YEAR OF NEWS :
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Reading can bring joy to people, but sharing what you read with others can bring even more joy to reading! At the end of 2012, Dharma Drum Buddhist College hosted its first competitive event “Introduction to a book within five minutes” during its library week. The competition comprised 4 to 5 people, each of them having 5 minutes to introduce a book. The event aims to promote the trends of learning and sharing knowledge on campus. Given the success of the competition – having become one of the most popular school activities – the school is now determined to host the competition, which will form a diversified and vivid way of learning on campus every year.
In the afternoon of August 27 2009, Premier of Executive Yuan, Chao-Shiuan Liu, met Abbot President Venerable Guo Dong at the An Ho branch office in Taipei to discuss the collaboration of the Mind Relief Project for people in the southern and eastern regions of Taiwan who were affected by Typhoon Morakot.
On 10 May 2009, Dharma Drum Mountain hosted a gala party with the theme "Peaceful Mind, Peaceful Life. You are empowered" at the Zhongshan Plaza of National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. The event was to promote the strength of virtues to the society and to commemorate the Vesak Festival as well as Mother's Day.
Venerable Master Sheng Yen once said that death is neither a joyful matter, nor an occasion for grief; rather it is an occasion for a noble and solemn Buddhist ritual.
In the afternoon of 12 November, 2009, Secretary General of Dharma Drum Humanities and Social Improvement Foundation (DDHSIF), Dr. Shen-Yi Lee, was presented with an award from the Federation of Non-Profit Association for his long-term commitment to humanitarian efforts in Taiwan at Taipei’s the Grand Hotel.
On the eve of Lunar Chinese New Year, 25 January 2009, the clear, heart-touching and inspirational sound of the Lotus Bell could be heard throughout Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County. Around one thousand devoted followers prayed in the "Bodhisattva Prayer Ritual", undetterred by the cold, windy and raining weather.
On the evening of 3 July 2009, the Dharma Drum Humanities and Social Improvement Foundation and the Alumni Association of the Ivy League in Taiwan co-hosted a symposium focusing on "Discovering the Codes of Happiness and Peace" at the Taipei International Convention Center.
In the afternoon of 5 April 2009, Thai based Venerable Master Ren De from Bangkok, along with a group of his pupils and lay practitioners, paid an exclusive and earnest tribute to the memory of Venerable Master Sheng Yen at the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education. Venerable Master Ren De was one of Venerable Master Sheng Yen's closest Dharma friends from abroad.
The eight-day Great Compassion Rite of Water and Land this year held at Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education ended in joy and blessings on the afternoon of 4 December, 2009, with the Farewell to the Holy Ritual.
The Chung Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies of Dharma Drum Mountain has announced a partnership with Columbia University in the United States of America to create the Academic Publication of Chinese Buddhism Fund. The goal is to encourage more scholars to study Chinese Buddhism and has commenced with a US$250,000 donation approved by Taiwan's Ministry of Education.
The universe may one day perish, yet my vows are eternal
"What I am unable to accomplish in this life,
I vow to push forward through countless future lives.
What I am unable to accomplish personally,
I exhort everyone to undertake together."