The 2012 World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference will be held in Korea, and hosted by the Jogye Order. The decision came during the 25th WFB Conference on November 13 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 25th World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference, with the theme “Solving Social Issues with Dharma,” was held on November 13 in Colombo. Along with the conference, a Board of Directors Meeting, a symposium, and the 60-year Commemoration Ceremony were held until November 17. More than 500 representatives from North Korea, Japan, China, Thailand, Taiwan, South Korea, and other countries attended this year’s conference.

If you have any question about the 2012 World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference, please contact the Jogye Order on: http://www.koreanbuddhism.net/ Thanks!

The 26th World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference will be organized by the Jogye Order and the Jogye Order’s Central Council of the Laity. The 26th World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference, 17th WFBY, and 9th WBU Conference. This General Conference will take place during the 2012 Yeosu International Expo from the 11 to 16 June B.E. 2012 (B.E. 2556) in Yeosu City, Korea. The representatives from the various regional centers all over the world will participate and the 6th District Temple of the Jeonam North and South Province of the Jogye Order will take the central role in preparation of the event.

Jogye Order plans to make strong efforts in seeing the conference to be successful. In this way, the success can be carried over to the 2013 World Religious Leaders Conference, also hosted by the Jogye Order. Director of Social Affairs Ven. Hyegyeong said, “The reason for coinciding the conference with the expo and the Lotus Lantern Festival is that it would be a good way to show the world the beauty and richness of Korean Buddhist tradition and to promote Korean Buddhism. We will have a tentative six-day visit plan with half the time spent in Yeosu City and the conference, and the other days to see the Lotus Lantern Festival”.

Korea hosted the 17th World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference in 1990 in Seoul. Now the conference returns after 22 years. The opportunity to host the WFB conference will be a chance to showcase the excellence of Korean Buddhism and share with the world Korean Buddhist cultural treasures such as templestay, temple food, and the Lotus Lantern Festival.

The World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference first began in May of 1950 in Sri Lanka as Buddhist representatives from 27 countries met to transcend sectarian barriers. This year marks the 60 year anniversary. Now, 153 WFB branches in 40 countries exist to unify Buddhists from all traditions and uphold the Buddha’s teachings. The conference is held every two years. There are seven WFB branches in Korea including the Jogye Order and the Jogye Order Central Council of the Laity.

Please note: in case you look for more information about attending the 2012 World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference please address your queries to the Jogye Order: http://www.koreanbuddhism.net/

2012 World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference – Inauguration Ceremony Address
Dr. Kim, Eui-Jeong. President of Lay Buddhist Association for the Jogye Order of Korean Buddhism Regional Center

On the occasion of the 26th WFB Korea Inauguration Ceremony hosted by 2012 Yeosu Expo, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all those who came to participate, including the President of Jogye Order, Abbots of the Jeolla North and South Province Head Temples, and other Venerables and guests who came to offer congratulations on this auspicious occasion. Most of all, we would like to thank our gracious host, Yeosu Expo Organizing Committee and the Government of Yeosu City for their generous material and mental support. On behalf of the Korean Buddhists, we would also like to cordially welcome the President and General Secretary of WFB Headquarter and Royal Thai Government who came, despite Thailand’s serious emergency flood situation, to offer good wishes for the success of the next year’s 25th WFB General Conference, 17th WFBY, and 9th Meeting of the Council of the WBU.

Sixty-one years ago in May 25, 1950, The World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) was founded at the venerated shrine of the Holy Temple of the Tooth, Kandy, Sri Lanka. WFB was the first Buddhists Organization which brought together Buddhists from different lineages and traditions around the world. It was established to create fraternal bonds between Buddhists, and with the hope that we may all work in harmony and exchange information to benefit all sentient beings. WFB Conference was founded with the principle that Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana Buddhist practitioners will work together as the followers of the Buddha, and to achieve the ultimate goal: spread the Dharma, salvation of mankind, and world peace. With the determination to pursue the mission and duty of Buddhists, WFB Conference were planned for every 2 years, and it is already the time to hold the 26th WFB Conference, at the same time as the 2012 Yeosu Expo.

The 26th WFB Conference Theme has been decided as “Buddhist Ecological-Environmental Thoughts & Practices for the 21st Century”. When viewed from the Buddhist perspective, all life in this world has Buddha nature and we know that interdependence taught by the Buddha is true and significant, especially when we see through the ecological way of thought. Especially in the modern world, ecological problems we now face is not limited to one particular region or nation, thus we must work together to protect this precious mother earth. We must remember that in the 21st Century, environmental protection propagation and its implementation is the responsibility of the whole mankind.

