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YEAR OF NEWS :
The sub-forum, titled "Protection of Spiritual Environment", of the 2nd World Buddhist Forum on 31 March 2009 is highly anticipated and has received great interest.
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 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.
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.

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.

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."

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