1000-year-old Buddha statue is actually a mummified monk

A gold-painted Chinese statue of a sitting Buddha hides mummified remains of a high-status monk who lived nearly 1,000 years ago, scientists have found.

Myanmar nationalists threaten protests over Rohingya vote change

Nationalist monks and some political leaders in Myanmar have threatened to hold mass rallies to protest a parliamentary decision giving the Rohingya ethnic minority voting rights in a referendum to amend the constitution.

Monks prepare for the last rites of Shamarpa

Tibetan exiles and Buddhist monks in Kathmandu were busy preparing for paying last rites to the deceased Shamar Rimpoche.

Monks vote to choose a lama as their MLA in Sikkim

Hundreds of monks from Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayan state of Sikkim on Saturday voted to choose a Lama as their representative in the state assembly.

Man convicted in Arizona Buddhist temple slayings

A jury on Thursday returned guilty verdicts against a man charged in the 1991 killings of nine people, including six monks, at a suburban Phoenix Buddhist temple.

Monks carry food to Uttarakhand victims

Monks from the Belur headquartered Ramakrishna Mission are walking miles carrying food on their shoulders to feed people in the inaccessible villages of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand.

Myanmar monks urge peace after religious bloodshed

Senior monks in Myanmar on Friday appealed for peace following a surge in religious bloodshed in the former junta-ruled nation, in a joint statement that stopped short of condemning a wave of anti-Muslim attacks.

Three monks held in Lanka over Muslim store attack

At least three Buddhist monks have been arrested today for attacking a Muslim-owned clothing store that raised fears of religious tensions in the country.

Sri Lanka protests against assault on its monks in south India

Sri Lanka has lodged a strong protest with New Delhi over the incidents of assaults on Buddhist monks

Two monks mowed down by truck in Gujarat

Two persons were mowed down by a speeding truck on Vadodara-Bharuch national highway near here this morning, police officials said.

Bhutan foundation to support monks, nuns

A religious organisation has been established to sustain 43 religious centres, training over 1,000 monks and nuns in different parts of Bhutan.

Another Tibetan sets himself on fire in China

Most of those who have set themselves on fire have chanted for Tibetan freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama.

China warns US not to meddle in its affairs

The US State Department on Monday said it was seriously concerned by the latest reports of self-immolations.

Monks demand freedom in rare Myanmar protest

Five monks staged a rare protest in
army-dominated Myanmar Tuesday, witnesses said, drawing a crowd of about 500 people with calls for peace and the immediate release of political prisoners.

2 Tibetan monks self-immolate amid Dalai Lama feud

Three monks were recently sentenced to jail for more than 10 years each for plotting another monk`s self-immolation.

Monks upset over Dalai Lama not raising temple issue

Buddhist monks in Bihar are disappointed that Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama did not raise the demand for Buddhist control over the management of the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya during his visit here.

China quake leaves 8,000 monks homeless: State media

The quake in China`s remote northwest has left more than 8,000 monks homeless after damaging nearly 90 monasteries, state media said on Monday, as the focus of relief work moved onto resettling survivors.

Tibetan monks ordered out of China`s quake zone

Earthquake survivors say it was the
Tibetan monks who helped first, bringing food, pitching tents
and digging through rubble after disaster hit far western
China a week ago, killing thousands.

Soldiers, monks clear rubble in quake-hit China

Tibetan monks prayed over hundreds of bodies Friday at a makeshift morgue next to their monastery after powerful earthquakes destroyed the remote mountain town of Jiegu in western China and left at least 791 people dead.

US Burma dialogue begin, monks demand timeline

The Obama Administration and the Burmese Military junta has initiated the US-Burma dialogue process with their first meeting, amidst call from the Burmese monks that there should be time line for such a dialogue process.