During The 17th WFB Seoul Conference in 1990, outstanding features of Korean Buddhist Culture were revealed to the world Buddhists. The 26th WFB Conference will be a great opportunity to display Korea’s beautiful and uncontaminated ecological environment, along with five thousand years of beautiful Traditional Buddhist Culture. I am certain that this Conference will create a ground for world leaders to discuss all matters concerning environmental initiatives.

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  • pannyajota bhikkhu says:

    I am ven pannyajota from Tripura in india. I am highly interested and it is great pleasure of knowing that a Buddhist Conference will held in south Korea organizing by WFB. It is really a great idea to make our Buddhism Existence among the Human.I wanna attend this great conference. Please let me know all information concerning with this confernce.
    With Metta,

    yours in Dhamma
    ven pannyajota bhkkhu(mangsathai mog)
    gutam buddha maditation centre,
    lumding,assam,india
    mob=9768936986
    Email:pannyajota@yahoo.com

  • I am SOUTH AFRICAN and would like to attend this beneficial conference with my partners so kindly advise me all that needed to enble us attend the fellowship.
    Thanks

  • please send the details of the 2012 buddhist conference .
    prof. rao, jnu, india

  • Dharmatilak Bhikkhu says:

    Dharmatilak Bhikkhu
    Respected
    Madam/sir,

    With due respect. I would like to inform to you that I am Buddhist monk Rev. Dharmatilak Bhikkhu the chief monk of Thailand Buddhist Temple & Meditation Center in Bangkok. I am very happy to know that you are going to organize a conference. I want to share the Dhamma in your conference as well. So I am very interested to join in your conference. If you invite me, I will be able to attend in your conference.

    I shall very grateful to you kindly give me chance to attend in your conference.

    I hope that my application will be granted. I am waiting for your good answer.
    May all of you be happy With Buddha matte Best regards.

    (Dharmatilak Bhikkhu)
    Phone- 6600827245441
    Email-dharmatilak@yahaoo.com

  • kYAW SUI WANG MARMA says:

    Dear sir/madam,
    At first take my respect and massage.I would like to participate in your buddhist conference.I am a buddhist monk with study pali M A Programme studying in Maghada University of india.Last year i went to participation at Buddhist and christian studies conference in London.This yesr I would like to join in your conference please if you kindly allow to me for participation in your conference then i will gradfull to you.Please I am waiting nice your reply.

    Your sincerely
    Kyaw sui Wang Marma
    Maghada Univercity of india.
    India.

  • ven. budi utomo says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I’m Indonesian Monk, but I still study in Thailand, I Interest to participate in this conference become panelis, how i apply this? can you send me the complete schedule of the conference via my email: ditthisampanno@gmail.com

    thank you for your attention and helpful

    metta
    bhikkhu ditthisampanno

  • Ven. Olaganwatte Chandasiri says:

    Ven. O. chandasiri
    Senior Lecturer
    Rajarata University of Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka

    I am a University senior lecture and very much interesting your conference . I would like to participate and present a research paper on your conference.kindly let me know more aout it .
    Triple Gem bless you
    Ven. Chandasiri( Chandrasirihimi@hotmail.com)

  • Neptune chakma says:

    Dear sir/madam,

    I am a buddhist monk with study buddhism in Srilanka.I would like to participate in your buddhist conference.I would like to join in your conference please if you kindly allow to me for participation in your conference then i will gradfull to you.Please I am waiting for your reply.

    Triple Gem bless you
    ven.Ananda(Neptune chakma)

  • Amit boddh says:

    Amit boddh says:
    february17,2012 at 1:54pm

    Dear sir& madam
    I self amit boddh, I am from India madha pradresh(M.P).I am student of B.Tech,second year (EE).
    I am Buddhist faimeliy. and i am little disipal of Buddha and Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.I want to particepat in world Buddhist conferance. and i would like to join your conferance.

