India to hold Global Buddhist Conference in November, PM Modi to give award on Buddhist studies

In the run-up to the conference, four regional conferences in India - Telangana, Saranath, Gangtok and Dharamshala and abroad - in Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Cambodia will be organised. 

Sep 14, 2021, 22:34 PM IST

Cultural connect: India gifts Bhutan statue of Buddha on Guru Rinpoche's birth anniversary

The statue as part of the cultural connection is being given by the Indian council of cultural relations of ICCR to Bhutan.

Jun 19, 2021, 15:27 PM IST

How China is forcing duplicate Dalai Lama on Tibetans and the world

Dismissing China’s claim of appointing the next Dalai Lama, the President of the Tibetan Government in Exile has said that its Tibetans who have "copyright" over reincarnation, and Beijing plans to have a "duplicate" copy. 

Apr 03, 2021, 14:15 PM IST

Once a Buddhist nation, now China is involved in oppressing the Buddhists

China's religious diplomacy involves pervasive control of the CCP over every aspect of religion, from regular worship to conducting charity services, appointment and training of religious leaders to set several conditions on their activities. As per CCP ideology, Beijing has always pursued the idea of ‘national unity’ based on Confucian values.

Feb 12, 2021, 21:51 PM IST

Buddha Purnima 2020: Timings and Buddhist chanting mantra

 The birthday of Lord Buddha is widely celebrated across the globe and followers begin preparation, days in advance. 

May 07, 2020, 10:21 AM IST

Dalai Lama admitted to Delhi hospital due to chest infection

Tenzin Taklha, private secretary of Dalai Lama, has said the spiritual leader is stable and would remain in hospital for the next two to three days.

Apr 09, 2019, 22:11 PM IST

Far from zen: Japan monk sues temple for overwork

The monk in his forties is seeking 8.6 million yen (USD 78,000) from his temple on Mount Koya, a World Heritage Site.

May 17, 2018, 15:45 PM IST

Buddha Jayanti: Places associated with the life of Gautama

The birth anniversary of Lord Buddha is celebrated as Buddha Purnima. 

Apr 30, 2018, 07:09 AM IST

Rise of violent Buddhist rhetoric in Asia defies stereotypes

Buddhist mobs in Sri Lanka last week led anti-Muslim riots that left at least three dead.

Mar 12, 2018, 15:53 PM IST

Sri Lanka declares state of emergency after Buddhist-Muslim clash

Muslims in Sri Lanka have been accused by some hardline Buddhist groups of forcing people to convert to Islam. Kandy has seen the worst of ensuing violence.

Mar 06, 2018, 14:24 PM IST

Dalits, flogged by gau rakshaks in Una in 2017, to embrace a new religion

A Dalit family, that was allegedly beaten up by cow vigilantes for skinning the carcass of the animal in Una in Gujarat, have decided to embrace Buddhism.

Jan 09, 2018, 19:51 PM IST

Mayawati pays tribute to Ambedkar's Buddhist guru

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday paid floral tribute to Buddhist monk Bhante Pragyanand, one of the seven monks who initiated Dalit icon Babasahed Bhim Rao Ambedkar into Buddhism.

Dec 02, 2017, 14:50 PM IST

Monk, who initiated BR Ambedkar into Buddhism, critically ill

The condition of 90-year-old Buddhist monk Pragyanand, who gave "diksha" to Ambedkar continues to be critical.

Nov 27, 2017, 17:20 PM IST

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

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

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

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

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