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Mummy of Pharaoh`s foster brother in Italian monastery?

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 13:23

The mummy of a pharaoh`s foster brother that Egyptologists could not trace for years may have now been found -- researchers suspect a skeleton at a former monastery in Italy to be that of Qenamun.

Monk-turned-politician to fight for bringing back Karmapa

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 15:22

Sonam Lama, the lone monk in the newly elected Sikkim Assembly, said he took the plunge into politics to protect the Buddhist `dharma` and enthrone the 17th Karmapa in his seat, the famous Rumtek monastery.

Buddhists miffed as prayers axed at Kolkata monastery for polling

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 23:27

Forced to cancel their daily prayer Monday for the first time in 117 years after a Kolkata monastery was turned into a polling booth, the Bengal Buddhist Association is mulling legal recourse as well as seeking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s intervention.

Top Tibetan monk killed in China

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 11:10

A well-known Tibetan monk, who founded the first Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Europe, has been killed in southwest China`s Chengdu city.

Catholic monastery in Israel attacked by vandals

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 18:38

Vandals hurled a firebomb at the outer wall of a Roman Catholic monastery in Israel and daubed anti-Christian graffiti on it, a police spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

Monasteries decline as TV, smartphones grip Bhutan

Last Updated: Friday, August 09, 2013, 00:08

Kencho Tshering, a red-robed Buddhist monk, takes a call from the King of Bhutan`s office, then duly dashes off to start a ceremony praying for a break in the monsoon rains.

Himachal boy anointed Ladakh monastery`s head

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 13:05

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy from Keylong in Lahaul Valley has been anointed the 15th head of the famous Tagna monastery near Leh town.

3 devotees commit suicide to ‘join’ their dead guru

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 17:42

Three devotees of a spiritual guru committed suicide at the Chouli monastery near Badar by jumping into a burning wood pyre on Monday.

Buddha`s relics to be hosted

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 12:27

The Enchey Monastery here will host the sacred relics of Sakyamuni Buddha and two of his chief followers, Sariputta and Maha Moggollan, for darshan by the people later this month.

AP CM announces corpus fund for Tawang monastery

Last Updated: Sunday, December 02, 2012, 15:49

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has announced a slew of measures for Tawang district, bordering China, including a corpus fund of Rs 4 crore for the famous Tawang monastery.

Tibetan monk self-immolates at French monastery

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 12:22

A 38-year-old British man has become the first Western Tibetan Buddhist monk to die by self-immolation at a monastery in southwestern France.

Tawang monastery threatened by landslides

Last Updated: Monday, September 24, 2012, 13:00

Existence of the world famous Tawang Monastery in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh is under threat due to recent landslides in the area.