Vishal Arora| Religion News Service

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First Anglican woman bishop in India says critics have been silent

NEW DELHI — A Christian nun who became the first woman bishop of South Asia’s Anglican community said that so … Continued

Nepal battles misconceptions over Buddha’s birthplace

RNS () — Quick: Where was the Buddha born? To hear many Indians talk, you’d think it was India, where … Continued

Satan worship worries Christians in Northeast India

Christian groups in India’s northeastern state of Nagaland are working to quell the rapid growth of Satanism after reports that … Continued

Bhutan’s Buddhist monks accused of sexually molesting boys

The South Asian nation of Bhutan has been rocked by a sexual abuse scandal in which young Buddhist monks molested … Continued

Worldly Buddhist monks rile Thailand’s faithful

About a week after a video of Buddhist monks riding a private jet went viral on YouTube, pictures of monks … Continued

After failed self-immolation, Tibetan says ‘I won’t repeat it’

DHARAMSALA, India — After more than 100 Tibetans have set themselves on fire, a man who tried and failed says … Continued

Bhutan seeks to curb sexual diseases among Buddhist monks

NEW DELHI — Health officials in the tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan are making condoms available at all monastic schools … Continued

Tibetans have’sacred duty’ to support self-immolations

NEW DELHI — As the 18th congress of China’s Communist Party began in Beijing this week, six more Tibetans set … Continued

Bhutan bans religious activity ahead of election

NEW DELHI — Political leaders in the tiny Buddhist nation of Bhutan have announced a nearly six-month ban on all … Continued

Buddhist Bhutan fails on its own happiness index

THIMPHU, Bhutan — In a country that prides itself on measuring quality of life in terms of “Gross National Happiness,” … Continued

10 minutes with … Lobsang Sangay

DHARMSALA, India — At least three Tibetan Buddhist monks drank gasoline and set themselves ablaze in January, bringing the count … Continued