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35 Invaluable Hindu and Buddhist Statues Destroyed in Maldives by Extremist Islamic Group

35 Invaluable Hindu and Buddhist Statues Destroyed in Maldives by Extremist Islamic Group

Maldives -Similar to the Afghan Islamic Taliban’s destruction of the priceless  Buddhist and other historic artifacts in 2001, an Islamic Extremist group has vandalized and destroyed precious Buddhist and Hindu statues in the Maldives which can never be made the same again to preserve the history. The scene took place at the Maldives’ National Museum […]

February 23 2012 | Posted in Buddhist Related, Featured, Hindu Related, World News | Read More »

Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Recognized for Hearty Contributions

Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Recognized for Hearty Contributions

(CHAKRA) The Ho Chi Minh Order award was granted to the Head of Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS), Most Venerable Thich Pho Tue for his hearty contributions to Buddhism in Vietnam and across the world. The Deputy Prime Minister, Nguyen Thien Nhan, was honoured to reward the 95-year-old VBS head at the Vien Minh Pagoda in […]

January 27 2012 | Posted in Buddhist Related, World News | Read More »

Buddhism Supports AIDS Prevention

Buddhism Supports AIDS Prevention

(CHAKRA) Buddhism is playing a key role in China to help prevent the spread of AIDS. Several Buddhist monks have created a plan to promote the awareness of HIV and have also found ways to support people carrying the virus in Xishuangbanna Dai located in the Yunnan province of China. One of the programs launched […]

December 7 2011 | Posted in Buddhist Related, World News | Read More »

The Dalai Lama Visits Jammu and Kashmir’s Buddhist Landmarks

The Dalai Lama Visits Jammu and Kashmir’s Buddhist Landmarks

(CHAKRA) His Holiness, the Dalai Lama paid a recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir to see some Buddhist landmarks on the bordering outskirts of the city. R.S. Mehta, the Director of Tourism, warmly welcomed him. Mehta convened a meeting with the representatives of Travel, Trade and Hotel Association so that his Holiness’s visit would be […]

November 23 2011 | Posted in Buddhist Related, World News | Read More »

Practicing Buddhism Results in Longer Life?

Practicing Buddhism Results in Longer Life?

A 112-year-old nun who is one of the two oldest currently living in Taiwan, proclaimed that her secret to a long life was simply to practice Buddhism. She is from the central area of Taiwan’s Nantou County. Liu Ching-huan was brought to Taiwan from China’s Sichuan Province, where she was born, when the late President […]

October 15 2011 | Posted in Buddhism, Buddhist Related, Insight & Analysis, World News | Read More »

$5.2 Million Donated to Harvard and Stanford Universities to Increase Understanding of Buddhism

$5.2 Million Donated to Harvard and Stanford Universities to Increase Understanding of Buddhism

The Robert H.N. Ho Foundation recently donated $5.2 million to Stanford and Harvard Universities to raise awareness of Buddhism by proving my courses to teach it.  The grants were provided by the foundation which is based in Hong Kong, and whose main focus is to increase Buddhism awareness in the United States. Siddhartha Gautama, first started the religion of Buddhism. The […]

October 11 2011 | Posted in Buddhist Related, World News | Read More »

The Hindu Side of Buddhist Steve Jobs – A Great Inspiration to People Around the World

The Hindu Side of Buddhist Steve Jobs – A Great Inspiration to People Around the World

(CHAKRA) Steve Jobs, 56 and a Zen Buddhist, died on October 5th, 2011 once served as CEO of Pixar and Apple. In his popular Stanford University commencement address in 2005, Jobs said: “I would walk the 7 miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna (Hindu) […]

October 7 2011 | Posted in Buddhist Related, Featured, Hindu Related, World News | Read More »

Attacks on Buddhists in Southern Region of Thailand

Attacks on Buddhists in Southern Region of Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand (CHAKRA)—In the southern region of the Narathiwat province, three consecutive bomb explosions killed four Malaysians as well as a Thai volunteer that was working in a tourist area. Concern has risen for the area, especially because officials believe that the targets of such blasts are foreign tourists. The specific targets of the blasts […]

October 4 2011 | Posted in Buddhist Related, World News | Read More »

Buddhist Pilgrimage Created to Facilitate Community Heritage

Buddhist Pilgrimage Created to Facilitate Community Heritage

By Linda Brock Patna, India (CHAKRA)— A project titled “Revival of the Ancient Buddhist Pilgrimage in Bihar” has been an ongoing introduction that the Nava Nalanda Mahavihara University in collaboration with the Department of Youth, art and Culture has been participating in. The project has two main objectives that the participants are determined to carry […]

October 2 2011 | Posted in Buddhist Related, World News | Read More »

Tibetan’s Celebrate at the Shoton Festival in Southwest China

Tibetan’s Celebrate at the Shoton Festival in Southwest China

In the autonomous region of Southwest China, Tibetans freely worshipped Buddha on Monday at the annual Shoton Festival, known as the Yogurt Festival. The festival took place in the western part of the regions capital city of Lhasa and Tibetans met and enjoyed picnics while listening to traditional Tibetan Operas. The Drepung Monastery was the […]

September 1 2011 | Posted in Buddhist Related, World News | Read More »