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On 9 April 2009, a group of 18 distinguished guests from Haiti sponsored by the Taoism Goldenmom Cultural Exchange Association made their first visit to the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township for the purposes of learning about Chinese Buddhism and the idea of Protecting Spiritual Environment.
On the afternoon of 13 June 2009, a talent show and the joint exhibitions held at Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in Jinshan Township marked the thirtieth anniversary of Chung Hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies (CHIBS) and the third anniversary of Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC).

In the afternoon of 14 April 2009, the Director of the Center for Interreligious Dialogue of Focolare Movement, Stella Chiu (Chiu Yuen Ling), paid her first visit to the Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education for promoting mutual friendship and giving her warmest tribute to Venerable Master Sheng Yen.
Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) entered a collaborative agreement with Jinshan Hospital for the program of fostering clinical Buddhist chaplains.
On the afternoon of the 8th October, 2009, Dharma Drum Buddhist College (DDBC) made the decision to team up with Taiwan's National Central Library (NCL) to promote Buddhist studies and preserve Buddhist resources.

On the morning of 8 April 2009, the President of Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Venerable Hui Min signed the "Educational Partnership" contract with the President of Dongshan High School, Venerable Wu Yuan. There were nearly 200 students attending the signing ceremony for the celebration of the partnership that has the purpose of deepening the research and study of Buddhism.
On the evening of 3 October 2009, Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education hosted an event to celebrate the traditional Mid-Autumn Festival in the Wish Fulfilling Guanyin Hall.

On the morning of 11 January 2009, Dharma Drum Mountain (DDM) hosted the 14th Buddhist style joint wedding ceremony at Zhongshan Hall of Yangmingshan in Taipei City. The joint wedding event aims to promote Buddhist etiquettes within society.

With the attendance of over 30,000 faithful followers, the Commemoration and Ash-Burial Ceremony of the Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen were stately convened at the Eco-Friendly Memorial Garden of Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education in the afternoon of 15 February 2009, following the end to the 12-Day Solemn Buddhist rituals immediately pursuant to the Most Venerable Master Sheng Yen’s passing on 3 February 2009.

Starting from 14 March, Dharma Drum Mountain Sangha community will be visiting faithful followers and volunteers island-wide with the aim of encouraging all to keep practicing the teachings of Venerable Master Sheng Yen.
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