Buddhist monks Tuesday carried jars of holy water during a ceremony in Temanggung, Central Java, Indonesia. The holy water ceremony is part of the observation of Vesak Day, which is commonly known as “Buddha’s birthday” — observed during the full moon in May or June. The holy day celebrates the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddhartha Gautama, considered the founder of Buddhism.
There is no urban landscape like Yangon in the world. Largely isolated from the rest of the world for decades, Myanmar’s capital city has been frozen in time, filled with temples and grand buildings from the colonial era. But as the country embraces a more open society, how will it manage to preserve its past while building its future? Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading
The United States joined several European nations Tuesday in urging the Chinese government to engage in talks with the Tibetan government-in-exile, after two weeks of anti-government protests in the region. Experts examine the roots of the dispute. Continue reading
Anti-Chinese protests and violence continued Tuesday in Tibet. The Chinese government blamed the exiled Dalai Lama for the violence. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the situation in Tibet. Continue reading