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“Well-adorned is a peacock with splendid feathers, yet it is no better than a goose that can fly long distances; Wealth and power a common person may possess, yet such blessings pale in comparison with those of the ordained.”

DDM Sangha University held its annual monastic ordination ceremony at the anniversary of Earth Treasure Bodhisattva’s birthday (地藏菩薩聖誕) at 9.00 am on 9 Sept. With the blessings and congratulations given by 150 participants and 16 novice peer monks and nuns, all attendees witnessed the emerging pre-eminent monastics and acted in concert to pay tribute to the life-transforming ordained nuns.
At 10 a.m. on September 2, the sounds of the bell and drum resonated across Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education. More than 3,000 representatives of monastic and lay practitioners of DDM from home and abroad participated in the succession ceremony of the sixth abbot president of DDM, which was broadcast online in real time. In the ceremony “Inheriting the Past and Inspiring the Future,” participants celebrated the inaugural of Ven. Guo Huei, wishing him success in continuing to lead the DDM Sangha in its endeavor to promote “Protecting the Spiritual Environment” movement and popular Buddhist education through social care.
Who was I, before I was born?"

Hua-tou, which means asking a sentence without special meaning. Yet you need to ask this sentence all the time, for example, “What is Wu (Non-Being)”, “Who is the one that was reciting the Amitabha Buddha’s name?”
June 28 – 30, 2018: the DDM Sheng Yen Education Foundation (聖嚴教育基金會) held the 7th Chinese Buddhism and Sheng Yen International Conference at the GIS NTU Convention Center. In his opening speech, Venerable Guo Dong (果東法師), Former Abbot President of DDM, stated that the initial aspiration of Master Sheng Yen was to introduce the Buddha Dharma to the modern society so that the general public could benefit from the Dharma; which is also the aim of this conference.

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