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Buddhist Temple Under Siege : Awake up Conscience of the World....

Buddhist Temple Under Siege : Awake up Conscience of the World.... Dhammakaya Buddhist Temple in Pathumthani has been undergoing the siege for the 5th day. And, people from all over the country are protesting against the government's bullying acts.  The Thai government has been trying to capture the temple with military and police forces, including embedding spies among the civilians and monks inside and out of the temple to disrupt the…

Awake up Conscience of the World : Dhammakaya Temple Embraces for the Thai DSI and Military Attack

Awake up Conscience of the World....Dhammakaya Temple Embraces for the Thai DSI and Military Attack The battered buddhist temple has been trying to ready her people to take on the government forces attack on the monastery. It has been realized that the innocent buddhist temple has been abused by the Thai government which is very deeply in need of financial rescue. They have circumvented so many schemes to bleed money…

Funeral of Asgiri Mahanayaka Thera held

Funeral of Asgiri Mahanayaka Thera held ITNN: 13 March 2016 The funeral of Mahanayake of Asgiri Chapter Most Venerable Galagama Sri Attadassi Thera took place this afternoon with full state honours at Asgiri Police Grounds. Most Venerable Galagagama Sri Attadassi Thera past away last Wednesday following a sudden illness. Thousands of people came to pay their last respects to the Late Venerable Mahanayaka Thera whose remains were lying at state…

Buddhist Cultural Centre (Lumbini Vihara) will celebrate Kathina on Sunday, 08th of November

East London Buddhist Cultural Centre (Lumbini Vihara) will celebrate Kathina on Sunday, 08th of November Dear Devotees, Just reminding you all, this year East London Buddhist Cultural Centre (Lumbini Vihara) will celebrate Kathina on Sunday, 08th of November. This is a great opportunity for you all to generate merit to improve the quality of your life. Address: East London Buddhist Cultural Centre 33 Maybury Rd, London E13 8RZ, Plaistow, United…

World Knows Martin Luther King, Not Ambedkar: PM Modi Ahead of Bihar Polls

World Knows Martin Luther King, Not Ambedkar: PM Modi Ahead of Bihar Polls MUMBAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invoked Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan and BR Ambedkar at a rally in Mumbai. He also laid the foundation stone for the grand Ambedkar Memorial -- a long-standing demand of the Dalits -- and said November 26 will henceforth be marked a "Constitution Day". "Babasaheb Ambedkar is an inspiration not just for…

Gujarat govt green-lights world's tallest statue of sitting Buddha

Gujarat govt green-lights world's tallest statue of sitting Buddha Bharat Yagnik,TNN AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government is going ahead with a 108-meter tall Buddha statue at Dev ni Mori near Shamlaji, 150 kms north of Ahmedabad. It'll be the second tallest Budhha statue in the world after the Spring Temple in China (153 meters) -- and the tallest of a sitting Buddha, beating a 92-meter statue in Thailand. A detailed report…

Gypsy Buddhists in Hungary; and a job opportunity

Gypsy Buddhists in Hungary; and a job opportunity Posted by Munisha Subhuti leaves the UK for India once again this week – but this time with three mitras from Hungary: Janos, Tibor and Kubu. Here he writes about Hungary’s new gypsy Buddhist movement and its Jai Bhim Network – and the opportunity to apply for the post of manager of its Dr BR Ambedkar High School in Hungary. (“Gypsy” is…

Buddhist Path, a Way to Asian Century: PM Modi

Buddhist Path, a Way to Asian Century: PM Modi By ANI NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday that for the century to be an Asian century, one has to walk in the path of Buddha.He was addressing the Samvad Global Hindu Buddhist Initiative on Conflict Avoidance, Environmental Consciousness and Dialogue.Prime Minister Modi and former Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga were among the guests at the event. "We…

Amit Chakma, Western University president, to give back half of $924K salary

Amit Chakma, Western University president, to give back half of $924K salaryPresident received nearly double his salary in 2014 in lieu of taking an administrative leave Western University president Amit Chakma says he will voluntarily refund the school nearly half his $924,000 salary last year, money he received in lieu of taking an administrative leave. "My employment contract with Western, executed in 2009, provided for payment in lieu of one…

South Korean monks congregate to pray for world peace

South Korean monks congregate to pray for world peace Around 500 South Korean Buddhist monks congregated in Bihar’s Bodh Gaya state to pray for world peace and tranquility on Monday. The monks, who are associated with a Seoul-based Buddhist non-governmental relief organisation, conducted prayer ceremonies at Mahabodhi temple, where the Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. Apart from holding prayers at the Mahabodhi temple, these monks will tour prominent…

The 4th World Buddhist Kalapati Forum in Kuching, Malaysia

The 4th World Buddhist Kalapati Forum in Kuching, Malaysia The 4th World Buddhist Kalapati Forum in Kuching, Malaysia, Dr. Pornchai Pinyapong, World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) President gave presentation in the topic of the Challenges of morality decline and how lay Buddhist should practice Buddhism in the current era. More than 1,000 participants joined the program during 5-8 Dec 2014. Courtesy : World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) FaceBook Fan Page…

LONG LIVE THE KING : H. H. King Bhumibol Adulyadej

LONG LIVE THE KING : H. H. King Bhumibol Adulyadej On 3 Dec. 2014, more than 1,500 monks from 7 district all over Patumthani province led by Chief Monk of Patumthani , Most Ven. Phratepratanasuthee assembled in the Dhammakaya hall to give a blessing chanting for His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's on the auspicious occasion of his birthday 87th anniversary on 5 Dec.2014. The ceremony has been organized annually for…

Make fellowship and exchange culture between Thai-Myanmar

Make fellowship and exchange culture between Thai-Myanmar The Great Merit Making ,Mahasanghadana for 315 Buddhist temples more than 3,500 monks in Kiange Tong, Myanmar on 29 Nov.2014 hosted by Thai laypeople. This is very good program to make fellowship and exchange culture between Thai-Myanmar before AEC in next year. The historic, remarkable and wonderful event , 1st time, Maha Sanghadana for 3,500 monks in 315 temples , Kyainge Tong,Myanmar,29 Nov.…

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Visits Lumbini

President Mahinda Rajapaksa Visits Lumbini Kathmandu, Nepal: Soon after arriving in Nepal, President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Lumbini – the birthplace of the Lord Buddha – one of the most sacred places for Buddhists.Though it’s not the President’s first time in Lumbini, he did participate in a number of events, with particular significance to Sri Lankan Buddhists. President Rajapaksa first visited and prayed at the Maya Devi Temple, named after Queen…

THE PASSING AWAY OF MOST VENERABLE KOK KWONG (1919-2014)

~Anicca Vata Sankhara~ Impermanent alas are all formations THE PASSING AWAY OF MOST VENERABLE KOK KWONG (1919-2014) BGF offers our Heartfelt Condolences to the Hong Kong Buddhist Faternity and Dhamma Friends on the passing away of Most Venerable Kok Kwong (覺光大長老) at 4.51am on the 16 November 2014 at the ripe old age of 95 years. Venerable made tremendous contributions in promoting Buddhism, providing charitable services and enhancing social harmony…
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