1993~1994

Year Month

Event

Photo

1993

Fo Guang year 27

February

Fo Guang Shan holds its first reunion for monastics and their family members.

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In order to promote communication and cooperation worldwide between Buddhist organizations, the IBPS holds the first ˇ§International Monastic Seminar.ˇ¨ Bhiksus and devotees from five continents and 16 countries participate.

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Fo Guang Shan sponsors the Second World Conference of the BLIA. The opening ceremony takes place at the Chiang-Kai Shek Stadium in Taoyuan.

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1993

Fo Guang year 27

October

Some 30,000 people attend the conference whose theme is ˇ§Integration and Co-Existence.ˇ¨ After the closing ceremony, Mr. Lu, Spainˇ¦s government representative to Taiwan, and five lay people of African descent from South Africa all take the Three Refuges under Master Hsing Yun.

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The Education Department grants Fo Guang Shan permission to establish Fo Guang University. Venerable Tzu Hui takes responsibility for its planning and construction. Mr. Kung Peng-cheng is named as university president. A site for the campus is found in Ilan county.    

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BLIA establishes a system of lay teachers and preachers.

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Fo Guang Shan establishes formal relations with the Dharmakaya Foundation of Thailand. This provides a major step forward in facilitating communication between Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.    

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1994

Fo Guang year 28

April

The Meditation Hall and Meditation College are formally established, with Venerables Hsin Ting as hall supervisor and Hui Jih acting as the assistant hall supervisor.    

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ˇ@ August

Fo Guang Shan provides massive relief for victims of flooding in Taiwan, donating NT$10,000,000 to the Kaohsiung County government.    

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ˇ@ September

The Third International Conference of BLIA is held in Vancouver, Canada. Its theme is ˇ§Integration and Co-Existence.ˇ¨  

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The second annual International Monastic Seminar, sponsored by IBPS was held in Vancouver, Canada  

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Fo Guang Shan Srimala Buddhist College admits its first class of students. Twenty young women travel around the world to conduct Buddhist studies.    

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Master Hsing Yun tonsures ten monastics of African descent at Nan Hua Temple. This is the first time in African history that native Africans are ordained. It is an important milestone in the development of Buddhism on the continent.    

ˇ@ December

The Fo Guang Shan Tripitaka board publishes the 51-volume edition of the Chan Canon. Venerables Yung Ming, Yung Chin, and dozens of others have taken part in the editing. The following year, the Fo Guang Shan Cultural and Educational Foundation will donate one thousand full sets of the Chan Canon to universities, libraries, monasteries, and scholars.  

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