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 morning of August 18 2009, at Yunlai Monastery, Abbot President Venerable Guo Dong was briefed on DDM's relief efforts in regions hit by Typhoon Morakat, carried out between August 8th and 17th.
One year has passed since Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) began its humanitarian relief work in areas struck by the deadly earthquake in Sichuan Province of China last year.
The Dharma Drum Degui Academy was opened on 29 March 2009 with the mission of providing services and care to the elderly and youth and other disadvantaged people. The opening of this Academy is a new landmark in the work of DDM in Protecting the Spiritual Environment.
Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) entered a collaborative agreement with Jinshan Hospital for the program of fostering clinical Buddhist chaplains.
On the afternoon of the 8th October, 2009, Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) made the decision to team up with Taiwan's National Central Library (NCL) to promote Buddhist studies and preserve Buddhist resources.
On the morning of 19 December, 2009, Dharma Drum Humanities and Social Improvement Foundation (DDHSIF) hosted the Award Ceremony of Six Ethics of the Mind on the second floor of Dharma Drum Degui Academy in Taipei.
On the afternoon of 29 April 2009, Dharma Drum Humanities and Social Improvement Foundation (DDHSIF) was honored and delighted with the opportunity to collaborate with Taiwan's National Chengchi University (NCCU) for the founding of "Dharma Drum Lecture on Humanities" to promote humanistic care in society.
On the morning of 8 April 2009, the President of Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Venerable Hui Min signed the "Educational Partnership" contract with the President of Dongshan High School, Venerable Wu Yuan. There were nearly 200 students attending the signing ceremony for the celebration of the partnership that has the purpose of deepening the research and study of Buddhism.
On the evening of 3 October 2009, Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education hosted an event to celebrate the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival in the Wish Fulfilling Guanyin Hall.
On 28 February 2009, the Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong, hosted the medical team from the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) on a tour of the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township.