World Buddhist Forum closes

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The Third World Buddhist Forum closed on April 27, 2012 in Hong Kong with messages of hope to create a harmonious world from leading Buddhist figures.

The Third World Buddhist Forum closed on April 27, 2012 in Hong Kong.

During the two-day event, around 1,000 eminent monks, well-known scholars, from home and abroad, including the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Australia, the United States and Europe, participated in seven sub-forums and several TV forums to discuss the propagation of Dharma teachings and the protection of Buddhist scriptures, and exchange ideas on the development of Buddhist education and the promotion of Buddhist charitable efforts.

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A rare piece of the parietal bone of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, was flown to Hong Kong from east China's Jiangsu province on April 25 for public worship. This is the first time the sacred remains is worshipped outside the Chinese mainland since it was unearthed in June 2010 in Jiangsu.

The Third World Buddhist Forum has played a positive role and made special contribution to the attaining of people's tranquility, promoting social harmony, maintaining world peace, and improving human beings' blessings, Xuecheng, vice President of the Buddhist Association of China said at the closing ceremony.

Co-founded by the four Chinese regions, the World Buddhism Forum is aimed at building an equal and open platform for high-level dialogues in the world of Buddhism. The first forum was held in China's eastern Zhejiang Province in 2006. The second forum was opened in the eastern Jiangsu Province and closed in China's Taiwan in 2009.

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