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3rd World Buddhist Forum opens in HK

04-26-2012 14:47 BJT

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The opening ceremony for the Third World Buddhist Forum is being held at the Hong Kong Coliseum. More than 1,000 Buddhists and community leaders from over 50 countries are attending the event on Thursday.

The main theme this year is "Common Aspirations and Actions towards a Harmonious World." China's top political advisor Jia Qinglin and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meanwhile sent letters of congratulations on the opening.

Photo taken on April 26, 2012 shows the opening ceremony of the Third World Buddhist
Forum at Hong Kong Coliseum, south China. More than 1,000 Buddhist monks and scholars
from over 50 countries and regions attended the forum to discuss the role of Buddhism
in the construction of a harmonious society and peaceful world. (Xinhua/Li Ying)

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 Wednesday for public worship. This is the first time for the sacred remains to be worshipped outside the Chinese mainland since being unearthed in June 2010.

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Donald Tsang addresses the opening ceremony of the Third
World Buddhist Forum in Hong Kong, south China, April 26, 2012. The Third World
Buddhist Forum opened here Thursday with more than 1,000 Buddhist monks and
scholars from over 50 countries and regions discussing the role of Buddhism
in the construction of a harmonious society and peaceful world. (Xinhua/Wang Yuqing)

The 11th Panchen Lama Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu
delivers a keynote speech at the Third World
Buddhist Forum in Hong Kong,south China,
April 26 6,2012.The Third World Buddhist
Forum opened here Thursday with more than
1000 Buddhist monks and scholars from over
50 countries and regions discussing the
role of Buddhism in the construction of
a harmonious society and peaceful world.
(Xinhua)

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