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Lotus Asian Voices - No.2, February 2014


The second issue of “Lotus Asian Voices” explore how Saranath’s Central University of Tibetan Studies is carrying on the Nalanda Buddhist education tradition, and we bring you an interview with its vice chancellor Prof Geshe Ngawang Samten. 

We also look at the state of Buddhism in India and we talk to Bhikku Bodhipala, secretary of the Bengali Buddhist Association in Kolkatta to find out more about the situation with the Buddhists of India.

In the past few years, two neighbouring Buddhist countries, - Thailand and Cambodia – have been at loggerheads over a piece of land on their border that is the site to an ancient Buddhist temple – Preah Vihar. Following the recent World Court verdict on the issue, we canvass the views of both countries  with Prof Sorn Samnang, President of the Cambodian Historians Association and Associate Professor Puangthong Pawakapan, of the Department of International Relations of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.

You can listen to the program on line at  …… also feel free to download it and post in any relevant websites or blogs. Also posted is an English transcript of the program. Any public or community radio station is welcomed to download and broadcast this free of charge.

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