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Yesterday | Korea Herald

Joint committee to seek UNESCO status for Buddhist mountain temples

South Korea is stepping up efforts to inscribe the nation's traditional Buddhist mountain temples as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites with the founding of a new association to facilitate and oversee the inscription process until 2018.


Related Topix: Religion, South Korea, World News,

Yesterday | Thanh Nein News

Yen Tu - the home of Vietnam's hero king-turned-Buddha

The Yen Tu historical relic occupies nearly 20 kilometers of Quang Ninh Province's Uong Bi District.


Related Topix: Religion, World News, Vietnam, Travel

Thu Jul 24, 2014


The Ten Buddhist Perfections

The paramitas , or perfections, in Buddhism are a set of virtues that aspirants cultivate as part of their path.


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The marvels of Sukhothai in northern Thailand

Some of the earliest traces of human culture can be found in the Southeast Asian nation of Thailand.


Related Topix: Thailand, World News


Perched Diskit

Diskit Monastery also known as Deskit Gompa or Diskit Gompa is the oldest and largest Buddhist monastery in the Nubra Valley of Ladakh, northern India.


Related Topix: Religion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Voice of America

China to Extend Rail Line from Tibet to India, Nepal

Workers take a break sitting on the tracks leading to the platform of the newly opened Lhasa train station in Lhasa, Tibet, China.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Religion


other-power: why self-mastery is self-defeating

The logic of morality is often based on a wish, an assumption, or an aspiration toward self-mastery in service of a spiritual or worldly goal.


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Malaysian National News Agency

China Invests US$79 Million To Provide Tibetan Temples With Drinking Water

China will invest 495 million yuan to provide safe drinking water to all temples around the southwestern Tibet Autonomous Region within this year.


Related Topix: Religion, Thailand, World News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

On An Overgrown Path

Peaks and lamas

Conch shells sounding from the roof announce the early morning puja at the Tibetan Buddhist Thiksay Monastery in Ladakh.


Related Topix: India, World News, Religion

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Oriental Yellow Peril

Yellow Peril was a color metaphor for race that originated in the late 19th century with Chinese immigrants as laborers to various Western countries, especially North America.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Religion

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Rites of passage

The reservations against the cremation of Tibetan religious guru Shamar Rinpoche, the lineage holder of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, on Nepali soil are understandable.


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The Telegraph

Eat, pray and learn

Nun Ven Miao Ze shows how to copy Sutra calligraphy, characters from Hridaya Sutra, depicting the word po ruey, meaning prajnya or wisdom It is a temple for foodies, in the truest sense.


Related Topix: Religion

Fri Jul 18, 2014

People's Daily Online

The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists to be held in Baoji, Shaanxi

The 27th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, jointly held by the Buddhist Association of China, Shaanxi Province, and the Organizing Committee of Baoji City, is scheduled to be held in Baoji City, Shaanxi Province, from October 16 to 18 this year.


Related Topix: China, World News, Religion

Thu Jul 17, 2014

People's Daily Online

Guangren Temple, the only Tibetan Buddhism temple in Shaanxi

Situated in downtown Xi'an, Guangren Temple was a temporary dwelling for senior lamas from northwestern China and Kangzang Plateau on their way to the capital, and was therefore referred to as the "Lama Temple" in ancient times.


Related Topix: Religion, China, World News,

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Psychology Today

6 Tips to Mindfully Make the Most of Your Day

Mindfulness is an idea from Buddhism that's central to meditation , but it's also a way of life and a crucial tool in living each moment to its fullest.


Related Topix: Religion, Fitness, Yoga

Tue Jul 15, 2014

The China Post

Nepal denies Chinese pressure over Tibetan monk's cremation

Nepal denied Tuesday that it had caved in to diplomatic pressure from China by denying permission for a senior Tibetan Buddhist monk to be cremated in Katmandu in accordance with his wishes.


Related Topix: Religion

Mon Jul 14, 2014


A glimpse of Lhasa

Lhasa, a holy place of Tibetan Buddhism, is well-known around the world for its picturesque scenery, long history, and unique customs that are deeply influenced by religion.


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Nepal halts cremation of Buddhist monk after Chinese pressure: report

Nepal has reversed a decision to allow a monk prominent in Tibetan Buddhism to be cremated on its soil after what media reports said was pressure from China and his organization said on Monday they were in talks with the government in Kathmandu.


Related Topix: Nepal, Travel, Asia Travel, World News, Asia, Nepal Travel, Religion,

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Art Daily

Pace presents a retrospective of Zhang Huan's oeuvre at project space in Switzerland

Following the success of Carte Blanche, the inaugural exhibition presented at the project space Chesa Busin, in Zuoz, Switzerland, Pace presents a retrospective of Zhang Huan's oeuvre from 14 July to 31 August 2014.


Related Topix: Arts, Photography, Painting, Religion

Hindustan Times

Nepal denies permission for Tibet gurus last rites

Retracting from its earlier stance Nepal has refused to allow entry of a prominent Tibetan spiritual leader's body into its soil from India for conducting his last rites.


Related Topix: Nepal, World News, Asia, Travel, Asia Travel, Nepal Travel, Bhutan Travel, Religion