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  1. A Buddhist spectacle with political overtones

    Posted Mar 29th 2009, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... province, yesterday for the state-sponsored Second World Buddhist Forum. Seated beneath a vast, domed ceiling inlaid with giant lotus petals, representatives from 46 countries gasped collectively ... 'It really is a spectacle,' Dr Reeves said. 'But this is China and they do these things very well here.' Vietnamese monk Thich Minh Nhan, a lecturer at Viet Nam Buddhist ...

  2. Buddhist legacy secures Beijing's backing for Indian institution's rebirth

    Posted Aug 14th 2007, 12:00am

    ... It wasn't wholly unexpected, as Beijing's commitment to the project is rooted in history. Chinese Buddhist monk Xuanzang travelled to Nalanda in AD627. He lived on the campus for 13 years, studying and translating Indian Buddhist literature into Chinese, laying foundations for the spread of Buddhism in China. His memoirs also inspired the 16th-century novel by Wu Chengen Journey ...

  3. Buddhism 'the sweet dew to end suffering'

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Buddhist thinking by scholars yesterday. The Panchen Lama, who is not recognised as such by the Dalai Lama, said man's greed was at the root of many woes afflicting humanity, and the solution to ending suffering is to turn to Buddhism. The Tibetan religious leader called on followers to adopt and develop Dharma, a Buddhist theory revolving around laws of nature. 'Increasing greed ...

  4. Beijing's Tibetan protege comes of age in HK

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... outside the mainland to an international audience at the World Buddhist Forum. The 22-year-old Panchen Lama- the second-highest Tibetan spiritual authority- made a well-prepared but cautious ... a flicker of nervousness. After bowing to a 2,500-year-old holy relic said to be part of the skull of the Buddha, he read a prepared speech. Buddhist teaching is 'sweet dew that ends human ...

  5. Dalai Lama is peace-loving Germany's spiritual pin-up

    Posted Aug 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Yenni Kwok

    ... In cities such as Hamburg and Berlin, it is easy to see how much people revere Tibet's Buddhist leader. Many shops sell postcards with images of the Dalai Lama or display placards adorned ... in the German city of Wiesbaden to hear him speak and see a German state premier hand him a book inscribed with thousands of birthday greetings. The Dalai Lama appeals to both Buddhists ...

  6. First steps on a long journey

    Posted Apr 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Panchen Lama chosen by mainland authorities, and his visit to Hong Kong, where he gave the keynote speech to the Third World Buddhist Forum last Thursday, was the first time he has left ... Buddhist rituals. But the Dalai Lama, in exile, had picked a different boy, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, and remains in dispute with Beijing about who is the real successor. The Tibetan boy he chose ...

  7. Tibet policy needs rethink by Beijing

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... but respecting religion, culture and customs. The party has done a poor job of this through policies that have decimated monasteries, traditions and the Buddhist clergy. Its way of governing is at odds with Tibetan culture, which is grounded in the Buddhist religion and a theocratic political system. The more materialistic values of Han Chinese immigrants do not sit easily with traditional beliefs. ...

  8. Officials warned to keep order in Tibet

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Tibet's most senior exiled Buddhist leaders, the Karmapa Lama, said yesterday he was saddened by the self-immolations and that he hopes they 'will yield a change in policy that will bring our ...

  9. Dalai Lama sparks boom in Darjeeling

    Posted Dec 04th 2003, 12:00am

    ... S.N.M. Abdi in Calcutta Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has fuelled a mini-boom in India's Darjeeling region, where more than 110,000 Buddhists have gathered ... in Himachal Pradesh, flew to Bagdogra on Tuesday en route to Darjeeling. He addressed a rally near the Sed-Gyued Institute of Buddhist Studies in Siliguri- a quiet area with Buddhist monasteries where ...

  10. India's role praised

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to an estimated 135,000 exiles. Addressing ethnic Tibetans in the Sera Mey Buddhist monastery near Bylakuppe in Karnataka, he said: 'India's moral and material support has proved invaluable ... settlements, Rabgayling and Dhondenling, in Karnataka's Hunsur and Kollegal regions, were founded in the 1960s. Nearly 50 per cent of Tibetan exiles in India live in Karnataka, where Buddhist ...




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