Buddha`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 12:00

A begging bowl on display in an Afghanistan museum is not associated with Lord Buddha, Indian officials have concluded belying the initial perception that it belonged to the founder of Buddhism.

Narendra Modi invokes Hsuan-Tsang to connect with Buddhists of Varanasi, Sarnath

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:39

Aiming to connect with Buddhists of Varanasi-Sarnath region, Narendra Modi on Thursday said ancient Chinese traveller Hsuan-Tsang had visited his birthplace at Vadnagar in Gujarat.

CHINA-BUDDHISM TWO LAST

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 14:36

Notwithstanding China`s political conflict with the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism is increasingly becoming popular among young Han Chinese who see it as a true spiritual solace to overcome their frustrations in a fast-paced materialistic society.

Tibetan Buddhism spreading among Han Chinese

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 14:14

Notwithstanding China`s political conflict with the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhism is increasingly becoming popular among young Han Chinese who see it as a true spiritual solace to overcome their frustrations in a fast-paced materialistic society.

Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 00:17

The Dalai Lama has thrown his moral weight behind gay marriage, condemning homophobia and saying he was not bothered by consensual sex among people from other traditions.

Dalai Lama for promotion of secular ethics among youths

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 21:24

Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Saturday urged spiritual leaders of all religions to remind the younger generation the importance of India`s tradition of secular ethics.

China`s vegetarian population touches 50 million: Report

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 16:28

Motivated by Buddha`s teachings, 50 million Chinese defied deep-rooted tradition of meat eating and turned vegetarians, making Communist nation one of fast emerging countries with vegan population.