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Vesak or Waisak is often reffered to as Buddha's Birthday, By: Putri Fitria

Vesak/Waisak: Contemplation & Self-Reflection on ‘Buddha’s Birthday’

By: Putri Fitria Vesak, or Waisak is a big day in Buddhism. At the Borobudur Temple, in central Java the Vesak celebrations attract thousands of visitors, most but not...

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True or False? The Borobudur Syndrome

By: Bruce Carpenter The peaceful image of a 9th century stone Borobudur Buddha head, with its slight hint of a smile, tight curls, full lips, third eye and long ears is...

Schoolchildren at the Borobudur, By: Ogi Fran

Borobudur: the Largest Buddhist Temple in the World

By: Labodalih Sembiring The Borobudur is the largest Buddhist temple in the world. It took approxiamtely 75 years to build and stems from the Syailendra dynasty in the...

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Indonesia Art Camp Lifts Spirits around Merapi

By: Dalih Sembiring Two men and one woman smeared with volcanic ash were dragging withered branches to one of Borobudur Temple complex’s entrance gates. Behind them...