YEAR OF NEWS :
Monday, June 27, 2016
On June 18th, 2016, Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA) and Dharma Drum Sangha University held a joint graduation and program completion ceremony at the International Conference Hall of Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education. In both academic dress and the Buddhist scarf, graduates sang the Song for the Three Jewels that signifies benefitting others to mark the meaning of graduation. Before awarding the certificates, Ven. Guo Dong, abbot president of DDM, and Ven. Hui Min, president of DILA, along with representatives of the teaching faculty, handed the scarves and candle lamps to the 40 graduates, as an encouragement for them to walk the Bodhisattva path with courage. More than 400 relatives and friends of the graduates also attended the ceremony and gave their blessings.
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.
Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) held the 2011 Summer Camp of Protecting the Spiritual Environment in Sichuan, China.
Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Modi, former President of Maha Bodhi Society in India and current Chairperson of Spice Telecom, paid his first visit to the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan District of New Taipei City on the morning of 31 July, 2011.
Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) was invited to attend the Centenary Democratic Forum of Republic of China (Taiwan) co-hosted by the Council for Cultural Affairs of Executive Yuan and the Republic of China (Taiwan) Centenary Foundation.
Volunteers of Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) in Hsinchu City held a mangrove wetland camp which was attended by 22 students on 11 June, 2011.
On the morning of 13 July, 2011, sixty Buddhist monastics from the Buddhist College of Minnan from the southern Fujian Province of mainland China visited the Dharma Drum Mountain World College for Buddhist Education in the Jinshan District of Taipei City.
The late Master Sheng Yen’s first western Dharma heir, the Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, Dr. John Crook, passed away on 15 July, 2011, at the age of 83.