Drawing attention to how the teachings of Buddha are more relevant than ever before and why it is necessary to create a happier and more peaceful world, Buddhist monks from across the world participated in the 10th International Buddhist Confederation (IBC) on Saturday in the national capital.
Buddhist delegates were invited by IBC on Saturday to mark the tenth anniversary of the confederation at Samrat Hotel in New Delhi. The event happened in the honourable presence of Kyabje Yongzin Ling Rinpoche of Drepung Loseling Monastery, Himachal Pradesh.
IBC represents the rich diversity of Buddhism and provides a platform for the global Buddhist community to share its wisdom and meaningfully participate in the ongoing global social and political discourse, while at the same time preserving and promoting its shared heritage. The purpose of this body is to create a role for Buddhism on the global stage so as to help to preserve Buddhist heritage, share knowledge, and promote Buddhist values and to represent a united front for Buddhism to enjoy meaningful participation in the global discourse.
A host of dignitaries from across the world were present both in person and virtually for its 10th anniversary of IBC. Along with various dignitaries and diplomats prominent monks from Nepal,Sri Lanka and elsewhere assembled at the event.
“It is an important mission that should carry on to bring about a happier and healthier and more peaceful world through the teachings of Buddha ” said honourable chief guest Ling Rinpoche to the reporter at The New Indian.
Among the dignitaries present virtually was the founder of IBC, Lama Lobzang.
” The collective efforts needs to be guided by harmony ” said Venerable Dr. Dhamma pia, Secretary General of International Buddhist confederation.
He also said “the basic of Buddha teaching is welfare society”
A short movie on Lord Buddha was screened at the event and the planned structure for India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage being constructed in Lumbini, Nepal was also demonstrated.
The IBC aims to secure a role for Buddhism in the global stage with its shared values of welfare society, peace and harmony with the rest of the world.