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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.


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Thirty-two teachers from the Life Education Resource Center visited Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township for a two-day Life Education and the Purification of the Mind program from 9 to 10 April 2009.

Amitoufo, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy, healthy, blissful and peaceful 2009.
On the morning of August 23, 2009, about thirty venerables and volunteers gathered at the Xinkai Village of Liukuei Township in Kaohsiung County to chant the Heart Sutra and the Amitabha Sutra with palms joined, praying for those who lost their lives in Typhoon Morakot to enter “nirvana”, a peaceful state of no birth and no death.
On August 8th, Typhoon Morakot swept through southern Taiwan, destroyed houses and tore up roads in its path, rendering scores of people homeless and killing hundreds. Relief supplies and humanitarian assistance poured into affected areas in the wake of the killer typhoon.
On August 8th, Typhoon Morakot swept through southern Taiwan, destroyed houses and tore up roads in its path, rendering scores of people homeless and killing hundreds. Relief supplies and humanitarian assistance poured into affected areas in the wake of the killer typhoon.
On 26 December, 2009, an appreciation ceremony was held at Dharma Drum University (DDU) to recognize Rotary International in Taiwan (RIT) for its donation of more than two hundred roadside trees to be planted at the site of Dharma Drum University situated at the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County.
On the morning of 11 September 2009, Nung Chan Monastery and Chung-Hwa Institute of Buddhist Culture, Dharma Drum Mountain received awards at the International Convention Center of National Taiwan University from Taipei City Government for their long term humanitarian works to those in need. Venerable Jian Xin accepted on behalf of both organizations.
On the morning of 20 September 2009, Nung Chan Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain hosted the 2009 Refuge-Taking Ceremony. Over a thousand people registered to formally make vows to become followers of the "Three Jewels" in Buddhism.

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.

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