This is the 96th year of the Republic of China, as well as year 2007 C.E.
On 28 May 2007, an honorable Buddhist delegation representing the Jogye Order in South Korea paid the first visit to the Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM/Fagushan) World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County.
In December 2006, the new publication "Seeds of Hope Under the Southern Skies", was jointly published by Dharma Drum Social Welfare and Charity Foundation and Dharma Drum Publishing Corp.
Up to one thousand pilgrims came to Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township, Taipei County, to participate the Consecration Ceremony of Welcoming Guanyin in the morning of October 21th. The internationally well-known movie star Lin Qingxia also attended the dignified and solemn occassion.
---Opening Remarks by The Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen for A Middle
East-Asia Dialogue in Beirut, Lebanon, November 11-15 2006
The launch of the Lotus Bell is significant as Dharma Drum Mountain is the centre of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva and advocates 'Protecting the Spiritual Environment' and strives for peace for humanity in the world.
The world's first professorship in Chinese Buddhism endowed by Sheng Yen Education Foundation.
---Master Sheng Yen encourages young leaders to promote global peace by starting with inner peace within oneself and share this view with others at Dharma Drum Retreat Center, Pine Bush, New York, from October 26-27 2006
On 1 November, the last day of their visit to New York, the DDM youth delegates went to Ground Zero in the morning to pay tribute to the deceased.
---Opening Remarks by the Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen at Young Leaders Peacebuilding Retreat, Pine Bush, NY, October 26, 2006.

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