YEAR OF NEWS :
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
On April 25th, 2015, Saturday, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal and caused heavy casualties. As soon as the calamity had happened, Dharma Drum Mountain, together with all its overseas affiliates, immediately set calamity-quelled tablets to pray for blessings for those in need and the deceased. On top of that, DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation will soon dispatch a delegation to Nepal offering care and assistance in cooperation with related local Buddhist organizations.
In the evening of 22 June 2013, more than a hundred underprivileged children together with their families were received as special guests of Dreamnight at the Zoo; this event was hosted by the Taipei Zoo with the Dharma Drum Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDSWCF) as a co-organizer.
On the morning of 26 May 2013, the Anhe Branch of Dharma Drum Mountain in Taipei City hosted a Bathing of the Buddha Ceremony and a Dharma Assembly in celebration of Vesak Day, a day of great significance to Buddhists as we celebrate the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha.
On 5 May 2013, Xinxing Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain in eastern Taiwan, Taitung, held a Dharma Assembly, the Refuge-Taking Ceremony, followed by a Gala Party in celebration of Vesak Day.
On the morning of 5 May 2013, the Zhaiming Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain in Taoyuan City held a Dharma assembly in celebration of Vesak Day.
Thousands of Taipei residents gathered with the DDM Sangha at the Taipei City Hall plaza on the morning on 12 May 2013 to practice Chan in celebration of Mother’s Day.
On the morning of 5 May 2013, the Tainan Branch of Dharma Drum Mountain held a Dharma Assembly in celebration of Vesak Day.
On 8 April 2013, Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) celebrated its sixth anniversary at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.
On 27 April 2013, the Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) hosted an event to encourage and to offer stipends to financially disadvantaged students at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.
Delegates of the Focolare Movement visited the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education on 15 April 2013 and conducted an interfaith dialogue with the Dharma Drum Buddhist College’s students and the DDM Sangha.
On the afternoon of 14th of April 2013, Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong, went to the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City to introduce to the values of the Six Ethics of the Mind. 1,500 people attended the speech.