|BLIA World Headquarters Pilgrimage to Gujarat - Buddha Jayanti Celebration at Ahmedabad
On 2nd May 2007, BLIA Saurashtra Central Gujarat Chapter had organized
Buddha Jayanti Celebration Function at Dr. Ambedkar Foundation at
Ahmedabad. Since BLIA started working within Gujarat state of India, Buddhist
activities are expanded through out Gujarat state. Till now such kind of activities
were being organized by different groups within close area but BLIA has localize
Buddhism and tries to co ordinate most of the Buddhist organizations and group
of Buddhist people and invited them under one roof. The function was
organized at open public place and allowed local people to observe Buddhist
culture. BLIA succeeded in inviting intellectuals to participate Buddh'a Birth Day
The function inaugurated with Fo Guang Shan Chanting by Venerable Chuehmen, Venerable Miao Yu and Venerable Ju
Chyuen. Pali Sanghayana done by Venerable Sangharakshita which was being followed by local BLIA members.
"Practicing the BLIA Four Verses". And those are:
A. May palms be joined in every world in kindness, compassion, joy, and giving.
B. May all beings find security in friendship, peace, and loving care.
C. May calm and mindful practice seed patience and equanimity deep.
D. May we give rise to spacious hearts and humble thoughts of gratitude.
So far Venerable Chuehmen visited Gujarat several times and she knows
Gujarati people and also seen the development of BLIA activities. She
emphasised on Buddhist Practice in Action. Audience indeed blessed by her
Mr. Naushad Solanki - President, BLIA
Surashtra Central Gujarat Chapter, had
updated audience with BLIA activities and
give brief introduction of BLIA as well as Fo
Guang Shan. Dr Yogeshkumar Maitrak had
welcomed all the distinguished guests.
Mr. Tushar Sripal - General Secretary, BLIA Saurashtra Central Gujarat Chapter, managing all the function procedures
and gave introduction of all the speakers.
|Ven. Sangharakshita Mahathero
|Ven. Miao Yu, FGS Calcutta
|Mr R. M. Patel, Principle Secretary,
Social welfare Department, Gujarat