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The lantern parade celebrating Buddha’s birthday returns to the streets of Seoul after three years, as previous ones had been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Buddhist priests and their followers have performed a purification rite by bathing in a cold stream in western Japan's Koyasan. They also prayed for the end of the pandemic.
Thousands in Vietnam mourn Buddhist monk who brought mindfulness to West
Thousands of mourners pay tribute to the late Vietnamese monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh who was credited with bringing mindfulness to the West
Spicy delights shared at South Korea's annual kimchi making festival
More than 150 people joined Buddhist monks to prepare the traditional dish to give to South Korean families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
South Koreans pitch in to make fiery kimchi food dish at mass event
In Seoul, Buddhist monks joined about 150 others to prepare kimchi, a hot national dish made with chili and salted cabbage.
Buddhist monks receive AstraZeneca vaccine in Thailand
Some 1,000 Buddhist monks and temple staff recieve AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine at Wat Si Sudaram Worawihan, a temple in the western part of Bangkok.
Watch: Worshippers dust the statue of Buddha ahead of festival
On Wednesday morning, priests conducted a ceremony to temporarily remove the Buddha's soul from the statue
Priests temporarily remove Buddha's soul from statue ahead of cleaning
About 180 priests and worshippers then climbed onto the statue to clean and polish it, using brooms and dusters.
Thailand: Colourful river festival marks the beginning of Buddhist Len
Villagers set sail in 150 boats down the Ladchado canal on Tuesday 16 July in central Thailand as part of a traditional river procession to mark the beginning of the three-month-long Buddhist Lent.
Thai cave boys and their coach attend Buddhist temple ceremony
The young football teammates and their coach who were trapped in a Thai cave have attended a Buddhist ceremony as they prepare to be ordained to become Buddhist novices and monks.
Thai cave boys take part in Buddhist ordination ceremony
Most of the youth football team rescued from a cave in northern Thailand have taken their first step towards becoming Buddhist novices. Their coach is also taking part in the ceremony which is a tradition for Thai men who have experienced adversity.
10,000 euro book on Tibet revealed
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Millions of Buddhists in Sri Lanka celebrate Buddha's birthday
Sri Lanka declares state of emergency as mobs attack Muslim communitie
A curfew is put in place and a state of emergency declared in the country after Muslim-owned businesses and houses are set on fire by groups of hardline Buddhists.
Zenkoji year end temple cleaning
Monks at Zenkoji temple in Nagano City, central Japan, brush off the dust accumulated throughout this year in a traditional ritual