YEAR OF NEWS :
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Tens of thousands of believers from various religions in Taiwan gather together in the “National Prayer Assembly” in the K-Arena, Kaohsiung where all religions across the country collect. At 10 o’clock on the morning of August 12th, the President of R.O.C., Ma Ying-Jeou, the Abbot President of DDM, Ven. Guo Dong and the representatives of Taoism, Islam, Catholicism, Christianity, and Yiguandao jointly pray for and present flowers to the deceased and injured of the recent Penghu air crash and the dire gas (propylene) explosion in Kaohsiung. The atmosphere there is very warm.
The Dharma Drum Mountain World Centre for Buddhist Education organized an interesting volunteer event on 2 October 2011 morning and despite there being some rain, 150 volunteers gathered at the Wish-Fulfilling Guanyin Hall to help clean the pebble stones from the Wish-Fulfilling Pool.
Twenty-five volunteers of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) from Hsinchu gathered at the Xianleyuan Nursing Home in Hsinchu City on 17 September, 2011, in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
On the morning of 2 October, 2011, DDM held a joint birthday party at Ren-Ai Primary School in Keelung for aged people.
Forty volunteers of the Tainan Branch from the Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain visited the elderly residents of Jianshen Nursing Home on the morning of September 10th 2011 bringing warm wishes of happiness and health.
On the morning of 18 September, 2011, 16 delegates visiting from Anxian in Sichuan arrived at the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education (DDMSWCF) to offer their gratitude towards DDM’s humanitarian work.
On 25 August, 2011, Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) in the Linbian Township of Kaohsiung City organized a one-day event for the elderly.
On the afternoon of 31 August 2011, both Nung Chan Monastery and Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies were credited by Taipei City Government for their long-term humanitarian efforts towards the disadvantaged.
The ‘Five-Year Relief Project’ in Sri Lanka, which was initiated after the deadly tsunami that struck in 2004, has been successful. Though the project wrapped up in December 2009, DDMSWCF’s concern about the poor people in war-torn northern Sri Lanka continues.
In celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival, a small but warm party was held at the Wish-Fulfilling Guanying Hall of the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education on the evening of 12 September, 2011.
On the evening of 10 September, 2011, Tiennan Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain held a party in celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.