Here’s a short video from Glenn Mullin about Lumbini, with pix of all the temples and gardens. The site is much more well-developed than it was even 25 years ago, in part because the United Nations was pressing the international community to take its designation as a World Heritage Site more to heart. There’s a... Read more »
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Lumbini, the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha, was a sleepy little hamlet in Nepal until recently. Now China and India are engaged in a battle for hegemony over the site and it looks as though China is winning. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, former military commander of rebel Maoist forces in... Read more »
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