Embracing the Spirit of Vesak

May 26, 2024 07:30 am

In the heart of Sri Lanka, the vibrant festival of Vesak resonates with a unique blend of devotion and celebration. As Sri Lankans come together to commemorate the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Great Teacher, the Buddha, the essence of Vesak transcends mere rituals; it embodies the spirit of compassion, generosity and unity.

Monlam worship organized in Lumbini

January 29, 2024 14:07 pm

LUMBINI, Jan 29: The Mahaguru Bhumchhok and Pranidhan Monlam Worship organized at Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, has concluded.

Buddhism is the teachings of Buddha based on the principles of four noble truths he had propounded. In fact, Buddhism is not a created religion or Dharma but it is an epic of Buddha's teachings about life and existence. Many people are still in a dilemma regarding Buddhism if it's a religious dogma or set of human philosophical principles.

TEXAS, April 30: An idol of standing Buddha handed by American film producer Michael Phillips has been dispatched to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: A master plan is to be prepared including archaeological sites related to Lord Gautam Buddha in Kapilvastu district. The sites include the remnants of King Sudhdhodan's palace at Tilaurakot, Sagarhawa, the site where thousands of Shakyas were said to have been killed, Kudan, Niglihawa, Gotihawa and Araurakot.

Rebranding Lumbini

September 3, 2019 01:00 am

Apart from saying ‘Buddha was born in Nepal’ how many worthful initiatives have we taken to promote the birthplace of Gautam Buddha?

One of the best things about traveling is stepping out of your comfort zone and allowing yourself to be exposed to a whole new world of customs and cultures. But this can lead to some unexpected problems. Things that we may consider harmless at home can sometimes land you in trouble in another country.

KATHMANDU, July 1: In order to protect the birthplace of the Buddha, the Supreme Court on Sunday has ordered a ban on new factories in the Lumbini area.

Call for action on Lumbini

May 20, 2019 02:00 am

Our commitment to promoting Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, often gets manifested in speeches political leaders deliver on the day of Buddha Purnima, also called the day of Vesak.

May 18: The State government of State-5 is organizing a variety of programs today to mark the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti, and also the beginning of the Lumbini Visit Year.

Branding Buddha’s birthplace

May 8, 2019 01:30 am

Buddhist tourism can appeal to a large number of faith-inspired travelers. Branding Nepal as Buddha’s birthplace would help to counter the persisting misinformation that Buddha was born in India

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Jan 2: Okhreni is a beautiful village which is located at Lagarche of Panchpokhari Thangpal rural municipality, Sindhupalchowk.

China to Repair Giant Buddha

October 3, 2018 12:00 pm

BEIJING, Oct 3: Chinese experts will examine as of October 8 with cutting-edge technology the giant Buddha of Leshan, in southwest China''s Sichuan Province, as a prelude of a plan to repair the important monument.

She is silent!

September 17, 2018 13:20 pm

Where’s peace? Is this the land of Buddha’s morals? This is land of hungry predators. Whose prey are the Cherishing little angels.

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Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

Lonely Buddha

August 21, 2018 09:35 am

I see a huge colossal of Siddhartha Buddha Detached and desolated by the side of the street  Standing tall but all alone in an alcove  Resided by a pair of dove.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reached the Dharmakirti Bihar and extended best wishes to dhammawati nun on her 85th birthday. He also wished her good health.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Buddha Air has received permission from Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to operate scheduled flights to New Delhi from Nepalgunj. The privately-owned carrier had applied to CAAN, seeking permission for fight operation on June 23.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Privately-owned Buddha Air began scheduled commercial flights to Varanasi of India, from Friday.

DOLPA, June 24: Half dozen of Buddha statues have been stolen from Thasong Choling Stupa in She-phoksundo rural municipality of Rigmo village, Dolpa.

KATHMANDU, June 24: Buddha Air has applied at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, seeking permission to operate Nepalgunj-New Delhi flight.

BUTWAL, June 19: The construction work of Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) located in Bhairahawa seems to have taken pace, overcoming various controversies and barriers. About 45 percent of construction work has been completed till now, according to officials.

BUTWAL, June 18: The construction of Gautam Buddha International Airport based in Bhairahawa has gained moment.

NEPALGUNJ, June 5: Buddha Air has officially announced that it would start scheduled flights between Nepalgunj and New Delhi from March 1, 2019.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Buddha Air has said that was increasing flights to the historic and religious city of Varanasi from June 29 to two flights every week.

KATHMANDU, May 2: A special commemorative event was organized at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters  in New York on Tuesday on the occasion of the 'Day of Vesak' (Buddha Purnima).

