A Sri Lankan court Sunday banned two ultra-nationalist Buddhist organisations from demonstrating against a major Shiite holy day, the first on the island since the deadly Easter Sunday suicide bombings.
In Cambodia, Wat or Buddhist pagoda is a site of reverence where Buddhists, which make up more than 90 percent of the country’s total population, come to worship or engage in religious festivities.
“Relax your muscles, breathe,” says the co-founder of the app Headspace.
Sri Lanka’s Muslim ministers resign en masse over widespread hate attacks.
Cambodia celebrates Visak Bochea Day every year, the day of birth of the Buddha. As a Buddhist country, Cambodia marks the Visak Bochea Day as one of the most important public holidays observed across provinces and cities.
Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn visits Buddhist temples and greets his subjects for the first time since his crowning.
Sri Lanka’s Muslims, who form about 10 percent of the Buddhist-majority nation’s population of 22 million, have been deeply impacted − like the Tamil Hindu (12 percent) and Christian (seven percent) minorities − by formative historical forces since independence from the British in 1948.
King Maha Vajiralongkorn completed Buddhist and Brahmin rituals to symbolically transform him into a living god.
Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will be crowned this weekend in a pageantry-laden ceremony flecked by Hindu and Buddhist ritual, as Rama X furthers his primacy over one of the world’s richest monarchies and a kingdom beset by ulcerous political divides.
It’s the time of the year in Cambodia when everyone’s having epic reunions with their families and creating beautiful memories together.
In November 2018, UNESCO inscribed Lakhon Khol Wat Svay Andet, a form of Khmer masked drama dance, into its List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding.
City Hall holds a Buddhist ceremony to relocate the statue of Mother Earth.
Officially, only men can become monks and novices in Thailand under a Buddhist order that since 1928 has forbidden the ordination of women. But that edict is slowly being challenged.
Couples and religious heads explain how to sustain an interfaith marriage in a nation that is 95 percent Buddhist
A monk is defrocked and expelled by the Pailin religion department over an allegation of sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl.
Beer, pies and Buddhist prayers helped endear Vichai to Leicester City fans.
Five stupas in a Buddhist pagoda have been damaged due to collapse of the riverbank in Phnom Penh’s Chbar Ampov district yesterday while local authority have appealed to people to move the remnants of their deceased out of the area.
Having seen some Cambodians, especially young people, using the Khmer language in a manner different from how it should be spoken or written, the Khmer Writers Association collaborated with the Buddhist Institute Cambodia in holding a panel discussion themed, “Minor mistakes in using Khmer Language”, on September 29 at the Buddhist Institute.
Bun Veasna says spirits walk among the living during Pchum Ben.
Before the sun rose on September 25, “para peak veaksot” was heard everywhere in Cambodia. It was to mark the beginning of a religious festival that has been practiced for centuries.
Prime Minister Hun Sen will pay an official visit to Nepal in the latter portion of 2018, and both countries will sign documents on bilateral cooperation.
Daun Penh police bust five men for allegedly pretending to be Buddhist monks.
Facebook has been “too slow” to address hate speech in Myanmar and is acting to remedy the problem by hiring more Burmese speakers and investing in technology to identify problematic content, the company said in a statement yesterday.
The eleven boys rescued from a flooded Thai cave are ordained as Buddhist novices.
Most members of the rescued Thai youth football team will have their heads shaved.
A man is arrested for disguising himself as a Buddhist monk begging for money from villagers and government officials.
Sri Lanka and Thailand have agreed to implement a joint tourism promotion programme.
A layman is charged with beating the chief of a Buddhist pagoda with a bamboo stick.
The Buddhist Patriarch praises PM’s effort to prevent discussions of monk sex scandal.
Stateless Rohingya must be recognised as citizens of Myanmar, says human rights lawyer.