(RNS) The debate over when the Buddha died is not just academic: Buddhist countries such as Thailand use a dating system pegged to the year of his death, and some of his prophecies imply no one will achieve enlightenment a certain number of years after his passing.
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(RNS) For Ani Choying Drolma, nicknamed the “rock star nun,” singing and performing with top musicians is a way to take the essence of Buddha’s teachings to the world and help people in need.
(RNS) Next month, Nepal will circulate a new 100-rupee note with the imprint, “Lumbini: The Birthplace of Lord Buddha.” The note is part of the government’s most recent effort to correct the record.
Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery in India construct a Medicine Buddha sand mandala for mental (inner) and physical health.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Whether believers realize it or not, the trees near their houses of worship have religious roots. By Lisa Schencker.