Gisele Bundchen meets Dalai Lama
Gisele Bundchen meets Dalai Lama

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and her family met spiritual leader Dalai Lama.

Advanced Surveillance System at Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi temple

An Advanced Surveillance System(ASS) is being installed at Bodh Gaya`s Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism`s holiest shrine, which was hit by serial bomb blasts last year, for enhanced security.

Advanced Surveillance System at Bodh Gaya Mahabodhi temple

An Advanced Surveillance System(ASS) is being installed at Bodh Gaya`s Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism`s holiest shrine, which was hit by serial bomb blasts last year, for enhanced security.

India, Nepal working together to link Lumbini, Bodh Gaya

India and Nepal are "seriously working together" to link Lumbini, birth place of Lord Budhha, with Bodh Gaya where he is said to have gained enlightenment, as part of promoting a combined Buddhist pilgrimage circuit.

South Africa government criticised over Dalai Lama

Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has sharply criticised the South African government after the Dalai Lama did not receive a visa to travel to South Africa.

International Buddhist Conclave concludes in Varanasi

The fourth International Buddhist Conclave, aimed at boosting tourism in country and showcasing India's Buddhist heritage and pilgrimage sites, concluded here.

Buddhist Conclave to promote, package pilgrimage sites
Buddhist Conclave to promote, package pilgrimage sites

To showcase the beauty of Buddhist heritage in India, the 4th international Buddhist Conclave will be held in Bodhgaya and Sarnath from Sep 26, the Ministry of Tourism said Wednesday.

Chinese Prez accepts role of Buddhism in their culture: Dalai Lama

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday claimed that Chinese President Xi Jinping has publicly admitted that Buddhism has a role to play in the preservation of Chinese culture.

Buddhist tourist circuit beyond Bihar, UP planned

To popularise Buddhist tourism and to attract more foreign tourists, India's tourism ministry is planning to add more states to the Buddhist circuit apart from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, union Tourism Minister Shripad Naik said Thursday.

Richard Gere in Leh for Dalai Lama`s discourses

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.

Lanka coexists peacefully with people of all faiths: Rajapaksa

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

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

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`

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.

`Wandering` mind at meditation makes you smarter too

Your brain processes more ideas and feelings when you are meditating than when it is just resting, a fascinating research has found.

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

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.

Dalai Lama says no problem with gay marriage

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

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

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

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.