California Museum Showcasing Hindu & Buddhist Relics As Part of Nepal Exhibition

Croker Art Museum - Art of Nepal

(CHAKRA) Renowned Crocker Art Museum (CAM) in Sacramento (California, USA) is exhibiting various Hindu & Buddhist deities in its current “Celestial Realms: The Art of Nepal” exhibition, which will continue till February 10. Its 44 works reportedly include bronze-stone-wood sculptures, paintings, ritual objects, tribal pieces and masks; dating as far back as eighth century; and […]

Hindus, Buddhists & Jews Seek Investigation into Racism in South Africa Schools

From left to right are—Jikai’ Phil Bryan, Rajan Zed and ElizaBeth W. Beyer.

(CHAKRA) In view of the reported incidents of racism in Boksburg (Gauteng) school, Hindus-Jews-Buddhists have asked for nationwide investigation into the prevalence of racism in South Africa schools. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed; Rabbi ElizaBeth W. Beyer, prominent Jewish leader in western USA; and Reverend Jikai’ Phil Bryan, well known Buddhist leader in Nevada (USA); […]

Religious Harmony Conference in Canada Represents Dharmic Religions

Harmony in Action Conference 2012 - Toronto

(Toronto, Ontario) As the world debates the religious protests across the Middle East, Canada is hosting a historic conference on religious harmony under the auspices of the Honorable Paul Hellyer, Deputy PM to Canada’s most iconic leader Pierre Trudeau and featuring Hanne Strong, Organizer of the UN’s Millennium World Peace Summit and wife of Under […]

Sri Lankan at Risk of Being Beheaded for Praying to Buddha

Family members of detained Sri Lankan migrant worker weep during a protest outside the Saudi embassy

A Sri Lankan youth employed as a domestic aid has been arrested in Saudi Arabia for praying to a statue of Lord Buddha, which is considered an offence according to Islamic Sharia law. According to the Bodu Bala Sena, the youth bearing passport no. 2353715 identified as Premanath Pereralage Thungasiri has been arrested by Umulmahami Police, […]

Practices Derived from Buddhist Meditation Show Real Effectiveness for Certain Health Problems

Buddha Meditation

According to a report in the July Journal of Psychiatric Practice, mindfulness practices including Zen mediation have helped to resolve mental and physical health problems. ”An extensive review of therapies that include meditation as a key component—referred to as mindfulness-based practices—shows convincing evidence that such interventions are effective in the treatment of psychiatric symptoms and pain, […]

Taklimakan Desert in China, Reveals an Ancient Buddhist Temple

A typical statue of Buddha in China

Ruins of an ancient Buddhist temple have been found in the largest Chinese desert, Taklimakan Desert, dating back to 1,500 years ago. The new finding has brought greater research material to historians who study the spread of Buddhism from India to China. In the autonomous region of Xinjiang Uygur, now a mainly muslim area, the […]

Seminar Held to Discuss Vietnamese Buddhist Education


Hundreds of teachers and educational experts from across Vietnam gathered together at a seminar held in Hanoi to discuss the models and methods of education that Vietnamese Buddhism currently uses. The seminar focus was, “Education on Vietnamese Buddhism: Orientation and Development. The participants and presenters shared their views on education in general followed by their […]

Hindu & Buddhist Groups Growing in the United States

Hinduism OM Symbol and Buddhism Chakra Symbol

(CHAKRA) Buddhist and Hindu groups have grown steadily in United States of America (USA) since changes in immigration laws in 1965 and 1992, with particularly high concentrations in Texas, California, the New York Metropolitan Area, Illinois and Georgia; according to a Baylor University (Waco, Texas, USA) release quoting its professor who helped compile the recently […]

Buddhists, Hindus, Jains & Sikhs Combine for 1st White House Conference for Social Justice

Sikhism, Jainism, Hinduism, & Buddhism delegates offer prayers

USA - Hindu American Seva Charities (HASC) again made history, co-hosting with The White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Agencies and the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships an historic conference, Community Building in the 21st Century with Strengthened Dharmic Faith-Based Institutions for the Dharmic (defined as ,Buddhist, Hindu, Jain, Sikh) […]

2 Thai Buddhists Killed by Separatist Militants


In Pattani’s Thung Yang Daeng district, two Thai Buddhists were recently killed. Police have revealed that the foremost suspects are two muslim militants from the area. Suan Chansri and Somnuak Somdang were traveling in a pick up truck through the village of Ban Khao Din when a number of culprits ran out of a forest […]