6th International Tipitaka Ceremony held in Delhi
New Delhi, March 22 (SocialNews.XYZ) The 6th International Tipitaka Ceremony, organized by the International Buddhist Confederation, in association with the LBDFI and the Asoka Mission, was held here on Tuesday, followed by a Buddhist pilgrimage dialogue and chanting.
“This represents a historic milestone in our project to revive the Buddhadharma at the seat of enlightenment. Next year we will begin the recitation of the Vinaya Pitaka. We hope in our lifetime that we can complete the full recitation of the Pali canon, preserving the roots of the Buddhadharma where the Buddha walked and taught,” the International Buddhist Confederation said.
Speaking to IANS, Wangmo Dixey, executive director of the Light of Buddhadharma Foundation International, said 21 monks from neighboring countries gathered here to recite the sutras of Buddhist teaching and attend a seminar on how to relive the sacred places of Buddha in India and their pilgrimage. .
“We are here to discuss and share ideas on how to revive sacred places associated with Buddha after a two-year hiatus. We are on a Dharma Yatra from New Delhi to eight sacred sites in India,” said said Dixey, who is also the executive director of Dharma College in California.
On the revival of the centuries-old Nalanda University, the Secretary General of the International Buddhist Confederation, Dr. Dhammapiya, said that this university did not provide education only on Buddhism, but on subjects ranging from agriculture, medicine, science, astrology, astronomy and spiritualism. .
“Everything was taught in this university,” he said, adding that they were discussing in the congregation how to restore Nalanda to glory again.