Tibetan Buddhist Teacher Sogyal Rinpoche Dies in Hospital

One of the most well known as well as controversial Tibetan Buddhist teacher, Sogyal Rinpoche has passed away while at a hospital in Thailand on Wednesday. The Buddhist teacher was 72 years old and he was battling with complications arising from cancer at the hospital and he succumbed to deteriorating health yesterday.

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Largest Buddhist Stupa in West Being Built in Australia

The largest Buddhist Stupa in the western countries is being built in Australia. The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion which is under construction in Australia under the vision of Lama Thubten Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche will be the largest Buddhist stupa in the western world after its completion.

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New Low Cost Flights Announced for Buddhist Pilgrimage Circuit in India

A dozen of new low cost flights has been announced for the Buddhist pilgrimage circuit in India. It is a good news to the Buddhists from various South East Asian countries who regularly visit these Buddhist circuits across India as their travels are now set to get much easier and cheaper. These new routes are set to begin soon.

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BBC To Unveil Image of How Panchen Lama Look Like Today

The premier news broadcasting company BBC is reported to published a short film which features the forensically constructed image of how Tibet’s Panchen Lama would look like today. Forensic image of the Tibetan spiritual leader under Chinese captivity would have a high level of congruence to his real look.

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$2.5 Million Gift for Tibetan Buddhist Studies at University of Michigan

The University of Michigan in United States has received a gift of $2.5 Million to established a New Chair in Tibetan Buddhist Studies from the Khyentse Foundation. According to the foundation, this is the largest monetary contribution to Tibetan Buddhist studies in North America.

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China Bans India-Trained Tibetan Monks from Teaching

In a first ever move outside the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) in China occupied Tibet, officials of a county in the Sichuan province issued a letter banning the Tibetan monks who have been trained from the monasteries in India from teaching Buddhism there. It is reported as a move from the government to curb the spread of so called separatist ideas.

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Dalai Lama Offered Long Life Prayer by Nuns, Inspired to Continue His Work

The Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama offered a long life prayer ceremony by the nuns from all five sects of Tibetan Buddhism on Thursday morning at the Main Temple, McLeod Ganj. His Holiness told at the ceremony that their dedication and service inspires him to continue his works for many years to come.

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Despite No Details, China Says Jokhang Fire not Arson

While the Tibetans were celebrating the second day of their new year on February 17, the holiest icon of Tibetan Buddhism, Jokhang Temple was involved in a tragic fire incident. After almost a week’s time, the Chinese officials have informed through their official mouth piece Xinhua that the Jokhang fire in Lhasa was not a deliberate crime of any human.

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Major Fire Broke out at Sacred Jokhang Temple in Lhasa

In the latest trending news out breaks, the most sacred Tibetan Buddhist temple, Jokhang in Lhasa caught a major fire incident on Saturday evening. The incident was heavily reported by witnesses on the social media, which according to reports, the fire broke out in a side hall of the temple, which in a slight relief does not comprise to be the primary part of the main temple.

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Ireland to Open First Tibetan Buddhist Temple in 2019

Ireland will be opening its first Tibetan Buddhist temple in the summer of 2019 according to the report in the Irish Times. The temple based on traditional Tibetan temple structures, Dzogchen Beara Buddhist Meditation Centre, which began the plan since 2008 is aiming to make the place into a centre of peace and happiness.

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