Buddhism

In this July 22, 2011 file photo, people stand by the banks of the Pangong Lake, near the India-China border in Ladakh, India.Indian officials say Indian and Chinese soldiers are in a bitter standoff in the remote and picturesque Ladakh region, with the two countries amassing soldiers and machinery near the tense frontier. The officials said the standoff began in early May when large contingents of Chinese soldiers entered deep inside Indian-controlled territory at three places in Ladakh, erecting tents and posts. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)
May 29, 2020 - 3:25 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Tensions along the China-India border high in the Himalayas have flared again in recent weeks. Indian officials say the latest row began in early May, when Chinese soldiers entered the Indian-controlled territory of Ladakh at three different points, erecting tents and guard posts...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2015, file photo, tourists take photos of the Potala Palace beneath a security camera in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China. China said Tuesday, May 19, 2020, that a boy who disappeared 25 years ago after being picked by the Dalai Lama as Tibetan Buddhism's second-highest figure is now a college graduate with a stable job. (AP Photo/Aritz Parra, File)
May 19, 2020 - 8:26 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that a boy who disappeared 25 years ago after being picked by the Dalai Lama as Tibetan Buddhism’s second-highest figure is now a college graduate with a stable job. Very little information has been given about Gedhun Choekyi Nyima or his family since he went...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo, a portrait of the 11th Panchen Lama, Gendhun Choekyi Nyima, an important religious leader second only to the Dalai Lama in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, is seen as exile Tibetans mark his birthday in Dharmsala, India. Tibet’s self-declared government-in-exile marked the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of the boy named as Tibetan Buddhism’s second highest figure by calling on China on Sunday, May 17, 2020 to account for his whereabouts. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)
May 17, 2020 - 1:51 am
BEIJING (AP) — Tibet’s self-declared government-in-exile marked the 25th anniversary of the disappearance of a boy named as Tibetan Buddhism’s second highest figure by calling on China on Sunday to account for his whereabouts. The Tibetan parliament in northern India, known as the Kashag, said the...
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Health workerS screen stranded Indian who arrived from Singapore at the Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi, India, Friday, May 8,2020. India is carrying out several repatriation flights to bring back citizens stranded in various countries. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
May 08, 2020 - 6:16 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Friday advised nightclubs and hostess bars to close for a month and may delay the reopening of schools after linking more than a dozen new coronavirus infections to a club patron in the capital. Schools were supposed to begin reopening next week, but the...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2003, file photo, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do, a Nobel Peace Prize nominee and perhaps the most prominent dissident in Vietnam, talks during an interview at the Thanh Minh Zen Monastery in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Do, who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam while the communist government kept him in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years, died Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City. He was 91. (AP Photos/Richard Vogel)
February 25, 2020 - 7:35 pm
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam while the Communist government kept him in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years, has died at age 91. Do, who died Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City, was the highest leader of...
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Priests, religious seminarians and Catechists touch the hands of Pope Francis as he leaves after meeting them at Saint Peter's Parish on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Pope Francis urged more efforts to combat the "humiliation" of women and children forced into prostitution as he began a busy visit Thursday to Thailand, where human trafficking and poverty help fuel the sex tourism industry. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 22, 2019 - 7:22 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis ministered to Thailand’s tiny Catholic community Friday, urging Thais young and old to practice their faith with joy and with “a Thai face and flesh” in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country. Thousands of Thais welcomed Francis as he traveled to St. Peter’s Parish, a...
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Pope Francis, left, visits St. Peter's Parish, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, outside Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 22, 2019 - 4:32 am
SAM PHRAN, Thailand (AP) — Pope Francis tended to the needs of Thailand’s tiny Catholic hierarchy Friday, urging priests and nuns to find ways to communicate the faith with “a Thai face and flesh” in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country. Thousands of Thais welcomed Francis as he traveled to St. Peter...
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Pope Francis, left, visits St. Peter's Parish, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, outside Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 22, 2019 - 1:42 am
SAM PHRAN, Thailand (AP) — Pope Francis tended to the needs of Thailand’s tiny Catholic hierarchy Friday, urging priests and nuns to find ways to communicate the faith with “a Thai face and flesh” in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country. Thousands of Thais welcomed Francis as he travelled to St...
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Pope Francis, left, visits St. Peter's Parish, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, outside Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
November 21, 2019 - 11:07 pm
SAM PHRAN, Thailand (AP) — Pope Francis tended to the needs of Thailand’s tiny Catholic hierarchy Thursday, urging priests and nuns to find ways to communicate the faith with “a Thai face and flesh” in an overwhelmingly Buddhist country. Thousands of Thais welcomed Francis as he travelled to St...
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In this photo released by Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple, Pope Francis, left, visits the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch of Thailand Somdet Phra Sangkharat Sakonlamahasangkhaparrinayok at the temple in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple via AP)
November 21, 2019 - 4:59 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Pope Francis called Thursday for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of meetings in Thailand, where human trafficking and forced prostitution help fuel the sexual tourism industry. Francis pleaded for action against...
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