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Yesterday | Xinhuanet

World Buddhist event to be held in NW China

The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists will be held in northwest China's Shaanxi Province in October, WFB secretary-general said here Friday.


Related Topix: World News, China, Religion

Friday | The Telegraph

Ancient seat cries apathy

Binod Kumar , a resident of Antichak near the ruins of the ancient seat of learning at Vikramshila, said public representatives have ignored the development of the heritage site.


Related Topix: Religion

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

Nan Tien Temple throwing party for Buddha's Birthday

The stars have aligned this year for a long weekend of religious celebrations for Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox communities and Buddhists alike.


Related Topix: Religion

Wed Apr 16, 2014

All About Jazz

Franklin Kiermyer: Further

Quartet. Describing this music as Coltrane-influenced simply doesn't do it justice.


Related Topix: The Quartet, Jazz, Black Entertainment, John Coltrane, Religion

Sun Apr 13, 2014


Jesus more popular than Mao on Chinese twitter

It's easier to talk about Jesus than Chinese President and Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping on Weibo, China's massive Twitter-like social media platform.


Related Topix: Chinese Communist Party, World News, China, Religion, Opinion

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Burlington Times News

Inerconnected: Tibetan monk explores peace, compassion at Elon

As a Tibetan Buddhist monk, Chodha believes in reincarnation, but the answer was not metaphysical.


Related Topix: Religion, Elon University

Voice of America

Early Hindu, Buddhist Works on View in New York

An exhibit of Hindu and Buddhist sculptural works from first-millennium Southeast Asia opens next week at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Related Topix: Religion, Hindu

Tue Apr 08, 2014


Vesak or Saga Dawa - Celebrating the Buddha

Vesak is a Buddhist holiday celebrating the Buddha's birth, and is celebrated on various days in the Spring, depending on the country.


Related Topix: Religion

Fri Apr 04, 2014

The Nation

The power of Buddhism

The last five months of struggle by anti-government protesters have been a disappointment due to the absence of a strong Buddhist influence.


Related Topix: Religion, Opinion

Thu Apr 03, 2014

Religion Dispatched

What Does Heidegger's Anti-Semitism Mean for Jewish Philosophy?

And yet, as much as Martin Heidegger is scorned for his Nazi sympathies , he remains one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.


Related Topix: Religion, US Politics, US News


Monks receive Gexe Lharampa degree in Lhasa

Zhukang Tubdain Kaizhub , head of the Tibet branch of the Buddhist Association of China, presents a hada, a strip of raw silk and linen that conveys good blessings, to a monk, who is awarded Gexe Lharampa, the highest academic degree in Tibetan Buddhism studies, at the Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous ... (more)


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Religion

Wed Apr 02, 2014

The Telegraph

Buddhist monasteries beckon tourists

Several Buddhist associations in north Bengal and northeastern India have joined hands with the tourism industry in their states to promote Buddhist monasteries as tourist destinations.

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The Huffington Post

Hwansan Sunim: An Invitation

My name is Hwansan Sunim and I am the disciple and personal attendant of Son Master Songdam, the most venerated Buddhist master in Korea.


Related Topix: The Son, Jazz, Religion

New Haven Independent

Oft-Jailed Activist Receives Final Release

Theresa Carr was praised for her daring, outrageousness, and creativity in the name of causes ranging from gay rights to nuclear disarmament.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Religion, Fitness, Yoga, Massachusetts

Tue Apr 01, 2014

The Star Online

Sri Lanka seeks divine help to avoid power cuts

Sri Lanka's energy minister offered flowers and lit thousands of oil lamps as she prayed for rains to replenish drought-hit reservoirs which are used for hydro-power plants, an official said Tuesday.


Related Topix: Sri Lanka, World News, Asia, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought, Religion

Mon Mar 31, 2014

City Life Chiang Mai


Chiang Mai is known around the world for being perhaps the greatest place to celebrate Buddhism's wettest and wildest holiday, and there is plenty to do in the city and surrounding areas during Songkran.


Related Topix: World News, Thailand, Religion,

Sun Mar 30, 2014

Art Daily

Norton Simon Museum's first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art opens

The Norton Simon Museum presents its first large-scale exhibition of Himalayan Buddhist art.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Religion

Fri Mar 28, 2014


Jomo Memo - 13th Century Tibetan 'Terton'

Jomo Memo is one of the most well-known historical women within Tibetan Buddhism.


Related Topix: Religion

Thu Mar 27, 2014


Monks debate on sutra of Tibetan Buddhism in Lhasa

Monks debate on the sutra of Tibetan Buddhism at the Sera Monastery in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, March 27, 2014.


Related Topix: Religion, China, Asia, World News

The Daily Breeze

Norton Simon Museuma s new exhibit contemplates the beauty, meanings of Buddhist art

Admission: $10, $7 seniors, free for students and children 18 and younger. Free for all 6-9 p.m. first Friday of the month.


Related Topix: Religion, Arts, Painting