The Buddhist Association of China Held the Dharma Assembly for Prayer and Donations for the Earthquake-stricken Areas in Nepal and Chinese Tibet
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The Buddhist Association of China (BAC) held the Dharma Assembly for Prayer and Donations for the Earthquake-stricken Areas in Nepal and Chinese Tibet in Beijing Guangji Monastery on the afternoon of April 27, 2015.Nearly 200 people participated in the Assembly, including leaders and the whole staff of the Buddhist Association of China, masters from the Buddhist Academy of China, Beijing Guangji Monastery, Temple of Divine Light, Fayuan Temple, Yonghegong Lama Temple and Longquan Monastery as well as Buddhist believers in the capital city.Ven. Master Xuecheng, President of the Buddhist Association of China; Ven. Yanjue, Ven. Zongxing, and Lama Hu Xuefeng, Executive Vice-presidents of the Association; and Ven. Changzang, Vice Secretary General, co-presided over the assembly. The participants chanted sutras together to pray for the earthquake victims, hoping they can get blessings and protection from Buddha, the Dragons and heavenly beings, and wishing the dead a rebirth in the Pure Land and the living at peace. Ven. Hongdu, Vice Secretary General of the BAC, hosted the activities during the assembly.

 

The Assembly raised funds for the earthquake-stricken areas successfully.Beijing Guangji Monastery, Temple of Divine Light, Fayuan Temple, Yonghegong Lama Temple, Longquan Monastery and Shenzhen Hongfa Temple contributed600,000. Charity Commission of the BAC donated500,000, 1,000 tents, 5,000 raincoats, 5,000 storage flashlights and 10,000 boxes of anti-inflammatory drugs. Wuxi Lingshan Charity Foundation and Hangzhou Yunlin Charity Foundation contributed500,000 respectively. Virtue and Wisdom Merits Association of Wenshu Temple in Sichuan Province donated100,000. What’s more, President Xuecheng made a personal contribution of10,000. Staff of the BAC and the fourfold assembly of Buddhists also actively participated in the on-site donation activity. So far over2,200,000 and a large quantity of relief supplies have been raised for Nepal and Tibet.Some personages in the Chinese Buddhist community and Buddhist Believers also prayed for the earthquake-stricken areas through network and new media, actively calling for more people’s attention and participation for the relief efforts. A warm stream of compassion and great love is quickly forming in the Chinese Buddhist community.




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