Pathum Thani – Thailand –
The World Alliance of Buddhists (WAB) successfully held the Buddha Relics Offering Ceremony with Honorary Doctorate Degree conferring Ceremony & The 3rd Global Buddhist Ambassador Awards Ceremony at the Global Buddhist Building (The Master Nun Chand Konnokyoong Centennial Building) of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Pathum Thani, Thailand on May 18, 2019.
The program organized under the leadership by Most Venerable Palawadhammo (Dr. Pornchai Pinyapong), the President of World Alliance of Buddhists (WAB) and Chairman of the Executive Council Meeting of WAB. The Theravada Buddhism Sangha representative: the venerable Samdch Preah Uddommuni Chea Sam Ang from Cambodia; the Mahāyāna Buddhism Sangha representative: the venerable De Hui from the Taiwan Propagation Pure Land Association, Taiwan; the Tibetan Buddhism representative: the venerable Sangey Yonten from Bhutan.
The aim of the Honorary Doctorate Degree conferring Ceremony & The Global Buddhist Ambassador Awards Ceremony is to encourage globally of individual and groups that contribute in term of propagate the teachings of Lord Buddha and Buddhism. And also promote the sound development of Buddhism. On 15 February 2014, the 1st Global Buddhist Ambassador award ceremony. The award winner of Chinese individual was Master Xing Yun, the founder of “Fo Guang Shan” temple in Taiwan. The Tzu Chi Foundation, founded by Master Cheng Yan, is an award-winning in the Chinese group. On 2015, the 2nd Global Buddhist Ambassador award ceremony. In the presence of the Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia De Wang and the nine Great Patriarch of Thailand. Master Jing Yao and Master Xin Dao from Taiwan, Master Yao Zhi and Master Ben Xing from the mainland China, and Master Wang Lian Zhang from Hong Kong were respectively awarded with the “Global Buddhist Ambassador Outstanding Contribution Award “, etc.
The others like the Theravada Supreme Patriarch of Cambodia- De Wang, the Theravada Supreme Patriarch of Lao- Samal, the Chairman of Thai Chinese Sangha Council-the elder Ren De, as well as the Buddhist communities’ members from Asia, Europe, United States, Africa and others, more than 20 countries and regions.
It highly praises the winners for their efforts in propagation of Buddhism. And it also encourages all in term of their efforts in Buddhism development, propagation of Buddhism and cultivate Buddhism talents. The global elite and leaders of Buddhism gather together, to witness and promote the development of Buddhism worldwide.
After visit to Thailand