    Infor about me-
    name – Amit Boddh
    from – India in (m.P)
    study- Jagannath University, jaipur
    con no- 7869815824,9982264037

  • Arnab chakma says:

    I am Rev.Arnab Chakma from Bangladesh.I study in Srilanka BS degree in Buddhist and Pali University of Srilanka.I am really happy to know that you are going to organize a Buddhist conference.I would like to take a seat in this conference to share my religious knowledge with the other religious leader.so i am really interest to join this conference if you give me a chance to attend this conference i will be very grateful to you.I will be wait your positive answer.
    Your Sincerely
    Ven.Suddhananda(Arnab Chakma)
    Email:mbchakma89@gmail.com

  • I am Dr.Tin Tin Lay, an assistant lecturer of International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University(Myanmar).I am also a medical doctor and submit my Ph.D dissertation entitled “An Analysis of Embryology in Buddhism in comparison with Medical Science”.I am interested to participate in your conference and I would be very grateful if you kindly send the necessary things to me.
    with metta,
    Dr.Tin Tin Lay
    I.T.B.M.University
    Myanmar

  • Rev Athale Sumana says:

    Ven. Athale Sumana
    Sub Warden.
    Buddhasrawaka Bhiksu University
    Anuradhapura.
    Sri Lanka

    I am sub warden of Bhudhasrawaka Bhiksu University a leading Bhuddhsit university in Sri lanka and very much interesting your conference . I would like to participate and present a research paper on your conference.kindly let me know more aout it .
    Triple Gem bless you
    Athale Sumana

  • Rajib Sraman says:

    Dear sir/madam,

    I am a Bangladeshi buddhist monk with study buddhism in Srilanka.I would like to participate in your buddhist conference.I thank this Conference good knowledge of Buddhist Monk. I would like to join in your conference please if you kindly allow to me for participation in your conference then i will gradfull to you.Please I am waiting for your reply.

    Ven. Rajib Sraman
    rajibsraman@yahoo.com

  • Asis Barua says:

    I am very much interested to know the outcome of the conference. I am not in a position to attend the conference and therefore like to know about the papers and subjects discussed.
    Asis Barua

  • Frank says:

    Thank you very much to each of you for stopping by and commenting! If you have any question about the 2012 World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference, please contact the Jogye Order on: http://www.koreanbuddhism.net/ Thanks!

  • Prof. Bimalendra Kumar says:

    Dear Sir,

    I am interested in participating this conference. Kindly send the details of the conference.

    Prof. Bimalendra Kumar,
    Head,
    Deptt. of Pali & Buddhist Studies,
    Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University,
    Varanasi-221005(U.P.), India.

  • Amit Barua says:

    Dear sir/madam
    At first take my respect and massage. I would like to participate in your Buddhist conference. I am secretary of Buddha international welfare mission in Bodhgaya, India. I would like to join in your conference please if you kindly allow to me for participation in your conference then I will grad full to you. Please I am waiting nice your reply and program details.

    Your sincerely

    Amit Barua
    Secretary of
    B.I.W.M.
    Bodhgaya
    India.

  • Arya Priya Sraman says:

    Respected
    Madam/sir,
    With due respected. I would like to inform to you that I am Buddhist monk from sri-mangalaramaya temple, sri- lanka. I am very happy to know that you are going to organize a conference. I want to share the Dhamma in your conference as well. So I am very interested to join in your conference. If you invite me, I will be able to attend in your conference.
    I shall very grateful to you kindly give me chance to attend in your conference.
    I hope that my application will be granted. I am waiting for your reply.
    May all of you be happy With Buddha matte Best regards?

    Arya Priya Sraman
    Sri-Mangalaramaya,
    Asgiriya,
    Gampaha.1100,
    Sri-Lanka

  • Mr.Ravindra Chandrasiri Palliyaguruge says:

    Mr.Ravindra Chandrasiri Palliyaguruge,
    Lecturer in political Science,
    Department of Social Sciences,
    Faculty of Social Sciences & Languages,
    Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka,
    Po.Box.02,
    Belihuloya.

    Dear Sir,
    I am a University lecture and very much interesting your conference . I would like to participate and present a research paper on your conference.kindly let me know more aout it .
    Triple Gem bless you

    Mr.Ravindra Chandrasiri Palliyagurge
    +94(0)718 434 956

  • Ashok Baladhan Ukey says:

    respected
    sir
    I am the research scholar of pali And Buddhism kindly contact you for the participent in this conference if you have permission to join me
    please save me
    your fellow
    Dr Ashok B Ukey

  • nandiya says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    With due to my respected, let me introduce to you.

    I am a Buddhist Myanmar Monk waiting to research Ph.D at Department of Buddhist Studies in Magadh University, Bodh Gaya,Bihar of India.
    I am a monk as ” WORLD BUDDHIST SANGHA COUNCIL” membership in Taiwan.
    I had passed M.A Degree at Department of Pali in Magadh University .But, I am still staying in India to research Ph.D because of I had passed Ph.D test.

