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Sadanand Fulzele passes away

Sadanand Fulzele, the founder secretary of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Smarak Samiti, recently passed away at the age of 91. The federation looks after Deekshabhoomi in Nagpur, the site of Babasaheb Ambedkar’s conversion to Buddhism in 1956. Fulzele was a follower of Ambedkar’s ideologies and was instrumental in building the stupa at the place. Fulzele ..

64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas

On December 6th 2019, the country observed the 64th Mahaparinirvan Diwas. The day marks the death anniversary of Dr. B R Ambedkar, who passed away in 1956. Ambedkar is considered as the ‘Father of the Indian Constitution’ or the ‘Chief Architect of the Constitution’ in recognition of his role in framing the Indian Constitution. He ..

50th anniversary of establishment of Vishwa Shanti Stupa

Addressing 50th anniversary of establishment of Vishwa Shanti Stupa (World Peace Pagoda) at Rajgir in Bihar; President Ram Nath Kovind said the timeless teachings of Lord Buddha and Gandhi are panacea for fundamental problems faced by individuals, a community, a country and the entire world.

5th International Dharma-Dhamma conference held Rajgir

The 5th International Dharma-Dhamma conference was held in Rajgir, Bihar from 27-28 July 2019. Approx 200 delegates from 15 countries participated in the conference. The main purpose of this conference was to address people about the terror, violence and global warming prevalent in the world. This two-day conference addressed the subjects of Sat-Chit-Ananda and Nirvana ..

India’s biggest stucco sculpture unearthed in Telangana

Archaeologists in Telangana have recently unearthed a rare life-sized stucco sculpture from a Buddhist site at Phanigiri in Suryapet. It is considered to be the biggest stucco sculpture found in the excavations in the country till date. The sculpture is about 1.73 metres in height and 35 cm in width. According to officials of department ..

Dalai Lama admitted to Delhi hospital with chest infection

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has been admitted to a hospital in New Delhi. He had been diagnosed with a chest infection and will need to remain under medical supervision for the next two days. Although his condition is stable and there is nothing to worry about. The 14th Dalai Lama had attended a ..

2019 International conference on Guru Padmasambhava held in New Delhi

On January 29, the 2-day International conference on 8th century Himalayan sage Guru Padmasambhava was held in New Delhi that saw the participation of distinguished scholars from both countries. The conference titled ‘Life and Legacy of Guru Padmasambhava’, was organized by the Centre for Escalation of Peace (CEP). Scholars from both countries discussed the Guru ..

5th edition of World Buddhist Forum (WBF -2018)

The 5th edition of World Buddhist Forum (WBF -2018) was recently held in Putian, the southeast Fujian Province of China. Over 1,000 Buddhists, scholars and representatives from 55 countries and regions attended the forum. The WBF-2018 was jointly hosted by the Buddhist Association of China and the China Religious Culture Communication Association. The aim of ..