YEAR OF NEWS :
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Dharma Drum Mountain Sangha held its fourth Followers’ Forum, a two-day event, at the NTU GIS Convention Center on June 29th, also marking the completion of DDM’s founder Master Sheng Yen’s chronicles, which includes some changes and updates up until his death. The Forum’s first session, entitled “Who, Will Continue the Legacy of Dharma Drum Mountain? An Outlook Inspired by the Master Sheng Yen’s Chronicles,” evoked over 600 participants’ memories of Master Sheng Yen about his actions and aspirations to benefit sentient beings. They expressed gratitude for being able to meet this good teacher and Dharma friend who inspired their Buddhist practice, which has greatly enriched their lives.
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.
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.