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Buddha statue to be removed from public space at Taoist temple in New York

New York City’s Taoist Temple of the Great Wall of China has decided to remove a statue of the revered Buddhist deity from its public space, the temple announced.“The statue of Buddha has become a symbol of China’s great power and strength,” said the temple in a statement released on Wednesday.“Therefore, we believe that it […]

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The Buddha: What’s a sacred object?

The Buddha’s teachings, sacred objects and the meaning of life can all be traced back to his teachings.As a child, he would often go to the temple, where he would learn the Buddhist teachings, and later learn the Vedas.After he was killed, his body was cremated, his bones were interred, and his bones scattered around […]

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Tibet’s sacred objects may be worth as much as $1bn

The head of the world’s largest Buddhist organisation says he believes there are around 200 million Tibetan objects that are sacred.“I am confident that this number is far higher,” said Dalai Lama Lobsang Sangay, in an interview with The Associated Press in his home village of Dharamsala, the capital of India.“These sacred objects are worth […]

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Francis: ‘I want to have a relationship with the world, to share with the people of God’

The pontiff says he will be an example to others, and is looking forward to his “second life.”In an interview with a German newspaper, Francis said he wants to share his faith with as many people as possible and said he would seek to reach out to all people.He also talked about his desire to […]

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