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Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The third lecture of the Wisdom of Fa Hua (Lotus Sutra in Chinese) lecture series started at 2 p.m. on Oct 19, 2014 at the Taichung City Hall. In this lecture, Alan Ko, a new generation of Asian pop singer, Shen Hsin-Ling, winner of the Ten Outstanding Youth and Ven. Guo. Yi, DDM Sangha representative, discussed issues revolving around the theme “Treasures of the Heart”. Each speaker narrated how they transformed their life of poverty into a driving force to succeed.


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On 28 July 2009, the Ministry of Interior (MIO) awarded Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Foundation, Nung Chan Monastery, Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Culture and Zhaiming Monastery awards for outstanding contributions to charitable work and social education in Taiwan.
With the attendance of over 30,000 faithful followers, the Commemoration and Ash-Burial Ceremony of the Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen were stately convened at the Eco-Friendly Memorial Garden of Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in the afternoon of 15 February 2009, following the end to the 12-Day Solemn Buddhist rituals immediately pursuant to the Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen’s passing on 3 February 2009.

Starting from 14 March, Dharma Drum Mountain Sangha community will be visiting faithful followers and volunteers island-wide with the aim of encouraging all to keep practicing the teachings of Venerable Master Sheng Yen.
Dharma Drum Mountain Sangha Community held the Vesak Festival at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township. Commenced on 1 May 2009, the three-day event commemorated the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha.
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.
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