YEAR OF NEWS :
Thursday, April 16, 2009
The reconstructions of the Hlaing Tharyar SoPos State Primary School and the Thanlyin Pyin Thaung Village State Midle School were successfully completed on 16 April 2009 in Yangon, Myanmar, with financial and technological support from Dharma Drum Mountain Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF).
On the morning of 19 April 2009, the Nung Chan Monastery hosted a group Refuge-taking Ceremony. Close to 1500 attendees followed the directions of the Abbot, Venerable Guo Dong, to take refuge in the Three Jewels and vow to uphold the five precepts to become compassionate and faithful Buddhists.
On the 28 June 2009, the present second Abbot President, Venerable Guo Dong, was elected to remain as the third Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain.
On 1 June 2009, the Deputy Abbot of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM), Venerable Guo Pin, led a team of volunteers from the DDM Social Welfare and Charity Foundation (DDMSWCF) back into Xiushui Township of Sichuan Province in China. This particular date is celebrated as Children’s Day in mainland China, signifying a day for caring and spreading of the power of virtues.
Early in the morning of 10th of August 2009, Venerable Guo Mi, Venerable Chang Yue and volunteers of the XinXing Monastery of Dharma Drum Mountain in Taitung County, eastern Taiwan visited the Taimali Township, nearby villages and emergency shelters in the area.
"May those affected by the disaster be able to confront their life with a positive attitude and gain peace of mind”.