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Mahabodhi Temple: The Cradle of Buddhism

Mar 5, 2020
Mahabodhi Temple: The Cradle of Buddhism

Bodhgaya is the centre of many sacred sites. Chief among these is the Mahabodhi Temple Complex where Prince Siddhartha became enlightened and where Buddhism began more than two millennia ago.

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Anagarika Dharmapala: The Revered Buddhist Revivalist

Feb 19, 2018
Anagarika Dharmapala: The Revered Buddhist Revivalist

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline) Formerly known as David Hewavitharne, Anagarika Dharmapala (Sinhalese: අනගාරික ධර්මපාල) of Sri Lanka was one of the most revered Buddhist revivalists and writers of the 20th Century. He was well known as a significant reformer of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as well as one of the founding fathers...

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Why Visit Holy Pilgrimages?

Apr 20, 2015
Why Visit Holy Pilgrimages?

Nov 10, 2012 My talk on “Why Visit Holy Pilgrimages?” (By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, Some students and friends will be visiting Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Sarnath. I decided to record the significance of these places for them. Knowing the significance their pilgrimage will be more powerful and meaningful. Lord Buddha Himself recommended we...

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Buddhist Mecca attacked

Jul 8, 2013
Buddhist Mecca attacked

At 5.30am early this Sunday morning, the Mahabodhi Temple was attacked by 9 bombs. 6 exploded inside the temple complex, 3 outside the temple grounds. There was another one which was defused. The Mahabodhi temple is located in Bodhgaya, India. It’s a UNESCO World heritage site, and one of the 7 wonders of the Buddhist world....

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Sharon’s very special trip

Mar 18, 2012
Sharon’s very special trip

A few months ago, one of my close student's father had a medical condition that was quite life threatening. Sharon, a loving mother, daughter and one of my loyal student... loves her parents very much. When she heard of her father's condition, she selflessly put all her feelings aside and thought only on how...

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