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Buddhist News Features:

Saturday, May 21, 2016 Vesak Extra!
UN: Day of Vesak is reminder to practise compassion for all people

Monday, June 1, 2015 Vesak Extra!
UN: Buddhist teachings to practice compassion are timeless

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Vesak Extra!
UN: Buddha's timeless teachings can help guide governments

Friday, May 24, 2013 Vesak Extra!
UN: Buddhist teachings can inform our response to prevailing challenges

Saturday, May 5, 2012 Vesak Extra!
UN: Buddhist belief offers insight to improve world conditions

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 Vesak Extra!
UN: Apply universal values of Buddhism to end worldwide suffering


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3-Year News Archive:

Sunday, August 8, 2010
Nepal: UNESCO and Japan join forces to conserve birthplace of Buddha
India: Singapore Buddhists to fund Nalanda University multi-million-dollar library project (updated)
Culture: Marking 1600th anniversary of Fa-Hien's visit to Sri Lanka
Culture: France to lend 8th century travelogue by Korean Buddhist to home country
Study: Two-way bilingual system

Sunday, June 6, 2010
Texas: Austin monk says U.S. can benefit from example of monastic communities
California: Teacher who helped shape American Buddhism is still on a quest
Massachusetts: Late monk's poems recall Khmer Rouge horrors
Study: Flourishing standard of Pali and Buddhism in Tripura
Arts: Illuminating Prince's path that led to Enlightenment

Friday, May 28, 2010 Vesak Extra!
UN: Buddhist values are echoed in the Charter of United Nations

Sunday, March 7, 2010
Laos: Construction of Buddhist University begins
New York: Monk's protest efforts lead him to Utica, Oscars acclaim
Profile: Local symbol of global Buddhism
Study: First territorial states of ancient India
Study: Buddhist publications in India (1908-2008)

Sunday, January 24, 2010
Thailand: Singing Dharma to the youth
Cambodia: Misbehaving monks scolded at national congress
Profile: The Daily Telegraph editor who brought Buddha to life
Society: The Jathaka Book and the Buddhist society
Study: Past and present glory of Gujarat

Sunday, December 20, 2009
Myanmar: Inle Lake group spreads Vipassana meditation
Thailand: Saving mural paintings with fire
India: NNM to release Pali-Hindi dictionary
China: Dai boys keep ethnic culture alive
Cambodia: British 'Indiana Jones' finds missing legs of ancient statue

Sunday, November 15, 2009
Asia: East Asia hails Bihar's Nalanda University project
India: 100-foot Gandhara Buddha statue being built in Sarnath
London: Ananda Bodhi sapling offered to Red Bridge Buddhist Vihara
Study: Methodology of Sutta reading
Arts: 'Emerald Cities' at the Asian Art Museum (California)

Sunday, October 4, 2009
Massachusetts: Westford temple celebrates 5th anniversary
Utah: Monks have reason to celebrate at Layton temple
Afghanistan: Afghan 'Indiana Jones' hunts lost Bamiyan statue
Perspective: Does Sarvodaya hold the secrets to systemic change?
Travel: Rare poise (Thailand)

Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sri Lanka: Buddhist doctrine in encyclopaedic form
Myanmar: Buddhist canon preserved on 9500 brass plates
Texas: Monk shares his own path at Dallas meditation center
Malaysia: Animated films lighting the way
China: Mount Wutai joins world heritage list

Sunday, May 31, 2009
New York: Monks honor Buddha's birthday, mothers
Denmark: An unusual place to find a Thai temple
Ohio: Antioch Buddhist program is 30
California: Marin gives birth to a new sound - dharma music
Travel: Where to learn Buddhist meditation in Thailand

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Maryland: Faithful celebrate the life of Buddha
Thailand: Everyday enlightenment
Sri Lanka: ANCL Vesak magazines launched
Germany: Berlin Vihara draws many Westerners
Perspective: Buddhism more scientific than modern science

Saturday, May 9, 2009 Vesak Extra!
UN: Buddha's 'timeless teachings' can help world

Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sri Lanka: Buddhists and Catholics aid Sri Lanka refugees
Sri Lanka: The Buddhist Channel
Afghanistan: First national park in Bamiyan bets on peace
Dialog: The bhikkhuni question
Perspective: Can all monks be trusted?

