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International Buddhist conference begins in Nepal to remember the Buddha Birthday Anniversary

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A two-day International Buddhist conference to remember the 2,560th birth anniversary of Lord Buddha began

Inauguration by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli
Focus: Buddhism as a means to avoid extremism in all forms
Delegates: About 1200 from 28 countries
Venue: Nepal
Days: May 19-20
Theme: Lumbini, Nepal: the birth place of Lord Buddha and the fountain of Buddhism and world peace

Speeches by Prime Minister:

  • Middle path is the core teaching of Lord Buddha which applicable to present era
  • Four noble truths and eight fold path propounded by Buddha is a way for life that helps attain ultimate happiness in life
  • Harmony, tolerance and peace are the major components of the teachings of BuddhaInternational Buddhist conference begins in Nepal
  • Buddha is the light of the world

One of the Monks from India who delegated the conference expressed that India’s Emperor Ashoka and Indian Scholar BR Ambedkar have played major role in spreading the message of Lord Buddha

  • Yin Shun, Vice President of Buddhist Association of China mentioned that Lumbini is the Birth place of Lor Buddha as per China Than Manuscript

Main Objective:

  • To highlight Lumbini as birth place of Lord Buddha and the foundation of Buddhism
  • Buddhist scholars and monks will be presenting working papers on various topics such as, “Good governance and Buddhism,” Buddhism its beginning and continuity,” and “Three fold body of Buddha.”

Buddha Jayanthi Celebration:

Venue: Lumbini

Chief Guest: President Bidya Devi Bhandari

  • President will announce the winner of ‘Lord Buddha Peace Prize‘ worth USD 50,000.
  • Delegates from Bhutan, Thailand, Korea, Sri Lanka and Malaysia
  • The conference will come up with a declaration based on presentations from national and international Buddhist scholars