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"Buddhism under threat": Thai election gives platform to radicals

Religion has not been among the top issues ahead of a ballot which is largely shaping up as a contest between parties that support establishment-backed junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha and allies of Thaksin.

‘Most Chinese view India through the prism of Buddhism’

Professor Jio Haitao added there is a big gap in the number of Chinese citizens visiting India and vice-versa. The number of Chinese citizens visiting India every year is just one-fourth of the number of Indian citizens visiting China.


In Good Faith: Ethics for enlightenment

Unlike most religious and spiritual traditions, the Tao-te Ching and Buddhism of the Nikayas places the well-being of all at their core.

China: Tibetan students banned from religious activities

The policy appears to reflect increasingly harsh restrictions on the Himalayan region's traditional Buddhist culture, largely aimed at reducing the influence of the region's spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India.

Govt set to expand Buddhist tourism circuit to 21 more states

A total of Rs 362 crore has been sanctioned so far, of which Rs 75 crore has been cleared for Madhya Pradesh under the Ministry’s Swadesh Darshan scheme.

Why Buddhism invites Dalits

The conversion of 300 Dalits to Buddhism in Una, Gujarat, was not the first such instance. The Indian Express looks at previous mass conversions by Dalits and the pressures that have forced them to take the step.


Una Dalit flogging case: Victims to embrace Buddhism

"We have decided to convert to Buddhism as we have faced a lot of discrimination due to our traditional profession for skinning dead animals," one of the victims said.

Sangrai dance from Tripura to debut at Rajpath on Republic Day

For the first time, 150 tribal students selected from 25 schools of three districts of Tripura will perform the traditional ‘Sangrai dance’ in the ceremonious Republic Day parade.

Over 300 Dalits convert to Buddhism in Gujarat on Vijaya Dashmi

At a function in Vadodara, over 100 Dalits converted to Buddhism. Pragna Ratna, a monk from Porbandar, gave them the Deeksha, said Madhusudan Rohit, coordinator of the event.

Rohith Vemula’s mother, brother embrace Buddhism: ‘Fulfilling Rohith’s dream... free from shame’

Ambedkar’s grandson organises deeksha ceremony in Mumbai

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On Ambedkar's birth anniversary, Rohith Vemula's mother, brother embrace Buddhism

Rohith's mother Radhika and brother Raja Vemula were given 'deeksha' at a function in Dadar in the presence of Prakash Ambedkar, the grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar.

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'Tibetan Nuns Project' Dedicated to Educate and Empower Buddhist Nuns Living in Exile

The Tibetan Nuns Project is enabling the Tibetan Buddhist nuns to accomplish independence through training, ability building and creating a ground-breaking educational program for nuns.