Sunday, April 19, 2009
East Asia: Taiwan and Jiangsu hosted second Chinese World Buddhist Forum
India: Exploring the world of Pali
China: Dai people create "civilization on palm leaves"
Religion: Vatican's Vesak message
Perspective: Are Buddhists violent?

Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thailand: Honouring the best on International Women's Day
Cambodia: Peace walk assumes modern tone
Singapore: Monk takes degree to help others in need
Rhode Island: A tribute to Ghosananda
South Carolina: Family going around globe to help others survive

Sunday, March 1, 2009
Myanmar: Int'l Theravada Buddhist universities conference to be held in Sagaing
North Carolina: Buddhist nun receives international award
Thailand: The secrets of the forest
Profile: Bhante Walpola Piyananda
Travel: Sanchi: A magnificent architectural expression

Sunday, February 15, 2009
India: Asia's largest pagoda inaugurated in Mumbai
India: World's second-largest Buddhist stupa discovered in Bihar
Singapore: The changing face of Buddhist sculptures
India: Ancient languages gaining popularity at UoP
Travel: Buddhist Nalanda: Oldest residential university of the world

Sunday, February 1, 2009
California: Teens find inner peace at Redwood City center
Kenya: Ambassador for Peace Award for Bhante Wimala
Texas: Monk in Jefferson County takes Buddhism behind bars
Malaysia: New home for foundation
Massachusetts: Meditation center in Framingham ushers in New Year

Sunday, December 21, 2008
Cambodia: 17th monk congress in Phnom Penh
Thailand: Bridging the digital divide in Thailand
New South Wales: Meditation no cure, but it helps
Virginia: In search of plants, peace of mind
New South Wales: Ashoka Pillar now stands tall in Australia

Sunday, November 16, 2008
Afghanistan: New Bamiyan Buddha find amid destruction
Iran: Researchers may have found new frontier of ancient Buddhist world
Wisconsin: Nun hopes to revive bhikkhuni lineage in the Midwest
Arizona: Buddhists celebrate new temple in Mesa
Study: Buddhism in the Hellenistic world

Sunday, November 2, 2008
Sri Lanka: Academy project launched with Norwegian assistance
Myanmar: Officials scratch off gold from Buddha statues
Thailand: Learning to live
Society: An unwanted destiny: Dalits in India
Perspective: Lifestyles and spiritual progress

Sunday, September 21, 2008
Afghanistan: Giant reclining Buddha statue unearthed in Bamiyan
Illinois: Chicago museum exhibit mirrors archivist's life story
California: Judge hands down victory for embattled Oakland temple
Sri Lanka: A Buddhist research conference with a difference
Perspective: A spiritual computing hub?

Sunday, September 7, 2008
Ontario: Embracing the calm in Ottawa
New South Wales: Aussie finds spiritual enlightenment with Cambodia's poor
India: Revival of the ancient Nalanda Mahavihara Library
Malaysia: Buddhist song book launched
Perspective: Burmese days: A nation faces up to its future

Sunday, August 17, 2008
India: Nalanda University dream set to turn real next year (updated)
Minnesota: A son of Minnesota returns as a worldly monk
Indiana: A great honor in Fort Wayne
Cambodia: Computerising Chuon Nath
Arts: First book published using metal printing method

Sunday, June 29, 2008
Myanmar: Cyclone makes monks stronger
Thailand: Meditation for the young
Sri Lanka: The Buddhist Publication Society of Kandy
Study: The Buddhist flag
Perspective: Should Buddhas blasted by the Taliban be rebuilt?

Sunday, June 8, 2008
China: Preserving China's Silk Road
Kansas: A way of life
Singapore: Buddhism attracting more young people
Missouri: Buddhist center holds Vesak celebration
Perspective: Help with a bow

Sunday, June 1, 2008
Afghanistan: Oil painting 'invented in Asia, not Europe'
Myanmar: Tzu Chi aid for cyclone Nargis victims
Myanmar: Buddhist monks fill cyclone aid void
China: Buddhists pray for quake souls, supply the living
Perspective: Why am I alone? Oops, wrong question

Sunday, May 25, 2008
Pakistan: Rare Buddha-era rock carvings found at Diamer dam site
Ontario: Burmese monks establish aid network
Thailand: Country celebrates Vesak; UN names it world centre of Buddhism
Sri Lanka: Continuing a love for the written word of the Dhamma
Perspective: The right to question

