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How to become a Buddhist?

The Buddha

Although there are no strict rules on becoming a Buddhist, it can be said there are a basic minimum of knowledges and practice:

Life of Buddha

Knowing who is the Buddha, a man called Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in the sixth century B.C. in what is now modern Nepal, his life and why he is so important. Why, when, how he became the Buddha. Read more about How to become a Buddhist?

Reaching the Same Goal from Different Paths - Thai Buddhists in Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Reaching the Same Goal from Different Paths - Thai Buddhists in Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

A significant and inspiring event took place today in New Delhi, capital of India the country where Buddhism originated 2600 years ago, when a group of Thai elders among nearly 50 monks and scholars met to engage in an inter-Buddhist dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Discussants from the Thai side included Phrarajnyanakavi, Phra Dr Anil Sakya, Phra Paisal Visalo, Dr Seksan Presertkul, Dr Krissanapong Kirtikara and Dr Veerathai Santiprabhob, while His Holiness was accompanied by Prof Samdhong Rinpoche, Geshe Ngawang Samten, Geshe Lhakdor and Geshe Dorji Damdul. Read more about Reaching the Same Goal from Different Paths - Thai Buddhists in Dialogue with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Buddhist monk hangs self in Bodhi Society

Ratanbala

A 24-year-old Buddhist monk committed suicide at the Maha Bodhi Society in Egmore on Sunday. Police said the monk did not leave any suicide note but had written in his diary that he wanted to find peace of mind.
Police said monk Ratanbala alias Stanzin Namdol (24), a native of Ladakh, Kashmir, was living in the Maha Bodhi Society in Bengaluru. He had come to the society in Egmore here on Saturday morning before taking a train to Bodhgaya in Bihar on Sunday.
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Dalai Lama likely to attend Kumbh Mela at Allahabad

HH Dalai Lama

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is likely to attend the Kumbh Mela starting in the Sangam city of Allahabad on January 14, officials said on Monday.

Office bearers of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) said that the Dalai Lama was invited by Pravin Bhai Togadia, the international officiating president of the VHP, and the invite has been accepted by his office. Read more about Dalai Lama likely to attend Kumbh Mela at Allahabad

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