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Buddhism

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

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

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

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

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