Monday, May 19, 2008 Vesak Extra!
UN: Buddha's teachings significant in troubled times

Sunday, May 18, 2008
Vietnam: United Nations Day of Vesak opened in Hanoi
Vietnam: UNDV event in Hanoi remembers disaster victims
China: Buddhists launch disaster relief efforts for Sichuan earthquake
Myanmar: Tzu Chi volunteers rush to aid cyclone victims
Religion: Vatican's Vesak message

Sunday, May 11, 2008 Cyclone Nargis Special!
Myanmar: Cyclone Nargis aftermath
California: Bay Area Burmese find ways to help cyclone-ravaged homeland
Malaysia: Buddhist chief urges Myanmar for foreign aid
Taiwan: Monk says Myanmar moving food to cyclone survivors without delay
Perspective: Why the cyclone in Myanmar was so deadly

Sunday, April 6, 2008
West Virginia: An American monk in Charleston
Ohio: Visiting nuns seek help for Nepali girls at risk
Iowa: Use meditation to improve your health
Maryland: Meditation practice draws hundreds of followers
Perspective: Buddhists who stand up

Sunday, March 30, 2008
India: Development plan for Buddha Gaya
Pakistan: Rare Mathura style Buddha sculpture found in Taxila
Afghanistan: 'I restore murals in Afghanistan'
Books: Buddhist and Pali Studies - Silver Jubilee Commemoration Volume
Perspective: Awaken joy and get more happiness

Sunday, March 9, 2008
Israel: Inner peace in a conflict zone
California: Rural Winchester area home to temple
Florida: Thai community struggles to complete temple
Arkansas: State Supreme Court upholds results of temple election
Travel: Ajanta Caves: Marvel of Buddhist religious art

Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thailand: Lessons beyond the temple
India: Global agencies to fund Bihar's development
Sri Lanka: Singapore Buddhists donate nursery
Singapore: Myanmar nationals remember demo victims with 'Rambo' screening
Travel: Great Pagoda in Thailand world's tallest stupa

Sunday, January 27, 2008
Afghanistan: World's first oil paintings in Bamiyan caves
Sri Lanka: Kalutara Bodhi Trust launches library project
Myanmar: Monk's words stir the spirit of resistance
Sri Lanka: Translating the Tipitaka into Sinhala
Sri Lanka: 50th anniversary of Buddhist Publication Society

Sunday, January 6, 2008
India: Ancient university nears rebirth
Thailand: Dharma countdown at Wat Saket
Florida: Visit Thai Buddhist temple near Miami
Sri Lanka: Meethirigala Forest Hermitage marks 40th anniversary
Thailand: Wat Pah Nanachat

Sunday, December 23, 2007
Japan: Nalanda dream gets thumbs up at Tokyo meet
Thailand: New software provides help for rusty Pali
Thailand: Monks vow to continue revival of Buddhist arts
Myanmar: Buddhism holds activists together
Thailand: Biggest Buddha to rise above Phuket

Sunday, December 2, 2007
India: Mahabodhi Society receives Roman Tipitaka from Thai royals
Thailand: United Nations studies sustainable religious tourism
China: Shifting desert puts Silk Road art at risk
Nepal: Tourist arrival shoots up in birthplace of Lord Buddha
Study: Academic studies in Buddhism and the universities in Sri Lanka

Sunday, November 4, 2007
Burmese crisis: International Burmese monks' organisation established in California
India: Report on Bodhi tree troubles MTMC
Sri Lanka: Ananda College's role in Buddhist education
Thailand: Draft law to strengthen Buddhism criticised as 'draconian'
Lebanon: One man's bid to put Buddhism on map

Sunday, October 28, 2007
Burmese crisis: WBSC condemned attacks of Burmese monks
Burmese crisis: Monks a symbol of courage
Texas: Port Arthur monk puts new face on Buddhism
Sri Lanka: Assisting women, teaching a Buddhist way of life
Study: Theravada Buddhism in ancient and medieval Sri Lanka

Sunday, October 21, 2007
Burmese crisis: Where shall one go with a heart full of non-violence?
England: An affable, hardworking Dhammaduta to head L.B.V.
Minnesota: Buddhist temple in south suburb
Thailand: Thais start Tipitaka marathon reading to honour king
Society: Buddhism in Germany finding new adherents

