Organizational News

Grand Reception Celebration’ of Dr. Pornchai Pinyapong, President of The World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY)

Grand Reception Celebration’ of Dr. Pornchai Pinyapong, President of The World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) Nirvana Peace Foundation is going to arrange ‘Grand Reception Celebration’ on February 14th, 2015, B.E. 2558 at Muslim Institute Hall, Chittagong, in the honor of World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) President  Dr. Pornchai Pinyapong, a great leader who has been successfully caring on an important role to expand humanity, peace, harmony among Buddhist Youth…

Atisha Dipankar & Mahasanghanaya Visuddhananda Mahathera Peace Gold Award-2014

The Holy Birth Anniversary of Atisha Dipankar, the Great Buddhist Scholar of the 10th century and Mahasanghanaya Visuddhananda Mahathera, the glorious Buddhist personality of the 20th century will be observed with due solemnity on the 23th Febuary, 2014 at Dharmarajika Buddhist Monastery, Dhaka. On this occasion, the Atisha dipankar Peace Gold Award-2014 and Visuddhananda Peace Gold Award-2014 will be conferred on 6(six) distinguished persons of home and abroad in recognition…

Sad demise of Mr. Pranesh Kanti Barua, Secretary General of Bangladesh Bouddha Samiti

Sad demise of Mr. Pranesh Kanti Barua, Secretary General of Bangladesh Bouddha Samiti We are deeply mourn by the sudden demise of Bangladesh Buddhist Association's present executive committee's (2013-2016) General Secretary Mr. Pranesh Kanti Barua (1950 - 2014). He passed away on 14 February, 2014, 5.15 pm at the local hospital due to a heart attack. Mr. Pranesh Kanti Barua was the founder & proprietor of Joy Traders C&F firm,…

Scholars meet to promote Buddhism

Scholars meet to promote BuddhismKENDRAPADA: The 2nd International Buddhist Conference kicked off on Saturday at the famous site Udayagiri of Jajpur district.  “The objective of the three-day conference is to promote Buddhist heritage and tourism,” said Sunil Patnaik, secretary of Odisha Institute of Maritime and South East Asian Studies, a body under culture department to promote glorious maritime heritage of the state. Around 110 Buddhism experts, scholars, tour operators from…

Buddhism dominates Western States behind Christianity

Last month the Washington Post published an article* illustrating religion in America today with maps like the one below. If you’re interested in the composition of religion in America today, I highly recommend reading it. The data used to created them is from the ASARB, the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. That site, which provides downloadable data going back to 1952, is also excellent. Those curious about obscure…