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January 31, 2020

NEUROIMAGING SHOWS THAT MEDITATION CHANGES THE BRAIN FOR THE BETTER

SARAH SLOAT 1.20.2020 MIND AND BODY A new study documents how meditation alters the brain’s gray matter. Meditation is nothing new: It’s a fixture of many religions, and has been practice for thousands of years. […]
January 31, 2020

Buddhist Monasteries in Tibet Closed; Coronavirus Infections Confirmed in Tibetan Regions of China

By Craig Lewis Buddhistdoor Global | 2020-01-29 | Buddhist landmarks in Tibet, including the iconic Potala Palace, have been closed to the public since Monday. Photo by Craig Lewis Update, 30 January 2020: The official number of coronavirus infections […]
January 31, 2020

Top 10 meditation apps pulled in $195M in 2019, up 52% from 2018

Sarah Perez@sarahintampa   January 31, 2020 Image Credits: Sensor Tower The millennial obsession with wellness and self-care has led to a booming business for meditation apps. In the first quarter of 2018, app intelligence firm Sensor Tower reported the […]
January 30, 2020

How Buddhism spread written language around the world

By ensuring that the Buddha’s teachings were transmitted across millennia, the religion helped develop and spread printing techniques around the world – as a new exhibition reveals. By Cameron Laux   15 January 2020  BBC NEWS […]
January 30, 2020

Vietnam’s largest pagoda complex beckons spring pilgrims

By Giang Huy   January 30, 2020 | 05:06 pm GMT+7 Thousands of pilgrims visited Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex in northern Ha Nam Province, the country’s largest to pray for peace and luck in the lunar […]
January 30, 2020

What makes Buddhist concepts relevant

Suganthy Krishnamachari JANUARY 30, 2020 15:48 IST   S. Gurumurthy with Venerable Samdhong Rinpoche and Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai   | Photo Credit: B. VELANKANNI RAJ MORE-IN They are needed to […]
January 30, 2020

Japan offers assistance in preserving Buddhist sites

The Newspaper’s Correspondent  Updated January 26, 2020 Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kanasugi Kenji visits the ancient site near Taxila. — Dawn TAXILA: Japanese Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kanasugi Kenji has offered […]
January 30, 2020

Dalai Lama asks devotees to chant mantra to contain spread of coronavirus

28 JANUARY 2020  Last Updated at 5:58 PM | SOURCE: PTI Dharamshala, Jan 28 (PTI) Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has advised his followers in China to chant a mantra to contain the threat […]
January 30, 2020

US to impose sanctions on Chinese officials who interfere with Dalai Lama’s succession

01/29/2020, 15.23 UNITED STATES – CHINA – TIBET The US House of Representatives approved by a wide margin a bill that would freeze assets and ban entry of Chinese officials involved in the Dalai Lama’s […]
January 30, 2020

Geo Survey reveals City where Lord Buddha spent the first 29 years of his life

Geophysical survey reveals the most comprehensive plan of an early historic city in South Asia at Tilaurakot, Kapilavastu, Nepal Tilaurakot, the archaeological remains of the ancient Shakya Kingdom, the city where Lord Buddha spent the […]
January 30, 2020

Dharamshala to have Buddha theme park

Shri Puri | TNN | Jan 30, 2020, 8:37 IST Dharamshala: Known across the globe as a place of Buddhist pilgrimage place due to the exiled seat of the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, […]
January 30, 2020

Buddhist temples continue to be demolished across China.

Even their charitable projects, like providing a home for the elderly, are not spared. by Li Guang “These government officials are like a gang of bandits.” Jingxin Temple in Zhengzhou, the capital of the central province of […]
January 8, 2020

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE RAY-BAN WEARING MONK OF KOH SAMUI

December 26, 2019 Karl Smallwood  On the scenic Thai island of Koh Sumai, tucked away in the Wat Khunaram temple is the mummified body of one of Thailand’s most famous monks- Luang Pho Daeng. Remarkably well […]
January 7, 2020

Bushfires threaten Buddhist communities in Australia

BY SAM LITTLEFAIR| JANUARY 6, 2020 Sunntaram Forest Monastery, Santi Forest Monastery, and Vejjasala Retreat Center are all currently evacuated. No injuries or major destruction have been reported. A monk surveys the damage at Vejjasala Retreat Center […]
January 7, 2020

FoodPanda to FaithPanda? Busy Buddhist has offerings delivered instead of giving alms in person

By Coconuts Bangkok Jan 7, 2020 | 4:41pm Bangkok time Sometimes you want some karma goodness without any of the inconvenience. Lamyong Tiengtham wanted to make merit yesterday but was stuck at work, like so many coming […]
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