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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
In keeping up with current social development, the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA) and the NGO Institute of Tsinghua University, PRC, jointly organized a symposium entitled “Social Enterprise and Innovation”. This symposium was held at the National Central Library, International Conference Hall on October 3, 2014 with two other workshops at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education on October 4. The Abbot President of DDM, Ven. Guo Dong, shared the development process of DDM “Humane Care and Social Practice” seminar series in the opening ceremony; he pointed out that this development process has been a rewarding, inspiring and joyful journey.


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Typhoon Morakot that stormed Taiwan from 7 to 9 August 2009 and has inflicted major flooding to southern and eastern Taiwan, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless and brought them heartbreaking losses, especially for villagers inhabiting in Pingtung County, Tainan County, Kaohsiung County and Taitung County.
In the early hours of Wednesday, 12 August 2009, more than sixty Venerables from the DDM Sangha Community and hundreds of volunteers set out to remote villages of Linbian Township, Pintung County in southern Taiwan to provide assistance to the victims of Typhoon Morakot that hit Taiwan from 7 to 9 August. The southern and eastern regions of Taiwan were especially affected by the typhoon.

Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) has established the Peace of Mind Relief Stations at Liukuei Township and Jiaxian Township in Kaohsiung County respectively.

The month of May, being the month of Buddha’s birth and enlightenment, is a time when one can reflect on kindness and gratitude. With this in mind, the Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) initiated an island-wide project to distribute gifts of financial assistance to disadvantaged students.

Construction of the female dormitory of Children's House in Bumi Moro, Indonesia, which is endowed by Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), has been successfully accomplished.
Construction of the female dormitory of Children's House in Bumi Moro, Indonesia, which is endowed by Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF), has been successfully accomplished.
The Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) initiated the 2009 Year-End Philanthropic Party beginning from 12 December to 7 February, 2010, across Taiwan, aiming to offer assistance to about 2,500 financially disadvantaged households, as well as to the elderly living alone.


On August 9 2009 Typhoon Morakot struck Taiwan, continuing for a period of 3 days. The damages inflicted, particularly to southern provinces of Taiwan, were catastrophic.
On the morning of 30 August 2009, a group of community remodeling experts led by DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) headed to Liukuei Township in Kaohsiung County to sit down face to face with local villagers to discuss how they could best offer their help to rebuild Liukuei Township.
Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) collaborated with the Nantou County Government on the reconstruction project of Lunghua Elementary School that was heavily damaged in the flood last month.


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