YEAR OF NEWS :
Monday, December 22, 2014
At 5 p.m. on December 13, 2014, among the chant of the sacred names of Amitabha Buddha and sound of Lotus Bell, DDM Great Compassion Water and Land Dharma Service was consummated through the solemn Ceremony for Sending off the Sages, in which, about ten thousand followers jointly devoted their sincere vows and wishes to those they want to worship, make offerings to, and express their gratitude to. During the event, many people also use DDM digital prayer system to offer their blessings to others throughout the world, which makes the long-standing event have a new style in modern times.
(Translated by Tom Hsieh)
On the morning of 16 October, 2011, two hundred people from the areas of Hualien and Taitung gathered at the Grand Buddha Hall of Xinxing Monastery in Taitung to take refuge in the Three Jewels and to make their vows to observe the Five Precepts becoming a faithful Buddhist.
Manifesting our innate great compassion, praying for the cessation of suffering for all sentient beings.
The 2011 Great Compassion Water and Land Dharma Service welcomes you.
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.