The Mahabodhi Temple, Site of the Buddha’s Enlightenment

The Mahabodhi Temple is believed to mark the place where the Buddha realized enlightenment. This is the central, foundational event in the tradition of Buddhism. But the temple was neglected for centuries, and its origins forgotten, until it caught the attention of European scholars and archeologists in the 19th century. Today the restored temple is […]

Green Tara: Feel Her Wisdom and Love

A fully enlightened female buddha, Tara is the actuality of compassion and wisdom. Meditating on her, says Lama Palden Drolma, can awaken our own buddhanature. Tara is the most beloved of all the female enlightened beings in the Tibetan Buddhist pantheon. The essence of awakened love and compassion, she is known as “the mother of […]

Ancient stories told on stone in Borobodur

ANN/THE STAR – British statesman Stamford Raffles is noted worldwide as the founder of modern Singapore but not many know him as the discoverer of the iconic Borobudur Temple in Indonesia. Regarded as one of the world’s greatest Buddhist monuments, it was built around the eighth and ninth centuries during the golden period of the […]

Lighting the Mahabodhi: Siddhartha’s Intent India Announces International Light Sculpture Design Contest

Siddartha’s Intent India, founded by the renowned Bhutanese lama, filmmaker, and author Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche, has announced a new update to the ambitious initiative to illuminate the sacred Mahabodhi Temple in Bodh Gaya. Despite delays due to pandemic lockdowns and restrictions in India, the organization announced that the project is now poised to be […]

Leshan Grand Buddha shows its whole body due to the drought

Affected by continuous high temperature and low precipitation, the river flow of the Dadu River, Qingyi River, and Minhe River has diminished significantly in Leshan, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province. The Leshan Grand Buddha, located at the confluence of the three rivers, is the tallest stone Buddha statue (71 meters in height) in the world. Recently, […]

Restored Buddha Statues on Display in Cambodian Museum

The centuries-old Buddha statues were taken by conservationists from the Angkor Wat’sPreahPoan gallery and restored by the Angkor Conservation’s experts, the news release said. Pen Chamrong, acting director of the PreahNorodom Sihanouk-Angkor Museum, said the exhibition starting in May was conducted on the advice of PhoeurngSackona, the Cambodian minister of culture and fine arts, after […]

5 top Buddhist sites in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is a religiously diverse country, with people from every religion and all walks of life living together. Although Buddhism comprises a very small percentage of the population, there are Buddhist temples and monasteries aplenty, especially due to Bengal’s rich Buddhist heritage. These places of worship exude peace and tranquillity. Some are decorated exceptionally well, […]

A unique statue of Lord Buddha suddenly came out after heavy rain experts are investigating history

Buddha pendant found at Mohenjo daro: Due to heavy rains in Pakistan, life has become paralyzed. During this rain, a unique antiquity has been found near Mohenjo-daro, an archaeological site in Sindh province, which is called ‘Buddha pendant’. Now the opinion of experts has been sought to establish the manufacturing period and age of this […]