Buddhist scholar, teacher, and translator of the Lotus Sutra, Gene Reeves, died Wednesday, May 8, at his home in Chicago. He was 86.
Two Reuters journalists who were jailed in Myanmar for reporting on the human rights violations against Rohingya muslims have been freed after more than 500 days in prison.
Buddhist leaders have joined other faith leaders across the United States in the #ManyVoicesOnePrayer campaign in response to recent acts of white nationalist violence.
The monk gave the fossil to a lama at a nearby Buddhist monastery, who passed it on to university researchers.
McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada, has announced a new visiting scholar program, created with a $1.2-million donation.
Today marks the 30th birthday of the Panchen Lama, who disappeared when he was six years old.
After the attacks that killed 320 in Sri Lanka on Sunday, Sri Lankan Buddhist communities across North America are holding candlelight vigils.
Members of the Buddhist community are fearful the violence could escalate from vandalism to physical threats.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, age 83, has been hospitalized in Delhi, India, after feeling discomfort in his chest, which doctors have determined was caused by an infection.
After the Supreme Court deemed it unconstitutional for a Buddhist prisoner to be executed without spiritual counsel while other prisoners receive such counsel, Texas has banned all spiritual counselors in execution chambers.