Sunday, October 14, 2007
Burmese crisis: A case for democracy
New York: Monk makes long spiritual journey from Brooklyn to Kent
North Carolina: Hermitage celebrates milestone
American Buddhism: Eastern faith seeing Western growth
Perspective: A revered monk who had the ear of the people

Sunday, September 30, 2007
Burmese crisis: Monks face guns, brutal supression in peaceful demonstrations
Taiwan: Buddhist foundation assembles volunteers to recycle
Arizona: Buddhist meditation center lands in Mesa
Society: The more difficult path
Study: Anagarika Dharmapala

Saturday, September 8, 2007
Indonesia: Global warming threatens Borobudur temple
Thailand: A mindful 'holiday' for teenagers
Thailand: AIDS hospice adds free clinic for life-extending care
Arts: Indo-Sri Lankan venture on Buddha film
Perspective: These few brown robes

Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thailand: A symphony in wax
Thailand: Bhikkhuni is glum on future of ordination
Swaziland: Tzu Chi relief action for hungry victims
Perspective: Thai monks blocking ordination of women
Perspective: Reviving Nalanda

Saturday, July 21, 2007
Singapore: Nalanda Mentor Group holds inaugural meeting
India: Major Buddhist site comes to light
Minnesota: Monks walk along trail to demonstrate interreligious harmony
Sri Lanka: Nation launches Buddhist satellite TV station
Nepal: Lumbini Area industry free zone under consideration

Saturday, July 7, 2007
India: Pali popular, Pune University offers new courses
Minnesota: Watt Munisotaram wows town
Minnesota: New life in Watt Munisotaram
Tribute: Elizabeth Bell: Compassionate Buddhist pioneer
Arts: Buddha animation seeks fund to complete project

Sunday, June 24, 2007
Cambodia: New museum to show Angkor Wat statues
Connecticut: Newtown pushes for new temple
Sri Lanka: Fifty years of the Sasana Sevaka Society
Thailand: Ancient temples suffer quake damage
History: First Sri Lankan Buddhist mission to Germany in 1957

Sunday, June 10, 2007
Cambodia: Monks trained to support families affected by HIV/AIDS
Germany: Spreading the practice of Dhamma
Perspectives: Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera: was he a Nazi sympathizer?
Perspectives: German Buddhists divided on Buddhist activity
Perspectives: German Indologist and Buddhist scholar defends Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera

Sunday, June 3, 2007
Thailand: Youths get life lessons at Buddhist gatherings
India: CU introduces Buddhist studies to mark Pali Dept centenary
Tribute: Ven. Nyanatiloka Maha Thera
Perspectives: Pioneering Western Buddhist monks forgotten
Study: Research dispels falsehoods about pioneering German Buddhist monk

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 Vesak Extra!
UN: Reversing intolerance, cross-cultural tensions vital to peace, stability

Saturday, May 19, 2007
Massachusetts: Monk converts Framingham home into meditation center
Japan: Master Cheng Yen receives Niwano Peace Prize
Thailand: Life of Buddha made into animated movie
Books: Encyclopaedia of Buddhism
Books: Deepak does Buddha

Sunday, May 6, 2007
Nepal: Shepherd leads experts to ancient Buddha cave paintings
Singapore: Asia's first International Buddhist Film Festival
Malaysia: Amarekha, enlightening gestures
Travel: Buddhist trail by rail
Perspectives: Inter-faith harmony and the role of religious leaders

Sunday, April 29, 2007
Malaysia: Celebrating enlightenment
Religion: Vatican's Vesak message
Tribute: Samdech Maha Ghosananda
Arts: Architects create design marvel to protect Ajanta-Ellora caves
Arts: Gandhara artist's lasting contribution to Greco-Buddhist art

Sunday, March 25, 2007
Massachusetts: Maha Ghosananda leaves Buddhist legacy in Leverett
Malaysia: New Head of the Brickfield Temple and the Sangha Nayaka of Malaysia
California: Chico State professor writes on Buddhist texts
India: Plans afoot for international university at Nalanda
Perspectives: Buddhism and human values


Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa.
Buddha sāsana.m cira.m ti.t.thatu.