When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake roared through the Himalayan nation of Nepal on April 25, it left more than 7,500 dead and more than 14,000 injured. Shrines and temples had crashed to the ground, many of them centuries old and irreplaceable cultural treasures.
DHARAMSALA, India (RNS) After more than 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire, a man who tried and failed says he won't do it again -- but only because he doesn't want to create trouble for the Dalai Lama.
Political leaders in the tiny Buddhist nation of Bhutan have announced a nearly six-month ban on all public religious activities ahead of the upcoming elections, citing the Himalayan nation’s constitution that says “religion shall remain above politics.”
NEW DELHI (RNS) India plans to lend rare fragments of the Buddha's bones
to Sri Lanka for the 2600th anniversary of Buddha's Enlightenment in
May, and some see it as part of India's strategy to gain a regional edge
over neighboring China.
NEW DELHI (RNS) The government commissioner charged with promoting
"Gross National Happiness" in the tiny Buddhist nation of Bhutan said he
was deeply dismayed by a recent study that found a majority of Bhutanese
women think their husbands have the right to beat them.