    That makes me highly interested to participate on the occasion of the Buddhist Conference will be hold in South Korea by WFB.
    It is really great pleasure for me because of knowing this good news.
    It is a nice plan to held for long Buddhism existence not only to be peace toward human beings but also our world.

    let me know detail information about this Conference.

    I hope that my chance to attend in your Conference will be granted.

    I am waiting for a good your reply answer.

    with metta,

    U NAN DI YA,
    RATANA BODHI TEMPLE,
    ROOT INSTITUTE ROAD(SEXNA ROAD)
    BODH GAYA(824231) BIHAR STATE, INDIA.
    Email: nandiya2008@gmail.com
    Contact No: 0091 9801405323

  • Dr kamal says:

    Iam a medical doctor in colombo
    very much interest in this conference. please send me details about the conference
    I hope to attend the conference
    with metta,

    Dr k.d.k.kuruppu
    Email;kamalkuruppu@ yahoo.com
    0094714933165

  • Mr. Ritesh Prakash Ovhal says:

    I am Assistant Professor at The Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Pune same time I am a research scholar of pali And Buddhist Studies. I am basically teaching Pali Language and early Buddhism. I am highly motivated and inspired by the plan of the conference. If I get chance to attend this conference. I will surely attend it.

  • PUSHPANANDA KUMARA says:

    Iam a I.T.N NEWS REPORTER IN colombo
    very much interest in this conference. please send me details about the conference
    I hope to attend the conference
    with metta,

  • Dear Venerable Dharma,
    With respect.I am very happy to your make a great Buddhist conference.I am very much interest to join in this conference. please let me know about the conference.

    Looking for your nice replay please.

    Thanking you
    With Mettha
    Dr.D Mahathero
    President,
    Bangladesh Buddhist Orphans Home Complex.
    International Buddhist Religion study & Meditation Center.

  • saju shraman says:

    Dear Dhamma Friend,
    I am saju shraman,writting to you from Thailand.At present here i studied in buddhist university in the subject of pali.During passing my dhamma life i participated a few buddhist conference and festival and by this way i able to earn my dhamma knowledge.so,i would like to participate in your up coming conference to increase my dhamma knowledge.I hope you will give me response as a Dhamma friend.
    With Metta,
    Saju Shraman
    Thailand,Bangkok.

  • Su-chen Wu says:

    Dear Dhamma Friend,
    I am the assistant Professor of Fo Guang University (Taiwan). I would like to attend the conference and present my paper. please send the details of the 2012 buddhist conference. When should I submit my paper abstract?
    Thanks a lot.

  • Asim Chakma says:

    Dear Dhamma Friend,
    I am Buddhist Monk in Bangladesh. I would like to attend the conference and present my paper. please send the details of the 2012 buddhist conference. When should I submit my paper abstract?
    Thanks a lot.

  • Ven. Rupayan Chakma says:

    Dear
    Sir/Madam
    I am Rupayan Chakma, Bangladeshi Buddhist Monk who is currently studying in Bachelor of Arts Program in Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University (Buddhist University) Bangkok, Thailand. I am very interested to participate in the upcoming conference on “26th World Fellowship of Buddhist Conference” which will be held on 11th- 16th June 2012 (B.E 2556) in Yeosu city, Korea.

    I would like to participate on the conference as a listener and observer. May I be able to participate and register on the conference? I would like to draw your attention to allow me to participate on the conference which would help for my further studies and to improve my knowledge about WFB Conference.

    It would be highly appreciated if you kindly reply me as soon as possible with details information.

    With best regards,
    Ven.Rupayan Chakma

    Rupayan Chakma
    E-Mail:c.rupayan01@gmail.com
    Post address:
    Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
    79 Moo 1 phahonyothin Rd Wang noi, phra nakhon si Ayutthaya
    Thailand 13170
    Student ID No.5301201043
    http://www.mcu.ac.th

  • Dr. Ashok B. Ukey says:

    Sir
    i am a Rsearch scholar of dept of Pali & Buddhism Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University Aurangabad MH India 431004 here sending my passinate desire for our Buddhsit conference involving
    thanking you
    Your Faithfully
    Dr. Ashok B. Ukey
    +91-9049192539

  • Ven. Kalaynasree says:

    Dear Sir/Madam, I am a Buddhist Monk to teaching the Dhamma to my devotee, now I am glad to know this important conference, so now i would like to inform you that i am very interesting to attend in this conference, if you would kindly an opportunity to me for join your conference. i am waiting for good response. thank you for your corporation.

