Buddhism: News

21 Jul 2023

Gautam Buddha

Drukpa Tsheshi: History, significance, and celebrations

Every year on July 21, Drukpa Tsheshi is celebrated to mark Lord Gautam Buddha's first preaching of the Four Noble Truths to his first five disciples.

05 May 2023


Buddha Purnima: Know everything about the biggest Buddhist festival

Buddha Purnima is being celebrated on May 5 this year.

04 May 2023


Buddha Purnima 2023: 5 kheer recipes to celebrate the festival

Buddha Purnima, which is also popularly known as Buddha Jayanti, is being celebrated this year on May 5.

15 Feb 2023


Parinirvana Day 2023: Meaning, history, significance, and celebrations

Observed on February 15 every year, Parinirvana Day or Nirvana Day commemorates the death of Lord Buddha when he attained complete nirvana at the age of 80.

29 Nov 2022


Thailand: Temple left without monks after all fail drug test

While many people visit temples and places of worship to experience spiritual and mental peace, monks of a temple in Thailand have been found guilty of drug abuse and were defrocked, as per AFP reports.

09 Oct 2022

Rajendra Pal Gautam

Delhi cabinet minister resigns over Buddhist mass conversion event row

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Rajendra Pal Gautam was forced to resign as Delhi's Social Welfare Minister on Sunday following protests by the BJP which kicked up a storm over his presence at an event in Delhi where 10,000 people converted to Buddhism on Friday.

01 Jun 2022


Zazen meditation: Everything you need to know

Zazen is a meditative practice that is primarily popular among Zen Buddhists. The meditation is performed by sitting in the lotus position resembling a seated Buddha.

16 May 2022

Narendra Modi

Nepal: PM Modi arrives in Lumbini on Buddha Purnima

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the sacred Maya Devi Temple in Nepal's Lumbini on the occasion of Buddha Purnima on Monday.

28 Jun 2019


Is Dalai Lama's 'attractive female successor' remark really sexist?

The 14th Dalai Lama is one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world, perceived as a figure of humanity and compassion.

12 Nov 2018


Muzaffarnagar: 25 Dalits convert to Buddhism alleging discrimination

Twenty-five Dalits converted to Buddhism in Shamli district (Muzaffarnagar) in a ceremony performed by Bodh Bhikshu Bhante Pergyashil.