KATHMANDU, May 1: Marking the 2562nd Buddha Purnima, Osho Commune has been inaugurated in Lumbini. Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli inaugurated Osho Jetban International Commune in Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Wishing for world peace by organizing special worships, singing hymns and holding discourses, the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti observed today.

Idol of Buddha unveiled

April 30, 2018 14:49 pm

KATHMANDU, April 30: Minister for Defence, Ishwor Pokharel, has today unveiled the idol of Buddha at Pasikot in Budhanilkantha, on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti.

LUMBINI, April 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inaugurated a program on the occasion of the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti extending  best wishes to all those who believe in the message of peace, non-violence, harmony and co-existence of Gautam Buddha including to the Buddhist community.

KATHMANDU April 30: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that Gautam Buddha remains a symbol of pride for all Nepalis, as he made a huge contribution to human welfare after being born in Nepali territory.

BHAKTAPUR, April 16: Amid the crowd of thousands of people in Madhyapur Thimi of Bhaktapur on Sunday, Buddha Kishna Baag Shrestha pierced his tongue for the sixth consecutive time, giving continuity to the centuries-old tradition of piercing tongue which had started during the period of the Lichchhavi dynasty.

BHAKTAPUR, April 15: Buddha Krishna Bagha Shrestha has pierced his tongue for the consecutive sixth time in front of a huge crowd of participants observing Bisket Jatra at Bode in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality on Sunday.

SURKHET, April 4: An aircraft of Buddha Airlines has conducted successful Surkhet-Kathmandu test flight today. Surkhet is the capital of Karnali province.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: What comes to your mind when you hear about Lumbini? Certainly peace and serendipity as it is the birthplace of Lord Buddha. Lumbini has developed as one of the most famous tourist destinations in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Around 75, 000 people are assembling at Tundikhel coming Sunday to recite, "Buddha preachings".

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Officials of aircraft maker The Boeing Company arrived in Nepal on Sunday to hold discussions with Buddha Air which has unveiled plan to expand its wings in the international skies.

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Buddha Air has said that the ongoing dense fog in the southern part of the country has forced the airline to cancel the flights in the region.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepal’s major private airlines Buddha Air has announced plan to add four 72-seater ATR 72-500 series aircrafts to its fleet, with an investment of Rs four billion. The new planes will be used for flights to different cities of India. The company currently has 10 aircrafts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Buddha Air is taking delivery of its 10th aircraft on Thursday. The 72-seater ATR 72-500 series aircraft will land at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, on Thursday. The airline purchased the aircraft at Rs 1 billion.

CHARIKOT, Jan 22: Two women have planned to scale the world's highest mountain peak Mount Everest with the objective of making the misconception regarding the birthplace of Gautam Budhha clear.

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Buddha Air will be expanding its direct flight services in the domestic network. It has already started operating direct flights from Pokhara – Bharatpur – Pokhara, and Pokhara – Bhairahawa – Pokhara since 15 September 2017, and has also been operating direct flights to Biratnagar – Tumlingtar – Biratnagar since 12 June 2011.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Domestic carrier Buddha Air has announced plans to start direct flights between Kathmandu and Kolkata, India.

KAPILVASTU, Jan 11: Excavation has begun again to identify the main part of King Suddhodan's Royal Palace where Gauram Buddha was brought up.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Buddha Air Pvt. Ltd has partnered with VRock & Company Pvt. Ltd for an initiative to support the goal of annually bringing 2.5 million tourists to Pokhara International Airport after its forecast completion on June 10, 2021.

The Extra Mile with Buddha Air

December 18, 2017 11:11 am

Flying is an act of trust. It requires immense faith in science and the trust in the pilots to fly the hulk of metal from one place to another. It is only natural that passengers would feel helpless inside an aircraft, even before getting into one. The passengers look to the people in-charge, whether it’d be from the ground staff or cabin crew for updated information and service that prioritizes their safety and comfort. Buddha Air, Nepal’s leading airlines has excellent customer service that works towards a safe, comfortable and memorable flying experience for all its passengers.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Buddha Harmony Foundation has conferred the ‘Buddha Harmony Bimala Regmi Social Service Award 2017’ to seven professionals of Nepal on Saturday amid an event held in Kathmandu. The award carries a purse of Rs 10,000 each and a letter of felicitation.

Whose Buddha?

December 6, 2017 08:09 am

The Dalai Lama was referring to the fact that, Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, was a kingdom when neither Nepal nor India existed.

The future of flying with Buddha Air

November 9, 2017 15:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: In line with its vision of providing the safest, most reliable and comfortable means of air transport, and with the end goal of delivering more smiles per flight, Buddha Air strives to grow, improve, and reinvent itself every year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Domestic carrier Buddha Air has unveiled plan to start international flights by from Pokhara once Pokhara Regional International Airport comes into operation.