Buddhism

China facing intensified threat of religious infiltration, extremism: Official

China facing intensified threat of religious infiltration, extremism: Official

China`s five officially sanctioned religions - Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Catholicism and Christianity - have vowed to fight "desinicization".

Sep 12, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
Akshara Haasan changes her religion? Father Kamal Haasan has the perfect reply

Akshara Haasan changes her religion? Father Kamal Haasan has the perfect reply

Talented young actress Akshara Haasan is currently keeping busy with Thala Ajith's much talked about 'Vivegam' which will mark her big screen debut in Tamil cinema.

Jul 28, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

Amreli custodial death: Dalits threaten to convert to Buddhism

As many as 200 Dalits in Amreli district have threatened to convert to Buddhism alleging police inaction in conducting a fair probe into the death of a community member in judicial custody two weeks ago.

Jul 05, 2017, 10:23 AM IST
Dalits still converting to Buddhism, but at a dwindling rate

Dalits still converting to Buddhism, but at a dwindling rate

Around 87 per cent of Buddhists in India are neo-converts; the rest belong to traditional Buddhist communities, mostly in the north-east of India and other Himalayan regions.

Jun 17, 2017, 12:48 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi to begin two-day visit to Sri Lanka today: Here's what he plans to do

PM Narendra Modi to begin two-day visit to Sri Lanka today: Here's what he plans to do

It will be Narendra Modi's second trip to Sri Lanka as Prime Minister after March 2015.

May 11, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
Buddha Purnima 2017: The legend behind Gautama Buddha's transformation from a prince to a spiritual seeker

Buddha Purnima 2017: The legend behind Gautama Buddha's transformation from a prince to a spiritual seeker

The day celebrating lord Buddha's birth is widely known as Buddha Purnima or Buddha Jayanti across the globe.

May 10, 2017, 10:47 AM IST
Nawazuddin Sidduiqui’s DNA test report reveals his true religion – WATCH

Nawazuddin Sidduiqui’s DNA test report reveals his true religion – WATCH

The video establishes the true spirit of an artist who knows no barriers of caste, creed or religion. His talent makes him the person he is.

Apr 24, 2017, 14:13 PM IST
We need an 'innernet' along with the internet, says Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa

We need an 'innernet' along with the internet, says Tibetan spiritual leader Karmapa

The Karmapa, the third-most important Tibetan religious head, is an influential voice in the new generation of thought leaders and spiritual head of one of the major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, which has been working with the notion of interdependence for many centuries.

Apr 24, 2017, 08:29 AM IST
The Buddhist monk who witnessed 'spiritual makeover' of BR Ambedkar

The Buddhist monk who witnessed 'spiritual makeover' of BR Ambedkar

PM Narendra Modi paid homage to BR Ambedkar with a visit to Deekshabhoomi, where the Dalit icon and over 500,000 followers had embraced Buddhism on October 14, 1956.

Apr 14, 2017, 22:15 PM IST
Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry old friend in Delhi

Top Tibetan lama abandons monkhood to marry old friend in Delhi

Thaye Dorje, 33, has claimed since childhood to be the reincarnation of the Karmapa Lama, the leader of one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
 

Mar 30, 2017, 11:11 AM IST

Dalai Lama describes himself as 'son of India'

 Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama today described himself as a "son of India" and hailed the secularism prevailing in the country.

Mar 17, 2017, 19:02 PM IST
Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police

Thai authorities enter Buddhist temple to search for wanted monk - police

Thai security forces entered the country`s biggest Buddhist temple on Thursday to search for an influential monk wanted for money laundering, police said.

Feb 16, 2017, 10:36 AM IST
This monument in Pakistan to earn world's 8th wonder tag?

This monument in Pakistan to earn world's 8th wonder tag?

With the decline of Buddhism in the region, the traces of the Stupa and monastery faded away.

Jan 28, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
Zen Buddhism: The 5 sacred hallmarks & ways to imbibe it in daily life

Zen Buddhism: The 5 sacred hallmarks & ways to imbibe it in daily life

Zen belief encourages us to live and give everything to the particular moment of existence. 

Jan 26, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

Will never let in Dalai Lama again: Mongolia

After inviting Beijing`s wrath for hosting the Dalai Lama, Mongolia has said it will never again allow the Tibetan spiritual leader to visit the country.

Dec 21, 2016, 14:04 PM IST
Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China`s objections

Dalai Lama visits Mongolia over China`s objections

Mongolian Buddhism is closely related to the Tibetan tradition.
 

Nov 19, 2016, 16:27 PM IST
Fallout of Una Dalit flogging incident? 300 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Gujarat on Dussehra

Fallout of Una Dalit flogging incident? 300 Hindus convert to Buddhism in Gujarat on Dussehra

Over 200 people from the Dalit community from Gujarat converted to Buddhism in three separate events organised by Buddhist organisations here on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi, organisers said on Wednesday.

Oct 12, 2016, 18:38 PM IST

'Pained' by Una episode, many Dalits plan to embrace Buddhism

In the wake brutal thrashing of Dalits in Una, at least 1,000 people from the community in Banaskantha district have so far expressed their desire to convert to Buddhism, stating that there was not point in continuing with Hinduism, if they are not treated as equals.

Jul 27, 2016, 00:10 AM IST

China's Panchen Lama carries out religious rite in Tibet, first in 50 years

Although officially atheist, China selected Gyaltsen Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama in 1995 in a drive to win the hearts and minds of Tibetans.
 

Jul 21, 2016, 14:20 PM IST

Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike: Report

Myanmar has struggled to contain bouts of deadly religious bloodshed in recent years, with rising Buddhist nationalism posing a steep challenge to the new government.
 

Jul 02, 2016, 08:41 AM IST