Vietnamese Buddhist Monk Recognized for Hearty Contributions

Ho Chi Minh Order award

(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 […]

Buddhism Supports AIDS Prevention

AIDS red ribbon

(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 […]

The Dalai Lama Visits Jammu and Kashmir’s Buddhist Landmarks

Buddhist Leader Dalai Lama

(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 […]

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 […]

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

Harvard University Logo

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 […]

Attacks on Buddhists in Southern Region of Thailand

Yingluck Shinawatra

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 […]

Buddhist Pilgrimage Created to Facilitate Community Heritage

There are various Buddhist tours in Bihar

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 […]

Tibetan’s Celebrate at the Shoton Festival in Southwest China

Shoton (Yogurt) Festival Celebrated by Tibetans

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 […]