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.
From the 7th to 8th of September 2008, a delegation of 47 Buddhist scholars and students from Rissho University in Japan visited the Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) and the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education, on which occasion Venerable Master Sheng Yen, founder of Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM), welcomed and met the group.

Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) has for the first time taken part in an international conference hosted by the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS).

On 8 April 2008, Venerable Master Sheng Yen attended three major events significant to the Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC).

On the 12th October 2008, a presentation ceremony of the Phra Sassada Buddha statue was held in the Grand Buddha Hall of Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township of Taipei County. The statue was a special gift from His Majesty, King of Thailand.
By an unexpected encounter, an outstanding scientist devoted to the exploration of the relationship between mind and science is eager to conduct a spiritual dialogue with a distinguished religious master. Through Oriental and Western cultural exchange, connections between Buddhism and science could be strengthened, advancing the development of human society.
A cooperative agreement was signed on 10 June 2008 between Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) and Inventec, one of Taiwan's leading electronic and computer manufacturing companies at DDBC International Conference Room.

Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) hosted a two-day international conference to celebrate the Tenth Anniversary of the Chinese Buddhist Text Association (CBETA) and the great achievements in Buddhist scripture digitization over the years. The conference was held on 16-17 February 2008, at Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County.
Can repentance really earn one's salvation? To address this question, Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) and the Academic Sinica hosted a joint Symposium of Falling, Repentance and Salvation from 4th to 6th December, 2008.
Why is one born a female? Is it because in previous lives her methods of practice are inferior to that of a male practitioner by more than five hundred years? Can a woman become an ordained priest?

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