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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.

How a hunch led to stunning claim on Buddha birth date

Last Updated: Sunday, January 05, 2014, 21:14

The two archaeologists had a hunch that the Buddha`s birthplace in southern Nepal held secrets that could transform how the world understood the emergence and spread of Buddhism.

China detains Tibetan monk and supporters: Writer

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 22:35

Chinese authorities have detained a highly regarded Tibetan monk and 16 of his supporters, a Tibetan writer said.

Need to reduce rich-poor inequality in India: Dalai Lama

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 22:51

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Saturday stressed upon the need to reduce the growing inequality between the rich and the poor in India and termed it as "morally" wrong.

Cell found in jail from where suspects made Facebook postings

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 22:49

Days after accused in murder case lodged in the district jail here made Facebook postings, using sophisticated mobiles, a base model cellphone was recovered during repairs in a cell, police said.

Confrontation with China cannot solve Tibet issue: Dalai Lama

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 23:24

Tibetans are not insisting on independence as any confrontation with China cannot solve the issue and autonomy for the region will be mutually beneficial for both sides, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama said on Sunday.

Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 14:18

The dome of Bodh Gaya`s 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism`s holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand -- giving the shrine a new look.