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Photo of the Day: Monks by a Waterfall

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Cambodian monks getting their feet wet at the headwaters of the Siem Reap River at Phnom Kulen on October 19, 2011. (Jarrod Brown)

Photo of the Day: A Buddhist Temple at Dawn in Java, Indonesia

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Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple in central Java, Indonesia at dawn on October 31, 2011. (Pra-Yudi/Flickr)

Diwali Around the World, in Photos and Tweets

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The 2011 Festival of Lights, Diwali, captured in photos and tweets from around the world.

Long-Awaited 'Art of Gandhara' Exhibition Draws NY Times Rave

Asia Society Museum’s John H. Foster Curator for Traditional Asian Art Adriana Proser (R) works with art handlers installing a piece in the exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara. (Bill Swersey/Asia Society)
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Asia Society Museum's latest exhibition, The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara, which opened August 9 after a delay of several months, receives a gratifying burst of publicity with a rave review in today's New York Times.

NY Times Describes 'Intense' Obstacles in Path of Asia Society's Gandhara Exhibition

Screen capture of the <em>New York Times</em> article on Asia Society's Gandhara exhibition on July 27, 2011.
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The New York Times devotes major coverage to Asia Society Museum's upcoming exhibition The Buddhist Heritage of Pakistan: Art of Gandhara today, in a piece with enough international intrigue and behind-the-scenes maneuvering to fill a thriller novel.

Watch: Don't Joke With the Dalai Lama About Pizza

One with everything. (Adam Kuban/Flickr)
Lifestyle

An Australian TV host's attempt at humor falls flat.

Shaolin Martial Artists Dazzle Asia Society with Acrobatic Display

A disciple from the Shaolin Temple Overseas Headquarters on the Asia Society stage in New York on May 23, 2011. (Slideshow and video below.)
Arts

For one night in New York, a legendary martial arts discipline takes center stage. 

Watch: Tibetan Buddhist Debate Pits Defender vs. Challenger

Monks take part in a daily debate at the Sera Monastery on July 4, 2006 in Lhasa, Tibetan Autonomous Region, China. (China Photos /Getty Images)
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Monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will demonstrate this intensely physical debate form at Asia Society New York on April 29th. Tune in for live webcast at 6:30pm ET.

East Meets West: Buddhist Meditation Flourishes at Notorious Alabama Prison

Scene from the documentary <i>Dhamma Brothers</i>, directed by Jenny Phillips (see below).
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At a maximum-security prison outside of Birmingham, Vipassana meditation has been introduced to inmates to dramatic results.

UPDATE: Afghan Buddhist Site to be Spared Destruction

A statue, possibly of the Buddha, recovered at Mes Aynak where an international team of Afghan and French archaeologists are working to secure the site. (Joannie Meharry)
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A new agreement by the Afghan government seeks to preserve the Buddhist archaeological site of Mes Aynak.