YEAR OF NEWS :
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The first shave to clean all unwholesome karma. The second shave to purify all wholesome karmic roots. The third shave to be ordained to deliver sentient beings. To perfect merit and wisdom - to be clothed in compassion.
These sayings reflect the pursuit of the ultimate meaning of life by the Buddha more than two thousand and five hundred years ago through the renunciation of fame and power.
In the morning of 12th September 2015, thirteen newly ordained novices paid respect to the Triple Gem and their family at the Grand Buddha Hall as their compassionate vows to be ordained were fulfilled on the birthday of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. With the warm wishes of some six hundred attendees, the 2015 Dharma Drum Mountain Sangha Ordination ceremony was successfully completed.
Dharma Drum Mountain’s Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) relief team, once again set out on a journey providing humanitarian aid and care in Sri Lanka from 1st - 7th December, 2011.
The Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) kicked off its compassionate campaign of end-of-year philanthropic parties throughout the island for disadvantaged families on 10 December, 2011.
His Most Reverend Eminence Trungram Gyaltrul Rinpoche visited the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education on the morning of 6 December, 2011.
For students wishing to further their understanding of the meaning of the life, activities on life education were initiated by The Peace of Mind Relief Station of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) in Northern Sichuan, mainland China.
On the morning of 11 November 2011, a group of honorable guests, including the Deputy Minister of China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs (SARA), Mr. Lebin Zhang, and Vice President of The Buddhist Association of China, Venerable Yinshun, visited the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.
On the morning of 17 November, 2011, Venerable Guo Dong (Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain) attended a ceremony for the inauguration of The National Nuclear Emergency Responses Center in the Jinshan district.
The 5th Great Compassion Water and Land Dharma Service of Dharma Drum Mountain has begun at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.
The Peace of Mind Relief Station of DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) at Liuguei District of Kaohsiung City held activities for the elderly living at the Baolai Community on the morning of 1 November, 2011.
The Dharma Drum Humanities and Social Improvement Foundation (DDHSIF) has won the 9th National Civic Service Award for its long term dedication and contributions to charities.
The inauguration of the new Chan Hall of Zhaiming Monastery was celebrated on the morning of 15 October 2011.