YEAR OF NEWS :
In the afternoon of 24 March 2007, eight Most Venerable Bhikshus (Buddhist monks) from Sri Lanka paid their first visit to Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County.
The Youth Camp for Cultivating Excellence was hosted by Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County, from 22 to 27 January 2007.
On 16 June, 2007, 200 selected National Chiao Tong University (NCTU) alumni paid their first visit to the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education, Jinshan, Taipei, with an entourage including family members and university staff. The visit was organized meticulously by Zaixin Chew, President of Hong Gah Museum and NCTU alumni, and DDM General Association of Dharma Upholders.
Dr. Yo Hsiangchou, chief coordinator of INEB in Taiwan, led the 53-member delegation for a visit to Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County, on 3 September, 2007. The INEB delegation paid the first-and-warmest tribute to Venerable Master Sheng Yen and shared experiences of promoting Buddhist education with DDM's Sangha community.
Religious leaders from throughout Asia and Africa, and representatives from their spiritual and cultural traditions, gathered at the headquarters of the Buddhist organization Dharma Drum Mountain outside of Taipei, Taiwan,from 27-29 October, 2007 to explore how their spiritual traditions can bring new understanding and insight into the challenges facing their regions, and how they can build a framework for cooperation based on shared spiritual values.
On the morning of 24 November 2007, the President Abbot of Dharma Drum Mountain, Venerable Guo Dong, and the Abbot of the Chung Hwa Institute of Buddhist Culture, Venerable Jian Xin, buried the ashes of Most Venerable Master Dong Chu in the Life Memorial Garden. The Most Venerable Master Dong Chu had been the teacher of Venerable Sheng Yen.
On the morning of 14 August 2007, Representative of the Israel Economic and Cultural Office (ISECO) in Taipei, Mr. Raphael Gamzou and his wife, Mrs. Michal Gamzou, paid their first visit to Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County.
On the afternoon of 16 December 2007, internationally renowned Chinese martial artist Jet Li (Li Lianjie) met with Venerable Master Sheng Yen at the Anher Branch Office of Dharma Drum Mountain, Taipei City.
Warmly invited by National Geographic Society in Taipei, Venerable Master Sheng Yen unveiled a wealth of spiritual dialogue with an internationally renowned explorer, Dr. Wade Davis, on the afternoon of 28 April 2007.
On the morning of 12 October 2007, Director of Commercial Office of Peru in Taipei, Mr. Jose Eyzaguirre, his wife and six other parliamentarians from Peru paid their first visit to Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County to express their utmost gratitude to DDM's humanitarian work in Peru, following the earthquake that occurred on 15 August, 2007.