YEAR OF NEWS :
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A press conference was held on 30 December 2013 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the TV Program, LIGHT UP. LIGHT UP is an educational talk and interview show that focuses on the positive aspects of humanity and emphasis the preciousness of life. The karmic ties between DDM and LIGHT UP began twenty years ago when Chang Guang-Dou, the producer, invited the late Venerable Master Sheng Yen as a guest of the program. The present Abbot President of DDM, venerable Guo Dong, who then served as an entourage secretary of the late venerable Master Sheng Yen, had accompanied the Master to the studio for the interview recording. Thus, he was specifically invited to attend the press conference and provided blessings of virtue and gratitude to people from all walks of life.
On the afternoon of the 19th of August, 2011, Secretary General of DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), Venerable Guo Qi, and Vice President of DDM General Association of Dharma Supporters, Mr. Chu-Qi Huang, attended a tea party held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) at the Taipei Guest House in Taipei City.
On 28 August, 2011, the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education held the Tonsure Ceremony for twenty Sangha University students who made their commitment to officially become Buddhist monastics.
Commencing on the 26th of July 2011, Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) held a four-day summer camp at Mianyang High School of northern Sichuan, China.
On the evening of 23 August, 2011, Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong, attended the celebrations for the Republic of China (Taiwan) Centenary Peace Day conducted at the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial Center in Kaohsiung City.
Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) held a two-day Summer Camp at the Xiushui Primary School in northern Sichuan on 4th and 5th August, 2011.
On the morning of 22 August 2011, twenty monastics from The Buddhist Association of China, including Vice President Venerable Zeng Qin, visited the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education.
The Secretary General of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), Venerable Guo Qi, attended a prayer ceremony hosted by the Kaohsiung City Government at the Fengshan Stadium on the morning of 8 August, 2011.
On the afternoon of 8 August 2011, the Executive Director of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), Mr Hung-Chi Chiang, attended a press conference held by the Morakot Post-Disaster Reconstruction Council.
Over sixty students and staff of Mianyang High School of Northern Sichuan, China, visited Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in the Jinshan District of New Taipei City on the morning of 7 August, 2011.
On 22 July, 2011, Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM), Venerable Guo Dong, attended the funeral of Master Wu Ming, who passed away on 19 July, 2011, at the age of 102.