    The Buddha Bless You.

    With Metta,
    Ven.Kalaynasree

  • shaddananda baruah says:

    Deardhammafriend I am a indian buddhist monk with study buddhism in india.I am very much interested to join your conference to increase my dhamma knowledge.I hope you will give me details about the conference to attend.

  • ven.nirjaron chakma says:

    Dear

    Sir/Madam
    I am Ven. NIRJARON CHAKMA who is Secretary of chittagong
    hill tracts ADIVASI Buddhist org.

    I am very happy to know that you are going to organize a
    Beautifull The 26 th world international Fellowship of Buddhist conference in korea 2012.

    So i am very interested to join in your conference.
    If you invite me thanks.

    Buddha Bles you

    Ven.NIRJARON CHAKMA
    Modhupur Khagrachari
    Khagrachari Hill District
    Bangladesh

  • susenbarua says:

    ven:susen barua april 24.4.2012 dear sir/madam i am bangladesi buddhist monk.but i still study in thailand.i interest to particpate in this confernce be come panelis,how apply this? can you send me the complete schedule of the confernce. via my Email susenctg@gmail.com . thankyou for your attention helf full. triple gem bless you ven:susen barua

  • Roshani Ranatunga says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am a computer operator and very much interesting your conference .
    So i am very interested to join in your conference.
    If you invite me thanks.

    Buddha Bles you

    roshani ranatunga 0777-105147

  • i am a buddhist monk. i live in bangladesh.

  • Dear sir/madam,

    I am a Bangladeshi buddhist monk with study buddhism in thailand.I would like to participate in your buddhist conference.I thank this Conference good knowledge of Buddhist Monk. I would like to join in your conference please if you kindly allow to me for participation in your conference then i will gradfull to you.Please I am waiting for your reply.

    Ven. Shilapriya shraman
    shilapriyashraman@yahoo.com

  • Moung Sing Marma says:

    Moung Sing Marma
    Respected
    Madam/sir,
    With due respect. I would like to inform to you that I am Buddhist monk Rev: Moung Sing Marma, who are studying Buddhist studies, Magadh University, From Great Holyland Monastery, Bodhgaya, Gaya, Bihar state, India. I am very happy to know that you are going to organize a conference. I want to share the Dhamma in your conference as well. So I am very interested to join in your conference. If you invite me, I will be able to attend in your conference.
    I shall very grateful to you kindly give me chance to attend in your conference. I hope that my application will be granted. I am waiting for your good answer.
    May all of you be happy With Buddha matte Best Regards?
    Yours Sincerely
    Moung Sing Marma
    Bodhgaya, India

  • Dear Sir
    Can i know in detail regarding the conference.
    Madan Nakarmi
    Principal
    Reliance Public School
    Kathmandu Nepal

  • nidorson says:

    At first accept my Bless. I am a Bangladeshi Buddhist Monk. For 6 year I am
    staying in Sri Lanka and studying here about Buddhism. When I was
    surfing your news about Special Buddhist Conference,

    2012 Conference. I am very delighted to read this news. I am eager to
    attend on this conference cause of I like this kind of Conference.
    So, I want to know details How to process to attend on this event and
    How to process to reserve a place for me.

    Hoping this conference will success with all-knowing Buddha’s Bless.
    May all living being be happy and free from all kinds of sufferings.
    Take care.
    May Buddha Bless You in Everyway.

    With a lot of Bless and Love
    Nidorson Barua

  • Respected
    Madam/sir,

    With due respect. I would like to inform to you that I am Buddhist monk ven.bhadant shivani bodhananda thero the chief monk of buddha bhoomi mahaviharaya Temple nagpur maharastra state india & Meditation Center in nagpur. I am very happy to know that you are going to organize a conference. I want to share the Dhamma in your conference as well. So I am very interested to join in your conference. If you invite me, I will be able to attend in your conference.

    I shall very grateful to you kindly give me chance to attend in your conference.

    I hope that my application will be granted. I am waiting for your good answer.
    May all of you be happy With Buddha metta Best regards

  • biplob sraman says:

    With the due honor that I amBangladeshi Buddhist monk ven biplob sraman. I am non-Immigrant residential monk in thailand.I am very happy to know that you are going to organize a
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