The 2017 Graduation Ceremony and Bachelor’s Degree Awarding Ceremony were held at the Buddhist Academy of China

From:The Buddhist Association of China     Time:2017-07-21 14:46:32
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The 2017 Graduation Ceremony and Bachelor’s Degree Awarding Ceremony were held at the Buddhist Academy of China.

The Blessing and Chanting Dharma Assembly for 2017 undergraduates of the Buddhist Academy of China was held in the Mahavira Hall at  Fayuan Temple, and led by Master Xuecheng, President of the Buddhist Academy of China.

The 2017 Graduation Ceremony and Bachelor’s Degree Awarding Ceremony were held at the Buddhist Academy of China on the morning of June 25, 2017.

President Master Xuecheng set the tassels straight for undergraduates.

Group Photo.

The2017 Graduation Ceremony and Bachelor’s Degree Awarding Ceremony were held at the Buddhist Academy of China on the morning of June 25, 2017. President of the Buddhist Association of China and President of the Buddhist Academy of China Master Xuecheng, Vice President Executive of the Buddhist Association of China and Vice President of the Buddhist Academy of China Master Zongxin, Deputy Secretary-General of the Buddhist Association of China Master Hongdu, Zhangjun and Sanghi Zahi, Vice President of the Buddhist Academy of China Master Xiangxue, Deputy Director-General of the 4thDivision of the State Administration for Religious Affairs of the P.R.C Mr. Kuang Sheng, and Deputy Director of the 2nd Bureau of the United Front Work Department of the CPC Central Committee Ai Xiao attended the graduation ceremony. Deputy Director-General Kuang Sheng and President Master Xuecheng made important speeches at the commencement.

At 9:00 am, the Blessing and Chanting Dharma Assembly for 2017 undergraduates was held in the Mahavira Hall at Fayuan Temple firstly, and a group photo was taken for the leaders, teachers and graduates in front of the Teaching Building. After that,  to the solemn sound of the national anthem, the 2017 Graduation Ceremony and Bachelor’s Degree Awarding Ceremony officially commenced in the auditorium of the Buddhist Academy of China. Deputy Secretary-General Master Hongdu, on behalf of the Education Committee of the Buddhist Association of China, and of the National Chinese Buddhist College Degree Granting Team, announced the degree-granting notification, then the bachelor's degree awarding ceremony was held, and President Master Xuecheng issued graduation certificates to each of the graduates in turn.

In his speech, deputy director-general Kuang Sheng, on behalf of the State Administration for Religious Affairs of the P.R.C, warmly expressed his congratulations to this year’s graduates on their academic success. He expressed his hope that in the future, these graduates would continue to uphold the "patriotism and gratitude" concepts, follow the Buddhist spirit of “not seeking happiness for oneself and vowing that all living beings leave suffering", go on  to further studies,  improve themselves comprehensively, endeavor to propagate the Dharma and to benefit beings, and contribute to the Chinese dream for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese people.

PresidentMaster Xuecheng congratulated the graduating monks who hadstudied assiduously to receive their degrees, and thanked the faculty and Masters for their hard work and dedication. President Master Xuecheng saidthat the four-year study in the Academy only marked the completion of some very basic and  transitional tasks. He expressed his expectations regarding what should happen after each graduate goes on to different places and enters a new life, Firstly, they should keep on more listening and thinking, they should always study Buddhism, they should diligently practice, make vows for long-term aspirations  and never retreat, and also practice the four boundless minds genuinely; Secondly, they should emphasize both theory and application in meditation practice, combine theory and practice together,  integrate their academic achievements with their Buddhist faith, in order to implement what they have learned so that it is truly applied; And thirdly, they need to focus on the construction of Buddhist culture and beliefs, and pay special attention to the construction of a religious atmosphere, so as to really propagate the Dharma and benefit beings better.

At the commencement, the representative of current student gave sincere congratulations and blessings to the graduates, and the representative of the graduates expressed their deep attachment and gratitude to their Alma Mater.

At around 11:00am, the ceremony was completed perfectly with the solemn song The Three Jewels. Vice president Xiangxue hosted this graduation ceremony, and all the teachers, Masters and students from the Buddhist Academy of China attended this ceremony.

Editor:liutong
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