the Honorary President of the American Buddhist Association, the founding president of the American Chinese Buddhist Association, the Fawang Temple, Songlin Temple, and the Cihang Jingshe, Venerable Miao Feng went to Nirvana i
May 29th, 2018 is the International Vesak Day Of United Nations. On May 1st, 2018, the commemoration celebration was held in the general assembly hall of UN in New York City.
The president of the UN general assembly Mr. MIroslave Lajcak said in the ceremony:
“The United Nations was not born from any religion – no. However, the timeless principles of Buddhism remain important, to the work we do, in these Halls.”
The general secretary of UN, Mr. António Guterres delivered speech. 19 country representatives also gave speech on stage . Both Theravada and Mahayana tradition performed blessings on stage .
Ms Pingping Huang, the program director of TIHBF joined ceremony with monks, nuns and lay people from different Buddhist tradition.
“The first is on “the middle way”. The Buddha knew both: a life of extravagance and a life of want. He stressed that the extremes were not the way to enlightenment. Instead, he taught that moderation was the required path: the middle way.”
———- MIROSLAV LAJČÁK
President of the UN General Assembly
May 29th is Shakyamuni Buddha’s birthday. International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation will hold a seven day ceremony to celebrate Buddha’s birthday and pray for world peace.
The pray will start at 10 A.M. May 29th, 2018 @ our shrine hall. If you are interested to participate, please book your spot at : firstname.lastname@example.org
* If you already booked in our center, please don’t register again.
Complying with our current mission and projects, The International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation will hold “Hua-Yan Wisdom Culture Forum” in Bodh Gaya of India, where Buddha got enlightenment; and Lumbini of Nepal, where Buddha was born. The forum will include Buddhist monks and nuns, Buddhist scholars, lay personals from all three Buddhist lineages: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana. The forum will encourage mutual understanding between nations and Buddhist traditions.
TIHBF organized Hua-Yan Mindfulness Pilgrimage in Lumbini March, 2018
We wish the forum will unite all under one Buddha’s teaching through cultural exchange and mutual learning.
We now start to accept buddhist theme essay for the forum. Members of our Essay Evaluation Committee will scan the work. All selected essays will be included in the book of Essay Collection for “Hua-Yan Wisdom Culture Forum”.
All participating essays will be posted in our social medias.
Pray in Sravasti
Pray in Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhigaya, for world peace
Theme Essay Eligibility
* The essay is required to be written in English.
* All buddhist-related topics are accepted.
* No less than 1,500 words, no more than 3,000 words.
* Must have a thesis statement.
* Essays will be collected from below 4 groups
1. Ordained Buddhist monks and nuns from three traditions: Theravada, Mahayana and Vajirayana
2. Buddhist scholars
3. Buddhist lay people
4. Current registered students
* Once accepted, the author automatically gives the publish copyright to The International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation.
* The finished version has to be emailed to The International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation at: email@example.com
* Due date: August 15, 2018
Chairman of TIHBF Mr.Nanren Shi was invited to participate Venerable Bo Ruo’s abbot ceremony in Surangama Buddhist University.
People from China, USA, Singapore, Canada and many other countries witnessed this historical event in Chinese Mahayana Traditions.
From right: Mr. Nanren Shi, Venerable Boruo Shi, Venerable Xue Cheng Shi (the chairman of Chinese Buddhist Association, P.R.of China)
Representing TIHBF, Mr. Shi offered own written Heart Sutra to Venerable Boruo Shi.
September 28th, 2017 is the Chinese sage , Confucius 2568th birthday. Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
In order to celebrate his birthday, Confucius Festival was organized at this day in his birthplace Qufu, China. The chairman of The International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation was honorably invited by the organizer to participate the event and the offering ceremony.
During the festival at the Qufu temple there are many activities and entertainments, including musical performances and dancing from ancient times. Mr. Shi delivered speech on The Confucianism and Its Influences in Confucianism Business Summit.
Chairman of The IHBF Mr. Shi delivered speech on The Confucianism and Its Influences in Confucianism Business Summit.
Confucius's principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancester veneration, and respect of elders by their children and of husbands by their wives, recommending family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle "Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself", the Golden Rule. He is also a traditional deity in Daoism.
The Confucius Festival in Qufu is celebrated every year. If you are just in China at the period of the year, that's not a bad idea to pay a visit to Qufu 。 You would be amazed.
The Global Artist League organized a donation activity in Time Square at 5:00 pm on this busy Friday afternoon of September 21, 2017.
Mr. Nanren Shi, the chairman of The International Hua-Yan Buddhist Federation also participated the event. Mr. Shi is also the chairman for the Religion Culture Committee of The Global Artist League, which has thousands member artists worldwide.
On the site, artists including Jicheng Yáo, the chairman of Global Artist League; Nanren Shi (Shaogong); Xiyang, Jinhua Wang wrote Chinese calligraphy for people who supported the event. All donations will give to the Red Cross Of America .
Netherland volunteer Maureen offered little monks in Palyul Theckchen Ling Monastery at the time she finished her 3 weeks teaching.
The money offered actually came from different sponsors to Maureen. Maureen is not a Buddhist, and knows nothing about Buddhism before she taught in Monastery.
Thank you for much for your love and kindness.